Ramanuja Nutranthathi – 100



எம்பெருமானரே அனைத்து உயிர்களும் உய்யும் வண்ணம் திருவரங்கச்செல்வனாரின் மலர்ந்த திருவடிகளில், ஸ்ரீ ரங்கநாச்சியாரின் முன்னிலையில் சரணாகதி செய்தீர். இப்படிப்பட்ட உமது திருவடிகள் தேன் சொரியும் தாமரை மலர் போன்று உள்ளது. இந்த மகரந்தத்தைப் பருக வேண்டும் என்ற எண்ணம் கொண்டு, எப்போதும் நீவிர் எனக்குச் செய்த நன்மைகளை எண்ணியபடி உள்ள எனது மனம் துடித்தது. ஆகவே இந்த மனமானது உமது உயர்ந்த குணங்கள் என்ற மது ஒழுகும் உமது திருவடிகளில், அந்த மதுவைப் பருகியபடி நித்தியவாசம் செய்வதற்காக வண்டு போல் மாறி உமது பக்கம் வந்தது. இத்தகைய எனது மனதிற்கு வேறு எந்தச் சிந்தனையும் ஏற்பட்டு விடாமல், அந்த மனம் விரும்பும் உமது குணங்களை மட்டுமே நீவிர் கொடுத்தருள வேண்டும். நீவிர் வேறு எதனை அளித்தாலும் என் மனம் ஏற்றுக்கொள்ளாது. ஆகவே நீவிர் வேறு எதனையும் அளிக்க முயற்சி செய்ய வேண்டாம்.

Because I am now blessed with discriminatory powers [vivEkam], and I am now blessed to be drinking the nectar honey from the Lotus Feet of Sri Ramanuja, all that I pray for my continued enjoyment of the same only forever. Sri UttamUr Swamy mentions that this is the essence of the entire Ramanuja nootranthAthi.


EmperumAnArE! Oh Ramanuja! The bee- i.e. my mind reached the lotus flower of your Lotus Feet to drink the honey that is cool and most fragrant. Desiring of that alone should arise in mind and please do not grant me any other desire to take it away from your Lotus Feet. Even if granted with something else, those who consume nectar do not like to eat grass and similarly, my mind would not like to accept anything else except Your Lotus feet. If you will, even that attitude can be granted to mind to reject all else except Your Lotus Feet. Please do not show me anything else…

Iraamaanusa– My Ramanuja! EmperumAnArE!

en nenjam ennum pon vaNdu– this golden hued bee- i.e. my mind;

unadhu adi pOdhil– your Lotus Feet’s [i.e. Your]

oNseer aam– most auspicious attributes [most beautiful and divine kalyANa guNAs – as Honey]

then uNdu– drinking that honey

amarndhida– to stay there and reside at Your Lotus Feet forever

vENdi– desiring the same

ninpaal– to you

pOndhadhu– reached.

Adhu E– that alone

eendhida vENdum– You should bless me with..

idhu anRi– other than this honey

onRum maandhagillaadhu– nothing else- my mind can ever drink..

ini– at this state of mind

maRRu onRu kaatti– please do not show something else

mayakkidal– and tempt me…. [PLEASE don’t]

Some can never be purushaartthams; the lowliest ones namely, material wealth, the physical health, the kaivalyam [realizing the jeevathma and having jeevathma saatshaathkaaram] etc should never be asked for to the Supreme Almighty. Though He is capable of granting the same, it is like asking a great king for a kilo of vegetables. A vivEki should not ask for these things to the nAThan. He is SarVeshwaran. He could grant even the Highest One- namely mOksha saamraajyam. One should even NOT seek mOksham to Him. Instead, one should ask for being at Acharyan’s Lotus feet for serving him [Acharya] at all times.. That alone should be the one we should seek.

In the verse- idumE iniya swargatthil– whatever you may give, and wherever you may place me, I would gladly accept it as it is Your agnyA. Now, he pleads: do not show something else and tempt me..

The reason is: Being at the Lotus feet and drinking the honey there namely His kalyANa guNAs.

If along with that honey, whatever he decides to grant or wherever he decides to place, it is still acceptable. So, idumE iniya swargatthi… but you need to be there with me there also.. Don’t ever take me away from those lotus Feet, Ramanuja..

Similar to dhivi bhuvi vaa of Mukunda mala

divi vA bhuvi vA mamAstu vAsO
narakE vA narakAntaka! prakAmam |
avadhIrita-SAradAravindau caraNau
tE maraNE’pi cintayAmi || 6

Here the King of Kolli Naadu Kulasekara prays for the lotus feet of the Lord as Antima Smurithi. Azhwaars and Aacharyals have begged the Lord to have thoughts about HIM during their Anthima Prayaanam.

Also this verse of Ramanuja nutranthAthi echoes Thiruppavai 29th verse – line… maRRai num kaamangaL maatru..

uRRomEyAvOm umakkE nAm AtcheyvOm– we are always your property; your dAsars; having surrender at Your feet,we always are for serving YOU ALONE and none other than You. For YOU ONLY, we serve and we are subservient to only You.

maRRai nam kaamangaL maaRRu– KaNNA! Please bless us not to have any other desires in our heart other than serving your feet at all times uninterruptedly and flawlessly.




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