Ramanuja Nutranthathi – 2

“Semmai iramanusa muni”

விளக்கவுரை – தேன் வழியும் சோலைகளால் சூழப்பட்ட அழகான திருவரங்கத்தில், அந்த உயர்ந்த திவ்யதேசம் மூலம் மட்டுமே தனது பெருமைகள் அனைத்தும் வெளிப்படும்படியாக அழகியமணவாளன் சயனித்துள்ளான். தாமரைமலர் போன்ற அழகும் செம்மையும் கொண்ட அவனது திருவடிகளைத் தங்கள் மனதில் நிலை நிறுத்தாமல் உள்ளவர்களும் இந்த உலகில் உண்டு. கிடைத்தற்கரிய மனிதப் பிறவி கிட்டியும், அதற்கு ஏற்ற பாக்கியம் பெறாத இந்த மனிதர்களை (பெரியபெருமாளின் திருவடிகளைத் தங்கள் நெஞ்சத்தில் எண்ணாதவர்களை), நான் விலக்க வேண்டும். திருக்குறையலூர் என்னும் திவ்யதேசத்தில் அவதரித்த திருமங்கையாழ்வாரின் திருவடிகளின் கீழே, எப்போதும் அகலாதபடி பக்தியுடன் இருப்பவர் எம்பெருமானார் ஆவார். அவருடைய மிகவும் உயர்ந்த குணங்கள் தவிர வேறு எதனையும் என் மனம் சிந்திப்பதில்லை. மிகவும் தாழ்ந்தவனாகிய என் போன்றவனுக்கு இத்தகைய உயர்ந்த நிலை ஏற்பட்டதற்கு என்ன காரணம் என்று அறியமுடியவில்லை.

Though last among 12 AzhwArs, Thirumangai AzhwAr, also called as Parakaala is termed equal to Nammaazhwar and addressed as Parankusa, Parakala revered and thought of immediately next to Parankusa [Nammaazhwaar]. Sri Ranga priyar- Srirangam is endearing to his heart and it is he [Parakalar] who established the rendering and recitation of Nammaazhwaar Divine verses during VaikuNta ekAdasai Uthsava [or Pahal patthu, Iraappatthu Uthsava] at Srirangam. [Which later again was re-established by Sriman Nathamuni]? It is Thirumangai AzhwAr who went to every dhivya mangaLa vigraha archA moorthy of Emperumaan and immersed himself in the glories and beauty of perumAL and made many temple of the Lord into MangaLaasaasana Dhivya Desam [AzhwaargaLaal mangaLaa saasanam seydhu paadal peRRa sthalam]. Thus, he became the role model for all Srivaishnavas to immerse oneself in the glories of Nammaazhwaar, in the glory and beauty of Dhivya Desa archA mUrthys; etc. and hence Sri Ramanuja has highest regards and adoration for Parakala. Hence Amudhanaar takes up Parakala and love of Sri Ramanuja for him in this second verse. He had addressed the mind earlier because he understands the status of his mind and what goes on there.


My mind never thinks of anything and anyone except the greatest kalyANa guNAs of Sri Ramanuja- Emperumaanaar- who never separates himself from the Lotus feet of ThirumangaiAzhwAr of ThirukkuRaiyaloor (who mercifully blessed us with the most divine Prabhandhams), brushing aside and simply ignoring “others” [who, though blessed with being born of this birth and being exposed to Veda saashthrAs (and their greatest esoteric description of Emperumaan Sriya:Pathi and His KalyANa guNAs), do not take refuge at the Lotus Feet of Emperumaan, nor do they mediate even once on the Lotus Feet of the Most Beautiful Lord of Thiruvarangam]. I, the lowliest self, frankly do not know how am blessed to have got this thinking! It is my Bhaagyam [fortune] for being the recipient of Sri Ramanuja’s grace! (And our fortune too!).

Upto the term “neengi” Ramanuja is addressed. Also it can be addressed to Amudhanaar as Amudhanaar’s mind also did not associate with those who are not devoted to the Lotus feet of Lord Ranganatha; Like Udayavar Sri Ramanuja who wished to reside in Srirangam till the last breath [upto dhEhaavasaanam], Amudhanaar also wished to live only at Srirangam till the end. KuRaiyal Piraan Kaliyan, Thirumangai AzhwAr also wished to be in Srirangam and brought Nammaazhwaar vigraham to Srirangam to establish the PaaraayaNa kaimkaryam.

Aniyaar pozhilssozh aranga nagar appaaaa! – Kaliyan addressed Rangan. Sri RanganAthan became Naayakan for AndAL and Kaliyan believed that He would come to her Parakaala naayaki also as her naayakan and take her.

Manisarai– Those who do not have Sri RanganAthan in their minds are NOT manisar [humans]; merely because of their human form, they may be considering as lowly humans.

Mama bhaktha bhakthEshu– Ramanuja had reverence and respect for the devotees of the Lord Ranganatha; and there is no wonder he had such an adoration for Parakala- Thirumangai AzhwAr. That is the greatness of Sri Ramanuja. To such glorious Emperumaanaar, my mind immerses itself in his glories and kalyANa guNAs. This is not actually the reason for my mind to have such a reverence for Emperumaanaar; It is the cause for its sustenance [pOshakam]. The real cause is his glances on me- mentions Amudhanaar. My mind feel for Emperumaanar like so many Crores of sishyas of his, because of his kalyANa guNAs; his divinely beautiful ThirumEni azhaghu; his greatness; his showering benevolent glances on ever one of his sishyas, etc. . Raamaanuja mUrthy japam and Gaayatri japam are equal; Not just utterance of his naama japam; my mind has started composing verses on such a divine name of Ramanuja. What is the reason for the same? Why should I begin to investigate the reason and cause? I better start feeling blessed for being given such a capacity to recite verses on Ramanuja.





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