Saturday, January 3, 2015

Only He knows how much trouble he had to undergo, to what (great) length he had to go to pull you unto Him!

Nama Article 3rd January 2015

ஆண்டாள் நாச்சியார் அருளிச்செய்த திருப்பாவை

குத்து விளக்கெரியக் கோட்டுக்கால் கட்டில் மேல்

     மெத்தென்ற பஞ்ச சயனத்தின் மேலேறி

கொத்து அலர் பூங்குழல் நப்பின்னை கொங்கைமேல்

     வைத்துக் கிடந்த மலர் மார்பா! வாய் திறவாய்

மைத்தடங் கண்ணினாய் நீயுன் மணாளனை

     எத்தனை போதும் துயில் எழ ஒட்டாய் காண்

எத்தனையேலும் பிரிவாற்ற கில்லையால்

     தத்துவம் அன்று தகவு ஏல் ஓர் எம்பாவாய்

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

Once, Ramanuja was discoursing on Vaikunta gatyam and this păsuram. A man from amongst the audience stood up and asked Ramanuja, "Swamy! After attaining Sri Vaikunta will I be sent back here?" Ramanuja asked, "Why do you raise such a question? There are only two reasons for returning here after having attained Sri Vaikunta. Either Bhagavăn should push you down or you should nurture a desire to return. Which one do you think will happen?" The man said, "No. Swamy. I will definitely not nurture the desire to return to this world. Have I not suffered enough in this world? Will I desire to return? But will Bhagavăn push me down to this earth?" Ramanuja assured him, "No, Bhagavan will do no such thing because He has undergone much more trouble in pulling you to Sri Vaikunta than you have suffered on this earth! Only He knows how much trouble he had to undergo, to what (great) length he had to go to pull you unto Him! So, unless you nurture such a desire Bhagavăn will definitely not push you back into this world!"

'Kuttu vilakeriyak Kottukkăl katinmel -- the term 'Kottukkăl' reminds them of the divine form of the Lord in Sri Vaikunta.

'methenra panja sayanathin meleri' -- The lamps are all big. Through the light from these lamps they can see the exquisite bed and the faces of Bhagavăn and Nappinai.

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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