Ramanuja Nutranthathi – 82



ஆத்மா எது, ஆத்மா அல்லாதது எது என்று பிரித்து அறியும் ஞானம் எனக்குக் கைகூடவில்லை. எனது பழைய கர்மவினைகள் காரணமாக, நன்மை என்பதே இல்லாத இந்த உலகத்தில் பல பிறவிகளிலும் பிறந்து, இறந்து உழன்றபடியே, இருந்து வந்தேன் (குறிப்பு: “உறவற்ற ஞாலத்து” என்று பதத்தால் இப்போது கூறிய பொருள் கொள்ளலாம். அல்லது “உருவற்ற ஞானத்து” என்று படித்தால் பக்தி பரபக்தி போன்ற ஞானம் ஏற்படாமல் திரிந்த என்று பொருள் கொள்ளலாம்). அப்போது எம்பெருமானார் செய்தது என்ன? என்னை ஒரு நொடிப்பொழுதில் தனது கருணை கொண்டு கடாக்ஷித்தார். மிகவும் உயர்ந்த சரணாகதி பற்றிய உபதேசம் செய்து, என்னைப் ப்ரபன்னன் என்று ஆக்கினார். இவ்விதம் தனது ஆட்சியை இந்தப் பூமியில் செர்லுத்தியபடி இருந்தார். இவ்விதம் என்னைக் கண்டவர்கள் அனைவரும், “இவன் (திருவரங்கத்தமுதனார்) என்ன புண்ணியம் செய்தானோ?”,என்று வியக்கும்படி, மிகுந்த புகழை உடையவரும், மேகம் போன்று ஏற்றத்தாழ்வு காணாமல் கருணை மழை பொழிபவரும் ஆகிய எம்பெருமானார் செய்தார்.

Sri Ramanuja had changed the puja rituals and streamlined the temple functions and in that Ranganthan temple, he asked me to do the pooja as Chief priest. What a great quality to change me within no time and place me at this level! His keerthi is amazing but true.


I,-who was deeply engrossed in the cruel karma vaasanaas, who had not even an iota of jnAnam, who was never steady in a particular thing and was having a vacillating mind, – was gently corrected by Emperumaanaar Sri Ramanuja. What did to me is: Within a fraction of a second, He made me a great recipient and listener of His Esoteric Truths and He stood victoriously on the earth. Thus, the literate, scholars, Srivaishnavas, illiterate, and people from all walks of life approach Him and praise Him for His greatest most auspicious attributes. He possesses such Great kalyANa guNAs. He is like the rainy dark clouds that rain everywhere without any partiality; He showers His grace to one and all!

therivu uRRa– the clearer jnAnam- knowledge on tattva, hitha purusharttham and kaimkaryams

seRiya peRaadhu– with half baked knowledge

vem thee vinaiyaal– due to cruel incorrigible sins

uruvu aRRa jnAnatthu– confused, unclear, confounded jnAnam [I had]

uzhalginRa– and was loitering in the scorching samsaaric ills and ritualistic job of being a priest without any kaimkarya ruchi

oru pozhidhil– within no time- in just one moment

poruvu aRRa– unparalleled greatest

kELviyan aakki– been made for having heard what only needs to be heard;

alladhu– making others query and clarify them

ninRaan– He stands as a kruthArtthan[ having done what should be done]

enna puNyanO– what a great bhaagya saali! What a great mathAthmA! What an acharya! Acharya saarvabhouman grace is amazing!

ennum– thus everyone thinks and praises Acharyan

therivu uRRa keertthi– all over the globe everyone knows of his greatness now

seer mugil– purest rainy cloud – most merciful, and most compassionate Iraamaanusan- EmperumAnAr.

Even performing temple kaimkaryam I was not aware of how to do. I was not having clearer jnAnam on tattva hitha and purusharttham as well as kaimkaryam. I was having half baked jnAnam and that is more dangerous than none at all. Now I am blessed. I am blessed with the clear crystal clear jnAnam now on kaimkarya, tattva, hitha and purusharttham. All happened in just a mere moment of time when acharyan glanced at me and gave his upadesam through his prime sishya Swami Kuresa. I was doing simply something mechanically caught in samsaaric ills and kaimkaryam as inherited from ancestors due to poorva puNya paapam.

In just one moment, I am indeed blessed. I have heard what needs to be heard [bahusruthan]. Not only that. Now I can even enquire all those who are performing kaimkaryam and make them understand as well and transform them as well. He has blessed me so.

Even this lowliest self has been transformed so- what a great bhaagyasaali is He! What a great divine personality is He!- I am wondering. I was thinking that by transforming me and changing me, he is accruing more puNya. Even that- I was wrong. It is due to his greatest mercy, dayA and compassion on everyone- He blesses like dark clouds that rain on every place on earth without any bias or partiality. He is like the clouds due to his kalyANa guNAs. Everyone praises him thus as well.




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