Swami Desikan’s Abhidistavam:Sloka-12


18 November 2021, Plava varusha, Karthikai -02, Thursday;


(MEANING AND COMMENTS): Oh Lord of Thiruvarangam! Those Mumukshus/ bhOga arTina: (those who desire Moksha sukham) enjoy your beauty and auspicious attributes (Thvath anubhUthi:) without stopping.

They do not turn their attention to alpa sukhams (laghishta sukham) arising from their karmAs (sva krutha karma nirvarthithai:). In this world, human beings are linked with wife, children, brothers, sisters, servants and other relatives befitting their accumulated karmaas (Paapams and PuNyams). Similarly, they are blessed with different levels of wealth that is defined by their karmas. The joy arising from these family members and the wealth however are insignificant and perishable. Since the possession of these families and wealth leads ultimately to all kinds of anxieties and sorrows in the efforts to protect them, lot of fear (Bheethi about losing them) results. SamsAris have hence fitful enjoyment of these insignificant wealth and are always filled with fear of all kinds (Prachura bheethi). The Mumukshu in contrast to the SamsAri knows that all the wealth and family resulting from one’s karmAs will not give lasting happiness (sva-krutha karma nirvarthithai: prachura bheethi bhEdha uttharai: Bhandhu samBhandhibhi: dhana prabhruthibhi: dhruthim na Bhibhrathy). Therefore, the wise Mumukshus derive their pleasure (dhruthi) by enjoying Your dhivya soundharyam, dhivyAthma roopam and anantha kalyANa guNams and seek the lasting pleasures of Moksha anugraham this way.

VIEW OF OTHER COMMENTATORS: In the previous slOkam, Swamy Desikan referred to the Jn~Ani as the one dearest to the Lord as attested by Him in His GithOpanishad. Here, Swamy Desikan asks the Lord of Srirangam a question: “My Lord! Shouldn’t you be concerned with the destruction of the enemies of those great Bhagavath anubhava rasikAs / (Jn~Anis), who are unable to enjoy You at Srirangam? You must return to Srirangam to have union (samAgamam) with the Jn~Anis dear to You.

Courtesy: Oppiliappan Koil Sri. V. Sadagopachariar

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