Sunday, August 5, 2012

Vaktru Vailakshanyam - வக்த்ரு வைலக்ஷண்யம்

In the last post, we saw how Sri Namaazhwar was compared to Sri Ilayaperumal by Sri Nampillai as a part of realizing vaktru vailakshanyam.

Now lets check how Sri Nampillai compares Aazhwar with Bharathaazhwan in moondram Sriyapathi.

It is well known that Aazhwar has sung 4 prabhandams as essences of 4 vedhams. They are
1.Thiruvirutham (Rig vedam)
2.Thiruvasiriyam  (Yajur vedam)
3.Periya Thiruvandhadhi  (Atharvana vedam)
4.Thiruvaimozhi  (Sama vedam)

Right from the moment Emperuman showered his kataksham on aazhwar(மயர்வற மதிநலம் அருளினன்), aazhwar wanted to be forego this samsaram and wanted to attain moksham right from the time he started "Poi nindra". As shown by our Poorvacharyas, all the Pasurams of  aazhwar's are nothing, but his desperate pleas(outcome of his desperation) to attain Moksham. With each Prabhandam his desire & desperation to attain Moksham increased multifold. Our acharyas have clearly categorized each prabhandam as each stage of his desire. Lets try to realize how each stages of Aazhwar's desire to attain Emperuman is compared with Bharathaazhwan's desire to attain Emperumaan Sri Chakravarthi Thirumagan.

In Thiruvirutham, from the moment Aazhwar recieved vishesha kataksham from Emperuman, he realized the Tatvatraya Gyanam and found out that Achit(samsaram) is tyajyam(to be forgone)(அசிதாம்சம் த்யாஜ்யம், தேஹ சம்பந்தம் விரோதி) and prayed to Emperuman to be relieved from this samsaram.

In Thiruvasiriyam, Aazhwar enjoyed the beauty(வடிவழகு), greatness(மேன்மை) and simplicity (எளிமை) of Emperuman in the 7 pasurams starting with "செக்கர் மா முகில்" however nothing more than that.

In Periya Thiruvandhadi, his desire to attain Moksham and do kainkaryam to Emperuman grew multifold.

In Thiruvaimozhi, the desire became utmost desperation and reached its pinnacle and became Parabhakti, Para gyanam and Parama Bhakti(பரபக்தி, பரஞானம், பரமபக்தி).

Finally, at the end of thiruvaimozhi, Aazhwar himself says Emperuman relieved him from this samsaram and took him to Moksham(வீடு பெற்ற குருகூர் சடகோபன் ).

When Bharataazhwan came from kekeya desam, dreaming of doing kainkaryam to Perumal, the news he heard was that Perumal has gone to the vanavasam(forest) for 14 years. His feeling at that point is compared with Aazhwar's Thiruvirutha stage.

When Bharataazhwan met Perumal at Chitrakoodam to convince and bring him back, he got to see the same beauty, greatness & simplicity of Perumal and nothing more than that as Perumal asked him to return back. That stage is compared with Aazhwar's Thiruvasiriyam stage.

While waiting at Nandi Gramam for 14 years for Perumal, his desire to attain and do kainkaryam to Perumal grew multifold and became desperation. This stage is compared with Aazhwar's stages in Periya Thiruvandhadhi & Thiruvaimozhi.

Finally, when Bharataazhwan did Pattabishekam for Perumal, his desire & desperation to do kainkaryam to Emperuman got fulfilled.

Thus, the various stages in the life of Sri Bhrathaazhwan is compared with various stages of sri Nammaazhwar.

It is for these kind of Nirvahams, anubavams in Poorvacharya Vyakyanams is required.

In the next post lets try to realize the Prabhanda Vailakshamyam of Thiruvaimozhi.


1 comment:

  1. Sri:
    Srimathe Ramanujaya Nama:

    Dear Svami,

    It is very concisely written. For those listening to the kalakshepam also, these revisits make the anubhavam very special. Hopefully, this will enthuse more Srivaishnavites to enjoy the superlative commentaries of the Poorvacharyas in authentic fashion.

    May devareer's contribution grow manifold.