Swami Desikan’s Abhidistavam:Sloka-13


23 November 2021, Plava varusha, Karthikai -07, Tuesday ;


Oh Emperor of Srirangam (Ranga PruTvee PathE)! Human beings go through the cycles of
births and deaths as a result of their karmAs that they have accumulated. As a result, they experience life in narakams (naraka vaasam) on death and suffer stay in different wombs (garbha vaasam). These enforced stays are not fit to be described without invocation of fear (na vakthumapi SakyathE naraka-garbha vaasAdhikam). When one thinks intensively (NipuNa chinthanE), this body we celebrate is an admixture of many loathsome dhAthus (flesh, blood, fat, bones etc) and also causes disgust (Bahu dhAdhukam vapu: cha vakthum api na SakyathE). It is not some thing to talk about with pride.
Oh RanganAtha! Your abode at Sri Vaikuntam is JyOthirmayam and Parama Paavanam. It
removes all fears. When we compare this matchless abode (nithya VibhUthi) with Svarga
lOkam and other celebrated places of residence for the dEvAs, they all feel like Narakam.
The comfort of Svarga lOkam and sukhams there can not even be spoken about in the same breath with Sri Vaikuntam. In this context, where are the sthAnams in this earth that do not contribute to fear. Emperors and their vassals are afraid of losing their sthAnams to the enemies. All these lofty sthAnams cause only fear in the minds of occupants. SamsAra bheethi only grows for occupants of these earthly sthAnams and perishable wealth.

This slOkam describes the various sorrows that the embodied jeevan experiences In this
world. These sorrows of SamsAric way of life cause many kinds of fears. Oh Lord!
Worshipping You at the BhUlOka Vaikuntam of Srirangam is bliss to chase away these
sorrows. May You grant that bliss to us!

Courtesy: Oppiliappan koil Sri.V.Sadagopachariar

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