SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImadh varavaramunayE nama:
piLLai lOkAchAryar mercifully explains as to who named these incidental acts etc as good deeds while they are not ordained in SAsthram and also unknown to chEthanas, in the manner of clearing a doubt.
SAsthramum vidhiyAdhE nAmum aRiyAdhE irukkiRa iththai sukruthamenRu nAm pEridugiRapadi en ennil, nAmanRu; ISvaranenRu kEttirukkaiyAy irukkum.
When asked “Since the SAsthram has not ordained these and we are also unaware of the [nature of the] acts, how can we name these as good deeds?” piLLai lOkAchAryar says “It is not we, but it is said to be ISvaran who named these as good deeds”
That is – good deeds are those which are done as ordained in SAsthram as said in “idham kuryAth” (do it) and the doer, the chEthana must have done it knowingly; in that manner, how can we name these incidental acts etc as good deeds while SAsthram has not ordained and we, the doers, are also unaware of the good deeds? We have heard from AchAryas who are knowers of truth who said “We have not named these as good deeds; ISvaran who is omniscient has named these as good deeds to avoid the question of sarva mukthi prasangam (why everyone has not attained liberation?)” Thus, piLLai lOkAchAryar revealed the manner in which nammAzhwAr, the chief among the AzhwArs who was blessed with divine knowledge and devotion, explained this principle of unconditional acceptance in thiruvAimozhi 8.7.8 “veRidhE aruL seyvar” and clarified the doubts in that topic.
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