Nama Article 21st December 2014
ஆண்டாள் நாச்சியார் அருளிச்செய்த திருப்பாவை
புள்ளும் சிலம்பின காண் புள்ளரையன் கோயிலில்
வெள்ளை விளிசங்கின் பேரரவம் கேட்டிலையோ?
பிள்ளாய் எழுந்திராய்! பேய்முலை நஞ்சுண்டு
கள்ளச் சகடம் கலக் கழியக் காலோச்சி
வெள்ளத் தரவில் துயில் அமர்ந்த வித்தினை
உள்ளத்துக் கொண்டு முனிவர்களும் யோகிகளும்
மெள்ள எழுந்து அரியென்ற பேரரவம்
உள்ளம் புகுந்து குளிர்ந்து ஏல் ஓர் எம்பாவாய்.
Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji on ThiruppAvai
'Ullathhukondu munivargalum yogigalum' - Mahãns do not sleep at night. They do not get into sleep just as an ordinary 'jivas' do. The body rests and the 'Atma' ('the antaryãmi') watches this as a witness ('Sãkshi')!
One should wake up in the morning with the loud chanting of 'Hari'! 'Hari'! 'Hari'! 'Hari'! This will remove all the obstacles that await us during the course of the day.
'Ullathhukondu munivargalum yogigalum
mella ezhundu Hari yenra peraravam'
The Swamy offers an arresting explanation for this. 'Mella ezhundu' - wakes up quietly. 'Hari enra peraravam' - But calls out Hari! Hari! loudly. At night a mother falls asleep even as she feeds her baby with her milk. The baby, too, lying on her breast falls asleep. In the morning when the mother wakes up she finds the baby lying on her. Very softly and quietly she places the baby on the bed and gets up from bed. This is because if she gets up with a jerk the baby, too, would wake up and it would become difficult for her to attend to her household chores. She gets up very quietly but hurries up with the chores. In the same manner those Yogis who held the Lord all night in their hearts 'Vellath tharavil thuyilamarnda vithinai ullthhukondu' wake up cautiously so as not to disturb the Lord in their hearts! If they wake up hastily the 'dhyãna murti' within will be disturbed!
On waking up what do the yogis do? They chant "Hari! Hari!" louldly. 'Ullam pugundu' - It is the Yogis who thus chant Hari! Hari! loudly. When the Munis and Yogis call out the Lord's Name loudly does it not penetrate deep into you creating joy and excitement? You need not wake up either for our presence here or for the chirping of birds or for the sound of the conch or on hearing the Lilas of the Lord or even for the reason that Krishna is also accompanying us but will you not wake up to the loud chanting of Hari Nãma by Mahãns? Should you not come out and prostrate to these Mahãns who pass the street singing the Name of the Lord? How can your Bhagavat Bhakti be deemed true if you are still lying in bed? Should you not pay your respects to the Sadhus? Should you not then wake up? "