SrIvachana bhUshaNam – sUthram 291

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Subsequently, piLLai lOkAchAryar reveals the method of making one’s true nature shine in each of these states.

sUthram 291

gyAna dhaSaiyil agyAnaththai munnidum; varaNa dhaSaiyil apUrthiyai munnidum; prApthi dhaSaiyil Arthiyai munnidum; prApyAnubhava dhaSaiyil abhinivESaththai munnidum.

Simple Explanation

In the stage of knowledge, one will manifest ignorance; while surrendering to bhagavAn, one will manifest incompleteness; while reaching bhagavAn, one will manifest sorrow; while enjoying bhagavAn, one will manifest the great desire to enjoy.

vyAkyAnam (Commentary)

gyAna dhaSaiyil …

gyAna dhaSaiyil agyAnaththai munnidugai

One should repeatedly announce one’s ignorance in thathva (truth) hitha (means) purushArtham (goal) to one’s AchArya so that he can instruct the aspects which are unknown to oneself.

varaNa dhaSaiyil apUrthiyai munnidugai

As said in thiruvAimozhi 5.7.1 “nORRa nOnbilEn” (I don’t have karma yOgam etc), sthOthra rathnam 22 “na dharma nishtOsmi” (I am not engaged in karma yOgam), SrIvaikuNta sthavam 88 “sath karma naivakila kinchan sanchinOmi” (In good deeds such as yagyam, dhAnam etc I don’t even have a little bit of eligibility), since one does not have any good deeds which can be the cause for the result, one should manifest one’s emptiness.

prApthi dhaSaiyil Arthiyai munnidugai

Instead of remaining satisfied thinking “Let us reach the goal when it occurs”, one should manifest the great urge of being unable to tolerate the delay in attaining the goal as said in periya thirumozhi 6.3.8 “vAnulagam theLindhE enRu eydhuvadhu” (having firm faith, when will I reach paramapadham), thiruvAimozhi 6.9.9kUvik koLLum kAlam innam kuRugAdhO” (Will the time to invite me to engage in those divine feet, not happen soon, even at this stage?) etc.

prApyAnubhava dhaSaiyil abhinivESaththai munnidugai

Just as a very thirsty person will not be satisfied with the water he drank, not being satisfied with the enjoyment experienced, seeking more and more enjoyment, manifesting such great desire in oneself.

Thus, in the four states starting with the state of knowledge, making the true knowledge shine is through these ways.

adiyen sarathy ramanuja dasan

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Disciple of SrImath paramahamsa ithyAdhi pattarpirAn vAnamAmalai jIyar (29th pattam of thOthAdhri mutt). Descendant of komANdUr iLaiyavilli AchchAn (bAladhanvi swamy, a cousin of SrI ramAnuja). Born in AzhwArthirungari, grew up in thiruvallikkENi (chennai), presently living under the shade of the lotus feet of jagathAchArya SrI rAmAnuja, SrIperumbUthUr. Learned sampradhAyam principles from vELukkudi krishNan swamy, gOmatam sampathkumArAchArya swamy and many others. Full time sEvaka/servitor of SrIvaishNava sampradhAyam. Taking care of koyil.org portal, which is a humble offering to our pUrvAchAryas. koyil.org is part of SrI varavaramuni sambandhi Trust (varavaramuni.com) initiatives.

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