Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Through ‘Elle! Illankilliye!’ păsuram is shown the qualities of a Vaishnava

Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji's Mass Prayer and Mahamantra Kirtan on Jan 1st - Kalpatharu day at GK Shetty Vivekananda Vidyalaya, Ambattur, Chennai at 5 pm. All are welcome

Nama Article 30th December 2014

ஆண்டாள் நாச்சியார் அருளிச்செய்த திருப்பாவை

எல்லே! இளங்கிளியே இன்னம் உறங்குதியோ

     சில்லென்று அழையேன் மின் நங்கைமீர் போதருகின்றேன்

வல்லை உன் கட்டுரைகள் பண்டே உன் வாய் அறிதும்

     வல்லீர்கள் நீங்களே நான் தான் ஆயிடுக

ஒல்லை நீ போதாய் உனக்கு என்ன வேறு உடையை

     எல்லாரும் போந்தாரோ? போந்தார் போந்து எண்ணிக் கொள்

வல்லானை கொன்றானை மாற்றாரை மாற்று அழிக்க

     வல்லானை மாயானை பாடு ஏல் ஓர் எம்பாவாய்

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

Through 'Elle! Illankilliye!' păsuram is shown the qualities of a Vaishnava and through the păsuram, 'Chitranchiru kăle' the qualities of Bhagavăn. "

The Swamy says how a Vaishnava should conduct himself. What is Vaishnavatatva? What is Sadhu 'lakshana'(quality)? When you are accused of some wrong act just own it up quietly even if you have not done it.

There once lived a Sadhu in Vrindăvan. Many people performed Păda Puja (worship of the Feet) to him. After the Păda Puja he went around the streets with his sishyas (disciples), performing Krishna Kirtan. As he moved along the streets one morning, there was this woman who was at her doorstep wiping it clean and drawing 'kolam'. The Sadhu who was in the Krishna kirtan reverie did not notice her and tripped on her. She took it to be an intended mischief on his part and picking up the bucket containing the water mixed with cow dung and poured it on him! And taking up the broomstick beat him with it and called him names! The Sadhu felt very happy and thanked her for it! He said, 'Mother! Everyone praised me and attributed to me high qualities, that I do not possess. It is only you who speak the truth and I thank you for it." Mahătmas are of this calibre. The Swamy shows that true Vaishnavatatva is to take the blame for even those mistakes not committed by one. Does any glory lie in accepting the mistakes committed by one?

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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