Thiruppavai – 7 – Keesu

Commendation and Condemnation at Par Can Commendation and Condemnation be at Par? Yes, if it is between bosom friends. The oneness of purpose , unified thinking obliterates the gap between the appreciation and depreciation. Here the Gopikas approach a maiden who understands the Greatness of SrivaishNavites but is indifferent. Having realized that devotion to devotees is great, this gopika is indifferent and is condemned

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Thiruppavai – 6 – Pullum

In the first pAsuram of thirup pAvai AndAL invokes parathvam. In the second, vyUham. In third vibhavam and in this pAsuram archAvathAra Lord is mentioned. In the next ten pAsuram-s including this pAsuram, those who are interested in krishNanubhavam are woken up and invited for this divine exprience. Now a question is raised. Why not go it alone? Why should one invite and wake

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Thiruppavai Anubhavam – I

Performance and Non-Performance of Prescribed Duties The views of the Thenkalai and Vadakalai schools of Srivaishnavism differ on the topic of performance of duties prescribed by one’s varNAsrama dharma by a worthy seeker of salvation (mumukshu). We shall clarify the Thenkalai position through this second post on the gist of thiruppavai. In Periyavachan Pillai’s vyakhyanam to the ‘vaNilA muRuval’ (வாணிலா

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Thiruppavai – 5 – Mayanai

தீயினில் தூசாகும் செப்பேலோ The commentaries on ‘mAyanai mannu vadamadhurai maindhanai‘(thiruppAvai-5) highlight the fact that all the impediments vanish on uttering the name of the Lord. A pertinent question arises in this regard. Do impediments thorn the way of SrIvaishnavites? This aspect is dealt in the commentaries and also by vAnamAmalai jIyar’s swApadhEsam. The quote “srEyAmsi bahu vighnAni” is taken referring

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Thiruppavai – 3 – Ongi

The Wealth Unlimited Andal Nachiyar indulges in nonbu for the sake of Kannan, and it is for Kannan and by Kannan . If Kannan is one and all for these young divine maidens, then words ‘Let unlimited wealth shower this country’ in the Third pasuram – Ongi Ulagalandha – seems to be contradictory. எல்லாம் கண்ணன் என்று இருக்கும் இவர்கள், நீங்காத செல்வம்

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Thiruppavai – 2 – vaiyaththu

THE DOS AND DONTS-Thiruppavai 2 -vaiyathu Sri Andal Nacchiyar determines the Do-s and Don’t-s after summarizing the means and the end in the first pasuram – Margazhith Thingal – மார்கழித் திங்கள். Well, the Atmas desire a thing and after sometime develops indifference towards the same thing. Still after sometime, again they get interested in the same thing. Here is one

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Thiruppavai – 1 – Margazhith Thingal

First Pasuram-Means and The End நாராயணனே நமக்கே பறை தருவான் The great Poorvacharyas opine that the first pasuram summarises in a nutshell the core points.  This can be seen in Thiruvaimozhi first pasuram ‘uyarvara uyarnalam’ Similarly , Sri Periyavachan Pillai, Sri Azhagiya Manavalap perumal Nayanar and Ai Jananyacharyar zero in on the first pasuram as bringing in a nutshell the subject

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Thiruppavai Avatharikai – 2

Nonbu as an excuse The Supreme Entity granted bodily connection to the athmas and gave them sensory organs. He bequeathed them with Veda Sasthram.  Notwithstanding this, they indulged in materialistic activities. Sri Krishna descended Himself into Aayppaadi and manifested His simplicity in the form of auspicious qualities of accessiibility and mixing freely. The Gopikais were immensely attracted towards these qualities.

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