SrIvachana bhUshaNam – sUthram 293

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piLLai lOkAchAryar mercifully answers the questions “What are the causes for these four aspects starting with agyAnam?”

sUthram 293

agyAnaththukkadi aparAdham; apUrthikkadi gyAna pUrthi; Arthikkadi alAbham; abhinivESaththukkadi azhagu.

Simple Explanation

The cause for prapanna’s ignorance is [past] offence; cause for incompleteness is complete knowledge; cause for sorrow is non-attainment of the goal; cause for the great desire is emperumAn’s beauty.

vyAkyAnam (Commentary)

agyAnaththukku …

That is – the cause for the ignorance which is manifested in the state of ignorance, is the offence which is done since time immemorial in the form of akruthya karaNa (doing forbidden acts), kruthya akaraNa (ignoring ordained acts) etc.

The cause for the incompleteness which is manifested in the state of accepting bhagavAn as the means, is [AchArya’s] complete knowledge which reveals the fact that one has nothing in the self to attain the goal.

The cause for the sorrow which is manifested in the state of reaching bhagavAn, is not attaining bhagavAn, the goal, quickly enough.

The cause for the great desire which is manifested in the state of enjoying bhagavAn, is his beauty which will make one desire for more such experience without letting one being satisfied with what was already experienced.

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), lived in SrIperumbUthUr, presently living in SrIrangam. Learned sampradhAyam principles from (varthamAna) vAdhi kEsari azhagiyamaNavALa sampathkumAra jIyar swamy, vELukkudi krishNan swamy, gOmatam sampathkumArAchArya swamy and many others. Full time sEvaka/servitor of SrIvaishNava sampradhAyam. Engaged in translating our AzhwArs/AchAryas works in Simple thamizh and English, and coordinating the translation effort in many other languages. Also engaged in teaching dhivyaprabandham, sthOthrams, bhagavath gIthA etc and giving lectures on various SrIvaishNava sampradhAyam related topics in thamizh and English regularly. 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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