Saturday, December 27, 2014

Lord Rama, because of his ‘gămbiirya’ (dignified carrying) everyone including his enemies praise him

Nama Article 27th December 2014

ஆண்டாள் நாச்சியார் அருளிச்செய்த திருப்பாவை

கனைத்திளங் கற்றெருமை கன்றுக் கிறங்கி

     நினைத்து முலை வழியே நின்று பால் சோர

நனைத்து இல்லம் சேறாக்கும் நற்செல்வன் தங்காய்

     பனித்தலை வீழ நின் வாசல் கடை பற்றி

சினத்தினால் தென்னிலங்கைக் கோமானைச் செற்ற

     மனத்துக்கு இனியானைப் பாடவும் நீ வாய் திறவாய்

இனித்தான் எழுந்திராய் ஈதென்ன பேருறக்கம்

     அனைத்து இல்லத்தாரும் அறிந்து ஏல் ஓர் எம்பாவாய்

Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji on ThiruppAvai

'Manatukk kiniyănai' - Rama has one 'răsi'- so to say, he is one up on Krishna! Because of his 'gămbiirya' (dignified carrying) everyone including his enemies praise him. 'Văli's wife sings his (the slayer of her husband) praise! Soorpanaka whose nose he cuts off sings the praise of his beauty! Even Mandodari, wife of the slain Ravana praised him! Whereas, Krishna is abused by his own creed as he was very ('sowlabya') friendly. He was easily available and approachable!

'Eka simhăsana' (occupy the same throne) sevai for Lord Ranganătha and Thăyar is performed in Sri Rangam on 'Panguni' (the name of a Tamizh month) 'Uthram' (the name of a star). This is the only day that Perumal and Thayăr sit together on the same throne. On that day 18 kinds of dishes ('Taligai') are prepared. 18 kinds of worship ('Tiruvărădanai') performed and 18 kinds of garlands offered to the divine couple. Ramanuja asks Perumal (Sri Ranganătha), "Will you give Vaikunta to all who have sought me?" Perumal gives a positive response. But Ramanuja enquires of the Lord, "Are you Rama or Krishna? If you are Rama I tend to take your words but if you are Krishna I cannot believe your words because Krishna has two mothers, two royal queens and two kingdoms. Hence, his words might also have dual meaning! If you are Rama I will believe your words." Perumal confirms that He spoke only as Rama. Ramanuja astounds him with the reply, "As Krishna you may be bluffing that you are Rama. So when you speak thus, my suspicion is raised!"

Ăndăl tells the Gopi inside, in bed, "Here we are, having forsaken Krishna's Name, singing the praises of Rama. Does this not provoke you to wake up and question us about it?"

'Manatuk kiniyănaip pădavumnee văitiravăi;

Inită nezhundirăi, eedenna perrurakkam!

Anaitillat tărum arindelo rembăvăi." "We are standing outside and singing the praises of Lord Rama. Due to the slushy ground we are unable to step in and as the mist of early dawn is falling on our heads we have crouched ourselves in the space close to the courtyard pillars. Moreover, now the whole town knows that you are asleep because of our cries trying to wake you up! At least now wake up. Wake up fast!" "

Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan :

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

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