Swamy Kuresar’s Swamy Kuresar’s Swamy Kuresar’s

Sri VaikuNTa Sthavam Sri VaikuNTa Sthavam Sri VaikuNTa Sthavam
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Oppiliappan KOil Oppiliappan KOil Oppiliappan KOil
Sri VaradAchAri SaThakOpan Sri VaradAchAri SaThakOpan Sri VaradAchAri SaThakOpan
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Swamy Kuresar’s Swamy Kuresar’s Swamy Kuresar’s
Sri VaikuNTa Sthavam Sri VaikuNTa Sthavam Sri VaikuNTa Sthavam












Annotated Commentary in English By Annotated Commentary in English By Annotated Commentary in English By
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Sri VaradAchAri SaThakOpan Sri VaradAchAri SaThakOpan Sri VaradAchAri SaThakOpan
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I nt r oduct i on 1
Tani y an 2
Sl Ok ams and Comment ar y 3
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Dev anAt ha Per umAL- - - Thi r uv ahI ndr a Pur am
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SRI VAI KUNTHA STHAVAM SRI VAI KUNTHA STHAVAM SRI VAI KUNTHA STHAVAM
I I NTRODUCTI ON NTRODUCTI ON: :
Thi s magni f i cent st hav am of Sr i Kur Esar has 100 sl Ok ams and has t he saar Ar -
t hams ( essent i al meani ngs of Sr I BhAshy am passage) and t her ef or e i t has
been r ecommended as a must t o st udy by us.
The st r uct ur e of Sr i Vai k uNTha St havam
1. The Fi r st sl Ok am i s a magni f i cent t r i but e t o Emper umAnAr by Kur Esar .
Thi s sl Ok am i s t he one t hat w e r eci t e dai l y :
“ y O ni t hyamachy ut ha padAmbuj a- yugma- r uk ma”
2 and 3: These t w o sl Ok ams of f er pr ay er t o r ecei v e t he anugr aham of
sw Amy NammAzhw Ar i n t he ef f or t s t o compose Sr I Vai k uNTha st hav am.
4. Sal ut at i ons t o Sr i man Naar AyaNan, t he Jagan- MangaLa Jy Ot hi : t he
Svayam JyOt hi .
5. Pr ayer f or t he Lor d t o appear bef or e t he Kav i w i t h Hi s Di vy a MangaLa
Vi gr aham.
6. Sal ut at i ons t o t he Di v y At hma sv ar oopam of t he Lor d.
7. Descr i pt i on of t he Vaat hsal y am of t he Lor d f or Hi s Bhak t hAs.
8. Kur Esar ’ s di scomf or t about hi s abi l i t y t o engage i n t he t ask of eul ogi z-
i ng t he Lor d.
9. Decl ar at i on of hi s ( Kur Esar ’ s) det er mi nat i on t o mak e a f eebl e at t empt
t o eul ogi ze a mi ni scul e of t he Lor d’ s l i mi t l ess gl or i es.
10. Sal ut at i ons t o t he Lor d’ s f or emost at t r i but e: KShamA ( f or bear ance) .
We w i l l st udy t he Sr i Vai k uNTha St hav a sl Ok ams f ew at a t i me.
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TT TANI YAN ANI YAN ANI YAN
Let us st ar t w i t h t he r eci t at i on of t he Tani y an of Kur Esar !
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Sr i vat sachi hnami sr Ebhy O nama uk t hi m adhI mahE | Sr i vat sachi hnami sr Ebhy O nama uk t hi m adhI mahE | Sr i vat sachi hnami sr Ebhy O nama uk t hi m adhI mahE |
Yaduk t ayast r ay I k aNTE yaant hi MangaLa sUt r at Am | | Yaduk t ayast r ay I k aNTE yaant hi MangaLa sUt r at Am | | Yaduk t ayast r ay I k aNTE yaant hi MangaLa sUt r at Am | |

Sr i Kur Esar
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Koor at t hAzvAn’ s Sr i Sook t hi s ( sacr ed ut t er ances) hav e at t ai ned t he st at e of
Thi r umAngal y am ( auspi ci ous t hr ead w or n by Sumangal i s) ar ound t he neck of
Veda Maat hA. We r eci t e t he w or d of Nama: f or t he MahA PaNdi t har , Kur Esar
w i t h t he same r ever ence as w e r eci t e t he sacr ed Veda mant hr ams ( nama uk -
t hi m adhI mahE) .
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Sl ok ams and comment ar y
Sr I Vai k uNTha NaaThan
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SEsha VAhanam- - - Thi r u Al l i k ENi
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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 11 1
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y O ni t hyamachy ut ha padAmbuj a y O ni t hyamachy ut ha padAmbuj a y O ni t hyamachy ut ha padAmbuj a-- - yugma yugma yugma-- - r uk ma r uk ma r uk ma-- -
v y AmOhat has v y AmOhat has v y AmOhat has-- - t adi t har ANi t hr uNAya mEnE | t adi t har ANi t hr uNAya mEnE | t adi t har ANi t hr uNAya mEnE |
asmad asmad asmad-- - gur Or gur Or gur Or -- - bhagavat hOasy a day ai k asi ndhO: bhagavat hOasy a day ai k asi ndhO: bhagavat hOasy a day ai k asi ndhO:
RaamAnuj asya char aNou Sar aNam pr apadhy E | | RaamAnuj asya char aNou Sar aNam pr apadhy E | | RaamAnuj asya char aNou Sar aNam pr apadhy E | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
adi y En has sought t he r ef uge of t he sacr ed f eet of AchAr ya RaamAnuj A, t he
huge ocean of Mer cy and w ho possesses t he cel ebr at ed si x guNams of Bhaga-
vAn Hi msel f . He consi der ed ever y t hi ng el se ot her t han t he gol den pai r of t he
l ot us f eet of Achy ut han, as w or t hl ess bl ades of gr ass. He i s our i l l ust r i ous
AchAr yan, w ho chases aw ay t he dar k ni ght of nesci ence ( aj n~ Anam) suf f er ed
by t he t hoNDar k ul am ( BhAgav at ha GhOsht i ) .
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
ANDAL addr essed Her Lor d i n Thi r uppAvai and r equest ed Hi m t o hear her cel e-
br at i on of Hi s gol den pai r of sacr ed f eet : “ unn poRRAmar ai adi y E pORRum
por uL k ELAi ” . Kur Esar t ak es hi s cue f r om her e and descr i bes t he mat chl ess
sacr ed f eet of t he Lor d, w hi ch ar e t he bhOgy a vast hu ( obj ect of enchant ment )
f or AchAr y a RaamAnuj A as: “ Achyut ha padhAmbhuj a yugma r uk ma vyAmO-
hat ha: ”
Kur Esar addr esses AchAr ya RaamAnuj a i n t he f i r st sl Ok am as
“ Bhagavat ha: ” ( ShAdguNy a SampUr Na Bhagav An) . AchAr y a RaamAnuj a w as a
Sany Asi w i t h Thr i dhaNDam. Why does Kur Esar cal l hi m as “ BhagavAn” ? The
cl ue i s t hat bot h Bhagav An and AchAr ya RaamAnuj a ar e “ t r ay yant ha samr ak -
shak ar s” ( pr ot ect or s of t he VedAs) i n Sany Asi r oopam hol di ng t he t hr i dhaN-
Dams ( Muk k Ol Muni v ar ) . I n Dat t At hr Ey a avat hAr am, BhagavAn appear ed as a
Sany Asi car r y i ng t he Thr i dhaNDam and pr ot ect ed t he t hr ee Vedams
( t hr i dhaNDa dhAr i NA poor vam Vi shNunA r ak shi t hA t hr ay ee) . I n Kal i y ugam,
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AchAr ya RaamAnuj a t ook on SanyAsa Aasr amam and def ended t he VedAs
t hr ough hi s Sr i Sook t hi s ( Sr i BhAshy am, VedAnt ha dheepam, VedAnt ha
Saar am et al ) .
“ Day ai k a Si ndhO: asmat h Gur O: RaamAnuj asy a” . Bhagav An get s angr y at
t i mes over t he l i mi t l ess t r espasses of Hi s Saast hr ams by t he j eevans
( k Rodham Aahar ayat h t heevr am) and mak es ni gr aha sank al pam ( v ow t o pun-
i sh t he er r i ng j eev an) . AchAr ya RaamAnuj A on t he ot her hand never get s an-
gr y at us and i s an ocean of Dayaa and Vaat hsal yam i n cor r ect i ng our er r or s
and show i ng us t he pat h of r edempt i on ( uj j I v anam) .

Tr ay y ant ha Samr ak Shak ar
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t hr ai v i dhy a vr uddha t hr ai v i dhy a vr uddha t hr ai v i dhy a vr uddha-- - j ana moor dha j ana moor dha j ana moor dha-- - v i bhUshaNam yat h v i bhUshaNam yat h v i bhUshaNam yat h
sampaccha sAt hvi k a sampaccha sAt hvi k a sampaccha sAt hvi k a-- - j anasy a y adEva ni t hy am | j anasy a y adEva ni t hy am | j anasy a y adEva ni t hy am |
y advaa Sar aNyam asar aNya y advaa Sar aNyam asar aNya y advaa Sar aNyam asar aNya-- - j anasy a puNy am j anasy a puNy am j anasy a puNy am
t at h samsr ay Ema Vak uLAbhar aNa anghr i t at h samsr ay Ema Vak uLAbhar aNa anghr i t at h samsr ay Ema Vak uLAbhar aNa anghr i -- - y ugmam | | y ugmam | | y ugmam | |
Rar e SaTak Opam ( Nammazhw ar ) at Thi r uk k adi k ai
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M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
May w e, w ho hav e no ot her r ef uge, be bl essed t o at t ai n t he i mpeccabl y pur e
( sacr ed) f eet of Sw amy NammAzhw Ar ador ni ng t he gar l and of Vak uLa push-
pams! Hi s sacr ed pai r of f eet i s t he l ast i ng cr ow n f or t he heads of poor vA-
chAr y As ( Al avant hAr , RaamAnuj A and NaaTa Muni ) ; t hose pai r of f eet of
Sw amy NammAzhw Ar i s t he w eal t h f or t hose, w ho ar e t he abodes f or Sat t hv a
guNam.
Sr i vat hsAnk AcchAr Sw amy poi nt s out t hat one can hear t he echoes of t he pas-
sages f r om Sw amy Al avant hAr ’ s and AchAr y a RaamAnuj A’ s Sr i Sook t i s i n t hi s
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Bhak t hi pr abhAv a bhavadadhbhut ha Bhak t hi pr abhAv a bhavadadhbhut ha Bhak t hi pr abhAv a bhavadadhbhut ha-- - bhAv a bhAv a bhAv a-- - bandha bandha bandha
sandhuk shi t ha pr aNay asAr a r asougha poor Na: | sandhuk shi t ha pr aNay asAr a r asougha poor Na: | sandhuk shi t ha pr aNay asAr a r asougha poor Na: |
v EdAr Ta r at nani dhi : achyut ha v EdAr Ta r at nani dhi : achyut ha v EdAr Ta r at nani dhi : achyut ha-- - di v y a dhAma di v y a dhAma di v y a dhAma
j eey At h Par Ank usha pay Odhi r aseemabhUmA | | j eey At h Par Ank usha pay Odhi r aseemabhUmA | | j eey At h Par Ank usha pay Odhi r aseemabhUmA | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Sw amy NammAzhw Ar ( Par Ank usar ) of l i mi t l ess gl or i es i s compar ed her e t o
t he auspi ci ous Mi l k y Ocean and i s hai l ed f or et er nal r emembr ance by al l of us
( aseema bhUmaa Par Ank usa Pay Odhi : j eeyAt h) . Pal l ANDU i s sung f or t he
mi l k y ocean of Sw amy NammAzhw Ar , w ho i s t he abode of l ust r ous gems r ep-
r esent i ng t he essence of VedAs ( VedAr Ta r at hna ni dhi : ) . He i s r ecogni zed as
t he l i vi ng pl ace f or BhagavAn ( achy ut ha di vy a dhAma) and as one, w ho i s f ul l
of di vi ne l ove f or t he Lor d, w hi ch f ound i t s out l et as Paasur ams r enow ned f or
t hei r Par a Bhak t hi , Par a Jn~ Anam and Par ama Bhak t hi .
The t r i ni t y of t he w at er s f r om t he r i ver spr i ngs and r ai n j oi n t oget her t o mak e
t he combi ned w at er s of t he mi ght y ocean. Si mi l ar l y , t he i nt ensi t y of t he bhak -
t hi of Sw amy NammAzhw Ar f or BhagavAn t r ansf or med i nt o nava r asa anubha-
v ams and f l ow ed as hi s di v i ne paasur ams. The t hr ee sour ces of f l ow i nt o t he
Mi l k y Ocean ar e Sw amy NammAzhw Ar ’ s Par a Bhak t hi ( Bhak t hi pr abhAvam) ,
Par a Jn~ Anam ( BhAva bandha: ) and Par ama Bhak t hi ( Pr aNaya Saar a: ) .

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4 7l-74 H H|+7¹9¤P PrF66 + v+ 4 7l-74 H H|+7¹9¤P PrF66 + v+ 4 7l-74 H H|+7¹9¤P PrF66 + v+
y annmangaLAy a mahat hE j agat hAmushant hi y annmangaLAy a mahat hE j agat hAmushant hi y annmangaLAy a mahat hE j agat hAmushant hi
t hr ai v i sht apAnyapi padAni y adAsr ayANi | t hr ai v i sht apAnyapi padAni y adAsr ayANi | t hr ai v i sht apAny api padAni y adAsr ay ANi |
vandAmahE sar asi j Ek ShaNam adhv i t heey am vandAmahE sar asi j Ek ShaNam adhv i t heey am vandAmahE sar asi j Ek ShaNam adhv i t heey am
v edAnt ha v edAnt ha v edAnt ha-- - v Edyam ani dampr aTamam mahast hat h | | v Edyam ani dampr aTamam mahast hat h | | v Edyam ani dampr aTamam mahast hat h | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
The gr eat ones ( MahAns) at t r i but e t he
MahA t Ej as of Bhagavaan ( Mahast ham) as
bei ng t he car di nal r eason f or t he k ShEmam
of t hi s w or l d ( Yat h Jagat hAm mahat hE
MangaLAya usant hi ) .
Thi s gr and j y Ot hi i s r esor t ed t o by t he
Dev As, Rudr an and Br ahmA f or mai nt ai n-
i ng / r et ai ni ng t hei r assi gned r ul er shi ps
( t hr ai vi sht apAni padAni api YadAsr ay ANi ) .
We of f er our sal ut at i ons ( vandhAmahE) t o
t hat l ot us ey ed Lor d ( Sar asi j Ek shaNam) ,
w ho i s mat chl ess ( adhv i t heeyam) , anci ent /
t i mel ess ( ani dham pr aTamam) and can be
under st ood onl y by t he Upani shads, t he
si r as of t he Vedams ( VedAnt ha v Edyam) .
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
The f i r st quar t er ( padham) of t he sl Ok am
poi nt s out t hat t he Lor d i s ever - pr esent ,
sol el y f or bl essi ng t he w or l d w i t h auspi -
ci ousness. Thi s i s t he meani ng of t he f i r st
padham of t hi s sl Ok am. mahA t Ej as—azhagar
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The gr eat est of t he MangaLams or i gi nat i ng f r om Bhagav An i s MOk sham si nce
He i s t he Onl y One w ho can gr ant us Mok sham ( Mok shapr adhan) . Si nce Dev As
ar e pow er l ess t o gr ant t hat boon, Kur Esar r emi nds us i n t he second padham
t hat t hose Devaas ow e t hei r posi t i ons as I ndhr an, Rudhr an, Br ahma Dev an
due t o BaghavAn’ s anugr aham. The Pur ANams st at e t hat Br ahma Dev an et al
got t hei r l of t y posi t i ons by per f or mi ng Aar Adhanam f or t housands of cr or es of
Yugams ( Yugak Ot i sahasr ANi Vi shNum aar Adhya PadhmabhU: , puna: t hr ai l O-
k y a dhAt hr ut hv am pr Apt hav An i t hi susr uma: ) .
The pow er f ul r ef er ence t o t he Lor d as Sent hAmar ai KaNNan
( Sar asi j Ek shaNan) comes st r ai ght out of ChAndhOgyam ( Kapy Asam
PuNDar eek Ak sham) . The al l usi on t o “ adhvi t heey an” i s based on ot her Upani -
shadi c and AchAr y a Sr i Sook t hi s:
y Ek amEv Adhv i t heeyam—Descr i pt i on of Br ahman i n Sadh Vi dhy ai
dhv i t heeya soony at hO uk t hyaa cha t at h- samAna ni shEdhanam—Sw amy Desi -
k an i n Sat ha DhUshaNi .
The usage of “ VEdAnt ha VEdhyam” r ef er s t o t he unassai l abl e f act t hat Bhaga-
vAn can be compr ehended by Hi s ow n Saast hr As. AchAr y As i nst r uct us on
t hose Saast hr ams t o hel p us under st and Bhagavat h Svar oopam ( Sw amy DEsi -
k an st at ed l at er : “ i Rai ni l ay Am uNar nt hOm y emm gur uk k aL i y ampi y at hE” ) .
Dai l y new " Gods" come i nt o pr ev al ence i n t hi s w or l d. Azhw Ar has al r eady r e-
f er r ed t o t hi s f ashi on: “ maRROr put hu dhai v am k oNDAdum ThoNDeer ” . Sr i -
man Naar AyaNan di d not ar i se yest er day or t he day bef or e but has st ayed as
t he Aadhi Mool am ( pr i mor di al r oot ) al l t hese t i mes and w i l l cont i nue as t he
Supr eme Bei ng f or ev er . Kur Esar r ef er s t o t hi s t at t hvam by t he choi ce of t he
w or d: “ ani dham Pr aTamam” . Kur Esar used t he w or d “ Maha: ” f or Bhagav An t o
r ef er t o Hi s Par am ( Svy am) Jy Ot hi Tat t hvam ( Par am Jy Ot hi r - upasampadhy a,
Naar Ay aNa Par O JyOt hi : ) .
When one uni t es t he t hr ee w or ds used by Kur Esar , “ Mahas- t hat h Sar asi j Ek -
shaNam” , Sr i vat hsAngAcchAr Sw amy poi nt s out t hat w e ar r i ve t hen at t he
meani ng of t he sacr ed Gay at hr i Mant hr am as der i v ed by Sw amy Desi k an.
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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 55 5
9l6l¹4¹ 4¹7Hl6=†|79l6 9l6l¹4¹ 4¹7Hl6=†|79l6 9l6l¹4¹ 4¹7Hl6=†|79l6
Hl=l+ ¬|¹4¬ = Hl46TT 9lHP · Hl=l+ ¬|¹4¬ = Hl46TT 9lHP · Hl=l+ ¬|¹4¬ = Hl46TT 9lHP ·
6-P ¤P ¬T 77¤|4Hl¬4¬- 6-P ¤P ¬T 77¤|4Hl¬4¬- 6-P ¤P ¬T 77¤|4Hl¬4¬-
¬÷Pl¤¹ |TP|9 4F6 PPl|4¹F6 + -+ ¬÷Pl¤¹ |TP|9 4F6 PPl|4¹F6 + -+ ¬÷Pl¤¹ |TP|9 4F6 PPl|4¹F6 + -+
Peet hAmbar am var adaseet aLa Peet hAmbar am var adaseet aLa Peet hAmbar am var adaseet aLa-- - dhr usht i pAt ham dhr usht i pAt ham dhr usht i pAt ham
aaj Anul ambi aaj Anul ambi aaj Anul ambi -- - bhuj am aayat ha bhuj am aayat ha bhuj am aayat ha-- - k ar Napaasam | k ar Napaasam | k ar Napaasam |
t anmEghamEchak am udagr a t anmEghamEchak am udagr a t anmEghamEchak am udagr a-- - v i sAl a v i sAl a v i sAl a-- - vak sha: vak sha: vak sha:
Lak shmI dhar am k i mapi Vast hu mamAvi r ast hu | | Lak shmI dhar am k i mapi Vast hu mamAvi r ast hu | | Lak shmI dhar am k i mapi Vast hu mamAvi r ast hu | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
May t he i mmeasur abl e,
l i mi t l ess Vast hu, t he Veda-
pr asi ddha Supr eme Bei ng
appear bef or e me al w ay s
w i t h Hi s br oad and l of t y
chest ador ned w i t h MahA
Lak shmi , w i t h Hi s l ong and
auspi ci ous ear s, w i t h Hi s
hands r eachi ng al l t he w ay
dow n t o t he k nees, w i t h
Hi s cool and benev ol ent
ey es t hat gr ant w hat ev er
one seek s and ador ned
w i t h t he y el l ow si l k gar -
ment .
C COMMENTS OMMENTS
Kur Esar r emi nds Ni r guNa
Br ahma Vaadhi ns t hat t he
Supr eme Bei ng has a di -
v i ne, auspi ci ous body ( Dhi vya MangaLa Vi gr aham) , Di v i ne Consor t as w el l as
Jew el er y and Peet hAmbhar am.
Peet hambhar adhar an
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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 66 6
46 6x4P¬¹P†74P¬l ×4T 46 6x4P¬¹P†74P¬l ×4T 46 6x4P¬¹P†74P¬l ×4T
H¤lGP-44P+l†H H|ã6l4P · H¤lGP-44P+l†H H|ã6l4P · H¤lGP-44P+l†H H|ã6l4P ·
²Hl+PF4 =¬6l 47Tl ¹Tl4- ²Hl+PF4 =¬6l 47Tl ¹Tl4- ²Hl+PF4 =¬6l 47Tl ¹Tl4-
t7 4 !T4 97P 7l¹P 7lr¹lP-+ °+ t7 4 !T4 97P 7l¹P 7lr¹lP-+ °+ t7 4 !T4 97P 7l¹P 7lr¹lP-+ °+
Yat h t at t hv am ak shar am adhr usy am agOt hr av ar Nam Yat h t at t hv am ak shar am adhr usy am agOt hr av ar Nam Yat h t at t hv am ak shar am adhr usy am agOt hr av ar Nam
agr Ahy am avyayam aneedhr usam adhv i t heeyam | agr Ahy am avyayam aneedhr usam adhv i t heeyam | agr Ahy am avyayam aneedhr usam adhv i t heeyam |
I sAnamasy a Jagat hO yadaNOr aNeey a: I sAnamasy a Jagat hO yadaNOr aNeey a: I sAnamasy a Jagat hO yadaNOr aNeey a:
t adh Vai shNavam padam udAr am udAhar Ama: | | t adh Vai shNavam padam udAr am udAhar Ama: | | t adh Vai shNavam padam udAr am udAhar Ama: | |
The pr ev i ous sl Ok am f ocused on t he Dhi vy a MangaLa Vi gr aham of t he Lor d.
Thi s one f ocuses on t he Dhi v yAt hma Svar oopam based on t he many Pr a-
mANams f r om Sr ut hi s.
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
We at t r i but e par amAt hmA’ s Svar oopam as bel ongi ng t o t hat of Vi shNu
( Vai shNavam) , w hen i t i s changel ess, et er nal , unseeabl e by t he phy si cal ey es,
f r ee f r om name and f or m, ungr aspabl e by t he mi nd, i ndef i nabl e as t hi s or t hat ,
undi v i dabl e i nt o t w o, subt l er t han subt l e t o pr esi de as i ndw el l er i n al l sent i ent
and i nsent i ent and gi gant i c i n si ze t o r ul e al l t he uni v er se.
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
The usage of “ Vai shNavam Padham” by Kur Esar per mi t s us t o concl ude t hat
Bhagavat h ( dhi vy At hma) Sv ar oopam, Sr i Vai k unt am and t he Lor d’ s sacr ed
f eet ar e bei ng r ef er r ed t o. Al l t he adj ect i ves used i n t hi s sl Ok am ar e appl i cabl e
t o al l t he t hr ee ( Svar oopam, St hAnam and Thi r uvadi ) . I n VedAr t ha Sangr a-
ham, AchAr y a RaamAnuj a has i nt er pr et ed Sr i Vai k uNTam al ong t hese l i nes.
The Pr amANam f or t he adj ect i ves associ at ed w i t h t he dhi v y At hma svar oopam
comes f r om t he f ol l ow i ng Sr ut hi Passage:
Yat h Tat h adhr Esayam agr Ahyam agOt hr am avar Nam achak shus Yat h Tat h adhr Esayam agr Ahyam agOt hr am avar Nam achak shus Yat h Tat h adhr Esayam agr Ahyam agOt hr am avar Nam achak shus-- - sr Ot hr am sr Ot hr am sr Ot hr am
t adhapANi paadham, ni t hy am Vi bhum sar vagat ham susook shmam t ad- t adhapANi paadham, ni t hy am Vi bhum sar vagat ham susook shmam t ad- t adhapANi paadham, ni t hy am Vi bhum sar vagat ham susook shmam t ad-
hav yayam y adh par i pasyant hi dheer A: hav yayam y adh par i pasyant hi dheer A: hav yayam y adh par i pasyant hi dheer A: ——— ——— ———-- - ( Mundak Opani shad) ( Mundak Opani shad) ( Mundak Opani shad)
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Mor e Pr amAnams f r om sr ut hi passages:
1. 1. 1.““ “ y Ek amEv a adhv i t heeyam y Ek amEv a adhv i t heeyam y Ek amEv a adhv i t heeyam”” ”
2. 2. 2.“ aNOr aNeeyAn Mahat hOr “ aNOr aNeeyAn Mahat hOr “ aNOr aNeeyAn Mahat hOr -- - maheey An maheey An maheey An
3. 3. 3.” Sadhr usam t hr i shu l i ngEshu sar v Asu cha v i bhak t hi shu v achanEshu cha ” Sadhr usam t hr i shu l i ngEshu sar v Asu cha v i bhak t hi shu v achanEshu cha ” Sadhr usam t hr i shu l i ngEshu sar v Asu cha v i bhak t hi shu v achanEshu cha
Sar v Eshu y anna v y Et hi t adhav y ay am” Sar v Eshu y anna v y Et hi t adhav y ay am” Sar v Eshu y anna v y Et hi t adhav y ay am”
4. 4. 4.“ Pat hi m Vi sv asya Aat hmEsw ar am, Saasv at ham Si v am Achyut ham” “ Pat hi m Vi sv asya Aat hmEsw ar am, Saasv at ham Si v am Achyut ham” “ Pat hi m Vi sv asya Aat hmEsw ar am, Saasv at ham Si v am Achyut ham”


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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 77 7
HlVl4P ¤ |+ ¬ P ¤ |+ ¬l \4 9 Bl HlVl4P ¤ |+ ¬ P ¤ |+ ¬l \4 9 Bl HlVl4P ¤ |+ ¬ P ¤ |+ ¬l \4 9 Bl
47 ¤lP 4 !T4P¬l¬T6¹ ¬Tl|F6· 47 ¤lP 4 !T4P¬l¬T6¹ ¬Tl|F6· 47 ¤lP 4 !T4P¬l¬T6¹ ¬Tl|F6·
6-Pl†HlP|9 ¬ ¬l ¬¹P |6 4l¬l 6-Pl†HlP|9 ¬ ¬l ¬¹P |6 4l¬l 6-Pl†HlP|9 ¬ ¬l ¬¹P |6 4l¬l
P-4 67l4|P7Pl|~64tB¬t4P + ÷+ P-4 67l4|P7Pl|~64tB¬t4P + ÷+ P-4 67l4|P7Pl|~64tB¬t4P + ÷+
AamnAya AamnAya AamnAya-- - moor dhani cha moor dhani chOr dhv apumsAm moor dhani cha moor dhani chOr dhv apumsAm moor dhani cha moor dhani chOr dhv apumsAm
y adh dhAma Vai shNavam abeek shaNat ar am chak Ast hi | y adh dhAma Vai shNavam abeek shaNat ar am chak Ast hi | y adh dhAma Vai shNavam abeek shaNat ar am chak Ast hi |
t anmAdhr usAmapi cha gOchar amEt hi v aachO t anmAdhr usAmapi cha gOchar amEt hi v aachO t anmAdhr usAmapi cha gOchar amEt hi v aachO
many E t adheey am i dham aasr i t ha many E t adheey am i dham aasr i t ha many E t adheey am i dham aasr i t ha-- - v at hsal at hv am | | v at hsal at hv am | | v at hsal at hv am | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
T h a t S u p r e m e l u s t r e
( j y Ot hi = dhAma: of Par amdhA-
man) of t he Lor d shi nes spl en-
di dl y on t he si r as of VedAs
( Upani shads) and t he heads of
hi ghl y evol v ed soul s ( Ur dhva
pumsAm) ; t hat t ej as ( l ust r e) be-
comes t he t ar get f or w or ds even
f r o m p e o p l e l i k e m e
( m A d h r u s A m a p i V a a c h a :
gOchar am cha) . Thi s st at e of t he
Lor d’ s Dhi v y a t Ej as bei ng accessi -
bl e t o us i s an i ndi cat i on of Hi s
gr eat vaat hsal y am f or us as t hose
w ho sought Hi s pr ot ect i on.
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
The pr amANams f or w or ds and
w or d gr oups used i n t hi s sl Ok am
come f r om Sw amy Al avant hAr ’ s
St hOt hr a Rat hnam and Sr ut ha
Pr ak Asi k ai of Sr i Sudar sana Soor i :
Par amdhAman
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Fi r st l i ne of t hi s sevent h sl Ok am: “ y ann- Moor dhni mE sr ut hi - si r assu cha
bhAt hi ” ( St hOt hr a Rat hnam) , “ Yasccha Moor dhA SaThAr E” ; ( Sr i Var adar Aj a
St hav am of Kur Esar ) .
Aasr i t ha Vaat hsal yam: The v i sEsha Pr eet hi of t he Lor d i s at t est ed by many
pr amANams: “ dhOshAnAdhar a snEha: ” and “ dhOshEshv api guNat hv a Buddhi : ”
i n Sr ut ha Pr ak Asi k ai .
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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 88 8
=l+¬9lr |T¬ PlP+9×|9!T - =l+¬9lr |T¬ PlP+9×|9!T - =l+¬9lr |T¬ PlP+9×|9!T -
|4!Tl - 979T|4+l |4!Tl - 979T|4+l |4!Tl - 979T|4+l— — — |¬¹Pl|ã4 5rP · |¬¹Pl|ã4 5rP · |¬¹Pl|ã4 5rP ·
+ Hl4¬l7P|9 6l¤ P6l¤ Plr - + Hl4¬l7P|9 6l¤ P6l¤ Plr - + Hl4¬l7P|9 6l¤ P6l¤ Plr -
+l 7-46l5|9 ¬ H +l |T¬ ¬|=6-4P + <+ +l 7-46l5|9 ¬ H +l |T¬ ¬|=6-4P + <+ +l 7-46l5|9 ¬ H +l |T¬ ¬|=6-4P + <+
Jaanannapeeha k i l a mAmanapat hr a Jaanannapeeha k i l a mAmanapat hr a Jaanannapeeha k i l a mAmanapat hr a-- - pi shNu: pi shNu: pi shNu:
Vi shNO: pada Vi shNO: pada Vi shNO: pada-- - pr aNay i neem gi r amAdhr i yEaham | pr aNay i neem gi r amAdhr i yEaham | pr aNay i neem gi r amAdhr i yEaham |
na sv Al eeDamapi t eer Tam na sv Al eeDamapi t eer Tam na sv Al eeDamapi t eer Tam-- - at eer TamAhu: at eer TamAhu: at eer TamAhu:
nOdany at hAapi cha sunA k i l a l aj j i t havy am | | nOdany at hAapi cha sunA k i l a l aj j i t havy am | | nOdany at hAapi cha sunA k i l a l aj j i t havy am | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
adi y En k now s f ul l y w el l t hat I am unqual i f i ed t o engage i n eul ogi zi ng t he Lor d
and ev en t hen, adi y En engages i n such an act shamel essl y and ut t er w or ds i n
deep af f ect i on f or t he sacr ed f eet of t he al l per v asi ve Vi shNu Naar AyaNan.
Ev en i f t he w at er s of Ganga ar e l i ck ed by a dog, no one decl ar es t hat GangA
t heer t ham has been pol l ut ed by t he t ongue of t he dog and t her ef or e, i t i s not
sacr ed. As f or t he l ow l y dog, i t s t hi r st has been quenched by t he w at er s of t he
sacr ed Ganga Ri v er .
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Kur Esar ( Azhw An) has l ow er ed hi msel f bef or e t he Lor d out of hi s enor mous
Bhak t hi f or Hi m. I t i s common f or t he Azhw Ar s t o compar e t hemsel v es t o t he
l ow l y dogs w hi l e addr essi ng t hei r Lor d: “ Naayi nEn” . The compar i son of t he
dog quenchi ng i t s t hi r st w i t h t he sacr ed w at er s of Ganga has been r ef er r ed
al so i n Kur Esar ’ s Sr i St havam: “ dhushy Et h saa t hu na t hAvat hA nahi Sunaa
l eeDAapi BhagI r aTee” .

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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 99 9
7 4F4 7 t4P¤+F4 ¬ T |!44¬l 7 4F4 7 t4P¤+F4 ¬ T |!44¬l 7 4F4 7 t4P¤+F4 ¬ T |!44¬l
B= ¹4l ¬ 4l= P+B¬l ¬¹Pt4¬ 6lP · B= ¹4l ¬ 4l= P+B¬l ¬¹Pt4¬ 6lP · B= ¹4l ¬ 4l= P+B¬l ¬¹Pt4¬ 6lP ·
H-4 4 H'4|9 ¬ 6× PPl|6 Hl-t4 H-4 4 H'4|9 ¬ 6× PPl|6 Hl-t4 H-4 4 H'4|9 ¬ 6× PPl|6 Hl-t4
Tl³F4 6 !46 77-4|6 |49 9l5¬P + °+ Tl³F4 6 !46 77-4|6 |49 9l5¬P + °+ Tl³F4 6 !46 77-4|6 |49 9l5¬P + °+
devasy a dai t hy amaTanasya guNEshv i y at t hA devasy a dai t hy amaTanasya guNEshv i y at t hA devasy a dai t hy amaTanasy a guNEshvi y at t hA
sank hyA cha v aangmanasagOchar am at hy abhUt hAm | sank hyA cha v aangmanasagOchar am at hy abhUt hAm | sank hyA cha v aangmanasagOchar am at hy abhUt hAm |
apy Ev am aNv api cha t at hr a mamAr t hi saant hyai apy Ev am aNv api cha t at hr a mamAr t hi saant hyai apy Ev am aNv api cha t at hr a mamAr t hi saant hyai
k eet asy a t r ushy at ha udanvat hi vi pr ushAl am | | k eet asy a t r ushy at ha udanvat hi vi pr ushAl am | | k eet asy a t r ushy at ha udanvat hi vi pr ushAl am | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
The auspi ci ous at t r i but es of t he Lor d, w ho def eat s t he asur As and engages i n
t he spor t of cr eat i ng, pr ot ect i ng and dest r oyi ng t he w or l ds hav e gone beyond
any one’ s abi l i t y t o count t hem by w or d or mi nd. Ev en t hen, t he eul ogi zi ng of a
smal l por t i on of t hem i s suf f i ci ent t o quench my desi r e f or engagi ng i n such an
ef f or t . For a t hi r st y w or m, i s i t not suf f i ci ent t o quench i t s t hi r st by t ak i ng a
smal l dr op of w at er f r om t he v ast w at er shed?
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
When descr i bi ng one of t he guNams of BhagavAn, t he Upani shad decl ar es:
“ y at hO vaachO ni var t ant hE apr Apy a manasA saha” ( The speech uni t ed w i t h
mi nd st epped back i n f ai l ur e, w hen t hey at t empt ed t o descr i be t he Aanandha
guNam of t he Lor d) . Kur Esar has t hi s Upani shadi c passage i n mi nd, w hen he
obser ves her e: “ guNEshu i yat t hA sank hy A cha vaang- manasa gOchar am at hy -
abhUt hAm” .

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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 10 10 10
9 Plã |4ñ¬|¬¹- 9 69l- 9 ¹lTl- 9 Plã |4ñ¬|¬¹- 9 69l- 9 ¹lTl- 9 Plã |4ñ¬|¬¹- 9 69l- 9 ¹lTl-
t4l 6 7 4 P ¤ |¹9l t4l 6 7 4 P ¤ |¹9l t4l 6 7 4 P ¤ |¹9l !! ! P¤ ¹ 4 ¬l |¬-· P¤ ¹ 4 ¬l |¬-· P¤ ¹ 4 ¬l |¬-·
4l¬l |47|¹46|P7 PP +l¬4l¬- 4l¬l |47|¹46|P7 PP +l¬4l¬- 4l¬l |47|¹46|P7 PP +l¬4l¬-
¬l|-6F6 6 B|494l PP T4 ¬l |¬-+ °¤+ ¬l|-6F6 6 B|494l PP T4 ¬l |¬-+ °¤+ ¬l|-6F6 6 B|494l PP T4 ¬l |¬-+ °¤+
pr EmAr dr a vi hv al agi r a: Pur usha: pur ANA : pr EmAr dr a vi hv al agi r a: Pur usha: pur ANA : pr EmAr dr a vi hv al agi r a: Pur usha: pur ANA :
t vAm t husht uvu: Madhur i pO ! madhur ai r vachObhi : | t vAm t husht uvu: Madhur i pO ! madhur ai r vachObhi : | t vAm t husht uvu: Madhur i pO ! madhur ai r vachObhi : |
v AchO v i Dambi t hami dam mama neechavAcha: v AchO v i Dambi t hami dam mama neechavAcha: v AchO v i Dambi t hami dam mama neechavAcha:
k shAnt hi st hu t E sav i shay A mama dur v achObhi : | | k shAnt hi st hu t E sav i shay A mama dur v achObhi : | | k shAnt hi st hu t E sav i shay A mama dur v achObhi : | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Lor d Hayagr I va Bhagavann! Wi t h f al -
t er i ng v oi ces dr enched by l ov e, t he an-
ci ent mahA pur ushAs l i k e Azhw Ar s and
AchAr y As eul ogi zed You w i t h sw eet
w or ds. The sal ut at i on of adi yEn, w ho i s
l east qual i f i ed t o engage i n such an
eul ogy , becomes a hol l ow and f al se one
compar ed t o t hose of t he Azhw Ar s and
AchAr yAs. I ndeed my f eebl e and i nsi n-
cer e ef f or t s t o pr ai se You hi ghl i ght Your
nobl e guNam of f or bear ance.
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Thr ough t hei r ov er f l ow i ng l ov e f or t he
Lor d, anci ent gr eat ones such as
BhI shma, Nar ada and Pr ahl Adha eul o-
gi zed t he Lor d w i t h chok ed v oi ces.
Aazhw Ar s l i k e SaThak Opan and Thi r u-
mangai assumed f emal e r ol es t o ex pr ess
t hei r ador at i on of t he Lor d. Kur Esar de-
scr i bes t he sw eet ex per i ences of t he Pu-
r ANa Pur ushAs t hat f l ew as del ect abl e
eul ogy as: “ pr eEma aar dr a v i hv al a gi r a:
y Oga hay agr I var
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pur ANaa: Pur ushaa: madhur ai : v achOpi : t hvAm t husht uvu: ” I n a mood of st at -
i ng hi s unf i t ness ( Nai chy AnusandhAnam) t o f ol l ow t he pat h of t he nobl e Sages
and Azhw Ar s, Kur Esar poi nt s out t hat hi s ef f or t s ar e decept i ve and t hey ar e
t est ament s t o t he ef f i cacy of t he Lor d’ s KshamA guNam ( f or bear ance) .

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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 11 11 11
Hl¬l 64l׬46l |4|76l ×4l Bl Hl¬l 64l׬46l |4|76l ×4l Bl Hl¬l 64l׬46l |4|76l ×4l Bl
6l |r 9PlTP 9=¹P ¹6l|-ã4 5¤ · 6l |r 9PlTP 9=¹P ¹6l|-ã4 5¤ · 6l |r 9PlTP 9=¹P ¹6l|-ã4 5¤ ·
Hl¬lB¬ 4P|¬4l-t49¹l|T 7l 9 - Hl¬lB¬ 4P|¬4l-t49¹l|T 7l 9 - Hl¬lB¬ 4P|¬4l-t49¹l|T 7l 9 -
99l 6 7l 9¹|r6l P|r6l 9 ¹lTl+ °°+ 99l 6 7l 9¹|r6l P|r6l 9 ¹lTl+ °°+ 99l 6 7l 9¹|r6l P|r6l 9 ¹lTl+ °°+
aaj n~ A t av At r a bhavat hee v i di t hA t r ayee saa aaj n~ A t av At r a bhavat hee v i di t hA t r ayee saa aaj n~ A t av At r a bhavat hee v i di t hA t r ayee saa
t Amm hi pr amANam upaj agmur at heendr i yE ar Te | t Amm hi pr amANam upaj agmur at heendr i yE ar Te | t Amm hi pr amANam upaj agmur at heendr i yE ar Te |
aabhAsabhUyam abhi y Ant hy i apar ANi dOshai : aabhAsabhUyam abhi y Ant hy i apar ANi dOshai : aabhAsabhUyam abhi y Ant hy i apar ANi dOshai :
y EshA t hu dOshar ahi t hA mahi t hA pur ANee | | y EshA t hu dOshar ahi t hA mahi t hA pur ANee | | y EshA t hu dOshar ahi t hA mahi t hA pur ANee | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Lor d! The nobl e assembl i es of t he t hr ee v EdAs, w hi ch ar e r ev er ed at al l
y ugAs, ar e k now n as Your commands. I s i t not so t hat t he aast hi k As hav e ac-
cept ed t hem as t he car di nal pr amANams ( val i d k now l edge) f or compr ehend-
i ng t he t at t hvams, w hi ch ar e bey ond t he anal y si s by our senses? Due t o t he
many bl emi shes t hat Par a mat hams l i k e Jai nam and Bhouddham, t hey t ak e on
f al se gar bs and pr et end t o be based on pr amANams. The VedAs and Vai dhi k a
mat hams how ev er ar e r oot ed i n Pr amANams and ar e t her ef or e cel ebr at ed as
anci ent and t ot al l y devoi d of any bl emi shes.
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Thi s sl Ok am w as cr eat ed by Kur Esar t o r emi nd ever y one t hat t he VedAs head
al l Pr amANams and t hat Vai dhi k a mat hams based on Veda Pr amANams ar e
t he ones t hat ar e saf e t o f ol l ow f or gai ni ng t he supr eme goal of l i f e, v i z, MOk -
sham. Vedams ar e t he commands of t he Lor d ( Sr ut hi smr ut hi : Mamai v Aj ~ nA) .
Our Lor d say s f ur t her t hat one w ho t r ansgr esses t hem i s an avai shNavan ev en
i f he w as Hi s devot ee ( Aaj ~ nAcchEdhee Mama dhr Ohi Madhbhak t hOapi na
Vai shNava: ) . The Vedams ar e count ed as Tr i ad ( t hr ayee) her e al t hough t hey
ar e f our i n number . The r eason i s t hat t he f our t h Vedam, At har vaNam i s i n-
cl uded i n t he t hr ee.

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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 12 12 12
H-6|r 6l |+|¤¹|B t4PH 99 Bl H-6|r 6l |+|¤¹|B t4PH 99 Bl H-6|r 6l |+|¤¹|B t4PH 99 Bl
¬-4l 5|B 9 '49 69 - ²6¹ T ¹l9-· ¬-4l 5|B 9 '49 69 - ²6¹ T ¹l9-· ¬-4l 5|B 9 '49 69 - ²6¹ T ¹l9-·
6× ×4l 6× ×4l 6× ×4l— — — B T |6+- T |6+l 5|¤=¹P - B T |6+- T |6+l 5|¤=¹P - B T |6+- T |6+l 5|¤=¹P -
4lG 9 4lG¬|¹6 |¹6¹ |+ 9 6 + °-+ 4lG 9 4lG¬|¹6 |¹6¹ |+ 9 6 + °-+ 4lG 9 4lG¬|¹6 |¹6¹ |+ 9 6 + °-+
ant ar hi t hO ni dhi r asi t v am ant ar hi t hO ni dhi r asi t v am ant ar hi t hO ni dhi r asi t v am-- - asEshapumsAm asEshapumsAm asEshapumsAm
l abhy Oasi puNy apur ushai : i t har ai r dur Apa: | l abhy Oasi puNy apur ushai : i t har ai r dur Apa: | l abhy Oasi puNy apur ushai : i t har ai r dur Apa: |
t at r a t r ay eem suk r ut i na: k r ut i nO adhi j agmu: t at r a t r ay eem suk r ut i na: k r ut i nO adhi j agmu: t at r a t r ay eem suk r ut i na: k r ut i nO adhi j agmu:
bAhy Eshu bAhyachar i t hai : i t har ai : ni pEt hE | | bAhy Eshu bAhyachar i t hai : i t har ai : ni pEt hE | | bAhy Eshu bAhyachar i t hai : i t har ai : ni pEt hE | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Lor d! You ar e l i k e a hi dden t r easur e f or al l chEt anams. You ar e r eached by
a f ew f or t unat e. For ot her s, You ar e unat t ai nabl e ev en w i t h st r enuous ef f or t s.
I n t hei r successf ul ef f or t s t o at t ai n y ou, t he f or t unat e f ew f ol l ow t he anci ent
Vedi c pat h. The ot her s f ai l t o at t ai n You as a r esul t of f ol l ow i ng Veda BhAhy a
mat hams ( Par a Mat hams t hat do not accept Vedam as Pr amANam) .
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Ther e ar e t hose w ho suf f er i n pover t y , w hi l e havi ng unt ol d w eal t h of t he Lor d
i nsi de t hem as t he i ndw el l er . Then t her e ar e t hose, w ho r ecogni ze t he pr es-
ence of t he Lor d i n t hei r hear t l ot uses and per f or m upAy a anusht Anam and
br eak t he bonds of SamsAr am. The second cat egor y of t he f or t unat e ones i s
sal ut ed by Kur Esar as “ k r ut hi na: suk r i t hi na: ” ChaNdhOgya Upani shad ( 8.3.2)
descr i bes t he unf or t unat e ones, w ho f ai l t o r eal i ze t he i ndw el l i ng Lor d and t he
consequences of such f ai l ur e t hi s w ay : “ Just as peopl e, w ho do not k now t he
pl ace w her e t r easur e or gol d i s hi dden, do not get i t , t hough t hey move on t he
ver y gr ound under w hi ch t he gol d i s hi dden. I n t he same w ay , al l t hese
Jeev ans t hough t hey go t o t he Supr eme Lor d day i n and day out ( dur i ng
Sushupt hi / sl eep w i t hout dr eam) do not get t o k now t hat i ndw el l i ng Br ah-
man.” Kur Esar poi nt s out t hose, w ho per f or m upAy a anusht Anam ( Bhak t hi or
Pr apat t hi y Ogam) al ong t he l i nes i nst r uct ed by t he VedAs w i l l gai n t hi s hi dden
t r easur e and enj oy Br ahmAnandham. Those w ho r ej ect VedAs ( Bhouddhaas
and Jai nAs) ar e al so t he pr oper t y ( Vi bhUt hi ) of t he Lor d. They have f ai l ed i n
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t hei r goal t o at t ai n t he Lor d by f or sak i ng Vedi c i nst r uct i ons.

For t unat e f ew f ol l ow t he vEdi c pat h —- KAnchi vEda gOshTi
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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 13 13 13
|¬× |4¤ |4 ¬|B6 |t47Pl|4¹|F6 |¬× |4¤ |4 ¬|B6 |t47Pl|4¹|F6 |¬× |4¤ |4 ¬|B6 |t47Pl|4¹|F6
T7ltP+lP4Prl T7ltP+lP4Prl T7ltP+lP4Prl !! ! |T¬ T|4 9lT-· |T¬ T|4 9lT-· |T¬ T|4 9lT-·
46 T |¬7׬46l 46 T |¬7׬46l 46 T |¬7׬46l— — — ~ |6Pl~4-6l 5|9 ~ |6Pl~4-6l 5|9 ~ |6Pl~4-6l 5|9
H¤ T… †|7|4|+|47|¤4l |4+7l-+ °°+ H¤ T… †|7|4|+|47|¤4l |4+7l-+ °°+ H¤ T… †|7|4|+|47|¤4l |4+7l-+ °°+
chi t hr am vi dhEr chi t hr am vi dhEr chi t hr am vi dhEr -- - v i l asi t am t v i damaav i r ast i v i l asi t am t v i damaav i r ast i v i l asi t am t v i damaav i r ast i
dusht At hmanAm ayamahO ! k i l a dur v i pAk a: | dusht At hmanAm ayamahO ! k i l a dur v i pAk a: | dusht At hmanAm ayamahO ! k i l a dur v i pAk a: |
y at h k Echi t h y at h k Echi t h y at h k Echi t h-- - at hr abhavat heem sr ut hi mAsr ayant hOapi at hr abhavat heem sr ut hi mAsr ayant hOapi at hr abhavat heem sr ut hi mAsr ayant hOapi
ar TE k udhr usht i vi ni sht adhi y O vi nasht aa: | | ar TE k udhr usht i vi ni sht adhi y O vi nasht aa: | | ar TE k udhr usht i vi ni sht adhi y O vi nasht aa: | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
The Lor d’ s spor t i s my st er i ous i ndeed! Al as! Those w i t h depl or abl e at t i t ude at -
t ai n t he st at us of mi si nt er pr et at i on of t he t r ue meani ngs of VedAs due t o t hei r
si ns. They dest r oy t hemsel ves i n spi t e of t he f act t hat t hey cel ebr at e t he Ve-
dAs and yet end up mi si nt er pr et i ng t hei r meani ngs. They gai n di st or t ed v i -
si ons and acqui r e t he t i t l e of k udr usht i s. Thei r mi nd get s pol l ut ed ( k udhr usht i -
v i ni v i sht a dhi ya: ) and t hey end up i n nar ak am.
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
They ar e Vedi c Schol ar s al l r i ght and y et t hey devel op vi par I t ha Jn~ Anam and
Kudhr usht i and end up i nt er pr et i ng t he Vedi c passages such as Kapy Asa
Sr ut hi . One of t he ear l y AchAr y As of Sr i RaamAnuj a ( Yaadhav a Pr ak Asar ) i n-
t er pr et ed Kapy Asa Sr ut hi i n an abomi nabl e w ay and hur t Sr i RaamAnuj A v er y
much. Sr i RaamAnuj a cor r ect ed Yaadhava Pr ak Asa and par t ed w i t h hi m.

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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 14 14 14
4lGl- T… †74 ²|6 |ã64 5-49l¹ 4lGl- T… †74 ²|6 |ã64 5-49l¹ 4lGl- T… †74 ²|6 |ã64 5-49l¹
¤l ¹ 6P- BP 94|-6 +rl¬B 6l+ · ¤l ¹ 6P- BP 94|-6 +rl¬B 6l+ · ¤l ¹ 6P- BP 94|-6 +rl¬B 6l+ ·
=¹¤F4 Tl++P ¬ P ¬6 |!TT -Bl - =¹¤F4 Tl++P ¬ P ¬6 |!TT -Bl - =¹¤F4 Tl++P ¬ P ¬6 |!TT -Bl -
TlBl¹Bx4|+r6F4 ¬ Tl |4H 9-+ °v+ TlBl¹Bx4|+r6F4 ¬ Tl |4H 9-+ °v+ TlBl¹Bx4|+r6F4 ¬ Tl |4H 9-+ °v+
baahy A: k udhr usht asy a i t hi dv i t ay Eapyapaar am baahy A: k udhr usht asy a i t hi dv i t ay Eapyapaar am baahy A: k udhr usht asy a i t hi dv i t ay Eapyapaar am
ghOr am t ama: samupay ant i naheek shasE t haan | ghOr am t ama: samupay ant i naheek shasE t haan | ghOr am t ama: samupay ant i naheek shasE t haan |
j agdhasya k aanana mr ugai : mr ugat r ushNi k EpsO: j agdhasya k aanana mr ugai : mr ugat r ushNi k EpsO: j agdhasya k aanana mr ugai : mr ugat r ushNi k EpsO:
k aasar a sat t hva ni hat hasy a cha k O vi sEsha: | | k aasar a sat t hva ni hat hasy a cha k O vi sEsha: | | k aasar a sat t hva ni hat hasy a cha k O vi sEsha: | |

M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Ther e ar e t w o k i nds of peopl e: One does not accept Vedam as Pr amANam
( v al i d k now l edge) and ar e k now n as Veda BhAhyar s; t he ot her accept s VedAs
as Pr amANam but i nt er pr et s t hei r meani ngs i n an er r oneous manner . Bot h of
t hem l and i n t he bot t oml ess SamsAr am. Oh Lor d! Your benevol ent gl ances do
not f al l on t hem. Ther e i s no di f f er ence bet w een t hese t w o ( Veda BhAhy an
and Kudhr usht i ) . One i s l i k e t he del uded per son, w ho r uns af t er mi r age, en-
t er s t he f or est and i s eat en up by t he beast s of t he f or est ; t he ot her i s l i k e a
f ool , w ho ent er s t he r i ver at f or bi dden pl aces ( bat hi ng ghat s not r ecom-
mended by AchAr yAs) and l oses hi s l i f e t o cr ocodi l es. Ther e i s no di f f er ence
bet w een t he t w o i n t hei r st upi di t i es. Sr ut hi vaak y am say s i n t hi s cont ex t :
“ andham t ama: pr av i sant hi y Eav i dhyAm upAsat hE”

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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 15: 15: 15:
-4l4FP |69¬ |6|¬¬ 46l |+B 7 - -4l4FP |69¬ |6|¬¬ 46l |+B 7 - -4l4FP |69¬ |6|¬¬ 46l |+B 7 -
4 7l 94 rT|4¤l4 |¬6 69l4 -· 4 7l 94 rT|4¤l4 |¬6 69l4 -· 4 7l 94 rT|4¤l4 |¬6 69l4 -·
~ t4¤ P¤ |P4 ¬l+ T¹ |4 ¬ = - ~ t4¤ P¤ |P4 ¬l+ T¹ |4 ¬ = - ~ t4¤ P¤ |P4 ¬l+ T¹ |4 ¬ = -
t4T|±¬l|46|4T-P9H P 9lTl-+ °-+ t4T|±¬l|46|4T-P9H P 9lTl-+ °-+ t4T|±¬l|46|4T-P9H P 9lTl-+ °-+
ny Ay a smr ut hi pr abhr ut hi r ny Ay a smr ut hi pr abhr ut hi r ny Ay a smr ut hi pr abhr ut hi r -- - bhav at hA ni sr usht ai : bhav at hA ni sr usht ai : bhav at hA ni sr usht ai :
vEdhOpabr uhmaNavi dhou uchi t hai r vEdhOpabr uhmaNavi dhou uchi t hai r vEdhOpabr uhmaNavi dhou uchi t hai r -- - upAyai : | upAyai : | upAyai : |
sr ut hy ar Tam ar Tami v a bhAnuk ar ai : v i bhEj u: sr ut hy ar Tam ar Tami v a bhAnuk ar ai : v i bhEj u: sr ut hy ar Tam ar Tami v a bhAnuk ar ai : v i bhEj u:
t hv adh t hv adh t hv adh-- - bhak t hi bhAv i t ha v i k al masha sEmusheek A: | | bhak t hi bhAv i t ha v i k al masha sEmusheek A: | | bhak t hi bhAv i t ha v i k al masha sEmusheek A: | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
I n t he pr evi ous sl Ok ams, Kur Esar i nst r uct ed us t hat Bhagav An can be compr e-
hended onl y w i t h Veda mant hr ams and not by f al se sour ces i n opposi t i on t o
t he VedAs. I n t hi s sl Ok am, Kur Esar i nst r uct s us t hat Smr ut hi s, Sat h
Saast hr ams, Saat hv i k a Pur ANams and I t hi hAsams ( Upabr ahmaNams) act as
i nst r ument s t o i nt er pr et cor r ect l y t he t r ue meani ngs of t he VedAs.
Sw amy Kur Esar say s her e: “ Wi t h mi nds f i l l ed w i t h pr of ound Bhak t hi f or You,
t he schol ar s w i t h pur e mi nd have used MeemAsa Saast hr am, Manu Smr ut hi
passages t o compr ehend t he i nner meani ngs of t he Veda mant r ams j ust as t he
Sun’ s l i ght i s used t o r ecogni ze t he var i ous obj ect s cl ear l y ” . These upAy ams t o
under st and t he t r ue meani ngs of t he Veda Mant r ams have been gi ven t o us by
t he Lor d ( Bhav at hA ni sr ut ai : uchi t hai : upAy ai : ) .

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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 16: 16: 16:
4 6 t47= |¤B¹Bl6r¬|±rl+l- 4 6 t47= |¤B¹Bl6r¬|±rl+l- 4 6 t47= |¤B¹Bl6r¬|±rl+l-
6 9lPPl|¬¹|9 + 4 4¤l¤ 4l ¤-· 6 9lPPl|¬¹|9 + 4 4¤l¤ 4l ¤-· 6 9lPPl|¬¹|9 + 4 4¤l¤ 4l ¤-·
|9¬ÞPV+P+l9 |9 =l6 + × |9¬ÞPV+P+l9 |9 =l6 + × |9¬ÞPV+P+l9 |9 =l6 + ×
+ 4 9¬l|¬¹|9 + 4 9¬l|¬¹|9 + 4 9¬l|¬¹|9 HŒ|B6t44 |&- HŒ|B6t44 |&- HŒ|B6t44 |&- + °°+ + °°+ + °°+
y E t hu t hv adhanghr i y E t hu t hv adhanghr i y E t hu t hv adhanghr i -- - sar aseer uha bhak t hi heenA: sar aseer uha bhak t hi heenA: sar aseer uha bhak t hi heenA:
t EshAm ameebhi r api nai v a yaTAr TabOdha: | t EshAm ameebhi r api nai v a yaTAr TabOdha: | t EshAm ameebhi r api nai v a yaTAr TabOdha: |
pi t t haghnam anj anamanaapushi j aat hu nEt hr E pi t t haghnam anj anamanaapushi j aat hu nEt hr E pi t t haghnam anj anamanaapushi j aat hu nEt hr E
nai v a pr abhAbhi r api sank hasi t at hv a nai v a pr abhAbhi r api sank hasi t at hva nai v a pr abhAbhi r api sank hasi t at hv a-- - buddhi : | | buddhi : | | buddhi : | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Lor d! For t hose, w ho ar e not bl essed w i t h Bhak t hi at y our l ot us f eet , t hey
w i l l not get cl ar i t y about t he Sr ut hi , Smr ut hi passages. When t he ey es ar e not
t r eat ed w i t h t he l ot i on ( col l y r i um) f or dest r oy i ng t he bi l e- gener at ed di sease,
even t he Sun’ s r ay s w on’ t be of hel p t o k now t he t r ue col or of t he w hi t e conch.
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Her e Kur Esar i s r ef er r i ng t o t he dhur bhAgy am ( mi sf or t une) of t hose, w ho ar e
devoi d of Bhak t hi f or t he l ot us f eet of t he Lor d ( y E t hu t hv adhangr i
sar aseer uha bhak t hi heenA: ) . They w ont get cl ar i t y about t he meani ngs of t he
Sr ut hi s and Smr ut hi s ( t EshAm y Eva ameebhi : api y aTAr Ta bOdhA: na) . For a
man w i t h bi l e di sease, ever y t hi ng w i l l l ook y el l ow and even t he br i ght Sun’ s
r ay s w i l l not hel p hi m r ecogni ze t hat t he conch bef or e hi m has t he w hi t e col or .
Sw amy Desi k an has r ef er r ed t o t hi s anal ogy i n SubhAshi t ha Neevi : “ Pi t t hEna
Paanchaj any am peet ham pasy an bhi shaj yat hu k am” . I t i s t hus cl ear t hat
Saast hr Ar Tams w i l l become evi dent onl y t o t hose f or t hose w i t h t r ue Bhak t hi
f or t he Lor d.
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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 16.1 16.1 16.1
4 7l¤ ¤lFt4|4 6 ¬|±6 94 ¬-4l 4 7l¤ ¤lFt4|4 6 ¬|±6 94 ¬-4l 4 7l¤ ¤lFt4|4 6 ¬|±6 94 ¬-4l
4l4l+ |r 4¾ ¬¬4¬|B 6x46Ft4P · 4l4l+ |r 4¾ ¬¬4¬|B 6x46Ft4P · 4l4l+ |r 4¾ ¬¬4¬|B 6x46Ft4P ·
¬l6 6¤ ¬ 4+¬4+ ¬l6 6¤ ¬ 4+¬4+ ¬l6 6¤ ¬ 4+¬4+ !! ! 4 74 H 4 74 H 4 74 H
ã!³ 94 !³ P|9 ¬|±6 94 B14- + ã!³ 94 !³ P|9 ¬|±6 94 B14- + ã!³ 94 !³ P|9 ¬|±6 94 B14- +
v EdAr Ta dhees v EdAr Ta dhees v EdAr Ta dhees-- - t hvay i t hu bhak t hi t ha y Eva l abhy A t hvay i t hu bhak t hi t ha y Eva l abhy A t hvay i t hu bhak t hi t ha y Eva l abhy A
y aav An hi y asccha bhagav annasi t at t hv at ast hvam | y aavAn hi y asccha bhagavannasi t at t hvat ast hvam | y aav An hi y asccha bhagav annasi t at t hv at ast hvam |
j n~ At hum t aTA bhuvana j n~ At hum t aTA bhuvana j n~ At hum t aTA bhuvana-- - bhav ana ! v EdavEdhyam bhav ana ! v EdavEdhyam bhav ana ! v EdavEdhyam
dhr asht um pr avEsht umapi bhak t hi t ha y Eva sak y a: | | dhr asht um pr avEsht umapi bhak t hi t ha y Eva sak y a: | | dhr asht um pr avEsht umapi bhak t hi t ha y Eva sak y a: | |

Thi s sl Ok am i s not f ound i n many comment ar i es ex cept i n Sr i Par ak aal a
Mat am pal m l eaves. Sr i v at hsAngAcchAr Sw amy has i ncl uded i t her e si nce i t
has no conf l i ct w i t h Saast hr Ar Tams.
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Lor d medi t at ed upon by t he r esi dent s of t he t hr ee w or l ds! Onl y Bhak t hi f or
You can bl ess one w i t h t he i nt el l ect t o compr ehend t he VedAr Tams. Bhak t hi
f or You al one per mi t s one t o k now your Svar oopam and l i mi t l ess gl or i es. That
Bhak t hi al one hel ps one compr ehend y ou as t he One t o be k now n by t he Veda
Mant hr ams and t o have y our vi si on dur i ng Dhy Anam as w el l as bei ng uni t ed
w i t h y ou. “ VedAr Ta dhee: Bhak t hi t a y Ev a l abhyA” . Emper umAn' s sank al pam,
AchAr y a Kat Ak sham and Ni j a Bhak t hi and t he hel p f r om t he t r ue Vedi c schol -
ar s can hel p us compr ehend a l i t t l e t he l i mi t l ess auspi ci ous at t r i but es of t he
Lor d.
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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 17 17 17
6x4l¤ 6t9¹9¹7H64 74l14 - 6x4l¤ 6t9¹9¹7H64 74l14 - 6x4l¤ 6t9¹9¹7H64 74l14 -
BlP°4 6- FP |6|¬¹-4¤ 6l†Hl|¬-· BlP°4 6- FP |6|¬¹-4¤ 6l†Hl|¬-· BlP°4 6- FP |6|¬¹-4¤ 6l†Hl|¬-·
t4lP 4 6x49¹Bl|x4TBt9 ¹lT - t4lP 4 6x49¹Bl|x4TBt9 ¹lT - t4lP 4 6x49¹Bl|x4TBt9 ¹lT -
7 4¬¤l|¬¹|9 |+|¾+ P- 9¹ HP + °÷+ 7 4¬¤l|¬¹|9 |+|¾+ P- 9¹ HP + °÷+ 7 4¬¤l|¬¹|9 |+|¾+ P- 9¹ HP + °÷+
t at hvAr Ta t at hpar a par assat ha vEda t at hvAr Ta t at hpar a par assat ha vEda t at hvAr Ta t at hpar a par assat ha vEda-- - v aak y ai : v aak y ai : v aak y ai :
saamar Tyat ha: smr ut hi bhi r apyaTa t haadhr useebhi : | saamar Tyat ha: smr ut hi bhi r apyaTa t haadhr useebhi : | saamar Tyat ha: smr ut hi bhi r apyaTa t haadhr useebhi : |
t v AmEva t at t hv apar a saat hv i k a sat hpur Anai : t v AmEva t at t hv apar a saat hv i k a sat hpur Anai : t v AmEva t at t hv apar a saat hv i k a sat hpur Anai :
dai vaj n~ adheebhi r api ni cchi numa: par Esam | | dai vaj n~ adheebhi r api ni cchi numa: par Esam | | dai vaj n~ adheebhi r api ni cchi numa: par Esam | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Lor d! Thr ough t he hundr eds of Veda Mant hr ams br oadcast i ng Your Par a
Tat t hv am and si mi l ar passages f r om Manu, Yaj n~ aval k y a Smr ut hi s and Saat h-
v i k a Pur ANams engaged i n sal ut i ng Your Supr eme st at us among gods and
f r om t he Sr i Sook t hi s of AchAr yAs, w ho under st and Your t r ue nat ur e, We have
ar r i ved at t he unassai l abl e concl usi on t hat You al one ar e t he Supr eme Bei ng
( Par amAt hmA) .
Thi s sl Ok am of Kur Esar i s model ed af t er t he St hOt hr a Rat hna sl Ok am of
Sw amy Al avant hAr , “ t v Am Seel a r oopa char i t hai : ” ( Sl Ok am 15) .

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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 18: 18: 18:
H-4× 6 14¬+ T |¬|7r HH-7l6 H-4× 6 14¬+ T |¬|7r HH-7l6 H-4× 6 14¬+ T |¬|7r HH-7l6
¬l T9|B|&P 9¬¹4 6PlHPlr -· ¬l T9|B|&P 9¬¹4 6PlHPlr -· ¬l T9|B|&P 9¬¹4 6PlHPlr -·
6 ¾ 9|B|&|4¬4F4 BP ¬6l4 - 6 ¾ 9|B|&|4¬4F4 BP ¬6l4 - 6 ¾ 9|B|&|4¬4F4 BP ¬6l4 -
¤lGl ×4l t4|4 6 Bl5¬4 6 ¤lGl ×4l t4|4 6 Bl5¬4 6 ¤lGl ×4l t4|4 6 Bl5¬4 6 !! ! B¹P Gl+l+ °<+ B¹P Gl+l+ °<+ B¹P Gl+l+ °<+
any at hr a t u k v achana k Echi t h i hEsa sabdAt h any at hr a t u k v achana k Echi t h i hEsa sabdAt h any at hr a t u k v achana k Echi t h i hEsa sabdAt h
l Ok a pr asi ddhi m upagamy a t ameesamAhu: | l Ok a pr asi ddhi m upagamy a t ameesamAhu: | l Ok a pr asi ddhi m upagamy a t ameesamAhu: |
t ai sccha pr asi ddhi vi bhavasy a samool at hAy ai : t ai sccha pr asi ddhi vi bhavasy a samool at hAy ai : t ai sccha pr asi ddhi vi bhavasy a samool at hAy ai :
gr Ahy A t r ay ee t vay ee t u saachyut a ! sammuuk heenA | | gr Ahy A t r ay ee t vay ee t u saachyut a ! sammuuk heenA | | gr Ahy A t r ay ee t vay ee t u saachyut a ! sammuuk heenA | |

M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Achy ut ha! Some ( Sai v As) st at e t hat Si v an i s t he Supr eme God because
some pur ANAs and AagamAs addr ess Hi m as I san, I sw ar an and I sAnan. For
st r engt heni ng t hat poi nt of v i ew , one has t o l ook f or val i d Suppor t f r om Rg,
Yaj us and Saama Vedams. Those t hr ee Vedams ar e f ocused on y ou. Those Ve-
dam speci f i cal l y sal ut e you as: “ Pat hi m v i sw asy At hmEsw ar am sAsv at ham
Shi v am Achyut ham” . Ot her Smr ut hi passages r ecogni ze You as
“ t ameesw ar ANAm Par amam MahEsw ar am” . Ther ef or e, w hen Vedam say s
I sw ar an, i t r ef er s t o Empr umAn onl y .

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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 19: 19: 19:
4- G-4Tl ¹T 6¹l Pr6l Prl4l+ 4- G-4Tl ¹T 6¹l Pr6l Prl4l+ 4- G-4Tl ¹T 6¹l Pr6l Prl4l+
HltPl =+F4 =+Tl =¬6¾ 4l 5¬ 6 · HltPl =+F4 =+Tl =¬6¾ 4l 5¬ 6 · HltPl =+F4 =+Tl =¬6¾ 4l 5¬ 6 ·
4 7ltPT9T4Tl¹T4T 4l¬4 4 7ltPT9T4Tl¹T4T 4l¬4 4 7ltPT9T4Tl¹T4T 4l¬4
6 t4l 44 6 9¹P H¹PlP+lP-+ °°+ 6 t4l 44 6 9¹P H¹PlP+lP-+ °°+ 6 t4l 44 6 9¹P H¹PlP+lP-+ °°+
y a: k hal u aNO: aNut ar O mahat hO maheey An y a: k hal u aNO: aNut ar O mahat hO maheey An y a: k hal u aNO: aNut ar O mahat hO maheey An
Aat hmaa j anasya Janak O j agat hsccha y OabhUt h | Aat hmaa j anasya Janak O j agat hsccha y OabhUt h | Aat hmaa j anasya Janak O j agat hsccha y OabhUt h |
v EdAt hmak a pr aNavak Ar aNa var Navaachy am v EdAt hmak a pr aNavak Ar aNa var Navaachy am v EdAt hmak a pr aNavak Ar aNa var Navaachy am
t hamm t vAm vayam t hu par amEsw ar am aamanAma: | | t hamm t vAm vayam t hu par amEsw ar am aamanAma: | | t hamm t vAm vayam t hu par amEsw ar am aamanAma: | |









M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Sr i man Naar Ay aNa! Vai k uNTha NaaTha! We concl ude t hat y ou and You
Par amEshw ar an- - - Vi nnagar a Emper umAn
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al one i s t he Par amEsw ar an and w or shi p y ou w i t h t he hel p of Pr amANams f r om
t he Vedaas. You became t he One, w ho i s subt l er t han “ t he subt l est ” and
gr ander t han “ t he gr andest ” . You gave bi r t h t o t he sent i ent and t he i nsen-
t i ent uni ver se and ent er ed i nsi de al l of t hem t o di r ect t hem. You ar e i ndi cat ed
by t he one l et t er ed Pr aNavam, w hi ch i s t he r oot and t he essence of al l t he
Vaachak a sabdhams of Vedaas.
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Tai t t i r i ya Upani shad i n t he Naar Ay aNAnuv Ak am sect i on descr i bed t he Sva-
r oopa- Roopa- GuNams of t he Lor d:
“ aNOr aNeey An Mahat hO Maheey An aat hmAasy a j ant hOr - ni hi t hO guhA-
y Am” ( smal l er t han t he smal l est and l ar ger t han t he l ar gest ) and concl udes
w i t h “ pr asAdhAn- mahi mAnam I sam” i ndi cat i ng t hat Sr i man Naar Ay aNan i s
t he I san/ I sw ar an/ Par amEsw ar an ( Supr eme Lor d) .
Kur Esar concl udes her e t her ef or e: “ t vAm t hu vay am Par amEsw ar am aaman-
Ama: ( We r ecogni ze You as our Supr eme Lor d based on Veda Mant hr ams) .
That Supr eme Bei ng as t he one embodi ment of t he si ngl e l et t er ed Pr aNav am
i s sal ut ed her e by Kur Esar :
t amm VedAt hmak a Pr aNava- k Ar aNa var Na- vAchy am
t v Am t hu v ayam Par amEsw ar am aamanAma:
When Kur Esar sal ut es t he Lor d as “ VedAt hmak a pr aNava k aar aNa v ar Na
v aachy am” , i t i s cl ear t hat Pr aNavam cannot r ef er t o any one ot her t han
Emper umAn.

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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 20: 20: 20:
HltP H¹l 5|B + 9¹l 5|F6 64 H¹l 5-4- HltP H¹l 5|B + 9¹l 5|F6 64 H¹l 5-4- HltP H¹l 5|B + 9¹l 5|F6 64 H¹l 5-4-
|4HF4 ¬l|¤9|6¹F4 9¹l4T ¬· |4HF4 ¬l|¤9|6¹F4 9¹l4T ¬· |4HF4 ¬l|¤9|6¹F4 9¹l4T ¬·
+l¹l4Tl¬4 6 +l¹l4Tl¬4 6 +l¹l4Tl¬4 6 !! ! 9¹Ft4|Pr T 94 9¹Ft4|Pr T 94 9¹Ft4|Pr T 94
¤Ol74l 5|9 ¬47l¬T¬-¤B¬l-+ -¤+ ¤Ol74l 5|9 ¬47l¬T¬-¤B¬l-+ -¤+ ¤Ol74l 5|9 ¬47l¬T¬-¤B¬l-+ -¤+
Aat hmEsw ar Oasi na par Oast hi t avEsw ar Oanya : Aat hmEsw ar Oasi na par Oast hi t av Esw ar Oany a : Aat hmEsw ar Oasi na par Oast hi t av Esw ar Oany a :
v i sv asya chAdhi pat hi r asya par Ay aNam cha | v i sv asya chAdhi pat hi r asya par Ay aNam cha | v i sv asya chAdhi pat hi r asya par Ay aNam cha |
Naar Ay aNAchyut ha! par ast vami hai k a yEva Naar Ay aNAchyut ha! par ast vami hai k a yEva Naar Ay aNAchyut ha! par ast vami hai k a yEva
Br ahmAday Oapi bhavadhI k shaNa l abdhasat t hA: | | Br ahmAday Oapi bhavadhI k shaNa l abdhasat t hA: | | Br ahmAday Oapi bhavadhI k shaNa l abdhasat t hA: | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Sr i man Naar AyaNa! You ar e t he Lor d unt o Your sel f ( t hvam Aat hmEsw ar a asi ) .
Ther e i s no one w ho i s Super i or t o You ( t ava Par a: adhy a I sw ar a: na ast hi ) .
Thou ar t t he Lor d and goal of t hi s uni v er se and i t s bei ngs ( asy a v i sw asya adhi -
pat hi : Par Ay aNam cha) . Oh Lor d, w ho nev er l et s dow n any one w ho per f or med
Sar aNAgat hy t o You and sought Your pr ot ect i on. ( Oh! Achy ut ha) When w e i n-
qui r e as t o w ho i s t he Super i or amongst al l gods, i t becomes appar ent t hat
y ou al one ar e t he Par a DEvat hai ( Supr eme Bei ng) . Ev en Br ahma, Rudr an and
ot her s have r eal i zed t hei r ow n ex i st ence t hr ough t he pow er of y our benevo-
l ent gl ances ( Br ahmAdhay a: api bhav adhI k shaNa l abdha sat t aa: ) .
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Kur Esar uses t he f ol l ow i ng Sr ut hi Pr amANams f or t he t hought s behi nd t hi s
sl Ok am:
1. 1. 1. “ YasmAt h Par am naapar am ast hi ” , “ YasmAt h Par am naapar am ast hi ” , “ YasmAt h Par am naapar am ast hi ” ,
2. 2. 2. “ Pat hi m v i sw asyaat hmEsw ar am” , “ Pat hi m v i sw asyaat hmEsw ar am” , “ Pat hi m v i sw asyaat hmEsw ar am” ,
3. 3. 3. “ Ni vAsa: suhr udh gat hi : Naar Ay aNa: ” “ Ni vAsa: suhr udh gat hi : Naar Ay aNa: ” “ Ni vAsa: suhr udh gat hi : Naar Ay aNa: ”

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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 21 21 21
|+t4- BPl-4|¤T4|= 6 7|= 6~l- |+t4- BPl-4|¤T4|= 6 7|= 6~l- |+t4- BPl-4|¤T4|= 6 7|= 6~l-
|+t4 5¬¹ |7|4 4B+ 9 69- 9 ¹lT-· |+t4 5¬¹ |7|4 4B+ 9 69- 9 ¹lT-· |+t4 5¬¹ |7|4 4B+ 9 69- 9 ¹lT-·
Bx4946 +T¹l =¬6l 5F4 P ¬ Bx4946 +T¹l =¬6l 5F4 P ¬ Bx4946 +T¹l =¬6l 5F4 P ¬
+l-4Ft47|F6 ¤¹Tl¤¹ +l-4Ft47|F6 ¤¹Tl¤¹ +l-4Ft47|F6 ¤¹Tl¤¹ !! ! 4 74 H-+ -°+ 4 74 H-+ -°+ 4 74 H-+ -°+
ni t hy a: samAbhy adhi k a var j i t ha: Ur j i t hasr I : ni t hy a: samAbhy adhi k a var j i t ha: Ur j i t hasr I : ni t hy a: samAbhy adhi k a var j i t ha: Ur j i t hasr I :
ni t hy Eak shar E di vi vasan pur usha: pur ANa: | ni t hy Eak shar E di vi vasan pur usha: pur ANa: | ni t hy Eak shar E di vi vasan pur usha: pur ANa: |
sat t vapr avar t anak ar O j agat Oasy a mool am sat t vapr avar t anak ar O j agat Oasy a mool am sat t vapr avar t anak ar O j agat Oasy a mool am
naanyast vadast i dhar aNeedhar a! v Edav Edya: | | naanyast vadast i dhar aNeedhar a! v Edav Edya: | | naanyast vadast i dhar aNeedhar a! v Edav Edya: | |
Dhar aneedhar an- - - Oppi l i appan
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M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh t he Lor d of BhUmi Dev i ( dhar aNeedhar a) ! You al one ar e et er nal ( t vam
y Ek a ni t hya: ) . You have no equal or super i or ( Sama abhyadhi k a var j i t ha: ) . You
ar e t he t i mel ess ( anAdhi ) Pur ushan ( Pur ushOt t haman) . You ar e t he sol e seed
f or t hi s uni ver se as y ou st ay i n Your et er nal Par ama Padham ( Ni t hyE dhi vi ak -
shar E vasan asy a j agat ha: mool am) . You ar e t he One r espl endent w i t h t he i n-
separ abl e associ at i on of MahA Lak shmi ( t v am Ur j i t ha Sr I : ) . You spr ead t he
Sat ht v a guNam l i nk ed t o Jn~ Anam ( Sat t hva pr avar t anak ar a: ) . Ther e i s no
one, w ho coul d be compr ehended w i t h t he hel p of t he VedAs ( t vadh any a:
Veda v Edya: na ast hi ) .
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
When Kur Esar uses t he t er m “ ni t hy a: ” he has i n mi nd t he Sr ut hi passages:
“ ni t hy O ni t hy AnAm chEt anas- chEt anAnAm” . Kur Esar sel ect s t he Vedi c passage
of “ Hr eesccha t E Lak shmeesccha Pat hny ou” as Pr amANam, w hen he sel ect s
t he w or ds “ Dhar aNi dhar a - Ur j i t ha Sr I : ” t o sal ut e t he Lor d as t he di v i ne con-
sor t of BhUmi Dev i and MahA Lak shmi .

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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 22: 22: 22:
4 ¬ 6¬-4¬47lHP+lHPlr - 4 ¬ 6¬-4¬47lHP+lHPlr - 4 ¬ 6¬-4¬47lHP+lHPlr -
H-6FP ã|+¬4 4P+-6-9P · H-6FP ã|+¬4 4P+-6-9P · H-6FP ã|+¬4 4P+-6-9P ·
4F4 |׬l T=++l P|r9l ¬ ¬÷Pl- 4F4 |׬l T=++l P|r9l ¬ ¬÷Pl- 4F4 |׬l T=++l P|r9l ¬ ¬÷Pl-
Bl¬l6 B 94 9 69l 5|B BrUP ¤l + --+ Bl¬l6 B 94 9 69l 5|B BrUP ¤l + --+ Bl¬l6 B 94 9 69l 5|B BrUP ¤l + --+
y amm bhUt ha y amm bhUt ha y amm bhUt ha-- - bhavya bhav adeesam aneesam aahu: bhavya bhav adeesam aneesam aahu: bhavya bhav adeesam aneesam aahu:
ant ha: samudr a ni l ay am yamanant har oopam | ant ha: samudr a ni l ay am yamanant har oopam | ant ha: samudr a ni l ay am yamanant har oopam |
y asya t hr i l Ok a j ananee mahi shee cha Lak shmI : y asya t hr i l Ok a j ananee mahi shee cha Lak shmI : y asya t hr i l Ok a j ananee mahi shee cha Lak shmI :
saak shAt h sa y Ev a Pur ushOasi sahasr amoor dhA | | saak shAt h sa y Ev a Pur ushOasi sahasr amoor dhA | | saak shAt h sa y Ev a Pur ushOasi sahasr amoor dhA | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
You ar e t he Mast er of t he past , f ut ur e and pr esent ( BhUt ha bhav ya bhav adee-
san) . You ar e sal ut ed as one, w ho has no Mast er ( aneesan) . You ar e r ecog-
ni zed as r ecl i ni ng i n t he mi ddl e of t he Mi l k y Ocean ( ant ha: samudr a ni l ayan) .
You ar e sal ut ed as One w i t h mul t i t udes of r oopam/ f or ms ( anant ha r oopan) .
As t he Supr eme Bei ng of such gl or i ous at t r i but es and as t he di v i ne consor t of
t he Mot her of t he bei ngs of t he t hr ee w or l ds, y ou become t he t housand-
headed Pur ushan vi sual i zed by t he Pur usha Sook t ham of t he VedAs.
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Vedam st at es: “ na t asy Esa k ascchana” ( Ther e i s no Mast er f or t he Lor d. He i s
Hi s ow n Mast er ) . Kur Esar sal ut es i n t hi s cont ex t as: “ Yamm aneesam aahu: ”
The r oopam of t he Lor d r est i ng i n t he mi ddl e of t he mi l k y ocean i s Padhma-
nAbhan. Kur Esar ’ s Sr ut hi Pr amANams f or Sal ut at i on of Ksheer Abdhi NaaTan
as “ Yamm ant ha: samudhr a ni l ayam” ar e:
1. 1. 1. “ ambasy a paar E” , “ ambasy a paar E” , “ ambasy a paar E” ,
2. 2. 2. “ Samudr Ent ham Vi svasambhuvam” , “ Samudr Ent ham Vi svasambhuvam” , “ Samudr Ent ham Vi svasambhuvam” ,
3. 3. 3. “ yamant ha Samudhr E k avayO vayant hi ” “ yamant ha Samudhr E k avayO vayant hi ” “ yamant ha Samudhr E k avayO vayant hi ”
The Lor d’ s count l ess f or ms ( anant a r oopams) ar e based on t he f ol l ow i ng
Sr ut hi Pr amANams: “ t adhEk am av yak t ham ANANTHA ROOPAM, Kr i shNa
r oopANi ANANTHAANI ” . Sw amy Desi k an r ef er s l at er t o t he 77 r oopams of Lor d
Nar asi mhan i n Gadhya BhAshyam. Kur Esar sal ut ed MahA Lak shmi as “ t hr i l Ok a
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Jananee” . The pr amANam her e i s f r om Vi shNu Pur ANam: “ Snapay Am chak r i r E
Dev eem Sar v al Ok a- MahEsw ar eem”
Kur Esar concl udes t hi s sl Ok am w i t h t he st at ement t hat t he Lor d of MahA Lak -
shmi i s t he Pur ushan cel ebr at ed by Pur usha Sook t ham as “ Sahasr a Seer sha: ”
Kur Esar ’ s w or ds ar e: “ Sa: Sahasr a- Moor dhA Pur usha: Saak shAt h”
Wher ev er one t ur ns, Sr i v at hsAngAcchAr Sw amy i dent i f i es t he Sr ut hi , Smr ut hi ,
Pur ANa Pr amAnams behi nd each w or d chosen by Kur Esar i n t he sl Ok ams of
Sr i Vai k uNTha St hav am t o est abl i sh t he supr emacy of Sr i Vai k uNTha Naat han.

Aneesan- - - dEv Adi r Aj an
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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 23: 23: 23:
B4 ~ |6!4+ ¬6 |F¤¹P9T¹-4 B4 ~ |6!4+ ¬6 |F¤¹P9T¹-4 B4 ~ |6!4+ ¬6 |F¤¹P9T¹-4
+l¹l4Tlñ4¤¹ t4|P4l+4HP · +l¹l4Tlñ4¤¹ t4|P4l+4HP · +l¹l4Tlñ4¤¹ t4|P4l+4HP ·
B 16 6 9l 69PH 9=¬t9|4× B 16 6 9l 69PH 9=¬t9|4× B 16 6 9l 69PH 9=¬t9|4×
t4lP ¬P 9 69PlHP 7l=rl¹+ -°+ t4lP ¬P 9 69PlHP 7l=rl¹+ -°+ t4lP ¬P 9 69PlHP 7l=rl¹+ -°+
sar v asr ut i shv anugat am sTi r amapr ak ampy am sar v asr ut i shvanugat am sTi r amapr ak ampy am sar v asr ut i shvanugat am sTi r amapr ak ampy am
Naar Ay aNAhv ay adhar am t vami v Anavadhy am | Naar Ay aNAhv ay adhar am t vami v Anavadhy am | Naar Ay aNAhv ay adhar am t vami v Anavadhy am |
Sook t am t u pour usham asEsha j agat h pav i t r am Sook t am t u pour usham asEsha j agat h pav i t r am Sook t am t u pour usham asEsha j agat h pav i t r am
t hvAm ut t hamam Pur usham I sam udAj ahAr a | | t hvAm ut t hamam Pur usham I sam udAj ahAr a | | t hvAm ut t hamam Pur usham I sam udAj ahAr a | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh t he Lor d of BhUmi Dev i ! The same f i r m ( sTi r am) and unassai l abl e
( apr ak ampyam) Pur usha Sook t ham has i t s abode i n al l t he 4 vedams ( Sar va
sr ut i shu anugat ham) w i t h t he name of Naar Ay aNa ( Naar AyaNa aahvayad-
har am) Thi s bl emi shl ess Pur usha Sook t ham, w hi ch cr eat es pur i t y ( Suddhi ) i n
t he uni ver se has i dent i f i ed You as t he Pur ushOt t haman i n t hi s w or l d ( t vAm
ut t hamam Pur usham I sam udAj ahAr a) .
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Thi s sl Ok am i s a j oi nt cel ebr at i on of t he Lor d and t he Pur usha Sook t ham eul o-
gi zi ng Hi m. The f i v e adj ect i v es of t he f i r st t w o l i nes of t hi s sl Ok am
“ Sar va Sr ut i shu anugat am, sTi r am, apr ak amyam, Naar Ay aNa aahvay adhar am,
anavadhyam” qual i f y “ asEsha Jagat h pav i t hr am” . These f i v e v i sEshaNams
( qual i f i er s) ar e equal l y r el evant t o Pur usha Sook t ham: I t i s f ound i n al l t he
f our VedAs ( Sar va sr ut hi shu anugat ham) ; i t i s f i r ml y est abl i shed ( sTi r am) ; i t
i s unassai l abl e ( apr ak ampy am) ; i t has t he name of Naar AyaNa
( Pour ushamEva Sook t hEna, t adh Vi shNOr i t hi mant hr ENa sook t hEna Pu-
r ushENu t hu) . Pour usham Sook t ham r ef er s t o Pur usha Sook t ham her e.
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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 24: 24: 24:
Hl+-7P H¹ H4l= P+Bl4¬lG Hl+-7P H¹ H4l= P+Bl4¬lG Hl+-7P H¹ H4l= P+Bl4¬lG
HlVl|B9 - H6¬ Tl ¬|¹64P T· HlVl|B9 - H6¬ Tl ¬|¹64P T· HlVl|B9 - H6¬ Tl ¬|¹64P T·
Bl 54 64 4 + 9 |r t4|Prl-6¹ltPl Bl 54 64 4 + 9 |r t4|Prl-6¹ltPl Bl 54 64 4 + 9 |r t4|Prl-6¹ltPl
t4 9 '7¹lT+4+- 9 69¾ 9l !T-+ -v+ t4 9 '7¹lT+4+- 9 69¾ 9l !T-+ -v+ t4 9 '7¹lT+4+- 9 69¾ 9l !T-+ -v+
Aanandham ai sw ar am avAngh Aanandham ai sw ar am avAngh Aanandham ai sw ar am avAngh-- - manasAv agAhyam manasAv agAhyam manasAv agAhyam
aamnAsi shu: sat a aamnAsi shu: sat a aamnAsi shu: sat a-- - guNOt t ar i t ha guNOt t ar i t ha guNOt t ar i t ha-- - k r amENa | k r amENa | k r amENa |
sOay am t av ai va nr ushu hi t v ami hAnt ar At mA sOay am t av ai va nr ushu hi t v ami hAnt ar At mA sOay am t av ai va nr ushu hi t v ami hAnt ar At mA
t v am PuNDar eek a t v am PuNDar eek a t v am PuNDar eek a-- - nay ana: Pur ushasccha PoushNa: | | nay ana: Pur ushasccha PoushNa: | | nay ana: Pur ushasccha PoushNa: | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Lor d! Your auspi ci ous guNams hav e been decl ar ed by t he VedAs t o be be-
y ond mi nd and speech ( avAngh- manasa av agAhyam) and t hat bl i ss ar i si ng
f r om t he cont empl at i on of t hese di v i ne guNams i ncr eases i n uni t s of hundr ed
st ar t i ng f r om t he aanandham of humans. That bl i ss i s uni que t o y ou and y our
mat chl ess guNams. I n t he Aananda v al l i passage, y ou ar e i dent i f i ed as t he
i ndw el l er of t he chEt anams. You al so become t he i ndw el l er of t he Soor y an as
w hi t e l ot us ey ed Pur ushan.
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Aanandhaval l i passage f r om Tai t t i r eey a Upani shad st ar t s w i t h Maanusha an-
andham / human bl i ss ( sa y Ek O Maanusha aanandha: ) .
That i s t ak en as t he uni t f or t he measur ement of t he bl i ss of :
1. Manushy a- Gandhar v a
2. Dev a- Gandhar v As
3. Pi t hr us
4. aaj anaj a dEva
5. k ar ma dEv a
6. Dev a
7. I ndhr a
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8. Br uhaspat hi and
9. Pr aj Apat hi
The bl i ss of each of t he set of t en st ar t i ng f r om Manushyan i s 100 f ol d l ar ger
and ends w i t h t he aanandham of Br ahman as t he l of t i est ( sa y Ek O Br ahmaNa
aanandha: ) .
Kur Esar dr aw s t he Upani shad Pr amANam on Aanandham t o poi nt out t hat t he
l of t i est of aanandham i s enj oy ed by t he Par ama Pur ushan as t he Supr eme Be-
i ng. That He i s i nsi de al l chEt hanams as ant har y Ami ( i ndw el l er ) and i n
achEt hanams as anupr avEsam pr oves Hi s Sar v Esw ar at hvam. He i s i nsi de t he
or bi t of t he Sun ( PoushNa: Pur usha: Sa: ) and has ey es r esembl i ng t he l ot us
( “ t asya yaTA k apyAsam PuNDar eek am yEvamak shi Neem” ) Kur Esar pi l es up
pr amANam af t er pr amANam t o r emi nd us of t he Par adEv at hA Tat t hvam of Sr i
Vai k uNThanAThan her e.


Pundar eek a nay anan- - - Per umAl KOi l Kannan
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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 25: 25: 25:
4-P ¬Tl¹TP4 \46 B |74l14 - 4-P ¬Tl¹TP4 \46 B |74l14 - 4-P ¬Tl¹TP4 \46 B |74l14 -
¤O |6 4l B|7|6 4l55tP|¬¹l5¤4l 66 · ¤O |6 4l B|7|6 4l55tP|¬¹l5¤4l 66 · ¤O |6 4l B|7|6 4l55tP|¬¹l5¤4l 66 ·
+l¹l4TF|t4|6 Prl 9|+97 ¤4l|6 +l¹l4TF|t4|6 Prl 9|+97 ¤4l|6 +l¹l4TF|t4|6 Prl 9|+97 ¤4l|6
Bl 4l|¬Tl9¬ 64l 5-4+ =¹P ¹ +lP + --+ Bl 4l|¬Tl9¬ 64l 5-4+ =¹P ¹ +lP + --+ Bl 4l|¬Tl9¬ 64l 5-4+ =¹P ¹ +lP + --+
y an y an y an-- - mool a mool a mool a-- - k Ar aNam abudhy at a sr usht i vaak yai : k Ar aNam abudhy at a sr usht i vaak yai : k Ar aNam abudhy at a sr usht i vaak yai :
Br ahmEt hi v aa sadi t hi v aa aat hmagi r A aTav aa t at h | Br ahmEt hi v aa sadi t hi v aa aat hmagi r A aTav aa t at h | Br ahmEt hi v aa sadi t hi v aa aat hmagi r A aTav aa t at h |
Naar Ay aNast hv i t hi mahOpani shadh br av eet hi Naar Ay aNast hv i t hi mahOpani shadh br av eet hi Naar Ay aNast hv i t hi mahOpani shadh br av eet hi
soubAl i k ee Pr abr ut aYOapi anuj agmu: y EnAm | | soubAl i k ee Pr abr ut aYOapi anuj agmu: y EnAm | | soubAl i k ee Pr abr ut aYOapi anuj agmu: y EnAm | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
MahOpani shad deal i ng w i t h t he cr eat i on of t he uni v er se st at es t hat t he an-
ci ent k aar aNam ( r eason) f or Sr usht i i s descr i bed by t he Vedi c w or d, Sat h or
Br ahman or Aat hmaa. That aadhi k aar aNam f or t he cr eat i on of t hi s naama-
r oopa pr apancham has been i dent i f i ed f ur t her as none ot her t han Sr i man
Naar Ay aNan. SubhAl Opani shad and ot her Upani shads f ol l ow t he pat h l ai d out
by MahOpani shad.
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
I n t he pr ev i ous sl Ok am, Kur Esar st at ed t hat t he Lor d has t he guNam of i m-
measur abl e bl i ss and He i s t he One w ho gr ant s MOk shAnandham t o t hose w ho
per f or m Sar aNAgat hy t o Hi m. I n t hi s sl Ok am, Kur Esar sal ut es t he Lor d as Ja-
gat h Kaar aNan. VedAs sal ut e t hi s Jagat h- Kaar aNa Vast hu as “ Br ahman, Sat h,
and Aat hmA” . That Sr i man Naar AyaNan i s t he Jagat h Kaar aNan i s poi nt ed out
by t he passages of MahOpani shad ( " yEk O hav ai Naar ayaNa aaseet h, na Br ah-
maa nEsAna: ” ) and SubhAl Opani shad ( dhi v y O dEv a y Ek O Naar Ay aNa: ) . Thus
al l padhams speak about Naar AyaNan ( Si va means auspi ci ous) and t her ef or e
Naar Ay aNan al one i s t he Jagat h Kaar aNan.

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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 26 26 26
74l |6- 9¹ 9¹P6x4 H¤l 9¹ltPl 74l |6- 9¹ 9¹P6x4 H¤l 9¹ltPl 74l |6- 9¹ 9¹P6x4 H¤l 9¹ltPl
¤O |6 ¬ ~ |69 46 9¹4Ft4¤l6P · ¤O |6 ¬ ~ |69 46 9¹4Ft4¤l6P · ¤O |6 ¬ ~ |69 46 9¹4Ft4¤l6P ·
+l¹l4TF6|7|6 67 |4|H+|7 Tl|¬7 +l¹l4TF6|7|6 67 |4|H+|7 Tl|¬7 +l¹l4TF6|7|6 67 |4|H+|7 Tl|¬7
|4!Tl - 97 9¹P ²t49¹l ¬ Tl|6+ -°+ |4!Tl - 97 9¹P ²t49¹l ¬ Tl|6+ -°+ |4!Tl - 97 9¹P ²t49¹l ¬ Tl|6+ -°+
Jy Ot hi : Par am Par ama Jy Ot hi : Par am Par ama Jy Ot hi : Par am Par ama-- - t at t hvam aTO Par amAt hmaa t at t hvam aTO Par amAt hmaa t at t hvam aTO Par amAt hmaa
Br ahmEt hi cha Sr ut hi shu y at h Par av ast hvadheet ham | Br ahmEt hi cha Sr ut hi shu y at h Par av ast hvadheet ham | Br ahmEt hi cha Sr ut hi shu y at h Par av ast hv adheet ham |
Naar Ay aNast adi t hi t adh v i si nasht i k aachi dh Naar Ay aNast adi t hi t adh v i si nasht i k aachi dh Naar Ay aNast adi t hi t adh v i si nasht i k aachi dh
Vi shNO: Padham Par amam i t hyapar aa gr uNAt hi Vi shNO: Padham Par amam i t hyapar aa gr uNAt hi Vi shNO: Padham Par amam i t hyapar aa gr uNAt hi | | | | | |

M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
One Sr ut hi ( Naar Aay aNa anuvAk am) sal ut es Sr i man Naar AyaNan, t he obj ect
of our medi t at i on as t he Supr eme Bei ng i n t he f or m of Supr eme Jy Ot hi , Su-
pr eme Tat t hvam ( doct r i ne) and as Supr eme Soul and Br ahman. The ot her
Sr ut hi ( Kat a val l i ) i dent i f i es t hat vast hu as t he Supr eme abode of al l per v asi v e
Vi shNu.
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Her e, Kur Esar r ef er s t o t w o Upani shads ( Naar Ay aNa anuvAk am and Kat a Val l i )
t hat sal ut e Vi shNu as t he Supr eme Lor d. I n t he pr evi ous sl Ok am, Kur Esar r e-
f er r ed t o t w o ot her Upani shads ( MahOpani shad and SubhAl Opani shad) i n t hi s
cont ex t .
The sal ut at i on of Naar Ay aNAnuvAk am i s:
Naar Ay aNa Par am Br ahmma t at t hvam Naar AyaNa: par a: | Naar Ay aNa Par am Br ahmma t at t hvam Naar AyaNa: par a: | Naar Ay aNa Par am Br ahmma t at t hvam Naar AyaNa: par a: |
Naar Ay aNa par O JyOt hi : aat hmA Naar AyaNa par a: | | Naar Ay aNa par O JyOt hi : aat hmA Naar AyaNa par a: | | Naar Ay aNa par O JyOt hi : aat hmA Naar AyaNa par a: | |
The Kat a Val l i Passage cel ebr at i ng t he gl or y of t he Lor d as Par amAt hmA i s:
Vi j n~ Ana Saar aTi r Vi j n~ Ana Saar aTi r Vi j n~ Ana Saar aTi r -- - y ast hu mana: pr agr ahavAn nar a: y ast hu mana: pr agr ahavAn nar a: y ast hu mana: pr agr ahavAn nar a:
sOadhv ana: pAr amApnOt hi t adh Vi shNO: Par amam padam sOadhv ana: pAr amApnOt hi t adh Vi shNO: Par amam padam sOadhv ana: pAr amApnOt hi t adh Vi shNO: Par amam padam
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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 27 27 27
B-6l†H- ~ |6|H¹FB 9¹FBrUl- B-6l†H- ~ |6|H¹FB 9¹FBrUl- B-6l†H- ~ |6|H¹FB 9¹FBrUl-
4l¬F64 9¤|46 9¹P |H6 t4P · 4l¬F64 9¤|46 9¹P |H6 t4P · 4l¬F64 9¤|46 9¹P |H6 t4P ·
|T¾ r + -4=¬T- |4|P¤l6 ¬ 7 |T¾ r + -4=¬T- |4|P¤l6 ¬ 7 |T¾ r + -4=¬T- |4|P¤l6 ¬ 7
4lP+ =¬|-6 |+|¬¹+ 9 +6|ã¹ ¾+ -÷+ 4lP+ =¬|-6 |+|¬¹+ 9 +6|ã¹ ¾+ -÷+ 4lP+ =¬|-6 |+|¬¹+ 9 +6|ã¹ ¾+ -÷+
Sant heedr usa: Sr ut hi si r assu par assahasr aa: Sant heedr usa: Sr ut hi si r assu par assahasr aa: Sant heedr usa: Sr ut hi si r assu par assahasr aa:
Vaachast av a pr aTay i t hum Par amEsi t hr ut hvam | Vaachast av a pr aTay i t hum Par amEsi t hr ut hvam | Vaachast av a pr aTay i t hum Par amEsi t hr ut hv am |
k i m chEha na v yaj agaNa: k r i mi dhAt r ubhEdam k i m chEha na v yaj agaNa: k r i mi dhAt r ubhEdam k i m chEha na v yaj agaNa: k r i mi dhAt r ubhEdam
k r Aman j agant hi ni gi r an punar udhgi r amsccha | | k r Aman j agant hi ni gi r an punar udhgi r amsccha | | k r Aman j agant hi ni gi r an punar udhgi r amsccha | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Sr i Vai k uNTha NaaThaa! Ther e ar e t housands of Upani shadi c passages t o
sal ut e your st at us as Par amAt hmaa. Your Kaar uNy am and Sar v a Rak shat hvam
w er e w el l demonst r at ed i n y our avat hAr ams. For i nst ance, no di f f er ences
w er e f ound bet w een a l ow l y w or m and t he gr and Br ahma Devan at t he t i mes
w hen You measur ed t he w or l ds w i t h t hr ee st eps as Thr i v i k r aman or w hen You
sw al l ow ed t he w or l ds as a smal l chi l d f l oat i ng i nnocent l y on t he bed of a
peepal l eaf or w hen You r el eased t he w or l d f r om Your st omach at t he t i me of
cr eat i on. Such i s y our gr eat ness i n bl essi ng one and al l w i t h Your compassi on!
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
BhagavAn i s abhi nna ni mi t t hOpAdhana Kaar aNan ( Mool a Vast hu as w el l as Sa-
hak Ar an) f or t he w or l d. Thi s i s Hi s Par amAt hma Tat t hvam. Hi s gr eat ness and
day A f or al l t he cr eat ed bei ngs i s r ev eal ed dur i ng Thr i v i k r amAvat hAr am and
Vada Pat hr a say anAvat hAr am. Dur i ng Thr i vi k r ama avat hAr am, Hi s sacr ed f eet
t ouched t he heads of t he mi ght y Br ahma t o t he l ow l y w or m and consecr at ed
al l of t hem. Dur i ng Hi s Vada Pat hr a sayanam, He pr ot ect ed Hi s cr eat ed bei ngs
f r om i nsect t o mi ght y Br ahmA by hol di ng t hem i n a smal l por t i on of Hi s st om-
ach and t hen r el easi ng t hem at t he end of t he del uge. Hi s sacr ed f eet dur i ng
Thr i v i k r amAvat hAr am hav e been l oudl y pr ocl ai med by t he VedAs l i k e t he
sound emanat i ng f r om a gi gant i c dr um ( “ Thr i v i k r amasy a Vi j aya Di NDi mAy -
i t ham v Edhai : ” ) . Vi shNu Sook t ham cel ebr at es t hem as “ SamooDam asya
paamsur E”
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Sr I Vai k uNTha nAt han- - - - - Sr i Paar t hasaar at hy Per umAL - - - - Thi r u Al l i k ENi
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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 28 28 28
-9|~4l 9¹P4l 9¹P T ¤lVl -9|~4l 9¹P4l 9¹P T ¤lVl -9|~4l 9¹P4l 9¹P T ¤lVl
|¬× ¾ T |¾T|¬6 ¬ 46¾|¹× -· |¬× ¾ T |¾T|¬6 ¬ 46¾|¹× -· |¬× ¾ T |¾T|¬6 ¬ 46¾|¹× -·
|¬ñ ¹|+ñ49¹ ¹9¹ ¾ T |¬7 |¬ñ ¹|+ñ49¹ ¹9¹ ¾ T |¬7 |¬ñ ¹|+ñ49¹ ¹9¹ ¾ T |¬7
|+|¾-46 t4|4 |49|¾6 ²|H6 t4P + -<+ |+|¾-46 t4|4 |49|¾6 ²|H6 t4P + -<+ |+|¾-46 t4|4 |49|¾6 ²|H6 t4P + -<+
r oopasr i y aa par amay aa par amENa dhAmnaa r oopasr i y aa par amay aa par amENa dhAmnaa r oopasr i y aa par amay aa par amENa dhAmnaa
chi t hr ai sccha k ai scchi t h uchi t hai : Bhavat ha: char i t hr ai : | chi t hr ai sccha k ai scchi t h uchi t hai : Bhavat ha: char i t hr ai : | chi t hr ai sccha k ai scchi t h uchi t hai : Bhavat ha: char i t hr ai : |
chi hnai r ani hnava par ai : apar ai sccha k ai scchi dh chi hnai r ani hnava par ai : apar ai sccha k ai scchi dh chi hnai r ani hnava par ai : apar ai sccha k ai scchi dh
ni cchi nv at hE t vay i vi pascchi t ha I si t hr ut hvam | | ni cchi nv at hE t vay i vi pascchi t ha I si t hr ut hvam | | ni cchi nv at hE t vay i vi pascchi t ha I si t hr ut hvam | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Those w i t h di scr i mi nat i ng i nt el l ect est abl i sh Your Supr emacy among gods
t hr ough t he supr eme l ust er of y our body .
Ref er ences t hat deal w i t h uni que i nci dent s connect ed t o y our l i f e has l ed t o
y our sel f bei ng sal ut ed as t he One havi ng many abodes:
1. Ksheer Abdhi / Mi l k y Ocean,
2. Vai k uNTham ( t adh Vi shNO: Par am Padham sadhA pasyant hi Soor ay a: ) ,
3. t he mi nds of Yogi s,
4. Veda Si r as/ Upani shads and
5. dhi vya desams
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Her e, Kur Esar gi v es t he r easons f or t he i nt el l i gent peopl e t o ar r i ve at hi s con-
cl usi on t hat BhagavAn al one i s t he Supr eme Bei ng. Hi s Soumya/ SubhAsr aya
r oopam ( Roopa Sr I ) i s uni que among gods. The beaut y and l ust er of Hi s body/
dhi vya MangaLa v i gr aham, Hi s w eapons, Hi s aabhar aNams, Hi s hast ha
Mudhr ai s ar e not mat ched by any ot her gods. Ot her gods hav e k ar ma samb-
handham ( Kar ma y Onaya: ) and BhagavAn i s t ot al l y unt ouched by k ar mAs. Al l
t he ot her s ar e “ mi di k k i l aa devar ” ( t hose w i t hout any Sr i mat h Gaambheer y am)
as descr i bed by Thi r umazhi sai Azhw Ar , compar ed t o our Lor d.
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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 29 29 29
4F4l- T³l¬TP+ ¬TPlH¹lTl 4F4l- T³l¬TP+ ¬TPlH¹lTl 4F4l- T³l¬TP+ ¬TPlH¹lTl
9 H4 r 6 |¹|6 B4 =+l+P 66 · 9 H4 r 6 |¹|6 B4 =+l+P 66 · 9 H4 r 6 |¹|6 B4 =+l+P 66 ·
6l ~l|¹|6 t4T9B ~4Tl|¬¹lr - 6l ~l|¹|6 t4T9B ~4Tl|¬¹lr - 6l ~l|¹|6 t4T9B ~4Tl|¬¹lr -
t4l |r |~4- |~4P 7lr 67l¹4l¬-+ -°+ t4l |r |~4- |~4P 7lr 67l¹4l¬-+ -°+ t4l |r |~4- |~4P 7lr 67l¹4l¬-+ -°+
Yasy A: k aDAk shaNam anuk shaNam I sw ar ANAm Yasy A: k aDAk shaNam anuk shaNam I sw ar ANAm Yasy A: k aDAk shaNam anuk shaNam I sw ar ANAm
ai sv ar y a hEt hur i t hi sar v a ai sv ar y a hEt hur i t hi sar v a ai sv ar y a hEt hur i t hi sar v a-- - j aneenam y Et at h | j aneenam y Et at h | j aneenam y Et at h |
t hAmm Sr I r i t hi t vadupasamsr ay aNaat h ni r Ahu: t hAmm Sr I r i t hi t vadupasamsr ay aNaat h ni r Ahu: t hAmm Sr I r i t hi t vadupasamsr ay aNaat h ni r Ahu:
t v Amm hi Sr i y a: Sr i y am udhAhu: udhAr a t v Amm hi Sr i y a: Sr i y am udhAhu: udhAr a t v Amm hi Sr i y a: Sr i y am udhAhu: udhAr a-- - v aacha: | | v aacha: | | v aacha: | |
Thi r uv uk k um Thi r u- - - Thi r u Naar ai y ur
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M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
I t i s w el l k now n t hat t he si de- gl ances of Sr i Devi ar e t he r oot ( f undament al )
cause f or t he ev er - gr ow i ng w eal t h of al l gods. Because She ( Sr I Dev i ) has
j oi ned You, She i s k now n as “ Sr I ” . The AchAr y a Pur ushAs l i k e Sw amy ALavan-
t hAr and Thi r umangai Azhw Ar descr i be You t her ef or e as “ Thi r uvuk k um Thi r u” ,
t he Lor d of t he Supr emel y auspi ci ous Sr I Dev i .
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
The v ai bhavam of Sr i Dev i and t he i mpact of t hat Vai bhav am on Bhagav An i s
al l uded t o i n t hi s sl Ok am. The pr amANams about t he gl or i es of MahA Lak shmi
( Sr i Dev i ) conf er r i ng Sr i ya: pat hi t hv am t o Her Lor d as Hi s l ak shaNam
( Chi nham) ar e: “ l Ok Esa- savi bhUt heenAm k Ar aNam y anni r I k shaNam” ( t he
I sw ar y am of dhi k Paal ak As ar i se because of y our auspi ci ous gl ances f al l i ng on
t hem) . “ Br ahmAdhyasccha Sur A: sar v E munayasccha t apOdhanaa: y Edhant hE
t vat h- padhascchAy Am aasr i t hy a Kamal Esw ar i ! ”

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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 30: 30: 30:
Pl4l t44l ¬ TP4l |T¬ 4l |+B 7l Pl4l t44l ¬ TP4l |T¬ 4l |+B 7l Pl4l t44l ¬ TP4l |T¬ 4l |+B 7l
Bl 6 |4¬l Bl 6 |4¬l Bl 6 |4¬l !! ! |T|P4 +P + |+|P Pl6 · |T|P4 +P + |+|P Pl6 · |T|P4 +P + |+|P Pl6 ·
Tl 6FT… 6l- |F¤¹T… 6T 4H + T |¬6 Tl 6FT… 6l- |F¤¹T… 6T 4H + T |¬6 Tl 6FT… 6l- |F¤¹T… 6T 4H + T |¬6
Bt4l ~ 6l ¬ 4|¤¹lFt4|4 6-P|rVl+ °¤+ Bt4l ~ 6l ¬ 4|¤¹lFt4|4 6-P|rVl+ °¤+ Bt4l ~ 6l ¬ 4|¤¹lFt4|4 6-P|rVl+ °¤+
Maay A t vay A guNamay ee k i l a y aa ni sr usht A MaayA t vay A guNamayee k i l a yaa ni sr usht A MaayA t vay A guNamayee k i l a yaa ni sr usht A
Saa t E Vi bhO! k i mi va nar ma na ni r mi meet E | Saa t E Vi bhO! k i mi va nar ma na ni r mi meet E | Saa t E Vi bhO! k i mi va nar ma na ni r mi meet E |
k out hask ut haa : sTi r ak ut har k a v asEna k Echi t h k out hask ut haa : sTi r ak ut har k a v asEna k Echi t h k out hask ut haa : sTi r ak ut har k a v asEna k Echi t h
sat hy Am sr ut hou cha badhi r aa: t vay i t annmahi mnA | | sat hy Am sr ut hou cha badhi r aa: t vay i t annmahi mnA | | sat hy Am sr ut hou cha badhi r aa: t vay i t annmahi mnA | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Par amAt hmA! That Mool a Pr ak r ut hi cr eat ed by y ou i s made up of t he t hr ee
guNams. I t i s bani shed onl y w hen t he chEt anam pr act i ces Sar aNAgat hy at
Your sacr ed f eet . Gr eat i ndeed i s t he pow er of t hi s Mool a Pr ak r ut hi ( Maayaa) ,
w hi ch needs t o be chased aw ay w i t h your gr ace. You gai n a gr eat j oy , w hen
t hat happens t hr ough t he r i t e of Sar aNAgat hy . Those w ho do not accept VedAs
and ask di st or t ed quest i ons out of t hei r i gnor ance come under t he i nf l uence of
Your Mool a Pr ak r ut hi and at t ai n a st at e of deaf ness and acqui r e aasur i bhA-
vam ( demoni c t r ai t s) and get i mmer sed deepl y i n t he sw i r l i ng ocean of Sam-
sAr am ( Vi shNu Maay aa mahAvar t ha mOhAndha t amasaa vr ut hA: accor di ng t o
Sage Par Asar a) .
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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 31 31 31
4- F¤l4¹|4|P96ñP6ñ=l|79 4- F¤l4¹|4|P96ñP6ñ=l|79 4- F¤l4¹|4|P96ñP6ñ=l|79
H-4 9 =-6 9 B7 4 |4=l4Pl+-· H-4 9 =-6 9 B7 4 |4=l4Pl+-· H-4 9 =-6 9 B7 4 |4=l4Pl+-·
t4 |+t4|+P ¬ |+¹V+ |+|4 Tl¹ t4 |+t4|+P ¬ |+¹V+ |+|4 Tl¹ t4 |+t4|+P ¬ |+¹V+ |+|4 Tl¹-- -
T-4lTB7 ¬ T|+¤ T-4lTB7 ¬ T|+¤ T-4lTB7 ¬ T|+¤ !! ! B ²6l|¹6F6 -+ °°+ B ²6l|¹6F6 -+ °°+ B ²6l|¹6F6 -+ °°+
y a: sTAvar a k r i mi y a: sTAvar a k r i mi y a: sTAvar a k r i mi -- - pat hanga pat hanga pat hanga-- - mat hanga j aadi shu mat hanga j aadi shu mat hanga j aadi shu
any Eshu j ant hushu sadai v a vi j Ay amAna: | any Eshu j ant hushu sadai v a vi j Ay amAna: | any Eshu j ant hushu sadai v a vi j Ay amAna: |
t vam ni t hy a t vam ni t hy a t vam ni t hy a-- - ni r mal a ni r anj ana ni r v i k Ar a ni r mal a ni r anj ana ni r v i k Ar a ni r mal a ni r anj ana ni r v i k Ar a-- -
k al y ANa k al y ANa k al y ANa-- - sadguNani dhE ! sa i t hI r i t ast hai : | | sadguNani dhE ! sa i t hI r i t ast hai : | | sadguNani dhE ! sa i t hI r i t ast hai : | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Lor d, w ho i s bl emi shl ess, f i r ml y est abl i shed, unt ouched by t he dhOshams
ar i si ng f r om Kar maas, auspi ci ous, unchangi ng unl i k e JaDa vast hus and st ay -
i ng as t he undepl et abl e mi ne of auspi ci ous at t r i but es! Ther e ar e t hose w i t h
di st or t ed vi ew s decl ar i ng t hat you ar e t he Jeevan t hat i s bor n agai n and agai n
due t o i t s Kar maas as t r ee, pl ant , cr eeper , w or m, i nsect , bi r ds, ani mal s and
ot her j ant hus. Your av at hAr ams ar e out of y our ow n sank al pam ( v ol i t i on) and
ar e w i t hout any bl emi sh and bey ond t he i nf l uence of any k ar maas. Those deaf
k udhr usht i s do not under st and y our t r ue nat ur e and st at e t hat You ar e i ndeed
t he same as t he Jeevan, w hi ch i s di st i nct l y k ar ma vasy an. You ar e unt ouched
by Kar maas and t hei r i nf l uence.
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
VedAs sal ut e Bhagav An as “ aj AyamAnO BahudhA v i j Ay at hE” . Hi s bi r t h i s not
l i k e our s, w hi ch i s cont r ol l ed by our Kar maas. BhagavAn ent er s i nt o al l cr e-
at ed vast hus and mak es t hem f unct i on. He does not under go changes
( v i k Ar am) i n Svar oopam l i k e achEt anams or changes i n SvabhAvam l i k e
Jeev an or i nf l uenced by t he Kar maas ( na Maam k ar maNi l i mpant hi ) . Ther e i s
none, w ho i s equal or Super i or t o Hi m. Bhagav An i s ni t hy an, ni r mal an, Ni r an-
j anan and ni r v i k Ar an ( et er nal , bl emi shl ess and changel ess) . He i s def i ned by
t he Ubhay a Li ngams ( Bl emi shl ess and Kal y ANa guNa Poor Nan) . Thi s sl Ok am i s
t o answ er t he cl ai ms of Adhv ai t hi s t hat t he Supr eme Bei ng ( Br ahman) i s Ni r -
guNa Br ahman w i t hout any at t r i but es. BhagavAn’ s i ncar nat i ons ar e SuddhA-
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v at hAr ams ( f r ee f r om t hr i guNams) and Sv EcchAvat har ams ( happeni ng out of
Hi s ow n Sank al pam) .

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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 32 32 32
t47 †|7= 7|P7Pl|4¹¬ 7H 9 t47 †|7= 7|P7Pl|4¹¬ 7H 9 t47 †|7= 7|P7Pl|4¹¬ 7H 9
+l ¬ 6 T³l¬4|B + 4 ¬4 6 94 |¬-· +l ¬ 6 T³l¬4|B + 4 ¬4 6 94 |¬-· +l ¬ 6 T³l¬4|B + 4 ¬4 6 94 |¬-·
F¤l6 ¬ 4l-7|6 =¬6 64 †|79l6 F¤l6 ¬ 4l-7|6 =¬6 64 †|79l6 F¤l6 ¬ 4l-7|6 =¬6 64 †|79l6
6 + ~ 6l =¬|79 |r =¬6 t4P 4+ °-+ 6 + ~ 6l =¬|79 |r =¬6 t4P 4+ °-+ 6 + ~ 6l =¬|79 |r =¬6 t4P 4+ °-+
t v adh t v adh t v adh-- - dhr usht i dhr usht i dhr usht i -- - j usht ami dam aav i r abhUd asEsham j usht ami dam aav i r abhUd asEsham j usht ami dam aav i r abhUd asEsham
nO chEt h k at Ak shay asi nai va bhavEt h pr avr ut t hi : | nO chEt h k at Ak shay asi nai va bhavEt h pr avr ut t hi : | nO chEt h k at Ak shay asi nai va bhavEt h pr avr ut t hi : |
sTAt hum cha v Anchat hi j agat h t av a dr usht i pAt ham sTAt hum cha v Anchat hi j agat h t av a dr usht i pAt ham sTAt hum cha v Anchat hi j agat h t av a dr usht i pAt ham
t Ena sr ut hou j agadi shE hi j agat h t vamEva | | t Ena sr ut hou j agadi shE hi j agat h t vamEva | | t Ena sr ut hou j agadi shE hi j agat h t vamEva | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Al l t he chEt ana - achEt ana v ast hus of t he w or l d aw ai t t he gl ances f r om y our
auspi ci ous ey es t o f al l on t hem. I f y our gl ances do not f al l on t hem, t hey can-
not even mak e a mov ement . For st ay i ng i n ex i st ence, t he obj ect s of t he w or l d
depend on y our r ej uv enat i ng gl ances. Ther ef or e t he VedAs decl ar e y ou as t he
Wor l d i t sel f ( sr ut hou t vam y Eva Jagat h j agadi shE) .
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Vedam say s t hat t he act s of cr eat i on, pr ot ect i on and di ssol ut i on ar e t he act s of
t he Supr eme Bei ng: “ Tadhi k shi t ha bahu sy Am pr aj Ay EyRt hi ” .
Fr om t hi s pr amAnam, i t becomes cl ear t hat t he Lor d’ s Kat Ak sham i s t he r oot
cause f or t he cr eat i on of t he w or l d and i t s bei ngs. Sw amy ALavant hAr el abo-
r at ed t hi s Veda Pr amANam t hi s w ay : “ nAv Ek shasE yadhi , t at hO bhuv anAny a-
mUni nAl am Pr abhO! bhavi t humEva k ut ha: pr avr ut t hi : ” Oh Lor d, i f y our
gl ances had not f al l en on t he w or l d, how coul d t hey have or i gi nat ed and
st ayed i nt o ex i st ence?

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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 33 33 33
94 ¬¬l 94 ¬¬l 94 ¬¬l !! ! ²r ¬4t9¹6-× 94 ²r ¬4t9¹6-× 94 ²r ¬4t9¹6-× 94
H-7l 5|9 -947P !4 ¬¹l¬¹F4· H-7l 5|9 -947P !4 ¬¹l¬¹F4· H-7l 5|9 -947P !4 ¬¹l¬¹F4·
9 H4 Pl†H|P7 ~ |69 |76 6 9 H4 Pl†H|P7 ~ |69 |76 6 9 H4 Pl†H|P7 ~ |69 |76 6
9l9l4Bl H4Prl 9l9l4Bl H4Prl 9l9l4Bl H4Prl !! ! t4|4 Pl rr 6 -+ °°+ t4|4 Pl rr 6 -+ °°+ t4|4 Pl rr 6 -+ °°+
y Ev am BhagO ! i ha bhav at h y Ev am BhagO ! i ha bhav at h y Ev am BhagO ! i ha bhav at h-- - par at ant r a yEva par at ant r a yEva par at ant r a yEva
sabdOapi r oopavat h amushy a char Achar asy a | sabdOapi r oopavat h amushy a char Achar asy a | sabdOapi r oopavat h amushy a char Achar asy a |
ai sw ar y am I dhr usam i dham sr ut hi shUdi t am t E ai sw ar y am I dhr usam i dham sr ut hi shUdi t am t E ai sw ar y am I dhr usam i dham sr ut hi shUdi t am t E
paapeeyasAm ay am ahO ! t vayee mOhahEt hu: | | paapeeyasAm ay am ahO ! t vayee mOhahEt hu: | | paapeeyasAm ay am ahO ! t vayee mOhahEt hu: | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Bhagav an w i t h t he si x at t r i but es of Jn~ Anam, Sak t hi , Bal am, I sw ar yam,
Veer y am and Tej as! The VedAs poi nt out t hat al l t he sent i ent and i nsent i ent
ones hav e been gi v en names and f or ms by y ou. You ar e i ndeed behi nd t hem
shi ni ng as Naama Roopa Pr apancham. They ar e t ot al l y under y our cont r ol .
Thi s uni que gr eat ness of y our gl or i es mak es t he gr eat si nner s become f i l l ed
w i t h j eal ousy and get del uded i n t he pr ocess ( anAdhi pApavAsanAmushi t haas-
Esha - sEmusheek ANAm accor di ng t o AchAr y a RaamAnuj a) .
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Ther e ar e many pr amANams quot ed by Sr i v at hsAnk AcchAr Sw amy about t he
Lor d cr eat i ng t he Naama- Roopa Pr apancham ( naamAni RoopANi v i chi t hya
dheer a: , nAmar oopE v yAk ar Ot h, nAmar oopE VyAk ar avANi ) . None of t he ot her s
ar e r esponsi bl e f or Jagat h Kaar aNam ( na Br ahmA nEsAna: ) . Vedam st at es:
“ y Ek O ha v ai Naar AyaNa aaseet h”

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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 34 34 34
4 t4tT³l¬¬4¬÷4|P4 ¬T 6 - 4 t4tT³l¬¬4¬÷4|P4 ¬T 6 - 4 t4tT³l¬¬4¬÷4|P4 ¬T 6 -
9 H4 Pl†H H¬-4P¬|¹¬ 9 |¹¬-· 9 H4 Pl†H H¬-4P¬|¹¬ 9 |¹¬-· 9 H4 Pl†H H¬-4P¬|¹¬ 9 |¹¬-·
46 T 5|9 BV¬|¹¹ 9¹P |H6 t4 46 T 5|9 BV¬|¹¹ 9¹P |H6 t4 46 T 5|9 BV¬|¹¹ 9¹P |H6 t4
6 9lP|9 ~ |69 6-P|rP9Bñl6 + °v+ 6 9lP|9 ~ |69 6-P|rP9Bñl6 + °v+ 6 9lP|9 ~ |69 6-P|rP9Bñl6 + °v+
y E t vat h k at Ak sha l aval ak shy am i va k shaNam t hai : y E t vat h k at Ak sha l aval ak shy am i va k shaNam t hai : y E t vat h k at Ak sha l aval ak shy am i va k shaNam t hai :
ai sw ar yam I dhr usam al abhy am al ambhi pumbhi : | ai sw ar yam I dhr usam al abhy am al ambhi pumbhi : | ai sw ar yam I dhr usam al abhy am al ambhi pumbhi : |
y at h k Eapi sanj agar i r E par amEsi t hr ut hv am y at h k Eapi sanj agar i r E par amEsi t hr ut hv am y at h k Eapi sanj agar i r E par amEsi t hr ut hv am
t EshAmapi Sr ut hi shu t an t EshAmapi Sr ut hi shu t an t EshAmapi Sr ut hi shu t an-- - mahi ma mahi ma mahi ma-- - pr asangAt h | | pr asangAt h | | pr asangAt h | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Those occupy i ng hi gh posi t i ons as Br ahma and Si va at t ai ned t hei r l of t y of f i ces
onl y t hough t he smal l por t i on of y our auspi ci ous gl ances f al l i ng on t hem f or a
f r act i on of a second. They cl i mbed t o a st at e not at t ai ned ever by chEt anams.
They ar e cal l ed ev en I sw ar ans as a r esul t of t he BhagavAn’ s anupr avEsam
t hat mak es t hem an amsam of t he Lor d and t hey f ol l ow t he pat h l ai d out by
Bhagav An t o do t hei r dut i es as t he Cr eat or ( Br ahma) and dest r oy er of t he Uni -
v er se ( MahEsw ar an) .
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Oh Bhagav Ann! You al one have l i mi t l ess ai sw ar y am. When y our gl ances f al l on
one due t o hi s Poor v a Janma suk r ut ham, t hat soul i s bl essed t o at t ai n hi gh
st at us as per Bhagavat h Gi t A:
Yadh y adh vi bhUt hi mat h sat t hvam Sr i mat hUr j i t hamEva vaa Yadh y adh vi bhUt hi mat h sat t hvam Sr i mat hUr j i t hamEva vaa Yadh y adh vi bhUt hi mat h sat t hvam Sr i mat hUr j i t hamEva vaa
t at t hadhEvAvagaccha t hvam Mama t Ej Omsa t at t hadhEvAvagaccha t hvam Mama t Ej Omsa t at t hadhEvAvagaccha t hvam Mama t Ej Omsa-- - sambhavaat h sambhavaat h sambhavaat h
( Gi t hai X: 41) ( Gi t hai X: 41) ( Gi t hai X: 41)
About Br ahma and Si van at t ai ni ng t he st at us as Cr eat or of t he Uni ver se and
dest r oyer of t he same, BhagavAn Hi msel f say s: “ MadhAdar si t ha PanTAnou
sr usht i - samhAr a k aar ak o” . They f ol l ow t he pat h l ai d out by Hi m ( Bhagavan)
and due t o Hi s anupr av Esam ( ent r y i nsi de t hem) go about per f or mi ng t he du-
t i es of cr eat i on and dest r uct i on of t he uni ver se.
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Lor d w i t h l i mi t l ess ai shw ar y am- - - Thi r upat hi Per umAL
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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 35 35 35
|+t4 9 4F6 9 ¬4|¬¹9 ¬P 4 |+t4 9 4F6 9 ¬4|¬¹9 ¬P 4 |+t4 9 4F6 9 ¬4|¬¹9 ¬P 4
6¬tF4-9 ²|6 T |¬|7r HP-6-· 6¬tF4-9 ²|6 T |¬|7r HP-6-· 6¬tF4-9 ²|6 T |¬|7r HP-6-·
9 H4 P× 64 Bl4|¤ B|ñ¹-6 9 H4 P× 64 Bl4|¤ B|ñ¹-6 9 H4 P× 64 Bl4|¤ B|ñ¹-6
¤ 6 ×4l 6 |+69l|¤TPlH+ 6 + °-+ ¤ 6 ×4l 6 |+69l|¤TPlH+ 6 + °-+ ¤ 6 ×4l 6 |+69l|¤TPlH+ 6 + °-+
ni t hy Eshu vast hushu Bhavanni r apEk shamEva ni t hy Eshu vast hushu Bhavanni r apEk shamEva ni t hy Eshu vast hushu Bhavanni r apEk shamEva
t at h t at h t at h-- - t at h sv ar oopam i t hi k Echi di ha br amant ha: | t at h sv ar oopam i t hi k Echi di ha br amant ha: | t at h sv ar oopam i t hi k Echi di ha br amant ha: |
ai sw ar yamat r a t ava saavadhi sangi r ant E ai sw ar yamat r a t ava saavadhi sangi r ant E ai sw ar yamat r a t ava saavadhi sangi r ant E
br Ut E t hr ay ee t hu ni r upAdhi k am I sanam t E | | br Ut E t hr ay ee t hu ni r upAdhi k am I sanam t E | | br Ut E t hr ay ee t hu ni r upAdhi k am I sanam t E | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
I n our Vi si sht Adhvai t ha dar sanam, w e accept as et er nal , Mool a Pr ak r ut hi ,
Jeevans and Ni t hy a Soor i s ( et er nal l y l i ber at ed chEt anams) t hr ough Veda Pr a-
mANams. Ther e ar e ot her s, w ho out of del usi on cont end t hat Your Lor dshi p i s
l i mi t ed i n scope over t hese et er nal ent i t i es ( I sw ar y ams) . Vedam on t he ot her
hand asser t s t hat y our cont r ol over t hem i s t ot al , l i mi t l ess and r eaches out
ever y w her e.
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Her e, Kur Esar cr i t i ci zes t he Yaadhava Pr ak Asa Mat ham, Sai va Mat ham and t he
Mat ham t hat hol ds t hat t he good and bad happen t o one due t o t he pow er of
t hei r k ar mAs and Bhagavan has no r ol e i n cont r ol l i ng t hem. Kur Esar ci t es t he
Veda Pr amANam of “ Pat hi m Vi sw asy At hmEsw ar am” and t her ef or e not hi ng i n
Hi s uni v er se happens w i t hout Hi s sank al pam and He i s t he Sat t ha of al l pad-
hAr Tams/ v ast hus and t hey ar e al l t i ed t o Bhagavat h I ccha.

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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 36 36 36
²¬7l6 94 64 |4H97l¤ B¬l ²¬7l6 94 64 |4H97l¤ B¬l ²¬7l6 94 64 |4H97l¤ B¬l
|+t4 94lF64 6 T ¬+ 6 |r |+t4l-· |+t4 94lF64 6 T ¬+ 6 |r |+t4l-· |+t4 94lF64 6 T ¬+ 6 |r |+t4l-·
|+t4 t47 T9¹6-×|+=F4-9l- |+t4 t47 T9¹6-×|+=F4-9l- |+t4 t47 T9¹6-×|+=F4-9l-
¬l4tTPñ=¬ Tl |r |+7H + +-+ °°+ ¬l4tTPñ=¬ Tl |r |+7H + +-+ °°+ ¬l4tTPñ=¬ Tl |r |+7H + +-+ °°+
i cchAt ha y Eva t ava vi sva padhAr Ta sat t haa i cchAt ha y Eva t ava vi sva padhAr Ta sat t haa i cchAt ha y Eva t ava vi sva padhAr Ta sat t haa
ni t hy am pr y Ast ava t hu k Echana t hE hi ni t hy aa: | ni t hy am pr y Ast ava t hu k Echana t hE hi ni t hy aa: | ni t hy am pr y Ast ava t hu k Echana t hE hi ni t hy aa: |
ni t hy am t v adEk a par at ant r a ni j a sv ar oopaa: ni t hy am t v adEk a par at ant r a ni j a sv ar oopaa: ni t hy am t v adEk a par at ant r a ni j a sv ar oopaa:
bhAvat k a bhAvat k a bhAvat k a-- - mangaLa mangaLa mangaLa-- - guNaa hi ni dar sanam na: | | guNaa hi ni dar sanam na: | | guNaa hi ni dar sanam na: | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Bhagavann! The ex i st ence ( sat t haa) of al l vast hus ( ent i t i es) i s r eal i zed
onl y t hr ough y our sank al pam. Among t hem, y ou sel ect a f ew t o st ay et er nal
such as Thr i guNam, Kaal am, and Suddha Sat t hvam Ni t hya Vi bhUt hi , Ni t hya
Soor i s and Dhi vy a MangaLa Vi gr aham. The Jeevans ar e et er nal ( ni t hyam) i n
Svar oopam but become non- et er nal ( changi ng/ ani t hy am) by SvabhAvam.
Even t he l at t er , w ho ar e ni t hy am i n Svar oopam but ani t hyam i n SvabhAvam,
ar e “ I sw ar a Sank al pAsr i t ham” - t ak e r ef uge i n I sw ar an’ s sank al pam and gai n
t hei r Sat t haa.
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Her e, Kur Esar cr i t i ci zes t he Vai sEshi k As, w ho accept Jn~ Ana, Bal aadhi sak t hi s
but r ef use t o accept Hi s sank al pa sak t hi and poi nt s out t hat al l vast hus ar e
under t he Lor d’ s t ot al cont r ol t hr ough Hi s sank al pam. Thi s w ay , Kur Esar es-
t abl i shed Ni t hy a Vi bhUt hi f or Bhagav An. The k ey pr amANam her e i s “ I cchAt ha
y Eva t av a v i sv a- padhAr Ta sat t haa” .

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|4HF4 |4H|4¤Tl¹TP¬4 6 |4HF4 |4H|4¤Tl¹TP¬4 6 |4HF4 |4H|4¤Tl¹TP¬4 6 !! ! t4 t4 t4
Tl4 67 67|G¬ |¬7|¬tF4-9P · Tl4 67 67|G¬ |¬7|¬tF4-9P · Tl4 67 67|G¬ |¬7|¬tF4-9P ·
t4 |+|4 Tl¹ ²|6 4 7|H¹FB ¤l 9l t4 |+|4 Tl¹ ²|6 4 7|H¹FB ¤l 9l t4 |+|4 Tl¹ ²|6 4 7|H¹FB ¤l 9l
|+FBlPP 4 64 7H 46l|H6 t4P + °÷+ |+FBlPP 4 64 7H 46l|H6 t4P + °÷+ |+FBlPP 4 64 7H 46l|H6 t4P + °÷+
v i sv asya vi sva v i sv asya vi sva v i sv asya vi sva-- - v i dha v i dha v i dha-- - k aar aNam Achy ut ha ! t vam k aar aNam Achy ut ha ! t vam k aar aNam Achy ut ha ! t vam
k aar y am t adh k aar y am t adh k aar y am t adh-- - y Et adh y Et adh y Et adh-- - ak hi l am chi dhachi t h ak hi l am chi dhachi t h ak hi l am chi dhachi t h-- - sv ar oopam | sv ar oopam | sv ar oopam |
t v am ni r v i k Ar a i t hi v Eda t v am ni r v i k Ar a i t hi v Eda t v am ni r v i k Ar a i t hi v Eda-- - si r assu ghOshO si r assu ghOshO si r assu ghOshO
ni sseemamEva t ava dar say at hi I si t hr ut hvam | | ni sseemamEva t ava dar say at hi I si t hr ut hvam | | ni sseemamEva t ava dar say at hi I si t hr ut hvam | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Achy ut ha ( One w ho does not l et dow n t hose w ho sought pr ot ect i on sl i p
aw ay f r om Hi m) ! You ar e i ndeed t he v ar i ous r easons ( Kaar aNams) f or al l
( t vam v i svasya v i sv a- v i dha k Ar aNam) Al l t he sent i ent and i nsent i ent of t hi s
uni v er se ar e under y our cont r ol . ( Chi dhachi t h svar oopam t adh y Et hat h
ak hi l am t av a Kaar yam) You do not under go any changes ( t v am ni r v i k Ar a: ) .
Thi s ni r v i k Ar a sv ar oopam and cel ebr at i on of i t i n l oud voi ce by t he Upani shads
i s a demonst r at i on of Your Supr eme Lor dshi p over ever y t hi ng i n t hi s uni ver se
( t v am ni r vi k Ar a i t hi v Eda- si r assu ghOsha: t av a y Ev a ni ssemam dar say at hi ) .
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Thi s sl Ok am w as const r uct ed t o r ef ut e t he vi ew s of st r i ct l ogi ci ans, Paasu-
pat ha Mat ha anusAr i s and t he f ol l ow er s of Bhaask ar a Mat ham. They hol d t he
vi ew t hat t he Supr eme Bei ng under goes Vi k Ar ams ( changes/ Br ahma sv ar oopa
par i NAmams) . Vedam and t hei r si r as bhAgam, t he Upani shads i nst r uct us t hat
Bhagav An, t he Sar va char Achar At hma i s ni r v i k Ar an ( changel ess) : “ Ni shk al am
ni shk r i y am Saant ham ni r avadhy am ni r anj anam” The Upani shads st at e t hat
f or t he i ndw el l i ng Par amAt hmA, t her e ar e no changes. When a chi l d becomes
adul t , t he changes ( Kaar y at hv am) ar e i n t he body and not i n t he Aat hmaa.
Ni mi t hOpAdhana k aar aNams ar e di st i nct f r om each ot her . When a pot i s cr e-
at ed by a pot t er , t he cl ay , t he st i ck t o shape i t and t he w heel t o r ot at e t he pot
i n f or mat i on ar e needed t o compl et e t he const r uct i on of t he pot . These ar e t he
t hr ee k i nds of k aar aNams:
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1. The cl ay i s k now n as t he UpAdhAna Kaar aNam.
2. The st i ck and t he w heeel ( DhaNda- chak r am) ar e k now n as t he Sa-
hak Ar i Kaar aNam.
3. The man w ho mak es t he pot ( t he Pot t er / Kuy av an) i s r ecogni zed as
Ni mi t t ha Kaar aNam.
Mool a Pr ak r ut hi out of w hi ch t he w or l d i s made, t he ChEt hanAchEt hanams and
t he Lor d w ho cr eat es t he w or l d ar e di f f er ent f r om one anot her . I t i s i mpossi -
bl e t her ef or e f or t he Lor d ( Ni mi t t han) t o t r ansf or m i nt o UpAdhAnam and un-
der go t he vi k Ar ams such as pot as per t hi s vi ew . Ther ef or e, w e concl ude t hat
Ni mi t t hOpadhAna Kaar aNams ar e qui t e di f f er ent f r om each ot her i s t he cor -
r ect v i ew as adv ocat ed by Vi si sht Adhvai t ham.

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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 38 38 38
|T Bl¤+- |T Bl¤+- |T Bl¤+- ?? ? 14 |+4B+ 14 |+4B+ 14 |+4B+ ?? ? |TP 9l77l+- |TP 9l77l+- |TP 9l77l+- ?? ?
TFP T¬l4 B =6lH ²7 BPF6P TFP T¬l4 B =6lH ²7 BPF6P TFP T¬l4 B =6lH ²7 BPF6P ?? ?·· ·
²t4lH|+|U6T… 6T P6T 4-6- ²t4lH|+|U6T… 6T P6T 4-6- ²t4lH|+|U6T… 6T P6T 4-6-
t47 4 ¬4 ~ |6|47l |4T¹9614 P + °<+ t47 4 ¬4 ~ |6|47l |4T¹9614 P + °<+ t47 4 ¬4 ~ |6|47l |4T¹9614 P + °<+
k i m saadhana: ? k v a ni vasan? k i m upAdadAna: ? k i m saadhana: ? k v a ni vasan? k i m upAdadAna: ? k i m saadhana: ? k v a ni vasan? k i m upAdadAna: ?
k asmai phal Aya sr uj at hi I sa i dam samast ham ? | k asmai phal Aya sr uj at hi I sa i dam samast ham ? | k asmai phal Aya sr uj at hi I sa i dam samast ham ? |
i dhy Adhi ani sht i t ha k ut ar k amat ar k ay ant ha: i dhy Adhi ani sht i t ha k ut ar k amat ar k ay ant ha: i dhy Adhi ani sht i t ha k ut ar k amat ar k ay ant ha:
t v adh v ai bhav am sr ut hi vi dO v i du: apr at ar k y am | | t v adh v ai bhav am sr ut hi vi dO v i du: apr at ar k y am | | t v adh v ai bhav am sr ut hi vi dO v i du: apr at ar k y am | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Kur Esar poses a r het or i cal quest i on her e:
Oh Sar v Esw ar aa! What phal ans y ou have i n mi nd w hen y ou cr eat e al l t hese
chEt anams and achEt anams f r om Mool a Pr ak r ut hi and w hat i nst r ument s do
y ou use? And w her e do y ou st ay , w hi l e y ou engage i n Jagat h Sr usht i ?
The answ er i s of cour se t hat you do not ant i ci pat e any phal ans f or y our l eel ai
of Sr usht i and y et peopl e w i t h di st or t ed l ogi c ( Kut ar k i s) vent ur e t o at t r i but e
al l k i nds of r easoni ng f or y our engagement i n t he cr eat i on of t he w or l d. Those
w ho ar e ex per t s i n t he VedAs how ev er under st and t hat your gl or i es and r ea-
soni ng ar e beyond our k en.
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Bhagav An i s k now n as av Apt ha Samast ha Kaamaan or one w ho has gai ned al l
desi r es and i s not i n w ant of any t hi ng. Ther e i s not hi ng He has t o do i n al l t he
t hr ee w or l ds t o gai n phal ans. Sw amy ALavant hAr i n I sw ar a Si ddhi t her f or e
ask s: Aat hmak Amasy a Kaa Spr uhaa? Wher e i s t he ur ge f or one w ho has ever y
t hi ng ( I sw ar y am) t o seek mor e?
He does not need any i nst r ument s t o cr eat e al l bei ngs f r om Mool a Pr ak r ut hi .
He i s Sar va Sak t han. He does not st ay at one pl ace or seek any aadhAr am t o
st ay put t o cr eat e si nce He i s agai n al l - pow er f ul . I f He becomes upAdhAna
Kaar aNam ( Mool a pr ak r ut hi ) , t hen He w i l l hav e t o under go Vi k Ar ams
( changes) and t hat i s agai nst t he Vedi c r evel at i ons.
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The answ er t o t he f i r st quest i on on w hat ar e t he hel p/ i nst r ument s t hat You
use t o cr eat e i s:
He cr eat es w i t h t he hel p of Hi s Kaar uNya GuNam and Sr i Dev i . He does not
need any l i mbs ( accessor i es / saadhanams) t o cr eat e t he Uni v er se and i t s be-
i ngs, si nce Upani shads st at e t hat He sees w i t hout ey es, He hear s w i t hout ear s
and he mov es w i t hout l egs and gr abs w i t hout hands ( pasy at h achak shu: , sa
sr uNOt hy ak ar Na: , apaaNI - PaadhO j avanO gr uheet haa) . Thi s i s Br ahma Lak -
shaNam and He i s est abl i shed i n Hi s ow n vai bhavam ( svE mahi mna: pr a-
t hi sht i t ha: )
The answ er t o t he nex t quest i on on w her e He st ay s, w hi l e He cr eat es i s:
He i s Sv Adhaar an or r oot ed i n Hi msel f and t her ef or e, He does not need any
aadhAr am t o st ay st i l l t o cr eat e. He can cr eat e w i t hout st ay i ng put i n one par -
t i cul ar l ocat i on.
The answ er t o t he t hi r d quest i on on w hat i s UpAdhAna vast hu f or cr eat i on i s:
He has adhbhut ha / Vi chi t hr a sak t hi and uses Hi s pow er of vol i t i on ( ni j a
sank al pam) t o cr eat e t he uni v er se out of Mool a Pr ak r ut hi .
The answ er f or t he f our t h quest i on on w hat Phal an or Pr ay Oj anam t hat he ex -
pect s i n Sr usht i vy ApAr am i s:
He cr eat es t he Uni v er se and i t s bei ngs, gi ves t hem senses, i ndhr i y ams,
Saast hr ams t o f ol l ow and hopes t hat t hey ( t he j eevans) w i l l at t ai n sadhgat hi .
Br ahma Soot hr am: “ LOk avat t hu l eel A Kai val y am” al so answ er s t hi s quest i on.
Br ahman Possesses speci al i nher ent pow er by means of w hi ch i t can evol ve
i t sel f i nt o t he uni v er se w i t hout af f ect i ng i t s svar oopam. Br ahman ent er s i nt o
t he cr eat ed obj ect s ( anupr av Esam) al ong w i t h t he Jeev an t o gi v e t hem names
and f or ms ( naama- r oopa vyAk ar aNa) .

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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 39: 39: 39:
46 B 4 6 7H¬ Tl ¬¹B86x4 - 46 B 4 6 7H¬ Tl ¬¹B86x4 - 46 B 4 6 7H¬ Tl ¬¹B86x4 -
H'7 ¬6 7 H=¬7 ¬4¤l6 ¤lP· H'7 ¬6 7 H=¬7 ¬4¤l6 ¤lP· H'7 ¬6 7 H=¬7 ¬4¤l6 ¤lP·
H'7l|+ 6tB B†Hl|+ 9¹7H6l|+ H'7l|+ 6tB B†Hl|+ 9¹7H6l|+ H'7l|+ 6tB B†Hl|+ 9¹7H6l|+
4l7l|4¤ F64 9|¹¬776lP¬¬7+ + °°+ 4l7l|4¤ F64 9|¹¬776lP¬¬7+ + °°+ 4l7l|4¤ F64 9|¹¬776lP¬¬7+ + °°+
y at h samvr ut am dasaguNOt t har a sapt a y at h samvr ut am dasaguNOt t har a sapt a y at h samvr ut am dasaguNOt t har a sapt a-- - t at t hv ai : t at t hv ai : t at t hv ai :
aNDam chat hur dasa aNDam chat hur dasa aNDam chat hur dasa-- - j agad bhav adhAt hr u j agad bhav adhAt hr u j agad bhav adhAt hr u-- - dhAma | dhAma | dhAma |
aNDAni t at h susadr usAni par assat hAni aNDAni t at h susadr usAni par assat hAni aNDAni t at h susadr usAni par assat hAni
k r eeDAvi dhEs k r eeDAvi dhEs k r eeDAvi dhEs-- - t ava par i cchadat hAm agacchan | | t ava par i cchadat hAm agacchan | | t ava par i cchadat hAm agacchan | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
The Br ahmANDam, t he abode of Br ahma dEv an, Har an, I ndhr an et al has
seven l ow er and seven upper l Ok ams sur r ounded by t he seven t at t hvams
( Ear t h/ Pr uTvee, Wat er / Appu, t Ej as, Vaay u, Aak Asam, ahank Ar am and Ma-
hat h) . Ther e ar e hundr eds of aNDams t hat ar e i n uni son w i t h t he Br ahmAN-
Dam and t hey r each t he st age of bei ng y our spor t ( Leel a) .
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
The 14 w or l ds bel ongi ng t o t he Br ahmANDam subj ect t o t he Sr usht i of Br ahma
Dev an ar e r ef er r ed t o her e. Ther e ar e ot her ANdams t hat ar e out si de t hi s
Br ahmANDam, w hi ch Br ahmA or Si v an et al do not k now about . Al l of t hem t o-
get her ar e ser v i ng as t he Lor d’ s Leel A Vi bhUt hi ( Spor t i v e I sw ar yams) . Ther e
w as a quest i on i n t he 38t h sl Ok am ( Kasmai phal Aya sr uj at heesa i dham
samast ham: ) For w hat phal an do y ou cr eat e al l t hese f our t een l Ok ams? The
answ er i s gi v en i n t hi s sl Ok am: “ k r eeDav i dhEs- t ava par i cchadat Am agac-
chan” . These act i vi t i es i ndeed ar e al l f or Your pl easur abl e spor t i s t he answ er .

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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 40 40 40
²¬7l|4rl¹|4¤4 |4|r6l-4P |+ ²¬7l|4rl¹|4¤4 |4|r6l-4P |+ ²¬7l|4rl¹|4¤4 |4|r6l-4P |+
F4l6 t4|㬠|6¬4¬ HT¬l4 6l H-· F4l6 t4|㬠|6¬4¬ HT¬l4 6l H-· F4l6 t4|㬠|6¬4¬ HT¬l4 6l H-·
4l 4 + =l6 9|¹TlP97lF97 Bl 4l 4 + =l6 9|¹TlP97lF97 Bl 4l 4 + =l6 9|¹TlP97lF97 Bl
Tl¬l|6¬l 64 9¹l Pr6l |4¬ |6-+ v¤+ Tl¬l|6¬l 64 9¹l Pr6l |4¬ |6-+ v¤+ Tl¬l|6¬l 64 9¹l Pr6l |4¬ |6-+ v¤+
i cchAvi hAr avi dhay E vi hi t hAny amooni i cchAvi hAr avi dhay E vi hi t hAny amooni i cchAvi hAr avi dhay E vi hi t hAny amooni
sy At h t hv ad v i bhUt hi l av al Esa sy At h t hv ad v i bhUt hi l av al Esa sy At h t hv ad v i bhUt hi l av al Esa-- - k al Ay ut hamsa: | k al Ay ut hamsa: | k al Ay ut hamsa: |
y aa v ai na j At hu par i NAma y aa v ai na j At hu par i NAma y aa v ai na j At hu par i NAma-- - padAspadam saa padAspadam saa padAspadam saa
k Al At hi gA t av a par A mahat hee v i bhUt hi : | | k Al At hi gA t av a par A mahat hee v i bhUt hi : | | k Al At hi gA t av a par A mahat hee v i bhUt hi : | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Lor d! Al l t he Leel A Vi bhUt hi ( t he f our t een l Ok ams and t he ot her anDams
cr eat ed by You f or Your spor t ar e a speck of Your ent i r e I sw ar y am ( Ubhaya
Vi bhUt hi consi st i ng of Leel a and Ni t hy a Vi bhUt hi s) . Your Ni t hy a Vi bhUt hi ( Sr i
Vai k uNTham) nev er under goes any change. I t i s gi gant i c compar ed t o t he
Leel A Vi bhUt hi ( Br ahmANDam) and has w on over Kaal am ( Ti me) .
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Ar j una ex per i enced t he v ast ness of t he Ni t hy a Vi bhUt hi w hen he had t he
bhAgyam of w i t nessi ng t he Lor d’ s Vi sw ar oopam. Sage Par Asar ar ex pl ai ned
t hat t he Leel A Vi bhUt hi i s l i k e an at om compar ed t o t he Mer u Mount ai n of
Ni t hy a Vi bhUt hi . The Leel A Vi bhUt hi ( Br ahmANDam and ot her si mi l ar aN-
Dams) i s a r esul t of t he Kar mAs of Jeevan and came i nt o bei ng t hr ough Bha-
gav at h Sank al pam. They change i nt o sar eer am and I ndhr i yam and under go
changes. They ar e al so subj ect t o t he pow er of Ti me ( k aal am) .
Ni t hy a Vi bhUt hi on t he ot her hand i s not af f ect ed by Kaal am, Kar mam and
ot her par i NAmams ( changes) . I t i s et er nal ( Ni t hy am) . The ent i r e assembl y of
Br ahmANDam and ot her aNDams of Leel A Vi bhUt hi i s one f our t h i n si ze com-
par ed t o t he v ast ness of Ni t hy a Vi bhUt hi ( PaadhOasy a v i sv A bhUt hAni t hr i -
pAdhasya amr ut ham dhi v i ) . Ni t hy a Vi bhUt hi i s i mmeasur abl e hence compar ed
t o Leel A Vi bhUt hi . The r i v er Vi r aj a f or ms t he boundar y bet w een t he t w o Vi b-
hUt hi s. Thi s Ni t hy a Vi bhUt hi i s sal ut ed i n t hi s Sl Ok am of Vai k uNTa St hav am by
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as: “ Par aa Mahat hee Vi bhUt hi ” f ol l ow i ng t he Veda Mant hr ams ( t adh Vi shNO:
Par amam Padam and Hi r aNmayE Par E l Ok E v i r aj am Br ahma ni shk aLam) .


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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 41: 41: 41:
For sl Ok am 41 t o sl Ok am 45, t he common anv ay am ( Kr i yaa Padham) i s t he
4t h paadham. I n sl Ok am 45: “ Vai k uNTa- nAma t ava dhAma t adhAmanan-
t hi ” ( The anci ent s descr i be t hat t he pl ace named Sr i Vai k unt am as Your per ma-
nent abode) . “ t at h Vai k uNTa Naama t ava dhAma aamanant hi ” i s t he anvay a
k r amam ( pr ose or der ) . At t r i but es of t hat Vai k unt am ar e gi ven i n t he sl Ok ams
41 onw ar ds up t o t he t hi r d paadham of t he 45t h Sl Ok am.
47 4 !T4 |r 9¹P 97PlP+|-6 47 4 !T4 |r 9¹P 97PlP+|-6 47 4 !T4 |r 9¹P 97PlP+|-6
G 4l 47 4 9¹P 6PB- 9¹F6l6 · G 4l 47 4 9¹P 6PB- 9¹F6l6 · G 4l 47 4 9¹P 6PB- 9¹F6l6 ·
6 =l P4 9¹PBx4P4 ¤ 4 47 6 =l P4 9¹PBx4P4 ¤ 4 47 6 =l P4 9¹PBx4P4 ¤ 4 47
Hl+-7T-7 H|6B -7¹ HT 6 46 + v°+ Hl+-7T-7 H|6B -7¹ HT 6 46 + v°+ Hl+-7T-7 H|6B -7¹ HT 6 46 + v°+
y adh Vai shNav am hi par amam padam aamanant hi y adh Vai shNav am hi par amam padam aamanant hi y adh Vai shNav am hi par amam padam aamanant hi
k ham v aa y adhEv a par amam t amasa: par ast hAt h | k ham v aa y adhEv a par amam t amasa: par ast hAt h | k ham v aa y adhEv a par amam t amasa: par ast hAt h |
t Ej Omayam par ama t Ej Omayam par ama t Ej Omayam par ama-- - sat t hv amay am dhr uv am yadh sat t hv amay am dhr uv am yadh sat t hv amay am dhr uv am yadh
aananda aananda aananda-- - k andam at hi sundar am adhbhut ham yat h | | k andam at hi sundar am adhbhut ham yat h | | k andam at hi sundar am adhbhut ham yat h | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
( The anci ent s descr i be t he pl ace named Sr i Vai k uNTham as Your per manent
abode) t hat i s sal ut ed as t he Supr eme abode of Vi shNu; i t i s t he same Su-
pr eme abode of t he Lor d and i s t he Par amAk Asam bey ond Tamas k now n ot h-
er w i se as Mool a Pr ak r ut hi ; i t i s t he pl ace w hi ch i s f ul l of l ust r e and i s Suddha
Sat t hvamay am ( f r ee f r om any admi x t ur e of Raj O or TamO guNams) ; i t i s et er -
nal , t he basi s of al l bl i ss, t he most beaut i f ul and w ondr ous.
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
I n t he f i r st Paadham of t hi s sl Ok am, Kur Esar sal ut es Sr i Vai k unt am as
“ Vai shNavam Par amam Padam” al ong t he l i nes sal ut ed by t he anci ent VedAs:
“ t adh Vi shNO: Par amam Padham, Vi shNO: padhE par amE madhv a ut hsa: ”
I n t he second paadham, Kur Esar sal ut es Sr i Vai k unt am as Par amAk Asam ( t eLi
vi sumpu, sENuy ar vaanam) : “ k ham vaa y adhEva Par amam” . “ Kham” means
aak Asam; “ par amam k ham” means “ Par amAk Asam” , t he Supr eme aak Asam
bey ond Mool a Pr ak r ut hi . The Pr amANam i s “ k ham vaa yadhEv a Par amam
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t amasa: par ast At h” .
The t hi r d paadham descr i bes t hat Vai shNava Par amAk Asam as
“ t Ej Omay am” ( f i l l ed w i t h r adi ance/ l ust r e of apr Ak r t hi c nat ur e) , Par ama-
sat t hvamay am ( f r ee f r om admi x t ur e w i t h r aj O and t amO guNams) , dhr uv am
( et er nal , f i r m, unassai l abl e) .
The f our t h and f i nal paadham sal ut es t hat Par ama Padham as “ aanandha
k andham at hi sundar am adhbhut ham” ( t he r oot of al l aanandham, t he most
beaut i f ul and f ul l of w onder s) Kur Esar ’ s sel ect i on of w or ds i n t he t hi r d and t he
f our t h Paadhams ar e i nf l uenced by t he vaak yams of Maha Ri shi s: “ Yat h sat h
Pur ANam aak Asam sar vasmAt h Par amam dhr uvam, t adh vaa aak Asam
sanaat anam” . That Vai k uNTha l Ok am i s bey ond t amas ( Mool a Pr ak r ut hi ) and
as such apr Ak r ut ham i s based on Veda Vaak yams: “ Aadhi t hya Var Nam t ama-
sast hu paar E, t amasa par ast hAt h” The r ef er ence t o “ t Ej Omay am” i s agai n
based on addi t i onal Veda Vaak yams: “ Par am j y Ot hi r - upasampadhy a, na
t at hr a Soor y O bhAt hi , na chandr a- t Ar ak am nEmA vi dhy ut hO bhAnt hi
k ut hOay amagni : ”

JagannAt han at nAdan k Oi l
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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 42 42 42
47 ¤O6ã9 6r 6P G T ¹l9 47 ¤O6ã9 6r 6P G T ¹l9 47 ¤O6ã9 6r 6P G T ¹l9
|+t4 |+4 |¬|+¹6 - B+Tl|7|¬4l · |+t4 |+4 |¬|+¹6 - B+Tl|7|¬4l · |+t4 |+4 |¬|+¹6 - B+Tl|7|¬4l ·
Bl4 74P =4¬P H|-6 47l9¹l ÷4 Bl4 74P =4¬P H|-6 47l9¹l ÷4 Bl4 74P =4¬P H|-6 47l9¹l ÷4
4FPl6 9¹ + 97P|¾6P|F6 |T|¾6 + v-+ 4FPl6 9¹ + 97P|¾6P|F6 |T|¾6 + v-+ 4FPl6 9¹ + 97P|¾6P|F6 |T|¾6 + v-+
y adh Br ahma y adh Br ahma y adh Br ahma-- - Rudhr a Rudhr a Rudhr a-- - Pur uhUt ha Pur uhUt ha Pur uhUt ha-- - muk hai : dur Apam muk hai : dur Apam muk hai : dur Apam
ni t hy am ni vr ut t hi ni r at hai : Sanak Adi bhi r vaa | ni t hy am ni vr ut t hi ni r at hai : Sanak Adi bhi r vaa | ni t hy am ni vr ut t hi ni r at hai : Sanak Adi bhi r vaa |
Saayuj yam uj j val am usant hi y adApar Ok shyam Saayuj yam uj j val am usant hi y adApar Ok shyam Saayuj yam uj j val am usant hi y adApar Ok shyam
y asmAt h par am na padam anj i t hamast hi k i mchi t h | | y asmAt h par am na padam anj i t hamast hi k i mchi t h | | y asmAt h par am na padam anj i t hamast hi k i mchi t h | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
( The anci ent s descr i be t he pl ace named Sr i Vai k uNTham as Your per manent
abode) That i s unat t ai nabl e even by Br ahma Devan, Si van, I ndhr an and Sana-
k Adhi Mahar i shi s engaged al w ay s i n t r av el by t he Mok sha Maar gam; t he v i su-
al i zat i on of t hat l and i s equal t o t he enj oy ment of t he bl i ss on a par w i t h t he
Lor d Hi msel f ; That l and, w hi ch i s t he pl ace of Your per manent r esi dence has
no compar abl e l Ok am i n st at us equal or super i or t o i t ( Sr I Vai k uNTham) as a
pl ace of w or shi p.
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Ther e ar e t hr ee k i nds of Jeevans: Kar ma BhAvanAs, Bhr ama BhAvanAs and
Ubhay a BhAvanAs. Those w ho ar e bor n, di e and ar e r ebor n due t o t hei r k ar ma
Phal ans ar e Kar ma BhAv anAs ( Ni t hy a SamsAr i s) . Those i mmer sed i n seek i ng
t he Mok sha Maar gam ar e Br ahma BhAvanAs ( Sages Sanak a, Sanandhana, and
Sanat hk umAr aas) . Those l i k e Br ahma, Rudhr an w ho ar e al so Kar ma Vasy ALs
but medi t at e on Br ahman i n bet w een t hei r assi gned dut i es ar e Ubhay a BhAv a-
nAs. Her e Kur Esar r ef er s t o Sr i Vai k uNTham bey ond t he r each of t he t hr ee
k i nds of BhAvanAs f ol l ow i ng t he Vi shNu Pur ANa sl Ok am:
y anna dEvA na munay O na chAham naapi Sank ar a: y anna dEvA na munay O na chAham naapi Sank ar a: y anna dEvA na munay O na chAham naapi Sank ar a:
j Anant hi Par amEsasya t adh Vi shNO: Par am Padham j Anant hi Par amEsasya t adh Vi shNO: Par am Padham j Anant hi Par amEsasya t adh Vi shNO: Par am Padham
Ther e ar e f our k i nds of Mok sham ( Saal Ok y am, Saar oopyam, Saameepy am and
Saayuj yam) .
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The supr eme most among t hem i s Saay uj y a Mok sham. Gai ni ng t he anubhavam
of bl i ss on a par w i t h t he Lor d ( Sama r asAnubhavam) and per f or mi ng ni t hya
k ai mk ar yam t o t he Lor d i s t he Supr eme Mok sham of Saayuj y am. The ot her
t hr ee k i nds of Mok sham ar e subsumed i n Saay uj y a Mok sham. Kur Esar r ef er s
t o t hi s i ncompar abl e Saayuj y a r oopa Mok sham i n t he t hi r d paadham of t hi s
sl Ok am: “ Saayuj yam uj j val am usant hi ” .
Mer e v i sual i zat i on of t hi s Sr i Vai k uNTham by Muk t ha Jeevans and Ni t hya
Soor i s ( YadhApar Ok shyam uj j v al am Saay uj yam) unt i es al l t he bi ndi ng k not s
of t he hear t and dest r oy s al l t he doubt s and k ar mAs once and f or al l say t he
U p a n i s h a d
( bhi dhy ant hE hr ud-
hay agr anTi : chi dhy-
ant hE sar va samsaya:
k sheey ant hE chAsy a
k a r m A N i t a s m i n
dhr usht E Par Avar E) .
The t hi r d Paadham of
t hi s sl Ok am r ef er s t o
t hi s t at t hvam.
The f our t h Paadham
cel ebr at es t hi s Sr i
Vai k uNTha Par ama
Padham as hav i ng no
equal or super i or i n
st at us ( y asmAt h Pa-
r am na padham an-
j i t ham ast hi k i m-
chi t h) based on t he
P r a m A N a m :
“ Ya s m A t h p a r a m
naapar am ast hi k i m-
c h i t h y a s m A n -
n A N e e y O n a
aj yAyOast hi ” .

Sr I Vai k uNTham di v y a dEsa gOpur am
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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 43 43 43
-9 T B7 ¬ T¬T - 9¹4l BP &«l -9 T B7 ¬ T¬T - 9¹4l BP &«l -9 T B7 ¬ T¬T - 9¹4l BP &«l
¬l4 67l¹P¤ ¹ ¹|9 4l P|rVl· ¬l4 67l¹P¤ ¹ ¹|9 4l P|rVl· ¬l4 67l¹P¤ ¹ ¹|9 4l P|rVl·
6l†T 67 ²†|¬6 ²t4 94T 4-t4l 6l†T 67 ²†|¬6 ²t4 94T 4-t4l 6l†T 67 ²†|¬6 ²t4 94T 4-t4l
4l¬l 47l4|4¬4F4 |6¹|F44l4 + v°+ 4l¬l 47l4|4¬4F4 |6¹|F44l4 + v°+ 4l¬l 47l4|4¬4F4 |6¹|F44l4 + v°+
r oopENa sadh r oopENa sadh r oopENa sadh-- - guNagaNai : par ayA samr uddhy A guNagaNai : par ayA samr uddhy A guNagaNai : par ayA samr uddhy A
bhAvai : udhAr a madhur ai : api vaa mahi mnA | bhAvai : udhAr a madhur ai : api vaa mahi mnA | bhAvai : udhAr a madhur ai : api vaa mahi mnA |
t aadhr uk t adh I dhr ug t aadhr uk t adh I dhr ug t aadhr uk t adh I dhr ug-- - i dham i t hi upavar Nay ant hy O i dham i t hi upavar Nay ant hy O i dham i t hi upavar Nay ant hy O
v aachO yadeey a v i bhavasy a t hi r ask r i y Ayai | | v aachO yadeey a v i bhavasy a t hi r ask r i y Ayai | | v aachO yadeey a v i bhavasy a t hi r ask r i y Ayai | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Thr ough i t s Jy Ot hi r may a f or m ( r oopENa) , t hr ough i t s assembl y of auspi ci ous
at t r i but es t hat bl ess one w i t h Jn~ Anam and Kai mk ar y a pr Apt hi , t hr ough i t s
abundant ai sw ar yam ( par amA Samr uddhy A) , t hr ough i t s del ect abl e supr eme
bl i ss ( udhAr a Madhur ai : bhAvai : ) and ot her speci al v ai bhav ams, t hi s Sr i Vai -
k uNTham possessi ng t he abov e gl or i es can not be descr i bed/ def i ned ade-
quat el y as t hi s or t hat ( t adh t aadhr uk i dham I dhr uk i t hi upavar Nay ant y a: ) .
Such w or ds/ ef f or t s/ at t empt s t o descr i be t hese gl or i es as t hi s or t hat become
l i k e cur t ai ns hi di ng t hese i ndescr i babl e Vai bhavams of Sr i Vai k uNTham, w hi ch
i s y our i ncompar abl e Supr eme abode.

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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 44 44 44
¹7 4 &«9¬4|4+lHP G |4 Tl¹ - ¹7 4 &«9¬4|4+lHP G |4 Tl¹ - ¹7 4 &«9¬4|4+lHP G |4 Tl¹ -
96 ¹B F6 6 H+F6|P6l|F6H-7P · 96 ¹B F6 6 H+F6|P6l|F6H-7P · 96 ¹B F6 6 H+F6|P6l|F6H-7P ·
4ãl ¹4l6 ~ |69 T-¬ T¬ |44lTl 4ãl ¹4l6 ~ |69 T-¬ T¬ |44lTl 4ãl ¹4l6 ~ |69 T-¬ T¬ |44lTl
Hl|77P-47B Gl ¬¹P¤ Hl|77P-47B Gl ¬¹P¤ Hl|77P-47B Gl ¬¹P¤ 4 ¬+ vv+ 4 ¬+ vv+ 4 ¬+ vv+
y adh v r udhy apak shay a v i nAsa muk hai : v i k Ar ai : y adh v r udhy apak shay a v i nAsa muk hai : v i k Ar ai : y adh v r udhy apak shay a v i nAsa muk hai : v i k Ar ai :
y Et hai : asamst hut ham anast hami t ha ast hi sabdham | y Et hai : asamst hut ham anast hami t ha ast hi sabdham | y Et hai : asamst hut ham anast hami t ha ast hi sabdham |
y adh gour avAt h Sr ut hi shu phal gu phal am k r i y ANAm y adh gour avAt h Sr ut hi shu phal gu phal am k r i y ANAm y adh gour avAt h Sr ut hi shu phal gu phal am k r i y ANAm
aadi sht am any at h asuk hOt t har am adhr uvam cha | | aadi sht am any at h asuk hOt t har am adhr uvam cha | | aadi sht am any at h asuk hOt t har am adhr uvam cha | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
The Supr eme abode of y our s ( Sr i Vai k uNTham) i s f r ee f r om changes based on
gr ow t h and di ssol ut i on ( Vr uddhyapak shaya v i nAsa muk hai y Et hai :
asamst hut ham) . Thi s i s t he pl ace, w her e t he w or d “ ast hi ” ( pr esent ) nev er
ceases t o ex i st ( anasmi t h ast hi sabdham) .
The f r ui t s ar i si ng f r om t he per f or mance of t he Yaaga Yaj ~ nams r ecommended
by t he VedAs become i nsi gni f i cant compar ed t o t he f r ui t s ar i si ng f r om r esi -
dence i n Sr i Vai k uNTham and end i n sor r ow i nst ead of l ast i ng bl i ss. That i n-
deed i s t he gl or i ous and et er nal pl ace of r esi dence of y our s sal ut ed as Sr I Vai -
k uNTham.
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Her e Kur Esar i nst r uct s us t hat Sr I Vai k uNTham i s not l i k e t he w or l ds, w hi ch
ar e bor n and w hi ch ar e di ssol ved. That Vai k uNTha l Ok am unl i k e Pr Ak r ut ha l O-
k ams does not under go t he si x changes: “ Jaay at hE ast hi var dhat hE par i NA-
mat hE apak sheey at hE vi nasy at hi ”
Unl i k e t he t r ansi ent w or ds di spl ay i ng t he Shad ( Si x ) bhAv a Vi k Ar ams
( changes) , Sr i Vai k uNTham i s et er nal and changel ess.
The Vai k uNTha l Ok am i s f r ee f r om t he seven bl emi shes t hat Pr Ak r ut ha l Ok am
di spl ay s:
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1. Li mi t ed aanandham
2. Li mi t ed ex i st ence
3. Ends up i n sor r ow
4. Admi x ed w i t h sor r ow , w hen enj oy ed
5. Unf i t f or Muk t hAs sw or n t o per f or m Kai mk ar y am t o t he Lor d
6. Not easi l y cr eat ed and
7. Bor n out of vi par I t ha abhi mAnam.
Ther ef or e, Your Sr I Vai k uNTham i s r ecogni zed as t he Apr Ak r ut ha, Suddha
Sat ht v amay a, dhr uv a Aanandhamaya Par amAk Asam.


Sr I Vai k uNTha di v y a dEsam i nsi de
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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 45 45 45
|+!T-P9 |+ r6=-P=¹l|4Tl¹ - |+!T-P9 |+ r6=-P=¹l|4Tl¹ - |+!T-P9 |+ r6=-P=¹l|4Tl¹ -
¬ |4U¬|±|4¬4 ¹¬4 ¹4l-4P · ¬ |4U¬|±|4¬4 ¹¬4 ¹4l-4P · ¬ |4U¬|±|4¬4 ¹¬4 ¹4l-4P ·
H-4 ¹¤-49 69 P +Bl5-4+l-4 H-4 ¹¤-49 69 P +Bl5-4+l-4 H-4 ¹¤-49 69 P +Bl5-4+l-4
4 T… 'ó+lP 64 ¤lP 67lP+|-6+ v-+ 4 T… 'ó+lP 64 ¤lP 67lP+|-6+ v-+ 4 T… 'ó+lP 64 ¤lP 67lP+|-6+ v-+
ni shk al mashai : ni hat ha j anma j ar A ni shk al mashai : ni hat ha j anma j ar A ni shk al mashai : ni hat ha j anma j ar A-- - v i k Ar ai : v i k Ar ai : v i k Ar ai :
bhUy i sht a bhak t hi vi bhavai : abhavai : avApy am | bhUy i sht a bhak t hi vi bhavai : abhavai : avApy am | bhUy i sht a bhak t hi vi bhavai : abhavai : avApy am |
anyai : adhanya pur ushai : manasaa api anApyam anyai : adhanya pur ushai : manasaa api anApyam anyai : adhanya pur ushai : manasaa api anApyam
Vai k uNTha naama t av a dhAma t adh aamanant hi | | Vai k uNTha naama t av a dhAma t adh aamanant hi | | Vai k uNTha naama t av a dhAma t adh aamanant hi | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
The SadAchAr y As i nst r uct Sr i Vai k uNTham as Your Cher i shed Supr eme abode,
w hi ch i s at t ai nabl e onl y by t hose w ho ar e f r ee f r om desi r e, anger et al and
onl y by t hose w ho do not ex per i ence t he changes of bi r t h, agi ng et al . They
i nst r uct us t hat Your Supr eme abode i s at t ai nabl e onl y by t hose w ho ar e Mu-
muk shus w i t h no desi r e i n f ut ur e bi r t hs and per f or m Bhak t hi or Pr apat ht i
y Ogam t o be bl essed w i t h Sr i Vai k uNTha Vaasam and Kai mk ar y a Saamr Aj yam.
For al l t he ot her s ber ef t of t hese qual i f i cat i ons, Your Supr eme abode of Sr i
Vai k uNTham cannot ev en be t hought of ev en by t hei r mi nds. ( bhUy i sht a bhak -
t hi her e r ef er s t o Sar NAgat hy ) .


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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 46 46 46
|+t4l 64l-4|+¹9 ¬PrlP|rVl 5|9 |+t4l 64l-4|+¹9 ¬PrlP|rVl 5|9 |+t4l 64l-4|+¹9 ¬PrlP|rVl 5|9
96l†Hl |+¹4|¤|+ 46l |4¬ |6-· 96l†Hl |+¹4|¤|+ 46l |4¬ |6-· 96l†Hl |+¹4|¤|+ 46l |4¬ |6-·
¬l+l74l ¬ T¬Tl- BP6l¹BlPl- ¬l+l74l ¬ T¬Tl- BP6l¹BlPl- ¬l+l74l ¬ T¬Tl- BP6l¹BlPl-
¬÷Pl- |94l 9|¹=+l- 96¬ -ãP ¹4l-+ v°+ ¬÷Pl- |94l 9|¹=+l- 96¬ -ãP ¹4l-+ v°+ ¬÷Pl- |94l 9|¹=+l- 96¬ -ãP ¹4l-+ v°+
ni t hy A t avAny a ni r apEk shamahA mahi mnOapi ni t hy A t avAny a ni r apEk shamahA mahi mnOapi ni t hy A t avAny a ni r apEk shamahA mahi mnOapi
y Et hAdhr usee ni r av adhi r y Et hAdhr usee ni r av adhi r y Et hAdhr usee ni r av adhi r -- - ni y at hA v i bhUt hi : | ni y at hA v i bhUt hi : | ni y at hA v i bhUt hi : |
Jn~ Anaadhay O guNagaNaa: samat heer aseemA: Jn~ Anaadhay O guNagaNaa: samat heer aseemA: Jn~ Anaadhay O guNagaNaa: samat heer aseemA:
Lak shmI : pr i y A par i j anA: pat hagEndr a Lak shmI : pr i y A par i j anA: pat hagEndr a Lak shmI : pr i y A par i j anA: pat hagEndr a-- - muk hyA: | | muk hyA: | | muk hyA: | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Vai k uNTha NaaTha! Ev en t hough y our vai bhavam does not depend on any
t hi ng, t he l i mi t l ess Leel A and Ni t hy a Vi bhUt hi s of Your s ar e under y our t ot al
cont r ol as t hei r Supr eme Mast er . Your Jn~ Anam and t he count l ess auspi ci ous
at t r i but es ar e associ at ed w i t h You al one. Sr i Devi of i mmeasur abl e gl or i es i s
dear est t o You i n t he most appr opr i at e ( abhi mat ha) manner . Pak shi Raaj an
and ot her ni t hy a soor i s ar e Your dedi cat ed ser v ant s.
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Par a VaasudEv an r esi des i n Sr i Vai k uNTham and i s est abl i shed i n Hi s ow n
gl or y ( sv a mahi mnE pr at hi sht i t ha: ) . Hi s unpar al l el ed gl or i ous assembl i es of
GuNams ar e r ecogni zed as ex i st i ng ex pr essl y f or Hi m ( guNa gaNA: ni y at hA) .
Kur Esar chose t he w or ds “ Samat heet ha SeemA Lak shmI : t ava ni y at hA Pr i y A”
based on t he Azhw Ar Paasur a Vaak y am, “ Unak k ERk k um k Ol amal ar p- Paavai ”
and AchAr y a RaamAnuj a Vaak y am, “ Bhagavan- Naar AyaNa api mat hAnur oopa
Bhagavat hee” .

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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 47 47 47
9TF4 4 9 |r ¬ TF4 ¬4l4 6l H- 9TF4 4 9 |r ¬ TF4 ¬4l4 6l H- 9TF4 4 9 |r ¬ TF4 ¬4l4 6l H-
F4l6 TF4|¬6 B G¬ 4l= P+Bl|6¬~l-· F4l6 TF4|¬6 B G¬ 4l= P+Bl|6¬~l-· F4l6 TF4|¬6 B G¬ 4l= P+Bl|6¬~l-·
4 6l†Hl 5t44¤4- BP6l6B= ¹4l- 4 6l†Hl 5t44¤4- BP6l6B= ¹4l- 4 6l†Hl 5t44¤4- BP6l6B= ¹4l-
t4tBã TlFt4P|B 6|¬¹9 ¬¬÷Pl-+ v÷+ t4tBã TlFt4P|B 6|¬¹9 ¬¬÷Pl-+ v÷+ t4tBã TlFt4P|B 6|¬¹9 ¬¬÷Pl-+ v÷+
y Ek asy a y Eshu hi guNasy a l avAy ut hAmsa: y Ek asy a y Eshu hi guNasy a l avAy ut hAmsa: y Ek asy a y Eshu hi guNasy a l avAy ut hAmsa:
sy At h k asy achi t h sa k hal u v Ang sy At h k asy achi t h sa k hal u v Ang sy At h k asy achi t h sa k hal u v Ang-- - manasAt hi ga Sr I : | manasAt hi ga Sr I : | manasAt hi ga Sr I : |
y E t hAdr usOat hyavadhaya: samat heet ha samk hyA: y E t hAdr usOat hyavadhaya: samat heet ha samk hyA: y E t hAdr usOat hyavadhaya: samat heet ha samk hyA:
t v at h SadhguNas t v at h SadhguNas t v at h SadhguNas-- - t vamasi t anni r apEk sha Lak shmI : | | t vamasi t anni r apEk sha Lak shmI : | | t vamasi t anni r apEk sha Lak shmI : | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Any one, w ho possesses ev en one par t i n t en t housandt h of one of your auspi -
ci ous guNams, he
w i l l be t he cel e-
br at ed ow ner of
t he w eal t h t hat
w oul d be beyond
speech or t hought .
Such abundance of
a u s p i c i o u s
guNams has t ak en
r ef uge i n y ou.
Those guNams do
not add t o Your
gl or y but i nst ead
t hey become gl or i -
ous because of
t hei r associ at i on
w i t h You.
Vai t hmAni dhi Emper mAn
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C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Ther e ar e a f ew w ho descr i be t he Lor d as Ni r guNan ( Ni r guNa Br ahmam) . Ku-
r Esar w ant s t o r emi nd t hese mat ha anusAr i s t hat t he Lor d i s sak al a Kal y ANa
guNa sampoor Nan.


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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 48 48 48
B4 F4 ¬ 4 ¬ T6l |r |4¬¬Tt4 B4 F4 ¬ 4 ¬ T6l |r |4¬¬Tt4 B4 F4 ¬ 4 ¬ T6l |r |4¬¬Tt4
9 H4 6¾ |T¬ T|¾T7|¾6- F4l6 · 9 H4 6¾ |T¬ T|¾T7|¾6- F4l6 · 9 H4 6¾ |T¬ T|¾T7|¾6- F4l6 ·
66 9t4 6 t4|4 |4¬l 66 9t4 6 t4|4 |4¬l 66 9t4 6 t4|4 |4¬l !! ! |4¬4l ¬ Tl¾ |4¬4l ¬ Tl¾ |4¬4l ¬ Tl¾
B¹4-¤6F64 ¬=|-6 |r Pñ=t4P + v<+ B¹4-¤6F64 ¬=|-6 |r Pñ=t4P + v<+ B¹4-¤6F64 ¬=|-6 |r Pñ=t4P + v<+
Sar vasya chai v a guNat hO hi v i l ak shaNat hv am Sar vasya chai v a guNat hO hi v i l ak shaNat hv am Sar vasya chai v a guNat hO hi v i l ak shaNat hv am
ai sw ar y at hasccha k i l a k ascchi dh udhanj i t ha: sy At h | ai sw ar y at hasccha k i l a k ascchi dh udhanj i t ha: sy At h | ai sw ar y at hasccha k i l a k ascchi dh udhanj i t ha: sy At h |
t at h pr at hy ut ha t v ay i Vi bhO ! vi bhavO guNAsccha t at h pr at hy ut ha t v ay i Vi bhO ! vi bhavO guNAsccha t at h pr at hy ut ha t v ay i Vi bhO ! vi bhavO guNAsccha
sambandhat ast ava bhaj ant hi hi mangaLat hvam | | sambandhat ast ava bhaj ant hi hi mangaLat hvam | | sambandhat ast ava bhaj ant hi hi mangaLat hvam | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Lor d of Al l ! The gr eat ness of any obj ect i s due t o t he gl or y of i t s Gunam.
When one i s r espect f ul l y t r eat ed, i t i s because of hi s abundant w eal t h. Oh
Lor d! I n Your case, t hi s si t uat i on i s r ever sed. I sw ar y ams and t he guNams at -
t ai n auspi ci ousness because of l i nk s t o y ou and not t he ot her w ay r ound.
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
The guNams at t ai n t hei r sat t haa and Mangal at hvam t hr ough t hei r associ at i on
w i t h Hi m ( guNA: sat hy a- j n~ Aana pr abhr ut hay a ut ha t vat h- gat hat ay A Subhee
- bhUy am y At hA i t hi ) .

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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 49 49 49
T¹ ¬ TlF64 6 Bx4¹=F6Pl |B T¹ ¬ TlF64 6 Bx4¹=F6Pl |B T¹ ¬ TlF64 6 Bx4¹=F6Pl |B
6 + ×4l 9¤4|6 t4|4 |+¬ Tt4P · 6 + ×4l 9¤4|6 t4|4 |+¬ Tt4P · 6 + ×4l 9¤4|6 t4|4 |+¬ Tt4P ·
|+t4 r¹ |+t4 r¹ |+t4 r¹ !! ! |+|G¬B7 ¬ TBl¬¹ |r |+|G¬B7 ¬ TBl¬¹ |r |+|G¬B7 ¬ TBl¬¹ |r
t4lPlP+|-6 9¹P H¹PlH¹lTlP + v°+ t4lPlP+|-6 9¹P H¹PlH¹lTlP + v°+ t4lPlP+|-6 9¹P H¹PlH¹lTlP + v°+
dhoor E guNaast av a t u sat t hv a r aj ast amAmsi dhoor E guNaast av a t u sat t hv a r aj ast amAmsi dhoor E guNaast av a t u sat t hv a r aj ast amAmsi
t Ena t r ay ee pr aTayat hi t vay i ni r guNat hvam | t Ena t r ay ee pr aTayat hi t vay i ni r guNat hvam | t Ena t r ay ee pr aTayat hi t vay i ni r guNat hvam |
ni t hy am Har E ! ni k hi l a sadhguNa sAgar am hi ni t hy am Har E ! ni k hi l a sadhguNa sAgar am hi ni t hy am Har E ! ni k hi l a sadhguNa sAgar am hi
t v Am aamanant hi Par amEsw ar am I sw ar ANAm | | t v Am aamanant hi Par amEsw ar am I sw ar ANAm | | t v Am aamanant hi Par amEsw ar am I sw ar ANAm | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Har i ! The t hr ee guNams ( Sat t hv a, Raj as and Tamas) ar e f ar r emov ed f r om
y ou. Ther ef or e, t he Rg, Yaj us and t he Saama Vedhams announce y our nonpos-
sessi on of t hese i nauspi ci ous guNams ( ni r guNat hvam) . You ar e t he Lor d of al l
I sw ar aas ( i .e.) , y ou ar e Sar vEsw ar an. You ar e l i k e t he ocean f or al l t hese l i m-
i t l ess auspi ci ous at t r i but es t o be housed.
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Thi s sl Ok am i s t o r ef ut e t he vi ew s of Adhv ai t hi ns t hat Bhagavaan i s Ni r guNan.
Kur Eesar st at es t hat t he t hr ee guNams - - associ at ed w i t h Mool a Pr ak r ut i - - ar e
f ar r emoved f r om t he Lor d and t her ef or e He i s “ Ni r guNan” and y et He i s t he
deep abode ( ocean) of al l k al yANa guNams ( samast ha Kal y ANa guNAmr ut ha
abdhi ) . The f our t h paadham i s based on Sr ut hi and Upabr uhmaNams: “ Ya:
Par a: Sa MahEsw ar a: ” and “ anAdhi ni dhanam Vi shNum Sar val Ok a mahEs-
w ar am”

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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 50: 50: 50:
¬l+ltP+F64 67 4 ¬ T ¬ T|-6 ¬l+ltP+F64 67 4 ¬ T ¬ T|-6 ¬l+ltP+F64 67 4 ¬ T ¬ T|-6
6 =l P4F4 |r PT ¬ T 94 6 =-· 6 =l P4F4 |r PT ¬ T 94 6 =-· 6 =l P4F4 |r PT ¬ T 94 6 =-·
6 + 4 |4HP9¹l ¬P 7l¬B t4 6 + 4 |4HP9¹l ¬P 7l¬B t4 6 + 4 |4HP9¹l ¬P 7l¬B t4
¹¬l t47l¬T6 94 46l 5|G¬F4+ -¤+ ¹¬l t47l¬T6 94 46l 5|G¬F4+ -¤+ ¹¬l t47l¬T6 94 46l 5|G¬F4+ -¤+
Jn~ At hmana: t ava t adhEv a guNam gr uNant hi Jn~ At hmana: t ava t adhEv a guNam gr uNant hi Jn~ At hmana: t ava t adhEv a guNam gr uNant hi
t Ej Omay asy a hi maNEr guNa y Ev a t Ej a: | t Ej Omay asy a hi maNEr guNa y Ev a t Ej a: | t Ej Omay asy a hi maNEr guNa y Ev a t Ej a: |
t Enai va v i sw am apar Ok sham udheek shasE t vam t Enai va v i sw am apar Ok sham udheek shasE t vam t Enai va v i sw am apar Ok sham udheek shasE t vam
r ak shA t vadheek shaNat ha y Ev a y at hOak hi l asy a | | r ak shA t vadheek shaNat ha y Ev a y at hOak hi l asy a | | r ak shA t vadheek shaNat ha y Ev a y at hOak hi l asy a | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Har i ! You ar e t he embodi ment of Jn~ Anam ( Jn~ Ana Svar oopi ) . Schol ar s
descr i be t hat Jn~ Anam as a GuNam. One may w onder how t hat w oul d be pos-
si bl e. He i s bot h Jn~ Ana Svar oopan and Jn~ Ana GuNak an. Hi s Jn~ Anam i s
asank uchi t ham ( unshr i nk i ng) and does not under go shr i nk i ng and ex pansi on
l i k e t hat of a Bhaddha Jeev an. He i s bot h Jn~ Ana Sv ar oopan and Jn~ Ana
guNi k an j ust as t he gem f ul l of l ust r e. Wi t h Your Omni sci ence, You cast y our
gl ances on al l t he obj ect s of t he Uni ver se. The pr ot ect i on f or al l t hese obj ect s
ar i se f r om t hose gl ances of your s al one.
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Her e, Kur Esar f ocuses on t he doct r i nes of Dhar mabhUt ha Jn~ Anam and Dhar -
mee Jn~ Anam. Kur Esar di st i ngui shes t he Jn~ Anam of t he Lor d f r om t hat of
Bhaddha Jeev ans her e. He cel ebr at es t he I eek shA- poor v i k a sr usht i ( cr eat i on
based on Hi s gl ances al one) and t he Omni sci ence ( Sar v aj ~ nat hv am) t hat em-
pow er s such sr usht i ( Sa I eek shat ha l Ok An nu sr uj aa i t hi , t adhai k shat ha Bahu
sy Am pr aj Ay Ey a i t hi ) . Thi s Sar v aj ~ nat hvam i s sal ut ed i n t he t hi r d l i ne of t hi s
sl Ok am. The pow er of t hose gl ances of t he Sar v a Sak t han i s cel ebr at ed i n t he
f our t h paadham of t hi s sl Ok am.

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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 51 51 51
×¹4 H6l 64 4 4t4P G ¬ Tl ¤ - ×¹4 H6l 64 4 4t4P G ¬ Tl ¤ - ×¹4 H6l 64 4 4t4P G ¬ Tl ¤ -
Hl+-7P |¤6 ²4l|+|6 B|¬4-6 P · Hl+-7P |¤6 ²4l|+|6 B|¬4-6 P · Hl+-7P |¤6 ²4l|+|6 B|¬4-6 P ·
6 4 H7 |t4|6 9¹¹9¹4l 94 ¬l 6 4 H7 |t4|6 9¹¹9¹4l 94 ¬l 6 4 H7 |t4|6 9¹¹9¹4l 94 ¬l
+ 4 9 4l= P+B¬l ¬¹ ²t4 7lr + -°+ + 4 9 4l= P+B¬l ¬¹ ²t4 7lr + -°+ + 4 9 4l= P+B¬l ¬¹ ²t4 7lr + -°+
t r ay y udy at A t ava y uvat va t r ay y udy at A t ava y uvat va t r ay y udy at A t ava y uvat va-- - muk hai : guNoughai : muk hai : guNoughai : muk hai : guNoughai :
aanandamEdhi t am i yaan i t hi sanni y ant hum | aanandamEdhi t am i yaan i t hi sanni y ant hum | aanandamEdhi t am i yaan i t hi sanni y ant hum |
t E y E sat ham t hv i t hi par ampar ay A pr av r ut t hA t E y E sat ham t hv i t hi par ampar ay A pr av r ut t hA t E y E sat ham t hv i t hi par ampar ay A pr av r ut t hA
nai v Esha vaangmanasagOchar a i t hy udAha | | nai v Esha vaangmanasagOchar a i t hy udAha | | nai v Esha vaangmanasagOchar a i t hy udAha | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Bhagavann! When t he VedAs at t empt ed t o measur e ( quant i f y ) Your aan-
andham, w hi ch cont i nued t o gr ow f r om t he assembl y of GuNAs st ar t i ng f r om
Your Yout h, t hey ( t he VedAs) count ed i n uni t s of hundr ed and pr oceeded i n an
upw ar d spi r al f r om t he human aanandham t o t he aanandham of Br ahma
dEvan and gave up f i nal l y t he count by concl udi ng r i ght f ul l y t hat t her e i s no
l i mi t t o Your aanandham. That aanandham of y our s i s decl ar ed as i mmeasur -
abl e and bey ond count by t he VedAs. They cont i nue t o gr ow ( y Edhi t ham) l i k e
Thr i v i k r amans ( var dhamAna: ) .

C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
The aanandha svar oopam of Br ahman w as sal ut ed ear l i er ( 24
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sl Ok am) ac-
cor di ng t o t he w ay show n by VedAs ( AanandhO Br ahmEt hi Vy aj AnAt h, Aan-
andhAdhyEva k hal v i mAni bhUt hAni j aayant hE) . Kur Esar ’ s w or ds i n t he 24
t h

sl Ok am ar e:
Aanandhamai sw ar am avAngh Aanandhamai sw ar am avAngh Aanandhamai sw ar am avAngh-- - manasAv agAhyam manasAv agAhyam manasAv agAhyam
aamnAsi shu: sat a aamnAsi shu: sat a aamnAsi shu: sat a-- - guNOt t ar i t ha guNOt t ar i t ha guNOt t ar i t ha-- - k r amENa k r amENa k r amENa
Her e, Kur Esar poi nt s out t hat , t hi s Aanandham of t he Lor d can al so be a
guNam as per t he r evel at i on of Aanandhaval l i mant hr am ( Aanandham Br ah-
maNO v i dhv An) .
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Br uhadhAr aNy ak Opani shad al so cel ebr at es Br ahmAnandham- t hi s Aanandham
gr ow i ng hundr eds of f ol ds st ar t i ng f r om human aanandham and gr ow i ng be-
y ond t he gi gant i c aanandham of Br ahma Dev an ( sect i on 6.3) .
Al l t he VedAs ( t r ay ee) gi ve up t hei r at t empt s t o f ul l y descr i be t he aanandham
behi nd ev en one guNam l i k e Yout h ( “ Yuvat h- muk hai : guNougai : y Edhi t ham
Aanandham i y An i t hi sanni y ant hum asak t hA: ” )


Thi r uk uLant hai mAy ak oot han
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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 52 52 52
94 64l ¬6 ¹4l 64 4l 4+lHl- 94 64l ¬6 ¹4l 64 4l 4+lHl- 94 64l ¬6 ¹4l 64 4l 4+lHl-
B4 ¬ Tl- Br BPF6|4¬ |6|¬¾· B4 ¬ Tl- Br BPF6|4¬ |6|¬¾· B4 ¬ Tl- Br BPF6|4¬ |6|¬¾·
9-4l86l- F4 ¹4¤l+ H4¤l¹4-6l 9-4l86l- F4 ¹4¤l+ H4¤l¹4-6l 9-4l86l- F4 ¹4¤l+ H4¤l¹4-6l
4l¬lP¬l ¬¹PrlP|rPl+ 94+ --+ 4l¬lP¬l ¬¹PrlP|rPl+ 94+ --+ 4l¬lP¬l ¬¹PrlP|rPl+ 94+ --+
y Ev am t ayA chat hur ay A t av a y ouv anAdy a: y Ev am t ayA chat hur ay A t av a y ouv anAdy a: y Ev am t ayA chat hur ay A t av a y ouv anAdy a:
sar v E guNA: saha samast ha v i bhUt i bhi sccha | sar v E guNA: saha samast ha v i bhUt i bhi sccha | sar v E guNA: saha samast ha v i bhUt i bhi sccha |
pr avy Ahr ut hA: sy ur av adheen av adheer ayant O pr avy Ahr ut hA: sy ur av adheen av adheer ayant O pr avy Ahr ut hA: sy ur av adheen av adheer ayant O
v aachAmagOchar amahAmahi mAna y Eva | | v aachAmagOchar amahAmahi mAna y Eva | | v aachAmagOchar amahAmahi mAna y Eva | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Bhagavann! The cl ev er and compet ent VedAs decl ar ed t hat t he assembl y of
y our auspi ci ous GuNAs st ar t i ng f r om y our y out h t oget her w i t h Your
I sw ar y ams of Leel A and Ni t hy a Vi bhUt hi s ar e l i mi t l ess and have t he Vai bha-
vam t hat i s bey ond descr i pt i v e pow er s of t he f acul t y of speech.
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Her e, Kur Esar r emi nds us t hat t he i mmeasur abl e magni t ude of BhagavAn’ s
aanandha guNam i s not l i mi t ed t o j ust one GuNam l i k e y out h but i t spr eads t o
al l t he auspi ci ous at t r i but es of t he Lor d. I n Aanandaval l i , Sr ut hi st ar t s w i t h
t he guNam of y out h ( y uvaa sy At h) and t hen cont i nues w i t h sr Esht a Jn~ Anam,
Jagat h Sw Ami t hv am and ot her guNams and decl ar es t hat t he Br ahmAnadham
associ at ed w i t h t hem ar e bey ond descr i pt i v e pow er of t he speech f acul t y .

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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 53 53 53
B 46 4|6 |+|G¬ |+¹|¬¬P¬ B 46 4|6 |+|G¬ |+¹|¬¬P¬ B 46 4|6 |+|G¬ |+¹|¬¬P¬
|¬× ¬ TP |T 4¤lr Prl |¬× ¬ TP |T 4¤lr Prl |¬× ¬ TP |T 4¤lr Prl !! ! |+4¬7+ · |+4¬7+ · |+4¬7+ ·
BH- |4|Pã‚ |rT¬ 7 H¬ 7P 67 BH- |4|Pã‚ |rT¬ 7 H¬ 7P 67 BH- |4|Pã‚ |rT¬ 7 H¬ 7P 67
Hl|4¾T¤ BT 7l¬T7l¬T ++ -°+ Hl|4¾T¤ BT 7l¬T7l¬T ++ -°+ Hl|4¾T¤ BT 7l¬T7l¬T ++ -°+
samvar t havar t hi ni k hi l am ni r abhi Jn~ am aJn~ am samvar t havar t hi ni k hi l am ni r abhi Jn~ am aJn~ am samvar t havar t hi ni k hi l am ni r abhi Jn~ am aJn~ am
chi t hr E cha k ar maNi y aTAr hamahO ! ni y acchan | chi t hr E cha k ar maNi y aTAr hamahO ! ni y acchan | chi t hr E cha k ar maNi y aTAr hamahO ! ni y acchan |
sady a: k r i mi dr uhi Na sady a: k r i mi dr uhi Na sady a: k r i mi dr uhi Na-- - bhEdham abhEdhamEt adh bhEdham abhEdhamEt adh bhEdham abhEdhamEt adh
aav i scchak ar Ta sak r udh aav i scchak ar Ta sak r udh aav i scchak ar Ta sak r udh-- - eek shaNa dheek shaNEna | | eek shaNa dheek shaNEna | | eek shaNa dheek shaNEna | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Bhagavann! What a w onder ! Dur i ng t he t i me of t he gr eat del uge
( Pr aLayam) , You pr ot ect al l t he chEt anams st ay i ng l i k e j ada vast hus
( achEt anams) i n a t i ny por t i on of Your st omach si nce t hey ar e hel pl ess due t o
t he shr unk en st at e of t hei r Jn~ Anam. Once agai n, at t he t i me of cr eat i on
( Sr usht i ) , You deci de t o l ook at t he same i nst ant at al l of t hem ( pr ot ect ed
j eevans) r est i ng saf el y i nsi de Your st omach and i mmedi at el y t he naama- r oopa
pr apancham i n al l i t s mul t i - f acet ed spl endor spr i ngs f or t h. Wi t h t hat Kat Ak -
sham, t hi s w or l d f r om t he l ow l y w or m t o t he mi ght y Br ahma Devan i s cr eat ed
by y ou w i t hout any par t i al i t y . You ar e gui ded i n t hi s act of cr eat i on onl y by
t hei r k ar maas.
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Kur Esar ’ s choi ces of w or ds i n hi s Sr i Sook t hi s ar e al w ay s t he di st i l l at i on of es-
sence of Sr ut hi s and t he t hought s of hi s AchAr y an’ s Sr I BhAshy am. Thi s sl O-
k am i s an ex cel l ent i l l ust r at i on of t hat st y l e ( sai l i ) .
Bhagav An has t he si x at t r i but es st ar t i ng f r om Jn~ Anam ( ShADguNy a Poor -
Nan) . Her e, Kur Esar pay s t r i but e now t o t he f i r st of t he si x GuNams ( vi z) ,
Jn~ Anam.
Bhagav An cr eat es t hi s uni v er se out of Dayaa ( Kar uNai ) and endow s t he
Jeevans w i t h a body , i ndhr i y ams, Jn~ Ana v i st hAr am accor di ng t o t hei r
Kar mAs ( Kar ma anuguNam) ; f ur t her , he bl esses t hem w i t h Hi s ( Bhagavat h)
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Saast hr ams t o hel p t hem di scr i mi nat e bet w een t he auspi ci ous and t he i naus-
pi ci ous. VedAs cel ebr at e t hi s compassi onat e act of cr eat i on by t he Lor d.
Dur i ng t he t i me of Pr aLay am, t he st at e of Jeevans i s l i k e t he st at e of
AchEt anam w i t hout Jn~ Anam. They get amal gamat ed w i t h Bhagavan l i k e t he
w at er absor bed by t he hot i r on. Lor d absor bs and pr ot ect s t hese j eevans,
w hi ch do not hav e any naamam or r oopam. They ( Jeevans) coul d not be se-
per at ed f r om t he Lor d ( abhEdham y Et hat h) . Sr i vat hsAngAcchAr Sw amy quot es
a magni f i cent passage f r om Sr i BhAshy am t o i l l ust r at e Kur Esar ’ s t hought s
her e ( Sr i BhAshy am: 2.2.3) :
“ Sa BhagavAn Pur ushOt t hama: — l eel A pr avr ut t ha: , y Et hAni k ar mANi
sameecheenAni , y Et hAni asamacheenAni i t hi k ar ma- dhv ai t ham samv i dhAy a,
t adhupAnOchi t ha- dEhEndhr i y aadhi k am t anni y amana sak t hi m cha sar v EshAm
k shEt r a- j n~ Anam saamAny Ena pr adhi sya — ant har aat hmat ayaa anupr av i sya,
anumant hr ut ay aa cha ni y acchan t hi sht at hi ” .
Kur Esar ’ s 53
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sl Ok am i s a mar v el ous summar y of t he Sr i Br ahma passage
w hi ch descr i bes t he Lor d’ s sousheel y am i n l i ne w i t h Kar mas
( Kar mAnuguNam) and t her eaf t er , anupr avEsam and anumant hr ut hvam. The
Jeev an at t he t i me of Pr aLay am w as l i k e a JaDa vast hu ( aj ~ nam) . I t s Jn~ Ana
sak t hi w as dul l and shr unk en ( ni r abhi j ~ nam) . Then, t he Lor d deci ded t o cr e-
at e t he Naama- r oopa pr apancham consi st ent w i t h t he k ar mAs of t he i ndi v i d-
ual j eevans ( YaTAr ham) and af t er sr usht i ent er ed i nt o t hem as ant har y Ami
Br ahman and di r ect ed t hem. He cr eat es and empow er s t he Jeev ans w i t h sak -
t hi accor di ng t o t hei r hi st or y of k ar mAs and does not evi nce any par t i al i t y or
pr ef er ences as per t he Br ahma Soot hr am’ s r ev el at i on: “ vai shamy a nai r gr uNy E
na saapEk shat hvAt h” .

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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 54 54 54
HF6 4TH7 79¬l¹49¬l|4 ¬ 4 HF6 4TH7 79¬l¹49¬l|4 ¬ 4 HF6 4TH7 79¬l¹49¬l|4 ¬ 4
²H 7|¹ãP¤ =ñPP-4|+ñP · ²H 7|¹ãP¤ =ñPP-4|+ñP · ²H 7|¹ãP¤ =ñPP-4|+ñP ·
|4H |4|¬× H|4¬¬T4l¬T + |4H |4|¬× H|4¬¬T4l¬T + |4H |4|¬× H|4¬¬T4l¬T +
|4¬l ¬4F4+4|¤4 6 |4¬l ¬4F4+4|¤4 6 |4¬l ¬4F4+4|¤4 6 !! ! H|±¹ Hl+ -v+ H|±¹ Hl+ -v+ H|±¹ Hl+ -v+
ast ham yadh ast ham yadh ast ham yadh-- - udhyadh upachAyi apachAy i chai v am udhyadh upachAyi apachAy i chai v am udhyadh upachAyi apachAy i chai v am
I sam dhar i dhr amaTa j angamam apy ani ngam | I sam dhar i dhr amaTa j angamam apy ani ngam | I sam dhar i dhr amaTa j angamam apy ani ngam |
vi sw am vi chi t hr am avi l k ashaNa veek shaNEna vi sw am vi chi t hr am avi l k ashaNa veek shaNEna vi sw am vi chi t hr am avi l k ashaNa veek shaNEna
vi k shObhay asy anavadhi : bat ha ! sak t hi r ai see | | vi k shObhay asy anavadhi : bat ha ! sak t hi r ai see | | vi k shObhay asy anavadhi : bat ha ! sak t hi r ai see | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Lor d! Your mat chl ess Sak t hi i s w ondr ous i ndeed. Wi t h t he same sank al -
pam, You cr eat e t he di f f er ent speci es among Your cr eat i ons r angi ng f r om
t hose w hi ch gr ow and t hose w hi ch shr i nk , as w el l as t hose, w hi ch r each an
auspi ci ous st at e and t he ot her s w hi ch pr opel t hemsel ves i nt o an i nauspi ci ous
st at e. Al l t hese pol ar opposi t es among y our cr eat i ons ar i se as a r esul t of y our
uni magi nabl e pow er .
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
I n t he pr ev i ous sl Ok am t he Jn~ Anam of t he Lor d w as sal ut ed. Her e, one mor e
guNam of t he Lor d, Sak t hi i s cel ebr at ed. VedAs sal ut e t hi s adhbhut ha sak t hi :
“ Par Asya Sak t hi v i v i dhai va sr Uy at hE” . He cr eat es, ent er s i nt o t hem and com-
mands t hem t hr ough t hat mat chl ess sak t hi . Thi s uni ver se consi st i ng of mul t i -
f ar i ous w ondr ous ent i t i es ar e cr eat ed w i t h t r ansf or mat i ons and di f f er ent i a-
t i ons w i t h t he pow er of t hat sank al pa sak t hi ( v i chi t hr am v i sw am av i l ak shaNa
v eek shaNEna v i k shOpayasi ) . Kur Esar ex pr esses hi s mar vel over t hat Sak t hi of
t he Lor d.

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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 55 55 55
-99Tl¹9|¹TlPT 6-44F¤ -99Tl¹9|¹TlPT 6-44F¤ -99Tl¹9|¹TlPT 6-44F¤
|4H |494 |B6 P-47B¬ T6 P · |4H |494 |B6 P-47B¬ T6 P · |4H |494 |B6 P-47B¬ T6 P ·
¬l¹4+ F4¬l4|+4P |TP 7l¬B t4 ¬l¹4+ F4¬l4|+4P |TP 7l¬B t4 ¬l¹4+ F4¬l4|+4P |TP 7l¬B t4 ?? ?
F4l6--4P H¹ H94 + 4l 74Plr -+ --+ F4l6--4P H¹ H94 + 4l 74Plr -+ --+ F4l6--4P H¹ H94 + 4l 74Plr -+ --+
r oopa r oopa r oopa-- - pr ak Ar a par i Nama k r ut ha vyavasTam pr ak Ar a par i Nama k r ut ha vyavasTam pr ak Ar a par i Nama k r ut ha vyavasTam
v i sw am v i par yasi t hum any at h asat h cha k ar t hum | v i sw am v i par yasi t hum any at h asat h cha k ar t hum | v i sw am v i par yasi t hum any at h asat h cha k ar t hum |
k shAmyan svabhAv a k shAmyan svabhAv a k shAmyan svabhAv a-- - ni y amam k i mudheek shasE t vam ? ni y amam k i mudheek shasE t vam ? ni y amam k i mudheek shasE t vam ?
sv At ant r yam ai sw ar am apar yanuy Oj y am aahu : | | sv At ant r yam ai sw ar am apar yanuy Oj y am aahu : | | sv At ant r yam ai sw ar am apar yanuy Oj y am aahu : | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Bhagav ann! Thi s w or l d made up of sent i ent and i nsent i ent under goes
changes i n f or m ( r oopams) and modes ( t anmai / Pr ak Ar ams) . You hav e t he
pow er t o t r ansf or m t hem ( Chet anams and achEt nams) i nt o di f f er ent f or ms or
t o change t hem i nt o di f f er ent obj ect s of cr eat i on or t o mak e t hem nonex i st ent
( v i par yasi t hum, any at h k ar t hum, asat h k ar t hum cha KshAmy an) . Whi l e you
ar e so pow er f ul t o br i ng f or t h any t hi ng y ou w i sh, y ou r ul e t hem l ar gel y ac-
cor di ng t o t hei r sv ar oopams and SvabhAv ams. That r est r ai ned appr oach of
y our s i s ver y har d t o under st and ( t vam SvabhAva ni y amam Ki m udheek -
shasE?) . I n t hi s cont ex t , VedAs and t he w i se men st at e t hat t he i ndependence
uni que t o You ( ai sw ar am SvAt ant r y am) i s beyond al of our compr ehensi on
and i t i s not possi bl e t o ex pl ai n w hy you ant i ci pat e Sv abhAva ni yamam i n
spi t e of Your Sv At ant r y am.
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Af t er pay i ng t r i but es t he t w o of t he si x guNams ( Jn~ Anam and Sak t hi ) , Kur E-
sar shi f t s hi s at t ent i on t o t he t hi r d of t he si x guNams of t he Lor d ( i .e.) ,
I sw ar y am. For t he JaDa vast hus, sv ar oopa par i Naamam i s si ddham f r om
t i mel ess t i mes ( anAdhi ) ; si mi l ar l y , f or t he Jeev ans, Sv abhAv a Par i Namam i s
pr esent ( si ddham) f r om t i me i mmemor i al . Thi s di f f er ence bet w een t he
achEt anam and ChEt anam i s br ought about by Bhagavat h Sank al pam. I n Sr i
BhAshyam, AchAr y a RaamAnuj a comment s on t hi s di f f er ence: “ Jn~ Ana sank O-
cha v i k Asa l ak shaNO j eevasyAnyaTA bhAv a: v i yadhAdEst hu sv ar oopAny aTaa
bhaav a l ak shaNa: ” ChEt anam has Jn~ Anam, w hi ch may shr i nk and ex pand.
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AchEt anam i s JaDa v ast hu and has no Jn~ Anam. Thi s di f f er ent i at i on ( Bhaav a
l ak shaNa vy avast hai ) i s at t r i but ed t o Bhagavat h Sank al pam. Thi s i s t he “ r oopa
Pr ak Ar a par i NAma k r ut ha v yavast haa” r ef er r ed t o i n t hi s sl Ok am by Kur Esar .
Lor d uses i t t o cr eat e, t r ansf or m and di ssol v e t he chEt ana- achEt anams of t he
uni v er se accor di ng t o t hese r ul es ( v i sw am v i par yasi t hum, anyat h k ar t hum
asat h k ar t hum KshAmy an) . Occasi onal l y , BhagavAn chooses not pl ay by t hese
st andar d r ul es and cr eat es t he basi s f or t he unset t l ed di scussi on t o cl assi f y
such nonst andar d l eel aas as ei t her sv ar oopAnyat hA bhAv am or SvabhAvAn-
y at hA bhAvam. He t r ansf or ms an achEt ana vast hu i n t o chEt anam w i t h
Jn~ Anam. For ex ampl e, t he st one on t he r oadsi de got t r ansf or med i nt o Muni
Pat hni ( Ahal y aa) ; t he pi ece of char coal got t r ansf or med i nt o an i nf ant
( Par eek shi t h Raaj aa) .
When Dr oupat hi maana samr ak sha-
Nam t ook pl ace, i t w as BhagavAns
Sank al pa r oopa SvAt ant r ayam cr e-
at ed t he cot t on, t he t hr ead, t he
col or , t he w eavi ng, t he l engt h of t he
cl ot hi ng needed f or her . Thi s i s r e-
f er r ed t o i n t he f our t h paadham of
t he sl Ok am t o sal ut e t he adhi say am
of San k al p a Roopa Sv At an t r y a
I sw ar y am t hat i s bey ond our com-
pr ehensi on: “ Sv At ant r yam I sw ar am
apar y anuyOj y am aahu: ” We can nei -
t h e r u n d e r s t a n d t h i s I s w a r a
Sank al pa SvAt ant r yam nor ask w hy
t hat t ak es pl ace.


Sv At ant r y am I shw ar y am
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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 56 56 56
B 46 B¹¬ 6T¹F4 BrU¹7P - B 46 B¹¬ 6T¹F4 BrU¹7P - B 46 B¹¬ 6T¹F4 BrU¹7P -
7U 6|PU47=U|4rl|¹ rl|¹· 7U 6|PU47=U|4rl|¹ rl|¹· 7U 6|PU47=U|4rl|¹ rl|¹·
|+t4l+ T ¬P+ T ¬+ Tl 9¹ 9l |+t4l+ T ¬P+ T ¬+ Tl 9¹ 9l |+t4l+ T ¬P+ T ¬+ Tl 9¹ 9l
7ã =+ ¬ 64 6 = 77lr¹|-6+ -°+ 7ã =+ ¬ 64 6 = 77lr¹|-6+ -°+ 7ã =+ ¬ 64 6 = 77lr¹|-6+ -°+
samvar t ha sambhr ut ha k ar asy a sahsr a samvar t ha sambhr ut ha k ar asy a sahsr a samvar t ha sambhr ut ha k ar asy a sahsr a-- - r asmE: r asmE: r asmE:
usr am t ami sr ay at h aj asr av i hAr i haar i | usr am t ami sr ay at h aj asr av i hAr i haar i | usr am t ami sr ay at h aj asr av i hAr i haar i |
ni t hyAnuk ool am anuk ool a nr uNAm par EshAm ni t hyAnuk ool am anuk ool a nr uNAm par EshAm ni t hyAnuk ool am anuk ool a nr uNAm par EshAm
udvEj anam cha t ava t Ej a udhAhar ant hi | | udvEj anam cha t ava t Ej a udhAhar ant hi | | udvEj anam cha t ava t Ej a udhAhar ant hi | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
BhagavAn’ s t Ej as i s bei ng sal ut ed i n t hi s sl Ok am
Your t Ej as mak es t he Soor y an f i l l ed w i t h br i ght r ay s l ook l i k e ni ght dur i ng
Pr aLay a k aal am. Your t Ej as i s never di mi ni shi ng and pl easi ng t o t he mi nd and
causi ng f ear t o Your enemi es. Anci ent s say such a f ear some t Ej as of Your s
pr oduces onl y auspi ci ousness t o t hose dear t o You.
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
The t Ej as ( l ust r e) of BhagavAn mak es t he br i ght ness of Soor yan l ook l i k e
dar k ness. The t Ej as of t he Lor d out shi nes t hat of t he Sun ( Sahasr a r asmE: us-
r am t ami sr ayat h) . Thi s t Ej as t er r i f i es t he enemi es of t he Lor d and at t he same
t i me pr ot ect s Hi s devot ees. For t hose w ho ar e engaged i n Bhaagavat ha
apachAr am, t hi s t Ej as pr oduces t er r or and chases t hem dow n w her ever t hey
ar e. For t he dev ot ees of t he Lor d, i t has t he most comf or t i ng ef f ect . The pow er
of t hi s t Ej as mak es t he St ar s, t he Sun and al l ot her l umi nar y bodi es shi ne
( t amEv a bhAnt ham anubhAt hi sar v am t asy a bhAsA sar v am i dham v i bhAt hi ) .

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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 57 57 57
+ 4 G4l-4P+4l8|Prl|F6 4F4 + 4 G4l-4P+4l8|Prl|F6 4F4 + 4 G4l-4P+4l8|Prl|F6 4F4
B¬l5|9 6F4 64 4l¬T6- 9=l+lP · B¬l5|9 6F4 64 4l¬T6- 9=l+lP · B¬l5|9 6F4 64 4l¬T6- 9=l+lP ·
B¹96 6 |T 9 +|¹6l + 47l-4P-4 B¹96 6 |T 9 +|¹6l + 47l-4P-4 B¹96 6 |T 9 +|¹6l + 47l-4P-4
P-4 t4P 4 G¬ P|-7¹|P|-7¹l4l-+ -÷+ P-4 t4P 4 G¬ P|-7¹|P|-7¹l4l-+ -÷+ P-4 t4P 4 G¬ P|-7¹|P|-7¹l4l-+ -÷+
nai v a hyavApy am anavApt ham i hAst hi y asy a nai v a hyavApy am anavApt ham i hAst hi y asy a nai v a hyavApy am anavApt ham i hAst hi y asy a
sat t hAapi t asya t av a v eek shaNat ha: pr aj AnAm | sat t hAapi t asya t av a v eek shaNat ha: pr aj AnAm | sat t hAapi t asya t av a v eek shaNat ha: pr aj AnAm |
sampat h t hu k i mpunar i t hO na vadAny amany am sampat h t hu k i mpunar i t hO na vadAny amany am sampat h t hu k i mpunar i t hO na vadAny amany am
many E t vamEva k hal u mandi r am i ndi r Ay A: | | many E t vamEva k hal u mandi r am i ndi r Ay A: | | many E t vamEva k hal u mandi r am i ndi r Ay A: | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Bhagavann! I t i s ver y cl ear t her e i s no bhOgam t hat y ou have not enj oy ed
so f ar or any t hat y ou desi r e i n f ut ur e. Thi s i s w el l k now n. I f y our gl ances f al l
on al l t he chEt hanams, t hen t hey gai n al l auspi ci ousness. Ar en’ t y ou t he One
i n w hom MahA Lak shmi has her abode? I t i s cl ear t hat al l t he w eal t h f i nds
t hei r home i n y ou and t her ef or e I w i l l not consi der any one ot her t han y ou as
t he most gener ous benef act or t o show er us w i t h r i ches. adi y En w i l l not seek
any body el se f or bl essi ng me w i t h w eal t h of ever y k i nd.
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
So f ar , Bhagav An’ s si x guNams ( Jn~ Anam, Bal am, Sak t hi , I sw ar yam, t Ej as et
al ) w er e sal ut ed t o pr ov i de meani ng f or Bhagav at h sabdham. Now , Kur Esar
shi f t s t o t he cel ebr at i on of Hi s gener osi t y ( OudhAr y am) . Hi s UdhAr at hvam
( VadhAnyat hv am) i s now sal ut ed. Al l t he ot her gods do not have t he capabi l i -
t i es t o mat ch t he boon gr ant i ng pow er of t he Lor d accompani ed by MahA Lak -
shmi ( “ pENi l um var am t ar aa mi duk i l l a Devar ” accor di ng t o one Azhw Ar ) .
ThoNDar di ppodi Azhw Ar gi ves us upadEsam on t hi s mat t er and i nst r uct s us
about t he f ol l y of seek i ng ot her gods f or boons, w hi l e t he Lor d r i di ng on Gar u-
dan i s w ai t i ng t o gr ant al l t hat one seek s ( k Et t eer E Nampi meer k AL Gar uda
Vaahananaum ni Rk a, sEt t ai t ann madi ahat t huc- chel v am pAr t t hi r i k i nReer Ae) .
Our Lor d i s t he one Supr eme benef act or , w ho has t he pow er and r i ches t o
gr ant y ou any boon t hat y ou seek ( “ k oLLak - k uRai vi l an, vENDi Rel l Am t ar u,
k Ot hi l VaLLal ” ) . He never r uns out of I sw ar y am t o bl ess us w i t h.
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Sr I MahA Lak shmi ' s abode
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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 58 58 58
9l9 ¹+l|7¬4B¹¬44lB+l t¤ - 9l9 ¹+l|7¬4B¹¬44lB+l t¤ - 9l9 ¹+l|7¬4B¹¬44lB+l t¤ -
T-G 9 4- G¬ |PP= ¬|6 r-6 T-G 9 4- G¬ |PP= ¬|6 r-6 T-G 9 4- G¬ |PP= ¬|6 r-6 !! ! =-6 -· =-6 -· =-6 -·
6 T 4¬ + T 94 4 BP &|¹!4+ 6 T 4¬ + T 94 4 BP &|¹!4+ 6 T 4¬ + T 94 4 BP &|¹!4+
67 T!T 6F4 ++ |+!T |6Plt¤ HlF× -+ -<+ 67 T!T 6F4 ++ |+!T |6Plt¤ HlF× -+ -<+ 67 T!T 6F4 ++ |+!T |6Plt¤ HlF× -+ -<+
Papai r Papai r Papai r -- - anAdhi bhava sambhav a v aasanOt hTai : anAdhi bhava sambhav a v aasanOt hTai : anAdhi bhava sambhav a v aasanOt hTai :
duk k hEshu y a: k hal u mi mank shat hi hant ha ! j ant hu: | duk k hEshu y a: k hal u mi mank shat hi hant ha ! j ant hu: | duk k hEshu y a: k hal u mi mank shat hi hant ha ! j ant hu: |
t amm k Eval am nu k r upayai va samuddhar i shyan t amm k Eval am nu k r upayai va samuddhar i shyan t amm k Eval am nu k r upayai va samuddhar i shyan
t adh t adh t adh-- - dushk r ut hasy a nanu ni shk r ut hi m dushk r ut hasy a nanu ni shk r ut hi m dushk r ut hasy a nanu ni shk r ut hi m-- - At hTa sAst hr ai : | | At hTa sAst hr ai : | | At hTa sAst hr ai : | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Bhagavann! Your Kaar uNy am i s mat chl ess and f i l l s us w i t h aw e. ChEt anan
i s i mmer sed i n t he t i mel ess SamsAr a sAgar am and i s about t o dr ow n buf f et ed
by t he w av es of sor r ow , cy cl es of bi r t h and deat h, ol d age and nar ak am. Out of
Your Kaar uNy a guNam, y ou t ak e pi t y on such suf f er i ng Jeev ans and deci de t o
br i ng t hem t o t he opposi t e shor es of t he f ear some ocean of SamsAr am and i n-
st r uct t hem on t he Pr Ay ascchi t t hams t o dest r oy t hei r paapams and save t hem.
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Fr om her e on t hr ough seven sl Ok ams, Kur Esar engages i n t he cel ebr at i on of
t he i ncompar abl e Kaar uNy a GuNam of t he Lor d. Kur Esar cr i t i ci zes t hose, w ho
decl ar e t hat BhagavAn i s Ni r guNan ( at t r i but el ess) .
Unt i l now , Kur Esar w as engaged i n eul ogi zi ng dhi vy At hma guNams; now , he
shi f t s t o t he cel ebr at i on of dhi v y a mangaLa v i gr aha guNams. Her e, he st ar t s
w i t h Kr upA- Vaat hsal y a- Kshamaa guNams, w hi ch assi st t he bhak t ha j anams
not t o go aw ay f r om Hi m. I f t her e w as no Kr upA and Kaar uNy am, bhak t hAs
w i l l be over w hel med by Hi s pow er s and w i l l f ear t o appr oach Hi m. They w i l l
r eason: How gr eat He i s and how smal l I am ( AmmAn Aazhi ppi r An! Avan y ev -
v i dat t hAn? y aann aar ?) , and r un aw ay f r om Hi m.
To under st and Hi s Kaar uNy am ( Dayaa, Kr upA) , w e hav e t o vi sual i ze t he f i v e
w heel s t hat sw i r l ar ound us and cat ch us and pr opel us f r om one t o ot her i n a
ceasel ess manner f r om anci ent t i mes.
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These f i v e w heel s, w her e w e get sw i r l ed ar ound ar e: av i dhy ai , Kar maa,
Vaasanai , r uchi and Pr ak r ut hi sambhandham. Av i dhyA ( nesci ence) mak es us
engage i n Kar mAs. Such engagement i n Kar mAs cr eat e r esi dual ef f ect
( vaasanai ) ; t hat Vaasanai l eads on t o t he t ast e ( r uchi ) t o r edo t hem. That
r uchi est abl i shes t he associ at i on w i t h Pr ak r ut hi and w e go t hr ough t he cease-
l ess cy cl es of bi r t hs and deat hs. To br eak t hi s aw esome cy cl e, Bhagav An out
of Hi s dayA ( sahEt huk a k r upA) i nst r uct s us t o pr act i ce Pr apat t hi as an ex cuse
( Vy Aj am) t o gai n Hi s gr ace and be f r eed f r om Pr ak r ut hi . He i s Omni sci ent
( Sar v aj ~ nan) , Pow er f ul Lor d of t he Uni ver se ( Sar vEsan) and most mer ci f ul al -
w ay s ( Sadhaa Kaar uNeek an) . Ev en w i t h al l t hat , He ex pect s a r equest f r om
t he Kar ma- bound j eev an t o gai n f r eedom f r om t he t er r or s of SamsAr i c af f l i c-
t i ons ( “ Sar vaj n~ Oapi hi Vi sv Esa: sadhaa Kaar uNeek Oapi sann, SamsAr a- t an-
t hr av Ahi t hv At h r ak shaapek shaam pr at heek shat he” ) . The i ncompar abl e Ka-
r uNai of Muk undhan ( apAr a Kar uNaa) and t he deep v aat hsal yam f or Hi s bhak -
t hAs i s sal ut ed by Sw amy Desi k an f ol l ow i ng Kur Esar l at er : “ Muk undha Ka-
r uNAm v andhE MudhEshv adhi k a vat hsal Am, svar oopasamst havou y asyA: ni r -
hEt huk a- sahEt huk ou” .
Our per f or mance of Pr apat t hi i s a si mpl e act compar ed t o t he mi ght y act of
r esponse f r om t he most mer ci f ul Lor d. He gr ant s us Hi s unf ai l i ng pr ot ect i on
and MOk sha phal an ( k Eval am nu k r upay ai va Samuddhar i shy an) . AchAr y a
RaamAnuj a def i nes t he GuNam of Day A t hi s w ay : “ Day A hi naama SvAr Ta-
ni r apEk shA, Par a duk k ha asahi shNut hA” ( One t hat does not t hi nk Of any gai n
f or hi msel f but i s i ncapabl e of w at chi ng ot her s suf f er ) . That i s t he nat ur e of
t he Lor d’ s Day A. He i s avApt ha samast ha Kaaman ( He i s t ot al l y f ul f i l l ed and
does not need any t hi ng f r om any one) ; y et , hi s hear t mel t s over t he suf f er i ng
of t he Kar maa- bound Jeev ans and w ai t s t o r ush t o t hei r r escue. When t hat
Jeevan sor r ow s over t he mi ght y si ns commi t t ed and how i t can hope t o over -
come t hei r pow er , t he most mer ci f ul Lor d or dai ns Pr Ay ascchi t t hams t o dest r oy
al l si ns t ot al l y ( “ anupAdhupar amAt h pr Ayasccchi t t hOnmuk hat hvat ha: , t at h-
poor aNAt h chApar AdhA: sar v E nasy ant hi paadhasa: ” - - quot e f r om apar Adha
Par i hAr a adhi k Ar am of Sr I mat h Rahasy a Thr aya Saar am) . Sar aNAgat hy i s t he
r emov er of al l Paapams ( Sar va pApmAnaam si shDam hyAt hmApahAr asya
ni shk r ut hi : Svabhar Ar paNam) . Pr Ay schi t t ha Pr apat t hi per f or med t o dest r oy
any si ns accumul at ed af t er Pr apat t hi t ak es car e of t hei r dest r uct on. Al l of t hi s
i s made possi bl e t hr u t he Kaar uNy am of t he Lor d.


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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 59 59 59
HlU ¹+l|7|+¤+ - FP |6|¬Ft47l4 HlU ¹+l|7|+¤+ - FP |6|¬Ft47l4 HlU ¹+l|7|+¤+ - FP |6|¬Ft47l4-- -
|7-4l46l¹¬|¹6 - H ¬4l ¬ †7«l· |7-4l46l¹¬|¹6 - H ¬4l ¬ †7«l· |7-4l46l¹¬|¹6 - H ¬4l ¬ †7«l·
|+-~ 4B 4T9T-94|B 9=l+l |+-~ 4B 4T9T-94|B 9=l+l |+-~ 4B 4T9T-94|B 9=l+l
Bl t4tT 9l=¬|¤6‘=4|-¬6~l-+ -°+ Bl t4tT 9l=¬|¤6‘=4|-¬6~l-+ -°+ Bl t4tT 9l=¬|¤6‘=4|-¬6~l-+ -°+
Saast hr ai r Saast hr ai r Saast hr ai r -- - anAdi ni dhanai : smr ut hi bhi s anAdi ni dhanai : smr ut hi bhi s anAdi ni dhanai : smr ut hi bhi s-- - t v adeeya t v adeeya t v adeeya-- -
di v y Av at hAr a char i t hai : subhay A cha dhr usht y A | di v y Av at hAr a char i t hai : subhay A cha dhr usht y A | di v y Av at hAr a char i t hai : subhay A cha dhr usht y A |
ni : sr Ey asam y adupak al pay asi pr aj AnAm ni : sr Ey asam y adupak al pay asi pr aj AnAm ni : sr Eyasam yadupak al pay asi pr aj AnAm
Saa t v at hk r upA j al adhi t al l aj a v al gi t ha Sr I : | | Saa t v at hk r upA j al adhi t al l aj a v al gi t ha Sr I : | | Saa t v at hk r upA j al adhi t al l aj a v al gi t ha Sr I : | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Thi s sl Ok am al so cel ebr at es Bhagav An’ s Kaar uNy a guNam.
Wi t h Your anci ent and et er nal Vedams and Saast hr ams, w i t h t he Smr ut hi s
bl essed by Sages Manu, At hr i , Haar eet har , w i t h t he happeni ngs dur i ng Your
av at hAr a k aal ams and w i t h Your auspi ci ous gl ances, You bl ess t he peopl e w i t h
al l mangaLams al l t he w ay up t o Mok sham. Your bl essi ngs ar e t he w av es of
Your Dayaa saagar am ( Ocean of Mer cy) .
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
The Jn~ Anam / Buddhi t o di scr i mi nat e t he auspi ci ous f r om t he i nauspi ci ous i s
pr ov i ded by t he Most Mer ci f ul Lor d t hr ough Hi s anaadhi Vedams, Smr ut hi s
l i nk ed t o Sage Manu and ot her s, Hi s k at Ak sham. These ar e al l Dayaa
Kaar y ams f or gai ni ng t he Phal ans al l t he w ay upt o Mok sham ( dadhAmi Bhud-
dhi y Ogam t amm y Ena YaamupAyAnt hi t E) . Av at hAr a Kaal a char i t hr ams ar e
enact ed f or t he same pur pose and ar i se out of Hi s Day aa t o hel p t he Jeevans.


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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 60 60 60
r r-6 r r-6 r r-6 !! ! =-6 9 |+¹-6¹B-66ltPl =-6 9 |+¹-6¹B-66ltPl =-6 9 |+¹-6¹B-66ltPl
9l-Pl |r +lP 47 Tl 54P|¬-t4H|±-· 9l-Pl |r +lP 47 Tl 54P|¬-t4H|±-· 9l-Pl |r +lP 47 Tl 54P|¬-t4H|±-·
4F4tT 9l=¬|¤P-4|64 ¬G ¬ 4F4tT 9l=¬|¤P-4|64 ¬G ¬ 4F4tT 9l=¬|¤P-4|64 ¬G ¬
7‘= ¤4t4T 6¬lB ¹ ¬l¬¤ 4l+ + °¤+ 7‘= ¤4t4T 6¬lB ¹ ¬l¬¤ 4l+ + °¤+ 7‘= ¤4t4T 6¬lB ¹ ¬l¬¤ 4l+ + °¤+
hai hant ha ! j ant hushu ni r ant har a hai hant ha ! j ant hushu ni r ant har a hai hant ha ! j ant hushu ni r ant har a-- - sant hat hAt hmA sant hat hAt hmA sant hat hAt hmA
pApmA hi nAma v ada k O pApmA hi nAma v ada k O pApmA hi nAma v ada k O55 5yam yam yam achinthya achinthya achinthya-- -sakthi: | sakthi: | sakthi: |
y a: t vat h k r upAj al adhi m api at hi v El ak hEl am y a: t vat h k r upAj al adhi m api at hi v El ak hEl am y a: t vat h k r upAj al adhi m api at hi v El ak hEl am
ul l angay at hy ak r ut ha bhAsur a bhAgadhEy An | | ul l angay at hy ak r ut ha bhAsur a bhAgadhEy An | | ul l angay at hy ak r ut ha bhAsur a bhAgadhEy An | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Lor d! You must ex pl ai n t he nat ur e of t hi s pow er f ul and count l ess assembl y
of Paapams t hat i s per vasi v el y pr esent among t he chEt anams. What a pow er
t hese pApams hol d ov er t hose unf or t unat e ones, w ho do not pr act i ce t he
UpAy am of Sar aNAgat hy r ev eal ed by y ou! I t mak es t hem ( t he non-
pr act i t oner s of Sar aNAgat hy ) st ay out si de t he domai n of y our i ncompar abl e
Dayaa.
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
I n spi t e of t he avai l abi l i t y of our Lor d’ s Kaar uNy am, some do not t ak e advan-
t age of i t . These ar e t he unf or t unat es f r om bi r t h ( Kar uvi l E Thi r uvi l At hAr ) . The
t i mel ess Paapams ar e t he r easons t hat st and i n t he w ay bet w een t hem and
t he most mer ci f ul Lor d. Bhaagavat ha apachAr am i s one such Paapam t hat i n-
t er f er es w i t h t he gai ni ng of t he Lor d’ s Kaar uNyam. The w ay s t o ov er come t hi s
handi cap ar e descr i bed at l engt h i n t he Ut t har a Kr ut hyAdhi k Ar am of Sr I mat h
Rahasya Thr ay a Saar am.
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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 61 61 61
47 ¤OT-9|+4 6l+ ¬4 5-4+l74 47 ¤OT-9|+4 6l+ ¬4 5-4+l74 47 ¤OT-9|+4 6l+ ¬4 5-4+l74
66 |T|-49 B =|6 =-6 |¹r ¬Tl¤ 66 |T|-49 B =|6 =-6 |¹r ¬Tl¤ 66 |T|-49 B =|6 =-6 |¹r ¬Tl¤
94 B7l BT¬=-PB Bl9¹l¤ 94 B7l BT¬=-PB Bl9¹l¤ 94 B7l BT¬=-PB Bl9¹l¤
¬l¹4F4rl ¬l¹4F4rl ¬l¹4F4rl !! ! 67|¬B|-¤|4¹lPPl×l6 + °°+ 67|¬B|-¤|4¹lPPl×l6 + °°+ 67|¬B|-¤|4¹lPPl×l6 + °°+
y adh Br ahmak al pa ni y ut hAnubhav E api anAsy am y adh Br ahmak al pa ni y ut hAnubhav E api anAsy am y adh Br ahmak al pa ni y ut hAnubhav E api anAsy am
t at h k i l bi sham sr uj at hi j ant hur i ha k shaNAr dhE | t at h k i l bi sham sr uj at hi j ant hur i ha k shaNAr dhE | t at h k i l bi sham sr uj at hi j ant hur i ha k shaNAr dhE |
y Ev am sadA sak al a y Ev am sadA sak al a y Ev am sadA sak al a-- - j anmasu sApar Adham j anmasu sApar Adham j anmasu sApar Adham
k shAmy asy ahO ! t adabhi sandhi vi r Ama mAt hr At h | | k shAmy asy ahO ! t adabhi sandhi vi r Ama mAt hr At h | | k shAmy asy ahO ! t adabhi sandhi vi r Ama mAt hr At h | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Bhagav ann! I n t hi s k ar ma bhUmi , a j eevan accumul at es i n a f r act i on of a
second f i er ce paapams t hat cannot be dest r oy ed ev en dur i ng t he v er y l ong l i f e
of Br ahma dEvan. You bear w i t h t hi s chEt anam, w ho t i r el essl y accumul at es
such Paapams i n al l hi s bi r t hs by t ak i ng account onl y of t he t i mes i n w hi ch
t hat j eevan does not engage i n commi t t i ng such paapams.
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Br ahmA’ s day i s made up of t he combi nat i on of t housand chat hur y ugams.
Hundr ed day s and ni ght s of t hi s l engt h const i t ut e t he l i f e of one Br ahma
Dev an. I t i s t er r i f y i ng t o v i sual i ze such gi gant i c t i me spans. I n one f r act i on of
a second, t he Jeevan commi t s mi ght y si ns t hat w i l l not be r emov ed ev en dur -
i ng t he huge i nt er v al of t i me r epr esent ed by t he l i f e of one Br ahma dEv an.
Once t hat Jeev an pr act i ces Pr apat t hi and vow s t hat i t w i l l not engage i n Kar -
maas t hat w i l l di spl ease t he Thi r uvuLLam of t he Lor d, t hen t he Most Mer ci f ul
Lor d t ak es ov er and dest r oy s t hese f i er ce and l ong- endur i ng Paapams and
gr ant s t he Jeevan Hi s pr ot ect i on.

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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 62 62 62
¬l|-6F64 4 ²46l Pr6l T¤ + ¬l|-6F64 4 ²46l Pr6l T¤ + ¬l|-6F64 4 ²46l Pr6l T¤ +
P G 7rl P G 7rl P G 7rl !! ! t4|4 T 6lV|¬9V¹ 9 · t4|4 T 6lV|¬9V¹ 9 · t4|4 T 6lV|¬9V¹ 9 ·
²t¤ F46l |+|G¬=-6 9 |+|4 H 9 ²t¤ F46l |+|G¬=-6 9 |+|4 H 9 ²t¤ F46l |+|G¬=-6 9 |+|4 H 9
4ltB-4P tB T=+ 9 T¤ ¬ TF6 + °-+ 4ltB-4P tB T=+ 9 T¤ ¬ TF6 + °-+ 4ltB-4P tB T=+ 9 T¤ ¬ TF6 + °-+
k shAnt i st avEy am i y at hi mahat hee k aTam nu k shAnt i st avEy am i y at hi mahat hee k aTam nu k shAnt i st avEy am i y at hi mahat hee k aTam nu
muhy EdahO ! t vay i k r ut hAnj al i panj ar Eshu | muhy EdahO ! t vay i k r ut hAnj al i panj ar Eshu | muhy EdahO ! t v ay i k r ut hAnj al i panj ar Eshu |
i t t Tham svat hO ni k hi l aj ant hushu ni r vi sEsham i t t Tham svat hO ni k hi l aj ant hushu ni r vi sEsham i t t Tham svat hO ni k hi l aj ant hushu ni r vi sEsham
vAt hsal yam ut hsuk a j anEshu k aTam guNast E | | vAt hsal yam ut hsuk a j anEshu k aTam guNast E | | vAt hsal yam ut hsuk a j anEshu k aTam guNast E | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Bhagavann! How does Your gr eat guNam of For bear ance ( Pat i ence) get
over t ak en by t hose ador ni ng t he shi el d of anj al i ( f ol di ng t he pal ms i n a ges-
t ur e of r ever ence t o You) ? Thus, y our i nt r i nsi c vaat hsal y am ( af f ect i on) f or al l
j ant hus - i ndependent of t he di f f er ences t hat t hey ar e good or bad- - does not
seem t o mak e i t ( our Vaat hsal y a guNam) some t hi ng uni que f or t hose, w ho
ar e deepl y at t ached t o You.
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Her e, Sw amy Kur Esar sal ut es t he nat ur al Vaat hsal ya guNam of “ t he Sar va Sa-
hi shNu” Vi shNu. Sw amy ALvant hAr pef or med upadEsam f or us about t he ex -
t r aor di nar y pow er of our Anj al i Mudhr A: “ Anj al i Par amA Mudhr A k shi pr am
Dev apr asAdhi ni ” ( Anj al i i s a supr emel y pow er f ul gest ur e t hat br i ngs t he
Lor d’ s anugr aham sw i f t l y ) . Anj al i i s an amsam of Sar aNAgat hy . Sw amy Desi -
k an cr eat ed l at er a Sr i Sook t hi named “ Anj al i Vai bhavam” t o ex t ol t he gr eat -
ness of Anj al i Mudhr A cel ebr at ed by Sw amy Al avant hAr . For t hose w ear i ng an-
j al i as Kavacham, t he anger of t he Lor d i s hel d back . For t hose w ho ar e t ot al l y
devot ed t o t he Lor d, Kur Esar say s t hat i t i s not a sur pr i se t hat BhagavAn’ s
Vaat hsal y am t ak es on t he f or m of a guNam of t he Lor d.
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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 63 63 63
|4H |¤4 4 |4¹¬¹4 |+¬l¹4 ¬ 4- |4H |¤4 4 |4¹¬¹4 |+¬l¹4 ¬ 4- |4H |¤4 4 |4¹¬¹4 |+¬l¹4 ¬ 4-
BV89- B|6 BPl|~64tB¬t4 · BV89- B|6 BPl|~64tB¬t4 · BV89- B|6 BPl|~64tB¬t4 ·
Hl=¹P 9F64 ¬=l ¬P4 |r6 + Hl=¹P 9F64 ¬=l ¬P4 |r6 + Hl=¹P 9F64 ¬=l ¬P4 |r6 +
9l7 9¹lPP H 9l 5|9 ¬ Tl P+l9l 9l7 9¹lPP H 9l 5|9 ¬ Tl P+l9l 9l7 9¹lPP H 9l 5|9 ¬ Tl P+l9l ?? ?+ °°+ + °°+ + °°+
v i sw am dhi y ai va v i r acchayya ni chAyya bhUya: v i sw am dhi y ai va v i r acchayya ni chAyya bhUya: v i sw am dhi y ai va v i r acchayya ni chAyya bhUya:
sanj ahr usha: sat hi samAsr i t hav at hsal at hv E | sanj ahr usha: sat hi samAsr i t hav at hsal at hv E | sanj ahr usha: sat hi samAsr i t hav at hsal at hv E |
aaj agmushast av a gaj Ot t hama Br umhi t hEna aaj agmushast av a gaj Ot t hama Br umhi t hEna aaj agmushast av a gaj Ot t hama Br umhi t hEna
pAdam par Amamr usushOapi cha k aa maneeshA ? | | pAdam par Amamr usushOapi cha k aa maneeshA ? | | pAdam par Amamr usushOapi cha k aa maneeshA ? | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
For you w ho t hr ough
y our sank al pam cr e-
at e, pr ot ect and de-
st r oy t he Uni v er se;
Yo u r Vaat h sal y am
br ought You t o t he
si de of t he pond,
w hen You hear d t he
hear t r endi ng cr y of
G a j E n d h r a n
( Aadhi mool amE) ar i s-
i ng f r om hi s bat t l e
w i t h t he pow er f ul
cr ocodi l e. You ar r i ved
at l i ght ni ng speed on
Gar udan, cut asunder
t he head of t he cr oco-
di l e and massaged
t he sor e f oot of t hat el ephant w i t h y our sacr ed hand t o r educe i t s pai n. adi y En
does not f ul l y compr ehend t he dept h of Your Vaat hsal y am di spl ay ed by t hat
comf or t i ng gest ur e. You w ho i s so pow er f ul need not have come di r ect l y t o
t he pond si de; w i t h Your sank al pam al one, You coul d hav e k i l l ed t he cr ocodi l e
f r om Your comf or t abl e seat i n Sr I Vai k unt am. Your over f l ow i ng af f ect i on how -
Gaj Endr a mOk sham- - Gaj Endr a Var adan- - Thi r u Al l i k ENi
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ev er f or Your dev ot ee got You t o t he pond si de i n such a hur r y . Not onl y di d
y ou ar r i v e w i t h ut most hast e t o t he pond si de t o k i l l t he enemy of Your Bhak -
t ha Janam but y ou al so massaged w i t h Your ow n hands, t he l eg of t he k i ng of
El ephant w i t h gr eat t ender ness. How ar e w e t o under st and t he dept h of t hi s
Vaat hsal y am t ow ar ds Your bhak t ha j anams? We w i l l never compr ehend i t
f ul l y .

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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 64 64 64
4- T|¾7 4 4|7 |TV+ r-6 4- T|¾7 4 4|7 |TV+ r-6 4- T|¾7 4 4|7 |TV+ r-6 !! ! =-6 - =-6 - =-6 -
¬-4l ¬= 6 ¬¬4-6P+-4¬ 6l-· ¬-4l ¬= 6 ¬¬4-6P+-4¬ 6l-· ¬-4l ¬= 6 ¬¬4-6P+-4¬ 6l-·
6 Bl 54 ²†H ²4l|+|6 4l5-4=l++ 6 Bl 54 ²†H ²4l|+|6 4l5-4=l++ 6 Bl 54 ²†H ²4l|+|6 4l5-4=l++
r r r !! ! 4 +6 4BPP-4 ¹¹lT¹l |9+ °v+ 4 +6 4BPP-4 ¹¹lT¹l |9+ °v+ 4 +6 4BPP-4 ¹¹lT¹l |9+ °v+
y a: k aschi dEv a y adi k i nj ana hant ha! j ant hu: y a: k aschi dEv a y adi k i nj ana hant ha! j ant hu: y a: k aschi dEv a y adi k i nj ana hant ha! j ant hu:
bhavy A bhaj Et ha bahgavant ham ananya chEt hA: | bhavy A bhaj Et ha bahgavant ham ananya chEt hA: | bhavy A bhaj Et ha bahgavant ham ananya chEt hA: |
t amm sOay am I dhr usa i y An i t hi vAapy aj Anan t amm sOay am I dhr usa i y An i t hi vAapy aj Anan t amm sOay am I dhr usa i y An i t hi vAapy aj Anan
hai ! Vai nat hEy a samam apy ur ar ee k ar Oshi | | hai ! Vai nat hEy a samam apy ur ar ee k ar Oshi | | hai ! Vai nat hEy a samam apy ur ar ee k ar Oshi | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Bhagavann! When a j ant hu becomes
sanct i f i ed t hr ough Your Kat Ak sham and
seek s Your pr ot ect i on w i t hout any ot her r e-
cour se or pr ay Oj anam, t hen You ov er l ook
any and al l bl emi shes t hat j ant hu has and
t r eat t hat j ant hu on a par w i t h Your ant ha-
r anga Par i j anam, Gar uDaazhw An. Thi s i s i n-
deed a mat t er of gr eat w onder .
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
The end l i mi t of f or bear ance i s Vaat hsal y am.
As Azhw Ar say s: “ yEzhai y Et hal an Keezh-
mahan y ennAt hu i r angi ” . The Lor d does not
t hi nk t hat t hi s one i s a poor bl ok e or f r om a
l ow l y back gr ound and mak es ev en a Paapi
t r ansf or m i nt o a Par i suddhan t hr ough Hi s
JaayamAna Kat Ak sham. He does not l ook at
t he dhOshams of t hose, w ho seek Hi s pr o-
t ect i on. He even t r eat s t hese Paapi s as
equal i n mahi mai t o Hi s ow n i nt i mat e k ai m-
k ar y a Par an, Gar udan.

You t r eat ever y one as Gar udAzhvAn
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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 65 65 65
t4tBl¹4P 4 ¬=6lP|¬4l-7|B t4 t4tBl¹4P 4 ¬=6lP|¬4l-7|B t4 t4tBl¹4P 4 ¬=6lP|¬4l-7|B t4
6tBltT 6 |4 ¬4-9¬ T Ft47l4 - 6tBltT 6 |4 ¬4-9¬ T Ft47l4 - 6tBltT 6 |4 ¬4-9¬ T Ft47l4 -
P |± P |± P |±— — — 66l |r 9¹P 64 Bl¹4Plr - 66l |r 9¹P 64 Bl¹4Plr - 66l |r 9¹P 64 Bl¹4Plr -
t4²lF4P 4 |4T9l 9¹P P6 66 + °-+ t4²lF4P 4 |4T9l 9¹P P6 66 + °-+ t4²lF4P 4 |4T9l 9¹P P6 66 + °-+
t v at h sAmy amEv a bhaj at hAm abhi v Anchasi t v am t v at h sAmy amEv a bhaj at hAm abhi v Anchasi t v am t v at h sAmy amEv a bhaj at hAm abhi v Anchasi t v am
t at h sAt hk r ut hai : vi bhavar oopa guNai : t vadheey ai : | t at h sAt hk r ut hai : vi bhavar oopa guNai : t vadheey ai : | t at h sAt hk r ut hai : vi bhavar oopa guNai : t vadheey ai : |
muk t hi m t at hO hi par amam t ava sAmy amAhu: muk t hi m t at hO hi par amam t ava sAmy amAhu: muk t hi m t at hO hi par amam t ava sAmy amAhu:
t vat h dAsyamEva vi dushAm Par amam mat ham t at h | | t vat h dAsyamEva vi dushAm Par amam mat ham t at h | | t vat h dAsyamEva vi dushAm Par amam mat ham t at h | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Bhagavann! You desi r e t hat Your Muk t ha Jeevans enj oy Your I sw ar y am,
Ti r umEni and Thi r uk k al yANa guNams on a par w i t h You. Those w ho ar e f ami l -
i ar w i t h Veda mant hr ams hol d t he vi ew t hat t he t i ght cl oseness t o t he Lor d i s
t he same as Mok sham. The omni sci ent Azhw Ar s under st ood how ever t he con-
cept of Mok sham as ser v i ng t he Lor d. Bot h ar e ex ampl es of hi gh- mi nded
t hought !

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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 66 66 66
6ã 6¤l5F6 T6Pl 54Prl 6ã 6¤l5F6 T6Pl 54Prl 6ã 6¤l5F6 T6Pl 54Prl !! ! F4¬l4- F4¬l4- F4¬l4-
4l4l+ 4¤l|4¤¬ Tl ¬=6 ¬4-6P · 4l4l+ 4¤l|4¤¬ Tl ¬=6 ¬4-6P · 4l4l+ 4¤l|4¤¬ Tl ¬=6 ¬4-6P ·
6l4l+ 6¤l|4¤¬ TF67¤l+4 |¬- 6l4l+ 6¤l|4¤¬ TF67¤l+4 |¬- 6l4l+ 6¤l|4¤¬ TF67¤l+4 |¬-
B |V!4|B t4|Pr 6 + BPl+¤Pl + °°+ B |V!4|B t4|Pr 6 + BPl+¤Pl + °°+ B |V!4|B t4|Pr 6 + BPl+¤Pl + °°+
t adhv ai t aTAst hu k at hamOay amahO ! svabhAv a: t adhvai t aTAst hu k at hamOayamahO ! svabhAv a: t adhvai t aTAst hu k at hamOayamahO ! svabhAv a:
y Av An yaTAv i dhaguNO bhaj at hE bhavant ham | y Av An yaTAv i dhaguNO bhaj at hE bhavant ham | y Av An yaTAv i dhaguNO bhaj at hE bhavant ham |
t Av An t aTAv i dhaguNa: t adadheenav r ut t hi : t Av An t aTAv i dhaguNa: t adadheenav r ut t hi : t Av An t aTAv i dhaguNa: t adadheenav r ut t hi :
samsl i shyasi t v ami ha t Ena samAna dhar mA | | samsl i shyasi t v ami ha t Ena samAna dhar mA | | samsl i shyasi t v ami ha t Ena samAna dhar mA | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Be t hat ( Souseel ya guNam) as i t may ( t adh v ai t aTA ast hu) ! What of Your
sv abhAv am t hat adi y En i s goi ng t o descr i be now ( ay am SvabhAva: Kat ham?
Aho! ) ? That i s ast oni shi ng. You mi ngl e w i t h Your Bhak t ha Kot ees w i t h t he
same at t r i but es ( guNams) t hat t hey choose t o w or shi p You by and You st ay
under t hei r adheenam ( cont r ol ) and mi ngl e w i t h t hose devot ees at t hei r
( same) l evel ( t Ena SamAna dhar mA sann samsl i shyasi ) .
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Now , Kur Esar ex pands on t he guNam of Souseel y am. He r emi nds us of t he
Lor d hi di ng Hi s Svar upa- SvabhAvams so t hat t he devot ees do not get f r i ght -
ened ov er t hei r i mmensi t y and r un aw ay f r om hi m. Our Lor d assumes t her e-
f or e a si mpl e manushy a f or m dur i ng Hi s avat hAr ams ( Raama, Kr i shNa
avat hAr ams) and mi ngl es w i t h t he devot ees as one of t hem ( Soul abhyam) . He
say s: “ Aat hmAnam mAnusham manyE Raamam Dasar at hAt hmaj am” . Fol l ow -
i ng t he Tat hk r at hu ny Ay am ex pl anat i on i n Sr i BhAshy am ( 4. 3. 14) , BhagavAn
assumes t he same guNams i n Muk t hi dasai ( at Sr i Vai k uNTham f or Bhak t hAs)
w hat ev er t hat Bhak t han medi t at ed upon dur i ng hi s st ay on ear t h ( bef or e as-
cendi ng t o Par ama Padham as a Muk t han) . Thi s does not mean t hat Bhagav An
has no ot her Kal y ANa guNams. I t means t hat t he over pow er i ng Soul abhya-
Souseel y a guNams of Sr i Vai k uNTha Naat hAn mak es Hi m di spl ay t hat guNam
chosen ov er t he ot her s by t he dev ot ee and l eav e t he ot her guNams i n t he
back gr ound as per Tat hk r at hu ny Ayam.
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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 67 67 67
+l¬lV+l|ã|+¬ 7¬BPl46l¬ +l¬lV+l|ã|+¬ 7¬BPl46l¬ +l¬lV+l|ã|+¬ 7¬BPl46l¬
Hl=l+ = ׬ = Hl46TT 9lHP · Hl=l+ = ׬ = Hl46TT 9lHP · Hl=l+ = ׬ = Hl46TT 9lHP ·
~l4tB¬¬T 77l¹¬¬l¹+l|¬ ~l4tB¬¬T 77l¹¬¬l¹+l|¬ ~l4tB¬¬T 77l¹¬¬l¹+l|¬— — —
974 P 7 4 974 P 7 4 974 P 7 4 !! ! H¹7- H6Pl†H t4lP + °÷+ H¹7- H6Pl†H t4lP + °÷+ H¹7- H6Pl†H t4lP + °÷+
neel Anj anAdr i ni bham unnasam aay at hAk sham neel Anj anAdr i ni bham unnasam aay at hAk sham neel Anj anAdr i ni bham unnasam aay at hAk sham
aaj Anuj ai t hr abhuj am aayat hak ar NapAsam | aaj Anuj ai t hr abhuj am aayat hak ar NapAsam | aaj Anuj ai t hr abhuj am aayat hak ar NapAsam |
Sr I vat hsal ak shaNam udhAr a gabhI r a naabhi m Sr I vat hsal ak shaNam udhAr a gabhI r a naabhi m Sr I vat hsal ak shaNam udhAr a gabhI r a naabhi m
pasy Ema dEva! sar ada: sat hameedhr usam t vAm | | pasy Ema dEva! sar ada: sat hameedhr usam t vAm | | pasy Ema dEva! sar ada: sat hameedhr usam t vAm | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Emper umAn! Oh Lor d of Par ama Padham! Her e at Sr i Vai k uNTham, You
shi ne as a gi gant i c bl ue mount ai n w i t h t he hue of col l y r i um ( neel a anj ana
adhr i ni bham) . You have a maj est i c nose ( unnasam) . You l ook w i t h y our beau-
t i f ul , bi g ey es ( aay at hAk sham) . Your hands ex t end al l t he w ay t o y our k nees
( aaj Anu j ai t hr a bhuj am) . Your ear s ar e beaut i f ul and l ong ( aayat ha k ar Na
pasam) . Your chest i s ador ned w i t h t he mol e of Sr I v at hsam; t he l ak shaNam of
Par ama Pur ushan. Your nabhi i s deep. May w e have y our beaut i f ul sEvai w i t h
al l t hese Dhi vy a MangaLa v i gr aha subha l ak shaNams f or many many y ear s t o
come ( t v Am eedhr usam sar ada: sat ham pasy Ema: ) !
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Thi s i s a Pal l ANDu si ngi ng f or Par ama Padha NaaTan. I n t he pr ev i ous f i v e sl O-
k ams, Kur Esar enj oyed br i ef l y t he dhi v ya mangaLa v i gr aham of t he Lor d. I n
t he nex t t en sl Ok ams, Kur Esar sal ut es at l engt h t he dhi v y a soundhar y am of
Sr I Vai k uNTha NaaTan.
Kur Esar r eaches a st at e of mi nd ( BhAvanA Pr ak ar sham) of bei ng i n Sr I Vai -
k uNTham and enj oy i ng t he beaut y of t he Lor d t her e as Hi s AchAr yA ( Sr i
RaamAnuj A) di d at Sr i r angam on a Panguni Ut t har am day and bl essed us w i t h
t hat v i si on v i a Sr i Vai k uNTha Gadhyam.
At Sr i Vai k uNTham, Bhagav An gi ves Hi s dar sanam as Neel a Megha SyAmaLan
( Chat hur bhuj a: SyAmaLAnga: Sr I BhUmy Am saha NeeLay A) . He i s l i k e Neel a
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JeemUt ham ( Neel a JeemUt ha sanni bha: ) . He di spl ay s t he MangaLa chi hnam
( si gn) of Sr i Vat hsam ( Lak shmI - vAl l abhy a SoubhAgy a - chi hnam Sr i vat hsa:
asya Vak shasi ) . Kur Esar concl udes t hi s sl Ok am w i t h a Vedi c Pr ayer : “ pasy Ema
sar adha: sat ham” .


Per umAL w i t h Pancha Lak shmi
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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 68 68 68
H¹¬l 6rl¬ H¹|4-7|+¬l= |¤4 ¹P H¹¬l 6rl¬ H¹|4-7|+¬l= |¤4 ¹P H¹¬l 6rl¬ H¹|4-7|+¬l= |¤4 ¹P
Hl6lB6lP¹B¹¹4T¹l¤Tl|-6· Hl6lB6lP¹B¹¹4T¹l¤Tl|-6· Hl6lB6lP¹B¹¹4T¹l¤Tl|-6·
¬ ñl¬T HP¹|4HPTl4Tl|-6 ¬ ñl¬T HP¹|4HPTl4Tl|-6 ¬ ñl¬T HP¹|4HPTl4Tl|-6
9l6l¹4¹ 49 ¹7F6 44 F64lP+ °<+ 9l6l¹4¹ 49 ¹7F6 44 F64lP+ °<+ 9l6l¹4¹ 49 ¹7F6 44 F64lP+ °<+
ambhOr uhAk sham ar av i nda ni bhAnghr i y ugmam ambhOr uhAk sham ar av i nda ni bhAnghr i y ugmam ambhOr uhAk sham ar av i nda ni bhAnghr i y ugmam
aat Amr a t Amar asa r amyak ar Agr a k Ant hi | aat Amr a t Amar asa r amyak ar Agr a k Ant hi | aat Amr a t Amar asa r amyak ar Agr a k Ant hi |
br ungAl ak am bhr amar av i bhr ama k aaya k aant hi br ungAl ak am bhr amar av i bhr ama k aaya k aant hi br ungAl ak am bhr amar av i bhr ama k aaya k aant hi
peet hAmbar am vapur adast hu vayam st hav Ama | | peet hAmbar am vapur adast hu vayam st hav Ama | | peet hAmbar am vapur adast hu vayam st hav Ama | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
We eul ogi ze t he Lor d of Sr i Vai k uNTham w i t h l ot us- l i k e ey es, l ot us- l i k e r ed
f eet , w i t h del i cat e f i nger s hav i ng t he hue of a j ust bl ossomed r ed l ot us pet al s,
w i t h t he dar k bl ack t r esses havi ng t he col or of a bl ack beet l e and dar k col or ed
body ( shyAmaLam) ador ned w i t h r adi ant y el l ow Peet hAmbhar am.
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Thi r umangai Azhw Ar ’ s cel ebr at i on of t he beaut y of t he Lor d’ s Thi r umEni and
t he avay avams ar e behi nd t he i nspi r at i on f or Kur Esar i n t hi s sl Ok am:
“ Kai vaNNam t hAmar ai v aay k amal am pOl um KaNNi Nay um ar av i ndham
aht hE” ( The pal ms and t he f i nger s / Kai , t he pai r of ey es r emi nd one of t he
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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 69: 69: 69:
H |4HP T P THl6|4¬l |T6 + H |4HP T P THl6|4¬l |T6 + H |4HP T P THl6|4¬l |T6 +
P-7|FP6 + P¤ ¹l¬¹4l ¬ 4l¬l· P-7|FP6 + P¤ ¹l¬¹4l ¬ 4l¬l· P-7|FP6 + P¤ ¹l¬¹4l ¬ 4l¬l·
9 P9T9 |9H + + |4Tl|B+l ¬ 9 P9T9 |9H + + |4Tl|B+l ¬ 9 P9T9 |9H + + |4Tl|B+l ¬
B¹¬l4|4!4|B T7l P G9T= ++ °°+ B¹¬l4|4!4|B T7l P G9T= ++ °°+ B¹¬l4|4!4|B T7l P G9T= ++ °°+
bhr Uv i bhr amENa mr udhu seet ha v i l Ok i t hEna bhr Uv i bhr amENa mr udhu seet ha v i l Ok i t hEna bhr Uv i bhr amENa mr udhu seet ha v i l Ok i t hEna
mandasmi t hEna madhur Ak shar ayA cha vaachaa | mandasmi t hEna madhur Ak shar ayA cha vaachaa | mandasmi t hEna madhur Ak shar ayA cha vaachaa |
pr Emapr ak ar sha pi sunEna vi k Asi nA cha pr Emapr ak ar sha pi sunEna vi k Asi nA cha pr Emapr ak ar sha pi sunEna vi k Asi nA cha
sambhAvay i shy asi k adaa muk ha sambhAvay i shy asi k adaa muk ha sambhAvay i shy asi k adaa muk ha-- - pank aj Ena | | pank aj Ena | | pank aj Ena | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Vi shNu Bhagavan! When ar e you goi ng t o gi ve t he f i ve si gnal s t hat conv ey
y our benevol ent i nt ent i ons t ow ar ds me? adi y En i s aw ai t i ng t he i ndi cat i on of
t hose si gnal s:
1. The movement of y our auspi ci ous br ow s,
2. Your beaut i f ul and cool gl ances,
3. Your bew i t chi ng smi l e,
4. Your sw eet w or ds of w el come and
5. Your t hi r umuk ha MaNDal am f i l l ed w i t h af f ect i on f or adi y En.
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Bhar at ha Naat ya Saast hr am st at es t hat one shoul d ex pr ess One’ s t hought s by
f i ve means: “ Osht aa- ak shi - bhr U hast ha paadhou v aachA mounEna so-
ochay Et h” ( l i ps, ey es, br ow , hands, l egs, speech and si l ence) . Her e, Kur Esar
begs t he Lor d t o r ev eal Hi s auspi ci ous i nt ent i ons t ow ar ds hi m w i t h t hose si g-
nal s. He ask s: When ar e y ou goi ng t o bl ess adi y En and w hen can I k now about
t hat t hr u t he si gnal s emanat i ng f r om t he mov ement s and ex pr essi ons or i gi -
nat i ng f r om Your l i mbs and f acul t y ? Kur Esar ex pr esses hi s l ongi ng her e f or
si gns of Bhagavat h anugr aham.


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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 70 70 70
4¤lT… H\4=B¹l 6rH= G¬4 4¤lT… H\4=B¹l 6rH= G¬4 4¤lT… H\4=B¹l 6rH= G¬4-- -
PtBlB ¤lT¬HT-9TT|-96lTP · PtBlB ¤lT¬HT-9TT|-96lTP · PtBlB ¤lT¬HT-9TT|-96lTP ·
t4t9l79T4 ¬= |4T=t9¬l|T- t4t9l79T4 ¬= |4T=t9¬l|T- t4t9l79T4 ¬= |4T=t9¬l|T-
¬ 4l 5|¬9 ÷4|6 T7l + |H¹l P7l4P + ÷¤+ ¬ 4l 5|¬9 ÷4|6 T7l + |H¹l P7l4P + ÷¤+ ¬ 4l 5|¬9 ÷4|6 T7l + |H¹l P7l4P + ÷¤+
v aj r Ank usa v aj r Ank usa v aj r Ank usa-- - dhvaj a dhvaj a dhvaj a-- - sar Or uha sar Or uha sar Or uha-- - sank ha sank ha sank ha-- - chak r a chak r a chak r a-- -
mat hsee sudhaa k al asak al pak a k al pi t hAnk am | mat hsee sudhaa k al asak al pak a k al pi t hAnk am | mat hsee sudhaa k al asak al pak a k al pi t hAnk am |
t vat h t vat h t vat h-- - Paada Paada Paada-- - padma padma padma-- - y ugaLam vi k aLat h y ugaLam vi k aLat h y ugaLam vi k aLat h-- - pr abhAdbhi : pr abhAdbhi : pr abhAdbhi :
bhUy Oabhi shek shyat hi k adhaa nu si r O madheey m | | bhUy Oabhi shek shyat hi k adhaa nu si r O madheey m | | bhUy Oabhi shek shyat hi k adhaa nu si r O madheey m | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Vai k uNTha NaaTha! When w i l l my head be dr enched and made cool by t he
sacr ed w at er s f l ow i ng f r om Your auspi ci ous f eet embossed w i t h t he hol y
mar k s of Vaj r am, el ephant goad ( ank usam) , f l ag, l ot us, chak r am, conch, f i sh,
nect ar pot and k al pak a t r ee?
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Bhagav An i s Mahaa Pur ushan and as such uni que l ak shaNams ( mar k s) ar e
seen on t he sol e of Hi s sacr ed f eet . They i ndi cat e t hat Bhagavaa i s Par a
Tat t hvam ( Supr eme pr i nci pl e) and i s t he Saamr AD ( Emper or of t he Uni -
ver ses) . Vi shNu Sook t ham r eveal s t hat del ect abl e Honey f l ow s f r om t he sa-
cr ed f eet of t he Lor d:
“ Vi shNO: padhE Par amE madhv a ut hsa: ”
Sounak ar , Suk ha Br ahmam, Sw amy ALav ant hAr and Sw amy Desi k an have
made si mi l ar pr ay er s f or t he pl acement of t he Lor d’ s Thi r uv adi s w i t h t he
above subha l ak shaNams on t hei r heads. Sr i Suk ha Br ahmam l onged f or such
a bl essi ng t hi s w ay : “ sanchi dhay Edh Bhagat hascchar aNAr avi ndham va-
j r Ank usa- dhvaj a- sar Or uha- l aanchanADyam” .

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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 71 71 71
× |44P4PT 6l4PT|׬l T × |44P4PT 6l4PT|׬l T × |44P4PT 6l4PT|׬l T
7¬ BP ¬P H+ ¬P¬|±¬l=lP · 7¬ BP ¬P H+ ¬P¬|±¬l=lP · 7¬ BP ¬P H+ ¬P¬|±¬l=lP ·
|+t4 ¤+ PP T7l |r PT¬Plñ |+t4 ¤+ PP T7l |r PT¬Plñ |+t4 ¤+ PP T7l |r PT¬Plñ
HñlT|¹!4l|6 |¬¹ 64 9l79TP + ÷°+ HñlT|¹!4l|6 |¬¹ 64 9l79TP + ÷°+ HñlT|¹!4l|6 |¬¹ 64 9l79TP + ÷°+
t hr ai v i k r ama t hr ai v i k r ama t hr ai v i k r ama-- - k r amak r ut hAk r amaNa k r amak r ut hAk r amaNa k r amak r ut hAk r amaNa-- - t hr i l Ok am t hr i l Ok am t hr i l Ok am
ut t hamsamut t hamam anut t hama ut t hamsamut t hamam anut t hama ut t hamsamut t hamam anut t hama-- - bhak t hi bhak t hi bhak t hi -- - bhAj am | bhAj am | bhAj am |
ni t hyam dhanam mama k adaa hi madut t hamAngam ni t hyam dhanam mama k adaa hi madut t hamAngam ni t hyam dhanam mama k adaa hi madut t hamAngam
angeek ar i shyat hi chi r am t ava paada padhmam | | angeek ar i shyat hi chi r am t ava paada padhmam | | angeek ar i shyat hi chi r am t ava paada padhmam | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Vai k uNTha NaaTha! When w i l l y our l ot us sof t f eet have i t s per manent r est
on adi y En’ s head as undi mi ni shi ng w eal t h? Those sacr ed f eet ar e t he ones,
w hi ch t hr ough t hei r st eps show ed t he di mensi ons of t he w or l ds and st ay as
t he mat chl ess al ank Ar ams ( decor at i ons) f or t he heads of Your Bhak t hAs.
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Lor d’ s sacr ed f eet ar e t he w eal t h t hat nev er di mi ni shes or di sappear s ( Ni t hy a
dhanam) . They ar e t he super i or decor at i ons ( nobl e Si r Oal ank Ar am/ ut t hamam
ut t hamsam) f or t he heads of v i sEsha Bhak t hAs of t he Lor d ( anut t hama bhak -
t hi bhAj Am ut t hamsam) . Those sacr ed f eet ar e t he Ones t hat measur ed t he
t hr ee w or l ds dur i ng Thr i v i k r ama av at hAr am ( Thr ai v i k r ama k r ama k r ut ha aak -
r amaNa t hr i l Ok am, Paada Padmam) . Dur i ng Thr i v i k r amAv at hAr am, t he mar k
of t he Lor d’ s f eet w as l ef t on al l obj ect s i n t he t hr ee w or l ds. They got sanct i -
f i ed by t hat associ at i on. DevAs der i ved t hei r sak t hi f r om t hat i mpr i nt of t he
Lor d’ s f eet on t hei r heads ( Rg Vedam: at hO dEv A av ant hu nO y at hO Vi shNur -
v i chak r amE) . Kur Esar l ongs f or t hat sambhandham. I n Sr I Vai k uNTham, t he
abode of Muk t ha Jeev ans i s bet w een t he sacr ed f eet of t he Lor d and t he aad-
hAr a Padhmam ( l ot us bel ow t he sacr ed f eet of t he Lor d) .

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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 72 72 72
7|¬ã9×H69×B¬l × H-6 7|¬ã9×H69×B¬l × H-6 7|¬ã9×H69×B¬l × H-6-- -
¬ Gl¹|4-7 H|¬+-7+|P|-ã4lTlP · ¬ Gl¹|4-7 H|¬+-7+|P|-ã4lTlP · ¬ Gl¹|4-7 H|¬+-7+|P|-ã4lTlP ·
P-P |\+ r-6 P-P |\+ r-6 P-P |\+ r-6 !! ! T¹9‘46‘= 6 T¹9‘46‘= 6 T¹9‘46‘= 6
T… 4 + T7l T 6P+l ¹¤|4!4B PlP + ÷-+ T… 4 + T7l T 6P+l ¹¤|4!4B PlP + ÷-+ T… 4 + T7l T 6P+l ¹¤|4!4B PlP + ÷-+
unni dhr a pat hr a sat hapat hr a sagOt hr am ant har unni dhr a pat hr a sat hapat hr a sagOt hr am ant har unni dhr a pat hr a sat hapat hr a sagOt hr am ant har -- -
l Ek hAr av i ndam abhi nandanam i ndr i y ANAm | l Ek hAr av i ndam abhi nandanam i ndr i y ANAm | l Ek hAr av i ndam abhi nandanam i ndr i y ANAm |
manmUr dhni hant ha! k ar a manmUr dhni hant ha! k ar a manmUr dhni hant ha! k ar a-- - pal l ava pal l ava pal l ava-- - t al l aj am t E t al l aj am t E t al l aj am t E
k ur van k adaa k r ut ha k ur van k adaa k r ut ha k ur van k adaa k r ut ha-- - manOr aTay i shyasE mAm | | manOr aTay i shyasE mAm | | manOr aTay i shyasE mAm | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Vai k uNTha NaaTha! When ar e y ou goi ng t o mak e adi y En f ul f i l l ed by pl aci ng
Your t ender hand ov er my head? That hand of y our s i s mar k ed by sof t ness
r emi ni scent of t he l ot us pet al s, has t he l ot us f l ow er mar k s i nsi de ( on t he
pal m) and gener at es j oy f or t he ey e, nose, body and mi nd ( i ndhr i y ANAm abhi -
nandhanam) .
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Sr i Saat hvat ha Samhi t hai st at es t hat Sr I Vai k uNTha NaaThan l ook s w i t h af f ec-
t i on at t he Muk t ha Jeevans t hat r each Hi s supr eme abode, gr eet s t hem w i t h
Hi s sw eet w el come and pl aces Hi s hand on t he si r as of t he j eevans as
anugr aha mudhr ai . Kur Esar l i k e ot her s bef or e hi m begs t he Lor d t o pr event hi s
i ndhr i y ams f r om r oami ng her e and t her e ( Pat t i mEy At hu) by pl aci ng Hi s aus-
pi ci ous hands over hi s head ( Azhw Ar ’ s r equest : “ aNi mi hu t Amar ai k - k ai y ai an-
t hO! Adi cchi y Om t al ai mi sai Nee aNi y Ay Ai ” ) .


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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 73 73 73
Hlñl |+B¬ |+46l t4|4 r-6 Tl|-6- Hlñl |+B¬ |+46l t4|4 r-6 Tl|-6- Hlñl |+B¬ |+46l t4|4 r-6 Tl|-6-
|+t4 64l¬|P4P 4 6¤l5|9 ¬l-4l· |+t4 64l¬|P4P 4 6¤l5|9 ¬l-4l· |+t4 64l¬|P4P 4 6¤l5|9 ¬l-4l·
4 ¬ 9Tl ¬4|6 Tl|-6¹¬ 6¹l Bl 4 ¬ 9Tl ¬4|6 Tl|-6¹¬ 6¹l Bl 4 ¬ 9Tl ¬4|6 Tl|-6¹¬ 6¹l Bl
r 9 !T¬ 4 |+|G¬l5|9 ¬4|㬠|6-+ ÷°+ r 9 !T¬ 4 |+|G¬l5|9 ¬4|㬠|6-+ ÷°+ r 9 !T¬ 4 |+|G¬l5|9 ¬4|㬠|6-+ ÷°+
aanghee ni sar gani yat hA t v ay i hant ha k aant hi : aanghee ni sar gani yat hA t v ay i hant ha k aant hi : aanghee ni sar gani yat hA t v ay i hant ha k aant hi :
ni t hy am t avAl am i y amEva t aTApi chAny A | ni t hy am t avAl am i y amEva t aTApi chAny A | ni t hy am t avAl am i y amEva t aTApi chAny A |
v ai bhUshaNee bhav at hi k aant hi r al ant har Am saa v ai bhUshaNee bhav at hi k aant hi r al ant har Am saa v ai bhUshaNee bhav at hi k aant hi r al ant har Am saa
hai pushk al ai v a ni k hi l Api bhav at h v i bhUt hi : | | hai pushk al ai v a ni k hi l Api bhav at h v i bhUt hi : | | hai pushk al ai v a ni k hi l Api bhav at h v i bhUt hi : | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Vai k uNTha NaaTha! The nat ur al beaut y of y our body w i t hout t he associ a-
t i on of Your aabhar aNams i s i t sel f ast oundi ng. That w oul d be suf f i ci ent t o sat -
i sf y any one. When t he aabhAr aNams ar e al so added, t hat super i or beaut y
cel ebr at ed by Azhw Ar s and AchAr y As becomes mul t i f ol d and mak es one say ,
enough, enough. Thi s i s i ndeed a mat t er of gr eat w onder . Thi s sl Ok am i s l i nk -
abl e t o Thi r uppANAzhw Ar ’ s anubhavam of Lor d RanganAt ha ( k Ol a MaamaNi
aar amum mut t hu dhAmamum mudi vi l l at hOr y ezhi l neel a mEni I y y O! ni Rai
k oNDat henn nenj i nay E! ) . Sw amy Desi k an w oul d say l at er al ong t hese l i nes.
( “ BhUshAy udhai : adhi gat ham ni j a k aant hi hEt hO: ” ) . Ev er y l i mb of t he Lor d i s
mangaLAnAm MangaLam. When t he aabhar aNams ar e added, t hen t hey get
enhanced i n t hei r beaut y and add t o t he Lor d’ s Soundhar y am.
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~l4tBTl F6 ¬|T¹l³¬¬l|³Tl|¬- ~l4tBTl F6 ¬|T¹l³¬¬l|³Tl|¬- ~l4tBTl F6 ¬|T¹l³¬¬l|³Tl|¬-
T 4 ¹rl¹T³Tl ¬PT|'óTl|¬-· T 4 ¹rl¹T³Tl ¬PT|'óTl|¬-· T 4 ¹rl¹T³Tl ¬PT|'óTl|¬-·
7²lP7lPP|T+ 9 ¹+l|44-¤ - 7²lP7lPP|T+ 9 ¹+l|44-¤ - 7²lP7lPP|T+ 9 ¹+l|44-¤ -
¬l-6 ¬4-6 H|+P 9 77l|¬9l4+ ÷v+ ¬l-6 ¬4-6 H|+P 9 77l|¬9l4+ ÷v+ ¬l-6 ¬4-6 H|+P 9 77l|¬9l4+ ÷v+
Sr i vat hsa Sr i vat hsa Sr i vat hsa-- - k oust hubha k oust hubha k oust hubha-- - k i r I t a l al At i k Abhi : k i r I t a l al At i k Abhi : k i r I t a l al At i k Abhi :
k Ey Ur a k Ey Ur a k Ey Ur a-- - haar a haar a haar a-- - k at ak a k at ak a k at ak a-- - ut t hama k aNTi k Abhi : | ut t hama k aNTi k Abhi : | ut t hama k aNTi k Abhi : |
uddaama uddaama uddaama-- - dAma maNi noopur a neev i bandhai : dAma maNi noopur a neev i bandhai : dAma maNi noopur a neev i bandhai :
bhAnt ham bhavant ham ani mEsham udheek shi sheey a | | bhAnt ham bhavant ham ani mEsham udheek shi sheey a | | bhAnt ham bhavant ham ani mEsham udheek shi sheey a | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Sr I Vai k uNTha NaaTha! May adi y En be bl essed t o hav e Your most beaut i f ul
and ey e- f i l l i ng dar sanam of Your Thi r umEni w i t h i t s Sr i vat hsam mol e, Koust -
hubha gem, t i l ak am, shoul der decor at i ons, pear l neck l ace, f or est f l ow er gar -
l and, gem - - l aden w ai st bel t , ank l e j ew el er y and ot her aabhar aNams!
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Sr i pat hi Roopa Dhy Anam al ong t he l i nes descr i bed i n Sr I Poushk ar a Samhi t hai
i s at t empt ed her e ( sr agv ast hr Abar aNai : y uk t ham svAnur oopai : anUpamai :
chi nmay ai : svapr ak Asai sccha any Onya r uchi r anj i t hai : ) . Kur Esar w i shes t o en-
j oy t hat dhi vy a soundhar y am w i t hout bl i nk i ng hi s ey es l i k e dEvAs; sadhA
pasy ant hi anubhavam i s sought . Naay i k A BhAvam i s i mpl i ed i n t hi s anubha-
v am ( Bhuk t ham Pr i y Abhi : ani mEsha vi l OchanAbhi : ) . Ther e i s no doubt about
t he Sv ar oopam of t he Lor d, w hen one l ook s at t he uni que aabhar aNams
ador ni ng t he Lor d. For i nst ance, t he beaut i f ul and t al l cr ow n ador ni ng Hi s
head i s not seen on t he heads of Br ahmaa or Si v an. Thi s cr ow n i s uni que t o
Hi m. Si van has mat t ed l ock s. Br ahmaa has t he appear ance of Tapasv i
( Taapasa VEsham) . Our Lor d’ s Sar v Esw ar at hv am i s i ndi cat ed by t he Cr ow n
( Bhagavat ast hu k i r i DAdhi y OgAt h Sar v Esw ar at hva k hyApak am) . He i s under -
st ood as “ I may Or Tal ai van” t hr ough t he ador nment of t hi s Vai r a Mudi .

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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 75 75 75
9 -7l4¹l 14|¬7|9 14¬+l¹|4-7l 9 -7l4¹l 14|¬7|9 14¬+l¹|4-7l 9 -7l4¹l 14|¬7|9 14¬+l¹|4-7l
¬l-ãl69l 14¬+ ¬ ¬l-ãl69l 14¬+ ¬ ¬l-ãl69l 14¬+ ¬,, , 14¬+l¤ r Pl· 14¬+l¤ r Pl· 14¬+l¤ r Pl·
Tl|-6F64l 79¹¬l¬9¹F9¹~l- Tl|-6F64l 79¹¬l¬9¹F9¹~l- Tl|-6F64l 79¹¬l¬9¹F9¹~l-
9l4 6 9l¹T|46 |TP ¬¬ 9l P + ÷-+ 9l4 6 9l¹T|46 |TP ¬¬ 9l P + ÷-+ 9l4 6 9l¹T|46 |TP ¬¬ 9l P + ÷-+
ai ndheevar ee k v achi dapi k v achanAr av i ndhee ai ndheevar ee k v achi dapi k v achanAr av i ndhee ai ndheevar ee k v achi dapi k v achanAr av i ndhee
chAndr At apee k vachana cha , k v achanATa hai mee | chAndr At apee k vachana cha , k v achanATa hai mee | chAndr At apee k vachana cha , k v achanATa hai mee |
k aant hi s k aant hi s k aant hi s-- - t avODa t avODa t avODa-- - par abhAga par abhAga par abhAga-- - par aspar a Sr I : par aspar a Sr I : par aspar a Sr I :
paar y Et ha paar aNay i t hum k i mu chak shushOr paar y Et ha paar aNay i t hum k i mu chak shushOr paar y Et ha paar aNay i t hum k i mu chak shushOr -- - mE | | mE | | mE | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Her e Kur Esar enj oy s t he i nt egr at ed beaut y of al l t he l i mbs of Sr I Vai k uNTha
NaaThan ( SamudhAya sObhA anubhav am) . Oh Vai k uNTha NaaTha! Your di v i ne
body and por t i ons of Your ey es hav e t he dar k bl ui sh- bl ack hue of Neel Ot h-
pal am ( Kar uney t hal pushpam) ; Your pal ms and sol e of y our di v i ne f eet hav e a
r ed hue r emi ndi ng one of t he pet al s of r ed l ot us. Your gent l e smi l e and l i ps
have t he hue of t he cool , Moon’ s r ay s. Your chest has t he r adi ance of gol d
ar i si ng f r om t he r esi dence of Hi r aNy a Var Nai , MahA Lak shmi . Al l of t hese di f -
f er ent hues compl i ment each ot her and add t o t he t ot al beaut y of Your dhi vya
Thi r umEni . When w i l l adi y En enj oy t hat samudhAya SobhA soundhar yam as
t he dhv Adasi Paar aNai f or one, w ho has obser v ed Ek Adasi Vr at ham?
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Sr i vat hsAnk AcchAr Sw amy r emi nds us of a beaut i f ul sl Ok am f r om Tat t hva
Muk t ha Kal Apam r egar di ng t hi s SamudhAy a Sobhai of Sr i mann Naar AyaNan:
Lak shmI - nEt hr Ot hpal a Sr i sat hat hapar i chay AdhEsha samvar dhamAnO
naabhI nAl ee- k ar i nghan maduk ar apaaDal ee- dhat t ha hast hAval amBa: |
asmAk am sampadhOgAn- av i r al a- t uLaseedhama sanj At ha bhUma:
k aal i ndhee k aant heehAr ee k al ay at hu vapusha: k aal i maa k ai DabhAr E: | |
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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 76 76 76
t4l B |46 =¬=¬4¬77l|BHlñ - t4l B |46 =¬=¬4¬77l|BHlñ - t4l B |46 =¬=¬4¬77l|BHlñ -
6l÷4 T B -49|6+l5+ ¬¹ F6¤l5-4 -· 6l÷4 T B -49|6+l5+ ¬¹ F6¤l5-4 -· 6l÷4 T B -49|6+l5+ ¬¹ F6¤l5-4 -·
7 -4l |~4l Br 4B-6P+-6¬l ¬ 7 -4l |~4l Br 4B-6P+-6¬l ¬ 7 -4l |~4l Br 4B-6P+-6¬l ¬
¬ Vl4 BlV|¬¹BT… |¬6l|¬9÷Pl+ ÷°+ ¬ Vl4 BlV|¬¹BT… |¬6l|¬9÷Pl+ ÷°+ ¬ Vl4 BlV|¬¹BT… |¬6l|¬9÷Pl+ ÷°+
t vAm sEvi t ham j al aj a chak r a gadAdAsi saar ngai : t vAm sEvi t ham j al aj a chak r a gadAdAsi saar ngai : t vAm sEvi t ham j al aj a chak r a gadAdAsi saar ngai :
t hAr k shy ENa sai ny apat i nAanuchar ai s t hAr k shy ENa sai ny apat i nAanuchar ai s t hAr k shy ENa sai ny apat i nAanuchar ai s-- - t aTAny ai : | t aTAny ai : | t aTAny ai : |
dEvy A Sr i yA saha vasant ham ananat habhOgE dEvy A Sr i yA saha vasant ham ananat habhOgE dEvy A Sr i yA saha vasant ham ananat habhOgE
bhunj eey a saanj al i r bhunj eey a saanj al i r bhunj eey a saanj al i r -- - asank uchi t hAk shi pak shmA | | asank uchi t hAk shi pak shmA | | asank uchi t hAk shi pak shmA | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Bhagav ann! May adi y En be bl essed w i t h t he soubhAgy am of enj oy i ng Your
dar sanam w i t h my hands f ol ded i n r ever ence and uncl osed ey es, w hi l e You
ar e r ecei vi ng t he k ai mk ar yam f r om Your aay udhams- - Conch, Di sc, Mace,
Sw or d, bow - and ni t hya Soor i s ( Vi shvak sEnar , Gar udan et al ) . May adi y En
hav e t he good f or t une t o hav e t he dar sana soubhAgyam of your sel f bei ng
seat ed on y our bed of Aadhi sEshan w i t h Your di v i ne consor t , MahA Lak shmi ?
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Sr I Paanchar At hr a Saast hr ams descr i be t he SEvai of Sr i Vai k uNTa NaaTan at
Hi s supr eme abode w i t h Hi s w eapons, aabhar aNams, Par i j anams ( Muk t hAs
and Ni t hy a Soor i s) and Hi s DEvi s. Thi s sl Ok am vi sual i zes t hat dhi v y a dar -
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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 77 77 77
T T4 |+t4|+¹6 ¬ 47 T¬l ¬ - T T4 |+t4|+¹6 ¬ 47 T¬l ¬ - T T4 |+t4|+¹6 ¬ 47 T¬l ¬ -
|+t4 ¹+ ¬T+4l+¹Blã ¬l4 -· |+t4 ¹+ ¬T+4l+¹Blã ¬l4 -· |+t4 ¹+ ¬T+4l+¹Blã ¬l4 -·
|+t4l|¬4l|-769¹F9¹+l¬¬l4 - |+t4l|¬4l|-769¹F9¹+l¬¬l4 - |+t4l|¬4l|-769¹F9¹+l¬¬l4 -
P² 46 - 9|¹=+ F64 BñBl4+ ÷÷+ P² 46 - 9|¹=+ F64 BñBl4+ ÷÷+ P² 46 - 9|¹=+ F64 BñBl4+ ÷÷+
k ai nk ar y a ni t hy a ni r at hai : bhav adEk a k ai nk ar y a ni t hy a ni r at hai : bhav adEk a k ai nk ar y a ni t hy a ni r at hai : bhav adEk a-- - bhOgai : bhOgai : bhOgai :
ni t hyai r anuk shaNa naveena r asAr dhr a bhAvai : | ni t hyai r anuk shaNa naveena r asAr dhr a bhAvai : | ni t hyai r anuk shaNa naveena r asAr dhr a bhAvai : |
ni t hy Abhi vAnchi t ha par aspar a neecha ni t hy Abhi vAnchi t ha par aspar a neecha ni t hy Abhi vAnchi t ha par aspar a neecha-- - bhAv ai : bhAv ai : bhAv ai :
maddhai vat hai : par i j anai st ava sangaseey a | | maddhai vat hai : par i j anai st ava sangaseey a | | maddhai vat hai : par i j anai st ava sangaseey a | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Bhagavann! May adi y En be bl essed t o be al w ay s i n t he auspi ci ous sat h san-
gam of Your BhAgav at hAs / ni t hy a Soor i s, w ho ar e f or ev er engaged i n per -
f or mi ng k ai mk ar yam t o You; t hei r mi nds ar e sof t ened t hr ough t he ceasel ess
l ove f or You; t hey w i sh t o be t he ser vant s of each ot her i n t hei r r ol e as Your
BhAgav at hAs; t hey sust ai n t hemsel v es by i nvok i ng You as t hei r Kul a dhai vam.
May adi y En be bl essed t o l i v e i n t he company of t hese dear par i j anams and
AchAr yAs of Your s f or ev er !
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
I n our dar sanam, BhAgav at ha sEshat hvam ( bei ng t he ser vant s of BhAga-
v at hAs) i s mor e i mpor t ant t han even ser v i ng t he Lor d ( Bhagav at h Kai m-
k ar y am) . Thi s sl Ok am w as bl essed t o us by Kur Esar t o r emi nd us of t hi s
t at t hv am. Azhw Ar ’ s suppor t f or t hi s t r adi t i on i s seen i n: “ t al a sayanat t hu
uRai v ARai k - k oNDAdum nenj uday Ar YengaL Kul a dhai vamE” . Sw amy Desi k an
has el abor at ed on t hi s t opi c i n t he Pur ushAr Ta- k Asht Adhi k Ar am of Sr I mat h
Rahasya Thr ay a Saar am. Ev en i n t he st at e of Muk t hi ( at Sr i Vai k unt am) ,
Ni t hy a Soor i s, Muk t hAs and our Poor vAchAr y As st ay as mut ual ser vant s of
each ot her i n a st at e of Bhagavat ha sEshat hvam.

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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 78 78 78
46 |T|¾T774¬|P7 4T9l¹44l55r - 46 |T|¾T774¬|P7 4T9l¹44l55r - 46 |T|¾T774¬|P7 4T9l¹44l55r -
Bl -74 P |&|¹|6 4-P|rPl H¬ H-· Bl -74 P |&|¹|6 4-P|rPl H¬ H-· Bl -74 P |&|¹|6 4-P|rPl H¬ H-·
+lV 4 4l |~4P H|-6 47l4¤lP +lV 4 4l |~4P H|-6 47l4¤lP +lV 4 4l |~4P H|-6 47l4¤lP
t4lPlP+|-6 46Pl 46Pl+|B|&-+ ÷<+ t4lPlP+|-6 46Pl 46Pl+|B|&-+ ÷<+ t4lPlP+|-6 46Pl 46Pl+|B|&-+ ÷<+
y at h k i nj i duj j v al ami dam yadupAk hy ay Aaahu: y at h k i nj i duj j v al ami dam yadupAk hy ay Aaahu: y at h k i nj i duj j v al ami dam yadupAk hy ay Aaahu:
soundar y amr uddhi r i t hi y annmahi mAmsal Esa: | soundar y amr uddhi r i t hi y annmahi mAmsal Esa: | soundar y amr uddhi r i t hi y annmahi mAmsal Esa: |
naamnai va yaam sr i y amusant hi yadheeyadhAma naamnai va yaam sr i y amusant hi yadheeyadhAma naamnai va yaam sr i y amusant hi yadheeyadhAma
t v AmAmanant hi yat hamaa y at hamAna Si ddhi : | | t v AmAmanant hi yat hamaa y at hamAna Si ddhi : | | t v AmAmanant hi yat hamaa y at hamAna Si ddhi : | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Bhagav an! May adi y En be gr ant ed t he boon of becomi ng t he bonded ser -
v ant of Your sel f and Your di vi ne consor t , w ho l ends Her name of " Sr i " t o al l
r adi ant obj ect s i n t hi s w or l d; She i s behi nd al l beaut y and w eal t h t hr ough a
t i ny por t i on of Her gl or y ; She has t ak en on t he name of “ Sr I ” " because of Her
unpar al l el ed auspi ci ousness; She has chosen Your chest as Her per manent
abode and She i s t he Mot her of t he Uni v er se; She shi nes as Mosha Lak shmi
( t he ul t i mat e phal an of Yoga si ddhi ) !
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
We r ecogni ze al l auspi ci ous t hi ngs i n t he uni ver se as Lak shmI k ar am. When
her gl ance does not f al l on t hem, t hey l ose t hei r Lak shmi k ar am. Sr i BhAshy a-
k Ar ar cel ebr at ed her Mahi mai as: “ anav adhi k a mahi maa Mahi shee” . She has
ever y I sw ar y am t hat Her Lor d has. She dest r oy s al l si ns l i k e Her Lor d “ v Er i
MaaRAt ha PoomEl i r uppAL vi nai t heer k k umE” . The ot her quot at i ons f or her
i ncompar abl e mahi mai ar e denot ed by Her sacr ed names: “ Vi muk t hi Phal a
dhAy i ni , Sar v a k aama pr adhA, SamsAr Ar Nava t aar i Nee, Sar vAr t hi Samudhr a
Par i sOshi nee” . Her e, She i s sal ut ed as t he gr ant or of Mok sham, f ul f i l l er of al l
desi r es, One w ho get s us acr oss t he ocean of SamsAr am and as t he One w ho
dr i es up t he ocean of al l mi ser i es.

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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 79 79 79
4l 4 t44l5-4 7|¤P-¤+4¬¬-4l 4l 4 t44l5-4 7|¤P-¤+4¬¬-4l 4l 4 t44l5-4 7|¤P-¤+4¬¬-4l
4l5-6|r 6 =¬T-P¤+l H6l 5¬ -· 4l5-6|r 6 =¬T-P¤+l H6l 5¬ -· 4l5-6|r 6 =¬T-P¤+l H6l 5¬ -·
4l ¬ 9|6¬TP9 4 ¹Bl+ 4-¤ - 4l ¬ 9|6¬TP9 4 ¹Bl+ 4-¤ - 4l ¬ 9|6¬TP9 4 ¹Bl+ 4-¤ -
¬l4 ¬ 4-6P|¬+-746 B7 4+ ÷°+ ¬l4 ¬ 4-6P|¬+-746 B7 4+ ÷°+ ¬l4 ¬ 4-6P|¬+-746 B7 4+ ÷°+
y aa v ai t vay Aapy udadhi manTana y at hna l abhyA y aa v ai t vay Aapy udadhi manTana y at hna l abhyA y aa v ai t vay Aapy udadhi manTana y at hna l abhyA
y aa ant har hi t E j agadunmaTanOdhy at hOabhU: | y aa ant har hi t E j agadunmaTanOdhy at hOabhU: | y aa ant har hi t E j agadunmaTanOdhy at hOabhU: |
y aa cha pr at hi k shaNam apoor var asAnubandhai : y aa cha pr at hi k shaNam apoor var asAnubandhai : y aa cha pr at hi k shaNam apoor var asAnubandhai :
bhAvai : bhavant ham abhi nanday at hE sadai v a | | bhAvai : bhavant ham abhi nanday at hE sadai v a | | bhAvai : bhavant ham abhi nanday at hE sadai v a | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
May adi y En be bl essed w i t h t he
soubhAgy am of ser v i ng Your di vi ne
consor t , w ho w as at t ai ned by You
t hr ough Your ef f or t s t o chur n t he
Mi l k y ocean; She st ar t ed You on
t hat ef f or t t hr ough Her act of di sap-
pear ance f r om Sr i Vai k uNTham and
She enhances Your l ov e f or Her w i t h
Her many pl ay f ul r el at i onshi ps w i t h
You i n an ev er del ect abl e manner !
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
The chur ni ng of t he Mi l k y Ocean
w as done by t he Lor d t o gai n MahA
Lak sh mi ( “ Vi NNav ar amu dh u Na,
amudhi l var um PeNNamudhuNDa
Em p e r u m An E” - - Th i r u m a n g a i
Azhw Ar abou t Thi r u v i NNagar ap-
pan) . That She Enhances Hi s l ove
f or her t hr ough many r asa bhAvams
i s r eveal ed by :
“ Ap o o r v av ad h v i sm ay am Ad h ad -
The chur ni ng of t he Mi l k y Ocean
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hAnay A, guNEna r oopENa vi l Asa chEsht i t hai : SadhA t avai v Ochi t hay A t ava
Sr i yA” . Her pl ayf ul act s ar e nev er t he same ( Apoor avm) , pr oduce w onder s
( v i smayam aadhadhAnaa) ; t hese pl ay f ul act s ( Vi l Asa chesht ai s) mat ch ex act l y
w i t h Her Lor d’ s r oopam and guNam.


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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 80 80 80
-9|~4l ¬ T¬T |4 ¬4 + ¤lVl -9|~4l ¬ T¬T |4 ¬4 + ¤lVl -9|~4l ¬ T¬T |4 ¬4 + ¤lVl
¬l4 67l¹P¤ ¹ ¾6 ¹ ¾|¹× -· ¬l4 67l¹P¤ ¹ ¾6 ¹ ¾|¹× -· ¬l4 67l¹P¤ ¹ ¾6 ¹ ¾|¹× -·
|+t4 64 4 B†Hl |+t4 64 4 B†Hl |+t4 64 4 B†Hl— — — — — — |~4PlH¹l |~4PlH¹l |~4PlH¹l— — — 6l 6l 6l
t4l ¬l|¾6- 9|¹¬¹ 4P 7lT ¬l4-+ <¤+ t4l ¬l|¾6- 9|¹¬¹ 4P 7lT ¬l4-+ <¤+ t4l ¬l|¾6- 9|¹¬¹ 4P 7lT ¬l4-+ <¤+
r oopasr i yA guNaganai r r oopasr i yA guNaganai r r oopasr i yA guNaganai r -- - v i bhav Ena dhAmnA v i bhav Ena dhAmnA v i bhav Ena dhAmnA
bhAvai r udAr a madhur ai : chat hur ai : char i t hr ai : | bhAvai r udAr a madhur ai : chat hur ai : char i t hr ai : | bhAvai r udAr a madhur ai : chat hur ai : char i t hr ai : |
ni t hy am t avai va sadhr useem sr i y am I sw ar eem t hAmm ni t hy am t avai va sadhr useem sr i y am I sw ar eem t hAmm ni t hy am t avai va sadhr useem sr i y am I sw ar eem t hAmm
t vAm chAnj i t ha: par i char Ey am udheer Na bhAva: | | t vAm chAnj i t ha: par i char Ey am udheer Na bhAva: | | t vAm chAnj i t ha: par i char Ey am udheer Na bhAva: | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Bhagavann! Pl ease bl ess adi y En w i t h t he soubhAgyam of per f or mi ng bl em-
i shl ess k ai mk ar y am t o You and t o Your dear consor t , w ho mat ches You i n
ev er y one of Your anant ha k al yANa guNams, Thi r umEni soundhar yam, Vi sEsha
avat hAr a mahi mai , Supr eme t Ej as and ceasel ess gener osi t y and compassi on-
at e t hought s t ow ar ds our KshEmam.
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Sw amy Kur Esar has used t hr ee sl Ok ams i ncl udi ng t hi s one t o pr ai se t he Mahi -
mai of MahA Lak shmi as sal ut ed ear l i er by Sw amy ALavant hAr , AchAr ya
RaamAnuj a Sr I Sook t hi s, Azhw Ar ar uL v aak k u and Sr i Vi shNu Pur ANam. He
pr ay ed f or t he bhAgy am of ser vi ng t he Lor d al ong w i t h Hi s di vi ne consor t , w ho
mat ches Hi m i n ev er y aspect ( Tul ya Seel A) . Kur Esar seems t o i ndi cat e t hat
Kai mk ar y am f or Pi r At t i i s hi s ai m and Per umAL Kai mk ar y am i s i nci dent al t o
t hat Kai mk ar y am t o MahA Lak shmi . She bl esses us w i t h w or l dl y I sw ar y am,
Mok sham and r esi dence i n Sr i Vai k uNTham ( I sw ar yam ak shar a- gat hi m Pa-
r amam padham vaa) . VEdam sal ut es t he Di vi ne consor t of t he Lor d as:
“ I sw ar eegum sar vabhUt hAnAm asy Esaanaa Jagat hO Vi shNupat hnee” . Kur Esar
seems t o suggest t hat hi s goal i s Kai mk ar y am t o MahA Lak shmi and seems t o
r equest Her dear Lor d t o be pr esent at t hat t i me and accept hi s Kai mk ar yams
as a dhi vya Mi Tunam ( Di v i ne Coupl e) .
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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 81 81 81
4l |4H|6 |F¤¹¬¹ltPTP 4 |4H 4l |4H|6 |F¤¹¬¹ltPTP 4 |4H 4l |4H|6 |F¤¹¬¹ltPTP 4 |4H
|4H¹¬¹l 9¹P4l ¬P4l ¬Pl ¬· |4H¹¬¹l 9¹P4l ¬P4l ¬Pl ¬· |4H¹¬¹l 9¹P4l ¬P4l ¬Pl ¬·
6l Pl6¹ ¬ |96¹ ¬ ¬4-6PF4 6l Pl6¹ ¬ |96¹ ¬ ¬4-6PF4 6l Pl6¹ ¬ |96¹ ¬ ¬4-6PF4
-4 ¬7-6 ¹l×4 ²Pl 4|¹4F46l P + <°+ -4 ¬7-6 ¹l×4 ²Pl 4|¹4F46l P + <°+ -4 ¬7-6 ¹l×4 ²Pl 4|¹4F46l P + <°+
Yaa bi bhr at i sTi r achar At hmak amEv a v i sw am Yaa bi bhr at i sTi r achar At hmak amEv a v i sw am Yaa bi bhr at i sTi r achar At hmak amEv a v i sw am
Vi sw ambhar A par amayA Kshamay A KshamA cha | Vi sw ambhar A par amayA Kshamay A KshamA cha | Vi sw ambhar A par amayA Kshamay A KshamA cha |
t hAmm Maat har am cha Pi t har am cha bhav ant hamasy a t hAmm Maat har am cha Pi t har am cha bhav ant hamasy a t hAmm Maat har am cha Pi t har am cha bhav ant hamasy a
v y ucchant hu r At hr ay a i mA vAr i vasyat hO mE | | v y ucchant hu r At hr ay a i mA vAr i vasyat hO mE | | v y ucchant hu r At hr ay a i mA vAr i vasyat hO mE | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Bhagavann! May t he l ong dar k ni ght s of SamsAr am t hat has been f ol l ow i ng
adi y En f or l i mi t l ess t i me be bani shed t hr ough Kai mk ar y a pr Apt hi f or You and
Your dear consor t BhUmi DEvi and my Mot her , w ho bear s t he w or l d of sent i ent
and i nsent i ent and has t he name of Kshamaa t o denot e t he hi ghest qual i t y of
pat i ence!
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Bhagavaan i s sal ut ed as “ Sr I BhUmi sahi t ham Har i : ” Her e, Kur Esar ex pr esses
hi s i nt ense desi r e t o per f or m k ai mk ar yam f or t he Lor d i n uni on w i t h BhUmi
Dev i . She car r i es t he w or l d of mov i ng and st at i onar y ent i t i es ( sTi r a Char At h-
mak am Vi sw am bi bhr at hi ) and t hr ef or e i s sal ut ed as “ Vi sw anmbhar A” . She
has i mmeasur abl e pat i ence ( Kshamaa) . She bear s w i t h al l our apar Adhams
bef i t t i ng her name, “ Sar vam Sahaa” . She i s t he Mot her of t he w or l d ( “ t vam
Maat hA Sar v a l Ok AnAM Paadhany Asam Kshamasv a mE” : Sage Sounak ar ’ s
w or ds) . Kur Esar w i shes t o of f er hi s homage t o t hi s dhi vy a Dampat hi s f or t he
r emoval of t he deep dar k ni ght ( KaaLa Raat hr i ) of SamsAr a bhandham. Kur E-
sar pr ay s f or t he anugr aham of Ar uNOdhayam of Bhagavat h Kai mk ar yam i n
Sr i Vai k uNTham, w her e t her e ar e no ni ght s ( sav cchandha Kai mk ar ya MahOt h-
sava dhi v asam) .

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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 82 82 82
¬l4 67l¹P¤ ¹ |4 |4¤ |4 ¬lB - ¬l4 67l¹P¤ ¹ |4 |4¤ |4 ¬lB - ¬l4 67l¹P¤ ¹ |4 |4¤ |4 ¬lB -
H |4HP|FP6T³l¬|+¹l¬T ¾· H |4HP|FP6T³l¬|+¹l¬T ¾· H |4HP|FP6T³l¬|+¹l¬T ¾·
4l t4-P4l t4P|9 4-P4 94 Bl Pl 4l t4-P4l t4P|9 4-P4 94 Bl Pl 4l t4-P4l t4P|9 4-P4 94 Bl Pl
+l¬l |+6l-6P ¹¹lT… 66lP 7l¹l+ <-+ +l¬l |+6l-6P ¹¹lT… 66lP 7l¹l+ <-+ +l¬l |+6l-6P ¹¹lT… 66lP 7l¹l+ <-+
Bhaavai r udAr a madhur ai : v i v i dhai r Bhaavai r udAr a madhur ai : v i v i dhai r Bhaavai r udAr a madhur ai : v i v i dhai r -- - v i l Asai : v i l Asai : vi l Asai :
bhr U bhr U bhr U-- - v i bhr ama v i bhr ama v i bhr ama-- - smi t ha k at Ak sha smi t ha k at Ak sha smi t ha k at Ak sha-- - ni r eek shaNai : cha | ni r eek shaNai : cha | ni r eek shaNai : cha |
Yaa t vanmayee, t vamapi yannmaya y Eva, Saa mAmm Yaa t vanmayee, t vamapi yannmaya y Eva, Saa mAmm Yaa t vanmayee, t vamapi yannmaya y Eva, Saa mAmm
neel A ni t hAnt ham ur ar eek ur ut hAmm udhAr aa | | neel A ni t hAnt ham ur ar eek ur ut hAmm udhAr aa | | neel A ni t hAnt ham ur ar eek ur ut hAmm udhAr aa | |

M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
May NeeLA DEv i of i mmeasur abl e gener osi t y , w ho mat ches You i n ev er y as-
pect - - magni f i cent and auspi ci ous t hought s, count l ess pl ay f ul act s, t he move-
ment of Her br ow s, sl y gl ances and nat ur al l y bl emi sh f r ee smi l es- - accept my
k ai mk ar y ams!
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
I n Vai k unt am, Par ama Padha NaaThan i s accompani ed by Hi s t hr ee dev i s ( Sr I ,
BhUmi and NeeLA Devi s) . Kur Esar of f er ed hi s eul ogi es ear l i er t o Sr i DEvi i n
t hr ee sl Ok ams, BhU DEv i i n t he l ast sl Ok am and sal ut es NeeLA DEv i i n t hi s
sl Ok am. The pr esence of t he Lor d w i t h Hi s t hr ee dEv i s has been sal ut ed by
Samhi t hAs and AchAr y As. Yat hi r Aj ar i n Gadhy a Thr ay am vi sual i zes t hi s scene
at Sr I Vai k uNTam: “ asank hy Ey a Kal yANa guNaguna Sr I Val l abha! YEv amb-
hUt ha BhUmi - NeeLA Naay ak a! ”
Sr I Dev i car r i es t he r ed l ot us i n her hand; BhUmi Devi ador ns r ed l i l y f l ow er i n
her hand; NeeLA Devi car r i es w hi t e l i l y i n her hand.
Neel A Devi i s k now n t her ef or e as “ Al l i Mal ar MahaL” . Wi t h Her dhi v ya sound-
har y am and l ove, She has t he Lor d under Her cont r ol , w hen i t comes t o Hi m
agr eei ng on f or gi v i ng t he si ns of ChEt anam and gr ant s hi m Sat hgat hy . Her
pow er ov er Her Lor d i s sal ut ed as “ Al l i Mal ar Mahal BhOga May ak k uhaL” . Ku-
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r Esar her e pr ay s f or NeeLA Dev i ’ s anugr aham t o per f or m Ni t hy a Kai mk ar y am
t o Her and Her Lor d t hr ough t he use of her i nf l uence over Her Lor d.


SAr anAt ha Per umAL w i t h Sr I dEvi , Bhu dEvi and NeeLA dEvi
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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 83 83 83
¬l4 ¹+ ¬T H9 4 ¹Bl+ |4& - ¬l4 ¹+ ¬T H9 4 ¹Bl+ |4& - ¬l4 ¹+ ¬T H9 4 ¹Bl+ |4& -
Ht4T‚ 6 ¹|¬+4 ¹|¬+-H 7 4l-· Ht4T‚ 6 ¹|¬+4 ¹|¬+-H 7 4l-· Ht4T‚ 6 ¹|¬+4 ¹|¬+-H 7 4l-·
¬ t4l+ 4¤l |¬69|¹¬7|7+l 4¤lr ¬ t4l+ 4¤l |¬69|¹¬7|7+l 4¤lr ¬ t4l+ 4¤l |¬69|¹¬7|7+l 4¤lr
B¹¬l44-6P|¬6l ¬¬4+ B¹¬l44-6P|¬6l ¬¬4+ B¹¬l44-6P|¬6l ¬¬4+ !! ! ¬4 4P + <°+ ¬4 4P + <°+ ¬4 4P + <°+
bhAvai r anuk shaNam apoor var asAnuv i ddhai : bhAvai r anuk shaNam apoor var asAnuv i ddhai : bhAvai r anuk shaNam apoor var asAnuv i ddhai :
at yadhbhut ai : abhi nav ai r abhi nandhy a DEvee: | at yadhbhut ai : abhi nav ai r abhi nandhy a DEvee: | at yadhbhut ai : abhi nav ai r abhi nandhy a DEvee: |
bhr ut hyAn y aTOchi t hapar i cchadi nO yaTAr ham bhr ut hyAn y aTOchi t hapar i cchadi nO yaTAr ham bhr ut hyAn y aTOchi t hapar i cchadi nO yaTAr ham
sambhAvay ant ham abhi t hO Bhagavann ! bhavEy am | | sambhAvay ant ham abhi t hO Bhagavann ! bhavEy am | | sambhAvay ant ham abhi t hO Bhagavann ! bhavEy am | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Bhagav ann! May adi y En sur r ound y ou on al l si des as You r ecei v e t he Kai m-
k ar y ams of Ni t hy a Soor i s and honor t hem f or t hose pr oper l y ex ecut ed Kai m-
k ar y ams! May adi y En be bl essed t o be cl ose t o You i n al l f our di r ect i ons as You
gl adden t he hear t s of Your Pi r At t i s w i t h l eel as f i l l ed w i t h w ondr ous Sr ungAr a
r asam t hat change f r om mi nut e t o mi nut e and appear t o be made j ust f or t hat
occasi on!
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Lor d has t hr ee Dev i s and show s equal af f ect i on t ow ar ds ever y one of t hem.
Hi s pr Ema Bhandham t o t hem i s of equal measur e. Kur Esar l ongs f or a si mi l ar
l ev el of af f ect i on f r om t he Lor d as one of “ St hr ee Pr Ayam” . He pr ay s f or t he
soubhAgyam of pr essi ng t he Lor d’ s t ender f eet j ust as Mahaa Lak shmi and
BhUmi Devi do al t hough he i s unf i t as a Mahaa Paapi : “ Vadi v i Nai i l l aa Mal ar
MahaL maRRa Ni l amahaL pi di k k um mel l adi yai k oduv i nay Enum pi di k k a”

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rl r-6 r-6 rl r-6 r-6 rl r-6 r-6 !! ! r6Tl 5|FP G¬l 5|FP |¤= Pl r6Tl 5|FP G¬l 5|FP |¤= Pl r6Tl 5|FP G¬l 5|FP |¤= Pl
P G+ Hrl P G+ Hrl P G+ Hrl !! ! Hr|P7 |TP 4l¬ 4l¬l· Hr|P7 |TP 4l¬ 4l¬l· Hr|P7 |TP 4l¬ 4l¬l·
t4lPñ t4lPñ t4lPñ !! ! Pñ=¬ TlF97PF6r 4 Pñ=¬ TlF97PF6r 4 Pñ=¬ TlF97PF6r 4
Hl- Hl- Hl- !! ! FP6 P 4 T¤Pr |6 Pl†¬ r-+ <v+ FP6 P 4 T¤Pr |6 Pl†¬ r-+ <v+ FP6 P 4 T¤Pr |6 Pl†¬ r-+ <v+
haa hant ha hant ha! hat hak Oasmi k hal Oasmi dhi ngmAm haa hant ha hant ha! hat hak Oasmi k hal Oasmi dhi ngmAm haa hant ha hant ha! hat hak Oasmi k hal Oasmi dhi ngmAm
muhy an ahO! ahami dham k i muvAcha vaachA | muhy an ahO! ahami dham k i muvAcha vaachA | muhy an ahO! ahami dham k i muvAcha vaachA |
t v Amanga ! mangaLa t v Amanga ! mangaLa t v Amanga ! mangaLa-- - guNAspadham ast ha hEy am guNAspadham ast ha hEy am guNAspadham ast ha hEy am
aa: ! smar t humEva k aTamar hat hi maadhr ugamha: | | aa: ! smar t humEva k aTamar hat hi maadhr ugamha: | | aa: ! smar t humEva k aTamar hat hi maadhr ugamha: | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Bhagavann! adi y En i s l i k e a dead one. St r ange i ndeed! adi y En i s a f ool , w ho
i s i ncr easi ng hi s paapams mor e and mor e. adi y En, w ho i s despi cabl e, shoul d
be condemned f or my l ow l i ness. adi y En has not spok en about y our gl or i es
even at t he l i p l evel . What a pi t y ? How can a per son of my neecha svabhAv am
and si ns can ev en t hi nk about You, w ho i s t he abode of al l auspi ci ous guNams
and bl emi shl ess?
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Fr om her e on w i t h number of sl Ok ams, Kur Esar ex pr esses hi s Nai cchi y am
( st at ement of hi s l ow l i ness) as he st ands bef or e t he Lor d i n t he spi r i t of t he
Azhw Ar s: “ NeesanEn ni Rai vonRumi l En”
Kur Esar and t he Azhw Ar s do not hav e t hese neecha v r ut t hi ( l ow l y w ay s) ; t hey
ex pr ess t hemsel v es t hi s w ay as an angam of Sar aNAgat hy ( angam of Kaar -
paNy am)

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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 85 85 85
H r- 9BG |4|+¬ G |4Hl \4 4 |& H r- 9BG |4|+¬ G |4Hl \4 4 |& H r- 9BG |4|+¬ G |4Hl \4 4 |&
-4l9 4 |4HP|H4 =+ 9l5+ 4&P · -4l9 4 |4HP|H4 =+ 9l5+ 4&P · -4l9 4 |4HP|H4 =+ 9l5+ 4&P ·
Hl¤l4 B7 ¬ T¬Tl+|9 +lrPr - Hl¤l4 B7 ¬ T¬Tl+|9 +lrPr - Hl¤l4 B7 ¬ T¬Tl+|9 +lrPr -
t4t9l74l 4 7rP× |¬¹l|¬PP-+ <-+ t4t9l74l 4 7rP× |¬¹l|¬PP-+ <-+ t4t9l74l 4 7rP× |¬¹l|¬PP-+ <-+
amha: pr asahy a v i ni gr uhy a v i sOdhy a buddhi m amha: pr asahy a v i ni gr uhy a v i sOdhy a buddhi m amha: pr asahy a v i ni gr uhy a v i sOdhy a buddhi m
v yApooya v i sw amasi v am j anushAanubaddham | v yApooya v i sw amasi v am j anushAanubaddham | v yApooya v i sw amasi v am j anushAanubaddham |
aadhAya sadguNagaNAn api naahamar ha: aadhAya sadguNagaNAn api naahamar ha: aadhAya sadguNagaNAn api naahamar ha:
t v at paaday O: yadaham at hr a chi r Anni magna: | | t v at paaday O: yadaham at hr a chi r Anni magna: | | t v at paaday O: yadaham at hr a chi r Anni magna: | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Bhagav ann! adi yEn i s unf i t t o r est at y our sacr ed f eet even i f al l my si ns
f r om many bi r t hs ar e r emoved and adi y En gai ns t r ue Jn~ Anam t hr ough t he
f i r m cont r ol of al l my mi sdeeds. Thi s unf i t ness ar i ses f or m t he i mmer si on i n
t hi s assembl y of si ns f or count l ess t i me.
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
The ex pr essi on of Nai cchi y am cont i nues i n t hi s sl Ok am. Kur Esar r ef er s t o t he
huge assembl y of si ns accumul at ed f r om many j anmAs and ask s t he Lor d a
quest i on: When w i l l i t be t hat adi y En w i t h y our anugr aham get al l t hese si ns
dest r oyed and st and bef or e y ou t o per f or m Ni t hya Ni r av adhya Kai mk ar y am t o
You at Your Supr eme abode? He bases t hi s sl ok am on Azhw Ar Paasur am pas-
sage “ nORRa nOnbhi l En, nuNNaRi v i l En, aahi l um Unnai v i t t onRum aaRRak i Rk -
k i nRi l En” .


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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 86 86 86
=l+ 5¤4l |TPrPñ =l+ 5¤4l |TPrPñ =l+ 5¤4l |TPrPñ !! ! 47 4 Bñl7 47 4 Bñl7 47 4 Bñl7
HñlT¹l |9 + |r Pñ=P-47FPl6 · HñlT¹l |9 + |r Pñ=P-47FPl6 · HñlT¹l |9 + |r Pñ=P-47FPl6 ·
6 + t4P +P ¹¹lT… 69 =+ ¬ 7 6 + t4P +P ¹¹lT… 69 =+ ¬ 7 6 + t4P +P ¹¹lT… 69 =+ ¬ 7
+ 4lP 6l ¬4|6 4 ±6Pl |r T|¾6 + <°+ + 4lP 6l ¬4|6 4 ±6Pl |r T|¾6 + <°+ + 4lP 6l ¬4|6 4 ±6Pl |r T|¾6 + <°+
JaanEaTavaa k i mahamanga ! yadhEva sangAd JaanEaTavaa k i mahamanga ! yadhEva sangAd JaanEaTavaa k i mahamanga ! yadhEva sangAd
angI k ar Oshi na hi mangaLam any adasmAt h | angI k ar Oshi na hi mangaLam any adasmAt h | angI k ar Oshi na hi mangaLam any adasmAt h |
t Ena t vam y Enam ur ar eek ur ushE j anam chEd t Ena t vam y Enam ur ar eek ur ushE j anam chEd t Ena t vam y Enam ur ar eek ur ushE j anam chEd
nai v Amut hO bhav at hi y uk t hat amO hi Kascchi t h | | nai v Amut hO bhav at hi y uk t hat amO hi Kascchi t h | | nai v Amut hO bhav at hi y uk t hat amO hi Kascchi t h | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Bhagavann! What does adi y En k now ex cept t he f act t hat t her e i s not hi ng
super i or t o y our sank al pam t o r escue adi y En based on t he unal t er abl e, anci ent
and per manent r el at i onshi p bet w een us as Mast er and ser v ant ( SEshi -
sEshan) . Her e i s not hi ng t hat i s gr eat er i n auspi ci ousness t o ex per i ence t han
t he f r ui t s of Your sank al pam t o accept adi y En f or Your ni t hy a k ai mk ar y am.
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Her e, Kur Esar f ocuses on Kar paNy am, one of t he f i v e angams of Sar aNAgat hy .
The st at e t hat gener at es t he Kar uNai ( Mer cy ) of t he Lor d i n us i s Kaar paNy am.
Per i yAzhw Ar decl ar ed i n such a mood t hat he does not k now any t hi ng about
t he auspi ci ous and i nauspi ci ous i n t hi s w or l d and ev en i f he k now s about
t hose di st i nct i ons, i t i s not t hat ei t her he coul d do any t hi ng about w ar di ng
t hem of f ( “ Nanmai t heemai k aL onRum nAnn aRi y En, aRi vEn aanAl umi vai
y el l Am y ennAl adai ppu neek oNNAt hu” ) . Thi s i r r emovabl e, i nal i enabl e, undi s-
put abl e sambhandham ( SEsha- sEshi r el at i onshi p) and t he av asar a pr adheek -
shai ( Dayaa) pr opel t he Lor d t o come t o our r escue. Sw amy Desi k an f ol l ow ed
t hi s t hought and r ecor ded i t f or us t hi s w ay : “ Kar masvanAdhi v i shamEshu
samO DayALu: Sv Enai va k l upt am upadEsam apEk shamANa: Svapr Apt hay E t a-
nubhr ut hAm t hv ar asE Muk undha! svaabhaavi k am t ava suhr ut t hvam i dham
gr unant hi ”
Azhw Ar al so r emi nds t he Lor d about t hi s never - endi ng r el at i onshi p w i t h Hi m:
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“ v i duv EnO y enn Vi Lak k ai y enn aav i y ai naduvE vant huuy y ak k oLhi nRa Naat ha-
nai ” . I n AchAr y a RaamAnuj A’ s Vai shamy a- Nai r gr uNy a soot hr a BhAshyam, he
r ef er s t o Emper umAn r espondi ng t o our adopt i ng one of t he t w o upAyams f or
Mok sham t o be pr act i ced by t he chEt anams. Our Lor d el ect s t he ones, w ho ob-
ser ve t he UpAyam of Sar anAgat hy or Bhak t hi yOgam ( pr i y at amO hi Var a-
Neey O bhavat hy , YasyAyAm ni r at hi saya pr i y a: Sa y Ev Asya pr i yat amO bha-
v at hy accor di ng t o BhAshyak Ar ar ) . He r esponds t o t he ones, w ho adopt t he
UpAy ams ( i n gai ni ng Hi s anugr aham, Sar aNAgat hy i s t he easi est and t he best
t o pr act i ce accor di ng t o BhAshy ak Ar ar : “ t asya cha vaseek ar aNam t acchar aNA-
gat hy r Eva” ) Kur Esar f ol l ow ed Hi s AchAr y a UpadEsam and st at ed i n t hi s sl O-
k am: “ t vam y Enam j anam ur ar eek ur ushE chEt h, amr ut ha: k ascchi t h y uk -
t hat ama: na bhavat hy yEva” ( I f You, my Mast er , choose t hi s j ant hu, t her e i s
no one t o mat ch t hi s st at us as t he best among Yogi s) .



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4¬l¬4lP ¬47l4T³l¬¬¬ 4¬l¬4lP ¬47l4T³l¬¬¬ 4¬l¬4lP ¬47l4T³l¬¬¬
B Bl¹¬6 9|¹46 H6l 5¬PlP· B Bl¹¬6 9|¹46 H6l 5¬PlP· B Bl¹¬6 9|¹46 H6l 5¬PlP·
Hl¬l |B 4 G¬ BrUP=UP 4 Hl¬l |B 4 G¬ BrUP=UP 4 Hl¬l |B 4 G¬ BrUP=UP 4
=-PF46-P|r T¤ 6 ²P 5+ T¹-4l-+ <÷+ =-PF46-P|r T¤ 6 ²P 5+ T¹-4l-+ <÷+ =-PF46-P|r T¤ 6 ²P 5+ T¹-4l-+ <÷+
y annAbhav aama bhav adheeya k at Ak shal ak sham y annAbhav aama bhav adheeya k at Ak shal ak sham y annAbhav aama bhav adheeya k at Ak shal ak sham
samsAr a gar t ha par i var t ham at hOagamAma | samsAr a gar t ha par i var t ham at hOagamAma | samsAr a gar t ha par i var t ham at hOagamAma |
aagAmsi yE k hal u sahasr amaj asr amEva aagAmsi yE k hal u sahasr amaj asr amEva aagAmsi yE k hal u sahasr amaj asr amEva
Janmasvat anmahi k at ham t a i mEanuk ampy aa: | | Janmasvat anmahi k at ham t a i mEanuk ampy aa: | | Janmasvat anmahi k at ham t a i mEanuk ampy aa: | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Sar v Esw ar aa! I f w e do not become t he obj ect of y our nect ar i ne gl ances,
w e ar e condemned t o go r ound and r ound t he deep pi t of samsAr am and suf -
f er t her e i nt er mi nabl y ( SamsAr a gar t ha par i var t ham aagAmAmsi ) . How can
w e, w ho have commi t t ed count l ess si ns, hope f or t hose r ej uvenat i ng gl ances
of Your s t o f al l on us?
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Kur Esar st at es t hat t hose, w ho ar e not bl essed t o r ecei ve t he mok sham gr ant -
i ng gl ances of t he Lor d ( Vi shNO: k at Ak sham) k eep on accumul at i ng Paapams
and go r ound and r ound t he w heel of SamsAr am w i t hout hope of r edempt i on
( PaapamE sey t hu Paav i aanEn) . How can w e under t hose ci r cumst ances hope
t o r ecei v e y our anugr aham ask s Kur Esar .


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BtTP + 4 |T¬ |T¾+ B|¾+l |P BtTP + 4 |T¬ |T¾+ B|¾+l |P BtTP + 4 |T¬ |T¾+ B|¾+l |P
|4Hl5-44H¹|r6l + ¬ |4H6 P · |4Hl5-44H¹|r6l + ¬ |4H6 P · |4Hl5-44H¹|r6l + ¬ |4H6 P ·
|T¾ t47|¾697l¹4 =¬|±rl+- |T¾ t47|¾697l¹4 =¬|±rl+- |T¾ t47|¾697l¹4 =¬|±rl+-
9l× ¬4l|P ¬¬4+ 9l× ¬4l|P ¬¬4+ 9l× ¬4l|P ¬¬4+ !! ! ¬46l 74l4l-+ <<+ ¬46l 74l4l-+ <<+ ¬46l 74l4l-+ <<+
sat hk ar ma nai v a k i l a k i nchana sanj i nOmi sat hk ar ma nai v a k i l a k i nchana sanj i nOmi sat hk ar ma nai v a k i l a k i nchana sanj i nOmi
v i dhyAapyavadhyar ahi t hA na cha v i dhyat hE mE | v i dhyAapyavadhyar ahi t hA na cha v i dhyat hE mE | v i dhyAapyavadhyar ahi t hA na cha v i dhyat hE mE |
k i mcha t vadanj i t ha padAmbuj a bhak t hi heena: k i mcha t vadanj i t ha padAmbuj a bhak t hi heena: k i mcha t vadanj i t ha padAmbuj a bhak t hi heena:
pAt hr am bhav aami Bhagav an! Bhav at hO day Ay aa: | | pAt hr am bhav aami Bhagav an! Bhav at hO day Ay aa: | | pAt hr am bhav aami Bhagav an! Bhav at hO day Ay aa: | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Bhagavann! Adi y En has not accumul at ed any Sat hk ar mAs t hr ough t he
pr act i ce of Kar ma Yogam. Adi yEn does not possess any shar p i nt el l ect t o com-
pr ehend Your Saast hr ams and upadEsams. adi y En has not engaged i n t he w or -
shi p of Your sacr ed f eet . Ther ef or e, adi y En st ands as t he most f i t t i ng obj ect
f or Your k ar uNai ( avasar a Pr adheek sha k ar uNaa) .
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Sw amy NammAzhw Ar ’ s Paasur a Vaak y ams ( nORRa nOnbhi l En, NuNNaRi vi l En)
and Sw amy Al avant hAr ’ s St hOt hr a Rat hna sl Ok am ( na dhar mani sht Osmi na
chAt hmavEdhi na bhak t hi mAn t vacchar aNAr av i ndhE, Ak i nchanOanyagat hi :
Sar aNy a! t v at h Paadhamool am Sar aNam pr apadhy E) i nspi r ed Sw amy Kur Esar
t o bl ess us w i t h t hi s sl Ok am. adi y En i s not adept at Kar ma or Jn~ Ana or Bhak -
t hi y Ogams. adi y En does not have t he di sci pl i ne t o w or shi p y our l ot us f eet .
Adi y En i s dest i t ut e and def i ci ent i n al l means. Your Kaar uNy am and SahEt huk a
day aa al one can r escue adi y En f r om t hese cr uel samsAr i c suf f er i ngs. adi y En
has no ot her gat hi ( annay a gat hi t hvam i s i nvok ed her e) . adi y En i s t her ef or e
seek i ng y our pr ot ect i on ( r ak shaa) as a hel pl ess one. Thou ar t t he omni sci ent
and t he most Mer ci f ul ; y et y ou ex pect a pl ea f or pr ot ect i on t o save us f r om t he
hor r or s of SamsAr am: “ Sar av j ~ nOapi hi Vi sv Esa: sadhaa Kaar uNi k Oapi , Sam-
sAr a- t ant r av Ahi t hv At h Rak shApEk shAm pr at heek shat hE”
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|T |T |T— — — ¬ 4Bl 9¬|96 + 47 4 |T|¾6 ¬ 4Bl 9¬|96 + 47 4 |T|¾6 ¬ 4Bl 9¬|96 + 47 4 |T|¾6
9l9lñ H-9P 6 4l 67H 9P 9-· 9l9lñ H-9P 6 4l 67H 9P 9-· 9l9lñ H-9P 6 4l 67H 9P 9-·
=l++ + 4l H6BrU9¹l¤ T t4l =l++ + 4l H6BrU9¹l¤ T t4l =l++ + 4l H6BrU9¹l¤ T t4l
4l 5Tl9 9+ H¬|6 4l 5Tl9 9+ H¬|6 4l 5Tl9 9+ H¬|6— — — T 94l ¬PF4+ <°+ T 94l ¬PF4+ <°+ T 94l ¬PF4+ <°+
k i m bhUy asaa pr al api t hEna y adhEva k i mchi t h k i m bhUy asaa pr al api t hEna y adhEva k i mchi t h k i m bhUy asaa pr al api t hEna y adhEva k i mchi t h
pApAhvam al pam ur u v aa t adasEsham yEsha: | pApAhvam al pam ur u v aa t adasEsham yEsha: | pApAhvam al pam ur u v aa t adasEsham yEsha: |
j Anan na vaa sat hasahasr a par Ar dhak r ut hv O j Anan na vaa sat hasahasr a par Ar dhak r ut hv O j Anan na vaa sat hasahasr a par Ar dhak r ut hv O
y Oak Ar sham y Enam agat hi m k r upayA k shamasv a | | y Oak Ar sham y Enam agat hi m k r upayA k shamasv a | | y Oak Ar sham y Enam agat hi m k r upayA k shamasv a | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Bhagav ann! What i s t he use of my meani ngl ess ut t er ances? adi y En has ac-
cumul at ed paapams bey ond count s hundr eds and t housands of t i mes over t he
aeons consci ousl y or w i t hout k now i ng. adi y En i s pul l ed under t he w ei ght of al l
t hese bi g and smal l bundl es of si ns. adi y En has no r ecour se ex cept you. You
must f or gi v e me and l i f t me out of my mi ser i es out of y our i nf i ni t e and i nt r i n-
si c guNam of Dayaa.
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
I n t he pr evi ous sl Ok am, Kur Esar had t he adhi k Ar i sv ar oopam of aak i nchany am
( sense of meek ness) . I n t hi s sl Ok am, Kur Esar st at es hi s anany agat hi t hvam
( not hav i ng any one as r ecour se t o sav e hi m) . He echoes Sw amy ALavant hAr ’ s
mov i ng pl ea: “ Ak i nchanO- Any agat hi : Sar aNy a! t vat h Paadhamool am Sar aNam
Pr apadhy E” . Kul asEk har a Azhw Ar ’ s paasur ams on Vi t t huvak k Ot t ammAn ( t ar u
t huyar am t adAyEl ) deal i ng w i t h anany agat hi t hvam al so f or ms t he basi s f or
t hi s sl Ok am. I t f i t s w i t h our Poor vAchAr y A’ s pr ay er : “ agat hi m Sar aNAgat ham
Har E k r upay A k Ev al amAt hmasAt h k ur u” .


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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 90 90 90
7 4 7 4 7 4 !! ! t47l4¬¹T9T494lT t47l4¬¹T9T494lT t47l4¬¹T9T494lT-- -
¹lPl+ =l4 |494lT 6 H-4rl ¹lPl+ =l4 |494lT 6 H-4rl ¹lPl+ =l4 |494lT 6 H-4rl !! ! PlP · PlP · PlP ·
¬ 4- 9¤9 4|6 4 9|4Tl |4Pl rl ¬ 4- 9¤9 4|6 4 9|4Tl |4Pl rl ¬ 4- 9¤9 4|6 4 9|4Tl |4Pl rl
PtTP T- T6¹7× BPl+Bl¹P + °¤+ PtTP T- T6¹7× BPl+Bl¹P + °¤+ PtTP T- T6¹7× BPl+Bl¹P + °¤+
Dev a ! t vadeey a char aNa pr aNaya pr av eeNa Dev a ! t vadeey a char aNa pr aNaya pr av eeNa Dev a ! t vadeey a char aNa pr aNaya pr av eeNa-- -
RaamAnuj Ar ya v i shay eek r ut ham apyahO ! Maam | RaamAnuj Ar ya v i shay eek r ut ham apyahO ! Maam | RaamAnuj Ar ya v i shay eek r ut ham apyahO ! Maam |
bhUy a: pr adhar shay at hi vai shay i k O vi mOhO bhUy a: pr adhar shay at hi vai shay i k O vi mOhO bhUy a: pr adhar shay at hi vai shay i k O vi mOhO
mat hk ar maNa: k at ar at h at hr a samAnasAr am | | mat hk ar maNa: k at ar at h at hr a samAnasAr am | | mat hk ar maNa: k at ar at h at hr a samAnasAr am | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Lor d! adi y En i s t he
obj ect of t he mer ci f ul
gl ances of AchAr ya
RaamAnuj A, w ho i s
t he dear est among
t hose havi ng uni nt er -
r upt ed anugr aham of
Your l ot us f eet . The
at t achment t o t he
I n d h r i y a su k h am s
( Pr Ak r ut ha bhOgams)
i s t u m b l i n g m e
ar ound i n t he f i er ce
ocean of SamsAr am.
Wher e i s t he ex per i -
ence equi v al ent t o
t he pow er of my
k ar mAs? Ther e ar e
none i mpl i es Kur Esar
i n hi s ef f or t t o descr i be t he mi ser abl e st at e he i s i n. Kur Esar suggest s t hat
Bhagav An’ s mat chl ess pow er al one can f r ee hi m f r om t hese samsAr i c mi ser -
i es. Her e Kur Esar i nv ok es t hat sambhandham of AchAr ya RaamAnuj A, w ho
consi der ed ev er y w or l dl y anubhavam as t hr uNam ( an i nsi gni f i cant speck of
Koor at hAzhw ar w i t h AchAr y a RAmAnuj ar
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dust ) out of hi s l ov e f or t he l ot us f eet of Achy ut han ( y O ni t hyam achy ut ha
padAmbhuj a y ugmar ugma vy AmOhat has- t hat i dhar ANI t hr uNAy a mEnE) .
AchAr y a RaamAnuj a cor r ect ed t hose w ho ar e deepl y at t ached t o Vi shay a
anubhavams l i k e URangA vi l l i Daasar . As Sw amy Desi k an obser ved, AchAr ya
RAmAnuj A' s si shy As ar e not af f ect ed by Pr Ak r ut ha bhOgams: “ Madhana k ad-
hanai : na k l i sy ant hE Yat heesw ar a Samsr ay aa: ” I n t hi s cont ex t , Kur Esar t hi nk s
about Raamanuj a Kar uNA and t he pow er of Emper umAn i n bani shi ng t he Paa-
pams r esul t i ng f r om Vi shay a suk hams and echoes Azhw Ar ’ s w or ds: “ aavi t i -
hai k k a I y var k umai k k um si RRi nbham paav i y Enai pal a Nee k At t i ppadup-
pAy O?”

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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 91 91 91
¬¬ 9 |+¬ ¹|+9l7+|G¬7 r- ¬¬ 9 |+¬ ¹|+9l7+|G¬7 r- ¬¬ 9 |+¬ ¹|+9l7+|G¬7 r-
¬l 7l4Bl 5|6Pr6l 5-4|G¬F4 =-6l -· ¬l 7l4Bl 5|6Pr6l 5-4|G¬F4 =-6l -· ¬l 7l4Bl 5|6Pr6l 5-4|G¬F4 =-6l -·
=-Pl-6¹l'4+ |4|¬-t4 9¹FBrUl|T =-Pl-6¹l'4+ |4|¬-t4 9¹FBrUl|T =-Pl-6¹l'4+ |4|¬-t4 9¹FBrUl|T
H×lr H9|6|4|¤|+ r6¾¹l|P+ °°+ H×lr H9|6|4|¤|+ r6¾¹l|P+ °°+ H×lr H9|6|4|¤|+ r6¾¹l|P+ °°+
Gar bhEshu ni r bhar a ni peeDana k hi nna dEha: Gar bhEshu ni r bhar a ni peeDana k hi nna dEha: Gar bhEshu ni r bhar a ni peeDana k hi nna dEha:
KshOdheey asO KshOdheey asO KshOdheey asO-- - at hi mahat hO at hi mahat hO at hi mahat hO-- - api ak hi l asay a j ant hO: | api ak hi l asay a j ant hO: | api ak hi l asay a j ant hO: |
j anmAnt har ANy anu vi chi nt hy a par assahasr ANi j anmAnt har ANy anu vi chi nt hy a par assahasr ANi j anmAnt har ANy anu vi chi nt hy a par assahasr ANi
at hr Aham apr at hi v i dhi r at hr Aham apr at hi v i dhi r at hr Aham apr at hi v i dhi r -- - ni hat ha: char Ami | | ni hat ha: char Ami | | ni hat ha: char Ami | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
adi y En r oams ar ound i n t hi s w or l d af t er t ens of t housands of bi r t hs i n di f f er -
ent w ombs r angi ng i n si ze f r om t i ny t o mi ght y ani mal s, bi r ds, humans and
pl ant s; w hi l e r esi di ng i n t hese w ombs dur i ng gar bha Vaasam, adi y En r ef l ect s
w i t h sor r ow i n t hat cr amped space about t he cur r ent and f ut ur e bi r t hs r esul t -
i ng f r om adi y En’ s k ar mAs. Not di scer ni ng any hope f or change i n t he depl or -
abl e si t uat i on of r epeat ed cy cl es of bi r t hs and deat hs, adi y En r oams ar ound
ceasel essl y i n t he pr ak r ut hi MaNdal am.
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Fr om t hi s sl Ok am t o t he nex t 5 sl Ok ams, Kur Esar descr i bes t he t er r or s of
Pr ak r ut hi Bhandham ( SamsAr i c shack l es) r esul t i ng f r om one’ s k ar maas.
Gar bhOpani shad, Vi shNu Pur ANam ( 6t h amsam, 5t h adhy Ay am) , Susr ut hAdhi
samhi t hAs, Jy Ot hi sha Saast hr am descr i be t he memor i es r ecal l ed by t he
Jeev an dur i ng gar bha Vaasam ( r esi dence i n t he w omb) : t he bad k ar mAs per -
f or med dur i ng t he pr ev i ous bi r t hs, t he bi r t hs t ak en and t he f ut ur e bi r t hs t o be
t ak en. The Jeevan r esi des i n smal l w ombs ( KshOdhI y asa: ) or i n bi g w ombs
( at hi Mahat hi ) ; i t i s posi t i oned i n a hi ghl y compr essed pl ace ( ni r bhar a
ni peeDana gar bhEshu) . The body i s sor r ow st r i ck en ( Khi nna dEha: ) as t he
Jeev an r ef l ect s on i t s sad l ot due t o i t s hi st or y of k ar mAs and i t s conse-
quences. I t t hi nk s about i t s t ens of t housands of bi r t hs t ak en up t o t hi s poi nt
( JanmAnt har ANi par a sahasr ANi anuv i chi nt hya) . The j eev an i s despondent
ov er not seei ng any hopef ul pr ospect s f or escape f r om t he cy cl es of bi r t hs and
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deat hs due t o i t s l oad of Kar mAs and f eel s t he pr essur es of r oami ng i n t hi s
samsar i c w or l d endl essl y .


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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 92 92 92
¬ 4¾ =-PBP4 9 B T4 ¬l|+ ¬ 4¾ =-PBP4 9 B T4 ¬l|+ ¬ 4¾ =-PBP4 9 B T4 ¬l|+
T-Gl|+ T-GP|6|¹¬4 |TP-4=l++ · T-Gl|+ T-GP|6|¹¬4 |TP-4=l++ · T-Gl|+ T-GP|6|¹¬4 |TP-4=l++ ·
P 7l 5+ ¬ 4 9 +¹ 4 6 4l¬¬l4l6 P 7l 5+ ¬ 4 9 +¹ 4 6 4l¬¬l4l6 P 7l 5+ ¬ 4 9 +¹ 4 6 4l¬¬l4l6
T-Gl ¬¹ |+=¬|¹×PP × B 4 + °-+ T-Gl ¬¹ |+=¬|¹×PP × B 4 + °-+ T-Gl ¬¹ |+=¬|¹×PP × B 4 + °-+
bhUy asccha j anma samay Eshu sudhur vachAni bhUy asccha j anma samay Eshu sudhur vachAni bhUy asccha j anma samay Eshu sudhur vachAni
duk k hAni duk k ham at hi r i chy a k i mapy aj Anan | duk k hAni duk k ham at hi r i chy a k i mapy aj Anan | duk k hAni duk k ham at hi r i chy a k i mapy aj Anan |
mooDOanubhUya punar Eva t u baal abhAvAt h mooDOanubhUya punar Eva t u baal abhAvAt h mooDOanubhUya punar Eva t u baal abhAvAt h
duk k hOt t har am ni j a char i t hr am amut hr a sEv E | | duk k hOt t har am ni j a char i t hr am amut hr a sEv E | | duk k hOt t har am ni j a char i t hr am amut hr a sEv E | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Bhagavann! Reent er i ng t he w or l d f r om t he mot her ’ s w omb, adi y En ex per i -
ences and endur es i ndescr i babl e suf f er i ngs. adi y En, w ho does not k now of
any t hi ng but suf f er i ngs cont i nue t o engage i n act s ( Kar mAs) t hat w i l l y i el d as
phal an onl y addi t i onal suf f er i ng i n t he subsequent bi r t hs t oo because of my
f ool i shness!
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Sev en k i nds of dhOshams ( bl emi shes) ar e at t ached t o Pr Ak r ut ha bhOgams
( w or l dl y pl easur es) enj oy ed by t he Jeevan t hat mak e t he Jeev an get w ound
up ev en mor e t i ght l y i n SamsAr am. Sw amy Desi k an descr i bes t hem i n a sl O-
k am of Sar aNAgat hy DhI pi k ai ( 56
t h
Sl Ok am) . They i nt er f er e w i t h t he enj oy -
ment of Bhagav An and Bhagavat h- BhAgav at ha Kai mk ar yams. These bhOgams
ar e i nsi gni f i cant compar ed t o t he Par i poor Na Br ahmAnandham.They ar e per -
i shabl e, sor r ow pr oduci ng as one enj oy s t hem and sor r ow y i el di ng af t er t he
enj oy ment . When t he j eev an i s i nsi de t he w omb, i t has t he pow er t o k now
about i t s pr evi ous and f ut ur e bi r t hs ( Jaat hi smar at hv am) . When t he w i nd
( SaTha Vaay u) t ouches t he new bor n chi l d, i t becomes a Jat am and f or get s
about al l of i t s pr evi ous l i ves. Sw amy NammAzhw Ar chased aw ay t hat SaTha
Vaay u w i t h a hoomk Ar a, as a r esul t of t he bl essi ngs of t he Dhi vy a dampat hi s
and Vi shv ak sEnar as he l ay i n t he w omb and came t o be k now n as SaTha-
k Opan. Kur Esar suggest s t hat i t i s i mpossi bl e f or chEt anams l i k e us t o gai n
t hat t y pe of anugr aham.
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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 93 93 93
¬ 4l |B ¬ 4 794+ |4|4¤l|+ T-Gl|+ ¬ 4l |B ¬ 4 794+ |4|4¤l|+ T-Gl|+ ¬ 4l |B ¬ 4 794+ |4|4¤l|+ T-Gl|+
H-4¬¬ T-GP+ ¬ 4 B GHP T· H-4¬¬ T-GP+ ¬ 4 B GHP T· H-4¬¬ T-GP+ ¬ 4 B GHP T·
T-Gl+ 4-¤P|9 T-G|4|P~P-9 T-Gl+ 4-¤P|9 T-G|4|P~P-9 T-Gl+ 4-¤P|9 T-G|4|P~P-9
¬ ã = ¬ |-B6B G B G|Pt4 9lB + °°+ ¬ ã = ¬ |-B6B G B G|Pt4 9lB + °°+ ¬ ã = ¬ |-B6B G B G|Pt4 9lB + °°+
bhUyAmsi bhUya upay an v i v i dhAni duk k hAni bhUyAmsi bhUya upay an v i v i dhAni duk k hAni bhUyAmsi bhUya upay an v i v i dhAni duk k hAni
anyasccha duk k amanubhUya suk habr amENa | anyasccha duk k amanubhUya suk habr amENa | anyasccha duk k amanubhUya suk habr amENa |
duk k hAnubandham api duk k ha duk k hAnubandham api duk k ha duk k hAnubandham api duk k ha-- - v i mi sr am al pam v i mi sr am al pam v i mi sr am al pam
k shudhr am j ugupsi t ha suk ham suk hami t hy upAsE | | k shudhr am j ugupsi t ha suk ham suk hami t hy upAsE | | k shudhr am j ugupsi t ha suk ham suk hami t hy upAsE | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Lor d of Sr i Vai k uNTham! Agai n and agai n, adi yEn ex per i ences mul t i t udes of
suf f er i ngs and cont i nue t o t ast e w hat adi y En t hi nk s ar e Suk hams, w hi ch i n r e-
al i t y ar e Duk k hams ( l i k e Sugar coat ed bi t t er pi l l s) . These ar e i nsi gni f i cant and
evanescent suk hams t hat have been r ej ect ed by t he w i se. adi y En does not
k now how t o f r ee my sel f f r om t hem.
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Kur Esar i s per f or mi ng upadEsam f or us t hr ough hi s Nai cchAnusandhAnam.
When Kur Esar st at es t hat he i s i mmer sed i n t he enj oy ment of Vi shay a
bhOgams, i t i s t o be consi der ed as t he l i mi t of Vi r ak t ha Jeevan’ s nai cchA-
nusandhAnam. Sw amy ALavant hAr descr i bed hi msel f i n t hi s cont ex t as
“ amar y Adha: k shudhr a: ” Thi r umangai Azhw Ar descr i bed hi s suf f er i ngs i n t he
f amous Paasur am: “ Vaadi nEn Vaadi Var unt hi nEn” . Sounak a Mahar i shi de-
scr i bed hi s st at e, w her e t he body i s ai l i ng f r om vy Adhi s and t he mi nd i s r un-
ni ng af t er v i shaya suk hams ( Sar eer am mama DevEsa! VyAdhi bhi :
par i peeDi t ham, manO mE PuNDar eek Ak sha v i shayAnEva dhAvat hy ) .


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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 94 94 94
¬l ¬|T|¹|-ã4r4 ¹9¤ 9 +l6- ¬l ¬|T|¹|-ã4r4 ¹9¤ 9 +l6- ¬l ¬|T|¹|-ã4r4 ¹9¤ 9 +l6-
T!9l9T¬ ¬P+l ¹¤P°4Pl+-· T!9l9T¬ ¬P+l ¹¤P°4Pl+-· T!9l9T¬ ¬P+l ¹¤P°4Pl+-·
|4Hl¤+l|¬=+=-PP7 + TlP |4Hl¤+l|¬=+=-PP7 + TlP |4Hl¤+l|¬=+=-PP7 + TlP-- -
4l ¤l|7|¬¾ r6¤l+ HP 94l|P+ °v+ 4l ¤l|7|¬¾ r6¤l+ HP 94l|P+ °v+ 4l ¤l|7|¬¾ r6¤l+ HP 94l|P+ °v+
l Ol adhbhi r l Ol adhbhi r l Ol adhbhi r -- - i ndhr i y ahay ai : paTEshu neet ha: i ndhr i y ahay ai : paTEshu neet ha: i ndhr i y ahay ai : paTEshu neet ha:
dushpr Apa dur bhaga dushpr Apa dur bhaga dushpr Apa dur bhaga -- - manOr aTa manOr aTa manOr aTa-- - maTyamAna: | maTyamAna: | maTyamAna: |
Vi dhyA Vi dhyA Vi dhyA-- - dhana dhana dhana-- - abhi j ana j anmamadhEna k aama abhi j ana j anmamadhEna k aama abhi j ana j anmamadhEna k aama-- -
k r odhAdi bhi sccha hat hadhee: na samam pr ay Ami | | k r odhAdi bhi sccha hat hadhee: na samam pr ay Ami | | k r odhAdi bhi sccha hat hadhee: na samam pr ay Ami | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Bhagav ann! adi yEn has no ment al peace due t o bei ng t ak en f or a r i de on
many cr ook ed pat hs by t he el ev en hor ses ( 11 I ndhr i y ams) . adi y En i s t empt ed
by har mf ul desi r es t hat i n r eal i t y ar e unat t ai nabl e. adi y En i s af f ect ed by t he
bundl e of mi schi ef associ at ed w i t h k now l edge, w eal t h, and bi r t h i n a good k u-
l am. I hav e l ost my mi nd f r om l ust and anger . adi y En does not possess as a
r esul t equani mi t y and ment al peace.
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Kat Opani shad compar es t he I ndhr i y ams t o w i l d hor ses t hat t ak e t he j eev an
acr oss r ough t er r ai n: “ I ndhr i y ANi hay AnAhu: vi shay An t Eshu gOchar An” . They
dr ag one t hr u pat hl ess t r ack s. The ar r ogance ar i si ng f r om t hi nk i ng t hat one
has ex cel l ent v i dhyA ends up i n Vi dhyA Madham. Weal t h cr eat es dhana Mad-
ham ( madness caused by w eal t h) . Bi r t h i n a nobl e k ul am gener at es abhi j ana
m ad h am . To g et h er , t h ese t h r ee m ad n esses ar e k n o w n as
“ Muk k uRumbhu” ( t hr ee k i nds of madness) . Kur Esar k now n f or hi s super i or
aat hma guNams and Vai r Agy a- anusht Anams nev er suf f er ed f r om t hese mad-
ness or aasur a svabhAvams. Kur Esar ex pr esses hi s Nai cchAnusandhAnam f or
cor r ect i ng peopl e l i k e us.

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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 95 95 95
¬-4 9 T¬ ¬6¹ !4|9 4l|-76 9 ¬-4 9 T¬ ¬6¹ !4|9 4l|-76 9 ¬-4 9 T¬ ¬6¹ !4|9 4l|-76 9
=l6l BrU¬ T6- 9|6¬¹¬+ 5|9· =l6l BrU¬ T6- 9|6¬¹¬+ 5|9· =l6l BrU¬ T6- 9|6¬¹¬+ 5|9·
|4Þ r 6 !4|9 ¬ 6 9 BP ¬¤l6 |4Þ r 6 !4|9 ¬ 6 9 BP ¬¤l6 |4Þ r 6 !4|9 ¬ 6 9 BP ¬¤l6
4|¤ !T ¹ 4 + 6 Hl¹4|6 r-6 6 !Tl+ °-+ 4|¤ !T ¹ 4 + 6 Hl¹4|6 r-6 6 !Tl+ °-+ 4|¤ !T ¹ 4 + 6 Hl¹4|6 r-6 6 !Tl+ °-+
l abhy Eshu dur l abhat ar Eshvapi vaanchi t hEshu l abhy Eshu dur l abhat ar Eshvapi vaanchi t hEshu l abhy Eshu dur l abhat ar Eshvapi vaanchi t hEshu
j aat hA sahasr aguNat ha: pr at hi l ambhanEapi | j aat hA sahasr aguNat ha: pr at hi l ambhanEapi | j aat hA sahasr aguNat ha: pr at hi l ambhanEapi |
v i gnai : hat hEshv api cha t Eshu samool aghAt ham v i gnai : hat hEshv api cha t Eshu samool aghAt ham v i gnai : hat hEshv api cha t Eshu samool aghAt ham
var dhi shNur Eva na t hu sAmy at hi hant ha t hr ushNA | | var dhi shNur Eva na t hu sAmy at hi hant ha t hr ushNA | | var dhi shNur Eva na t hu sAmy at hi hant ha t hr ushNA | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Bhagavann! The i nt ense desi r e f or bot h easi l y at t ai nabl e and t he di f f i cul t -
t o- at t ai n t hi ngs never subsi des. I t gr ow s t housand f ol d even af t er at t ai ni ng
t hem t o gai n addi t i onal si mi l ar t hi ngs. Even i f t he w i shed - - f or t hi ngs ar e de-
st r oy ed due t o i nt er f er ences, t he i nt ense l ongi ng f or such vi shay a suk hams
gr ow s and gr ow s uncont r ol l abl y . Thi s t hr ushNai ( desi r e and t hi r st f or Vi shay a
bhOgam) st ay s as Var dhi shNu ( ever gr ow i ng) and i s never quenched ( na
saamy at hi ) l ament s Kur Esar .
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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 96 96 96
t4tTl6 +F6 |6+PFT |64 7+ 9 t4tTl6 +F6 |6+PFT |64 7+ 9 t4tTl6 +F6 |6+PFT |64 7+ 9
~&l + ¬|±¹|9 H|±¹¤l + ¬ ¬7l· ~&l + ¬|±¹|9 H|±¹¤l + ¬ ¬7l· ~&l + ¬|±¹|9 H|±¹¤l + ¬ ¬7l·
+ 4l+ 6l9P|6¹ !4T 6 9 |T + 4l+ 6l9P|6¹ !4T 6 9 |T + 4l+ 6l9P|6¹ !4T 6 9 |T— — — + + +
¬ 4l+ Hrl ¬ 4l+ Hrl ¬ 4l+ Hrl !! ! 9|¹T¹- 9|6T ¬9¬ + °°+ 9|¹T¹- 9|6T ¬9¬ + °°+ 9|¹T¹- 9|6T ¬9¬ + °°+
t v at h k eer t hana st hut hi namsk r ut hi vEdanEshu t v at h k eer t hana st hut hi namsk r ut hi vEdanEshu t v at h k eer t hana st hut hi namsk r ut hi vEdanEshu
sr addhA na bhak t hi r api sak t hi r aTO na chEcchA | sr addhA na bhak t hi r api sak t hi r aTO na chEcchA | sr addhA na bhak t hi r api sak t hi r aTO na chEcchA |
nai v Anut haapamat hi : y Eshvak r ut Eshu k i m nu nai v Anut haapamat hi : y Eshvak r ut Eshu k i m nu nai v Anut haapamat hi : y Eshvak r ut Eshu k i m nu
bhUyAn ahO ! par i k ar a: pr at hi k ool apak shE | | bhUyAn ahO ! par i k ar a: pr at hi k ool apak shE | | bhUyAn ahO ! par i k ar a: pr at hi k ool apak shE | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Bhagav ann! What a pi t y ? adi y En i s not engaged i n r eci t i ng Your auspi ci ous
naamAs, eul ogi zi ng Your k al yANa guNams, pr ost r at i ng bef or e You and per -
f or mi ng Aar Adhanam f or You or medi t at i ng on Your dhi vya mangaLa v i gr a-
ham. adi yEn has no r uchi or bhak t hi f or such nobl e act s. adi y En has nei t her
t he desi r e nor sak t hi t o be engaged i n such ef f or t s. adi y En does not even have
t he f eel i ng of r epent ance over not bei ng engaged i n such act i vi t i es. I s t her e
anyt hi ng l ef t among SaadhanAs t hat ar e opposed t o your auspi ci ous mi nd set
( Thi r uvuLLam) ?
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
When one per f or ms Sar aNAgat hy t o t he Lor d, t he t w o angams of t hat Pr apat -
t hi ( aanuk ool ya sank al pam and Pr At hi k ool ya var j anam) has t o be accom-
pl i shed v er y w el l . Her e Kur Esar has ni r v Edham ( sor r ow ) ov er hi s i mper f ec-
t i ons i n hi s obser vance of Pr At hi k ool y a Var j anam. The pr ay er behi nd t hi s sor -
r ow f ul st at ement i s t hat housed i n Vi shNu Pur ANam ( 5.7.70) , w her e KaaLi y an
( Naaga r Aj an) pr ay s t o Lor d Kr i shNa t hi s w ay : “ sOham t E Dev adEv Esa nAr -
chanAdhou st hut hou na cha, saamar TyavAn, k r upAmAt hr a manOvr ut t hi :
pr aseedha mE”
Kur Esar f eel s dej ect ed t hat even r epent ance ( anut Apam) ov er t he omi ssi ons
does not ar i se i n hi s mi nd. The pur pose behi nd t hi s t y pe of st at ement of unf i t -
ness ( nai cchAnusandhAnam) i s t o get r i d of such pr At hi k ool y ams and dev el op
gr adual l y t he qual i f i cat i ons f or per f or mi ng Sar aNAgat hy at t he Lor d’ s sacr ed
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f eet .


Adhi k Eshav a PEr umAL of KUr am
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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 97 97 97
96 + 4 B |4|76 46 PlPTl+ 96 + 4 B |4|76 46 PlPTl+ 96 + 4 B |4|76 46 PlPTl+
7l ¹lt¹4 H9|6|4¤ 4P9l¹ ²H- 7l ¹lt¹4 H9|6|4¤ 4P9l¹ ²H- 7l ¹lt¹4 H9|6|4¤ 4P9l¹ ²H- !! !·· ·
B P ¬7 6l 5-497P|FP 46Ft47l4 B P ¬7 6l 5-497P|FP 46Ft47l4 B P ¬7 6l 5-497P|FP 46Ft47l4-- -
|+FBlP¬ PT6TlP 64l|¬4l4l -+ °÷+ |+FBlP¬ PT6TlP 64l|¬4l4l -+ °÷+ |+FBlP¬ PT6TlP 64l|¬4l4l -+ °÷+
y Et Ena v ai suv i di t ham bat a maamak eenam y Et Ena v ai suv i di t ham bat a maamak eenam y Et Ena v ai suv i di t ham bat a maamak eenam
dour At hmy am apr at i v i dhEyam apAr am I sa: ! | dour At hmy am apr at i v i dhEyam apAr am I sa: ! | dour At hmy am apr at i v i dhEyam apAr am I sa: ! |
sammUr cchat hOapyapadamasmi y at hast hv adeeya sammUr cchat hOapyapadamasmi y at hast hv adeeya sammUr cchat hOapyapadamasmi y at hast hv adeeya-- -
ni sseema bhUma k ar uNAmr ut ha veechi vaay O: | | ni sseema bhUma k ar uNAmr ut ha veechi vaay O: | | ni sseema bhUma k ar uNAmr ut ha veechi vaay O: | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Lor d of al l ! What a pi t y ? adi y En i s not t ouched even by an i ot a by t he nec-
t ar i ne and al l per vasi v e br eezes ar i si ng f r om Your Ocean of Kar uNaa. adi y En
does not compr ehend how t hi s mi sf or t une ( dhur bhAgy am) r esul t ed. adi y En
w al l ow s i n t hi s st at e of hel pl essness, and i s unabl e t o f i nd a r emedy t o r ev er se
t hi s mi sf or t une. adi y En’ s sor r ow f ul st at us i s cl ear l y under st ood by me.
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
Ther e ar e f our w ay s t o dest r oy t he si ns t hr ough pr Ay ascchi t t ham: “ Anut Apa,
Upar ama, Pr Achi t t hOnmuk hat hv a and Pr Ay aschi t t ha Poor NangaL” . I n t he
pr evi ous sl Ok am, Kur Esar sai d t hat he has no anut Apam; i n t he sl Ok am bef or e
t he pr ev i ous sl Ok am ( t he 95t h sl Ok am) , Kur Esar poi nt ed out t hat t her e i s no
upar at i f or hi m and hi s si ns k eep on gr ow i ng. I n t hi s sl Ok am, Kur Esar de-
spai r s ov er hi s i nabi l i t y and l ack of i ncent i ve ( mot i vat i on) t o per f or m t he ade-
quat e Pr Ay ascchi t t hams t o dest r oy hi s paapams. He hi nt s t hat t her e i s no
hope f or hi m si nce t he paapams ar e so hei nous and l i mi t l ess ( apAr am) t hat he
has r eason t o despai r . Sw amy Desi k an voi ced such f eel i ngs i n Day aa
Sat hak am: “ pr asamay i t hum asEsham ni shk r i y Abhi r - na sak y am” . He ex pr esses
hi s dhur bhAgy am ( l uck l essness) about t he ev er - pr esent br eeze of t he Lor d’ s
i nf i ni t e mer cy mi ssi ng t o t ouch hi m.

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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 98 98 98
9 H4 4l4 T6Tl¬|¹P¬PlHl- 9 H4 4l4 T6Tl¬|¹P¬PlHl- 9 H4 4l4 T6Tl¬|¹P¬PlHl-
F4l|P+ F4l|P+ F4l|P+ !! ! HTl¹TB 8x4 H¤l |4H 9l6 · HTl¹TB 8x4 H¤l |4H 9l6 · HTl¹TB 8x4 H¤l |4H 9l6 ·
B4 ¬ Tl- B|494lF64 Pl- H9l¹ B4 ¬ Tl- B|494lF64 Pl- H9l¹ B4 ¬ Tl- B|494lF64 Pl- H9l¹-- -
¤l ¹l¤9 T H¬|6 ¤l ¹l¤9 T H¬|6 ¤l ¹l¤9 T H¬|6— — — |+r6 BP t4+ °<+ |+r6 BP t4+ °<+ |+r6 BP t4+ °<+
ai sw ar ya veer ya k ar uNAgar i ma k shamAdhy aa: ai sw ar ya veer ya k ar uNAgar i ma k shamAdhy aa: ai sw ar ya veer ya k ar uNAgar i ma k shamAdhy aa:
Sw ami n ! ak Ar aNa suhr ut v am aTO v i sEshAt h | Sw ami n ! ak Ar aNa suhr ut v am aTO v i sEshAt h | Sw ami n ! ak Ar aNa suhr ut v am aTO v i sEshAt h |
sar v E guNA : sav i shay A : t av a maamm apAr a sar v E guNA : sav i shay A : t av a maamm apAr a sar v E guNA : sav i shay A : t av a maamm apAr a-- -
ghOr aghapoor Nam agat hi m ni hat ham samEt hy a | | ghOr aghapoor Nam agat hi m ni hat ham samEt hy a | | ghOr aghapoor Nam agat hi m ni hat ham samEt hy a | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Lor d of Ni t hy a and Leel aa Vi bhUt hi s! Your Lor dshi p, Your f r eedom f r om
changes i n spi t e of y our suppor t i ng ever y t hi ng t hr ough Your i ndw el l er shi p i n
al l of Your cr eat i ons, Your compassi on t o r emov e t he mi ser i es of t he suf f er i ng
soul s, Your omni pot ence, Your For bear ance and par t i cul ar l y y our guNam of
bl essi ng ot her s w i t h soubhAgyams w i t hout ex pect i ng any t hi ng i n r et ur n ar e
w el l cel ebr at ed. Those auspi ci ous guNams have f ound t hei r i deal t ar get i n adi -
y En, w ho i s t he abode of l i mi t l ess and f ear some si ns, w hi ch gi ves me t he
st at us of a goner .
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
I n t he ear l i er sl Ok ams, Kur Esar sal ut ed t he anant ha Kal yANa GuNams of t he
Lor d cor r ect i ng t he er r i ng j eevans out of Hi s day aa and br i ngi ng t hem t o Hi s
f ol d. Her e, Kur Esar st at es t hat al l t hose guNams cel ebr at ed by VEdams and
Upani shads must be used i n hi s f avor . He poi nt s out t hat t hey cannot af f or d t o
mi ss hi m as t he most el i gi bl e t ar get by t he pr i nci pl e of “ Reduct i o ad absur -
dum” ( el i mi nat i on pr ocess) . They w i l l be ot her w i se pur posel ess. Thus Kur Esar
hi nt s t hat he has t he anugr aham of Sr I Vai k uNTha NaaThan.
For t he Ni t hya soor i s or t he Muk t ha Jeev ans, t her e i s not much need f or t he
GuNams l i k e Kaar uNy am ( Dayaa) . For sages l i k e Sanak a, w ho possess Sva-
r oopa Jn~ Anam, t hese guNams ar e not much i n need ei t her . These guNams
ar e onl y f or t he benef i t of t hose w ho ar e hel pl ess and l ost i n SamsAr am.
Sw amy Desi k an say s i n t hi s cont ex t : “ many E Maat hA JaDa i va Sut hE vat hsal A
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maadhr usE t vam” . Sw amy ALavant hAr obser v ed: adi y En i s t he f i t t i ng obj ect of
Your Day aa ( i dhAneem anut t hamam PAt hr ami dham Day Ay A: ) . Kur Esar con-
st r uct ed t he second Paadham of t hi s sl Ok am ( Sw Ami n! ak Ar aNa suhr ut h t vam
aTO v i sEshAt h) t o r emi nd us of t he message of Upani shad t hat Sr i man Naar A-
y aNan i s t he pat h and goal f or us t hr ough Sar aNAgat hy ( ni vAsa Sar aNam
suhr udh gat hi : Naar Ay aNa: ) . Geet hAchAr y an r emi nded us of t hi s cent r al doc-
t r i ne: “ suhr udham sar v a bhUt hAnAm j n~ At hv A mAmm sAnt hi mr ucchat hi ” .
Know me as t he w el l - di sposed One t o al l j ant hus and t her e f r om at t ai n Peace
of mi nd say s t he Lor d t o Ar j una.


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SS SLL LOO OKAM KAM KAM 99 99 99
t4t9l7B ~4Tr 6 9 Bl|¤Tl¹l+ t4t9l7B ~4Tr 6 9 Bl|¤Tl¹l+ t4t9l7B ~4Tr 6 9 Bl|¤Tl¹l+
7H V6¾|¹6T tF+|4¤l 7H V6¾|¹6T tF+|4¤l 7H V6¾|¹6T tF+|4¤l— — — ¾ 6l F6l+ · ¾ 6l F6l+ · ¾ 6l F6l+ ·
t4 ¹¬Bl|6 P|rPl + 64l¬P 9 t4 ¹¬Bl|6 P|rPl + 64l¬P 9 t4 ¹¬Bl|6 P|rPl + 64l¬P 9
Pl ¬ 7+l†HP+-4¬|6 Pl ¬ 7+l†HP+-4¬|6 Pl ¬ 7+l†HP+-4¬|6— — — + ¹¬ -+ °°+ + ¹¬ -+ °°+ + ¹¬ -+ °°+
t vat hpAda samsr ay aNa hEt hushu saadhi k Ar An t vat hpAda samsr ay aNa hEt hushu saadhi k Ar An t vat hpAda samsr ay aNa hEt hushu saadhi k Ar An
udhy unj at ha: char i t hak r ut hsnav i dheemsccha t Amst Ann | udhy unj at ha: char i t hak r ut hsnav i dheemsccha t Amst Ann | udhy unj at ha: char i t hak r ut hsnav i dheemsccha t Amst Ann |
t v am r ak shaseet hi mahi maa na t avAl amEsha t v am r ak shaseet hi mahi maa na t avAl amEsha t v am r ak shaseet hi mahi maa na t avAl amEsha
maamm chEt h aneedhr usam anany agat hi m na r ak shE: | | maamm chEt h aneedhr usam anany agat hi m na r ak shE: | | maamm chEt h aneedhr usam anany agat hi m na r ak shE: | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Bhagavann! I t i s w el l k now n t hat
y ou r ush t o pr ot ect t hose w ho pr ac-
t i ce Bhak t hi or Pr apat t hi y Ogam t o
at t ai n your sacr ed f eet and al so
t hose w ho ar e f i t t o obser v e one of
t hese y Ogams. That i s not an act of
gener osi t y by y ou. I t i s al most nat u-
r al and some t hi ng t o be ex pect ed of
You. That i s Kar mAnuguNa phal a-
pr adhAnam si nce t hey f ol l ow t he
pat h l ai d out by Your Saast hr ams. I t
f ol l ow s t he r ul e: " k r ut hE cha pr at hi -
k a r t h a v y a m y Es h a d h a r m a :
sanaat hana: ” Your act i on t ow ar ds
me w i t hout any r ecour se or i nabi l i t y
t o f ol l ow t he di f f i cul t y ogams of
Kar ma, Jn~ Ana and Bhak t hi has t o
be di f f er ent . I t w i l l not be a gr eat
t est ament t o y our anugr aha sak t hi i f
y ou do not come t o adi y En’ s r escue
dur i ng my st at e of hel pl essness. adi -
y En i s “ Dhee- k ar ma- bhak t hi r ahi t ha
asak t han” . Kur Esar ’ s son ( Par Asar a
KUr am ThAy Ar
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Bhat t ar ) comment ed on t hi s aspect of t he Lor d comi ng t o t he r escue of t he
asak t har s and becomi ng f ul f i l l ed t hr ough such an act . Bhat t ar descr i bed i n hi s
Sr i Rangar Aj a St havam t hat such an act of t he Lor d i s l i k e hav i ng a w at er -
st and i n t he mi ddl e of a deser t i nst ead of hav i ng such a st and i n a pl ace abun-
dant w i t h w at er . Sav i ng t hose, w ho ar e compet ent i n Jan~ Ana, Bhak t hi
y ogams i s l i k e addi ng w at er t o a f i sh t hat i s const ant l y i n t he mi ddl e of w at er .
Hel pi ng t hose f i sh st r uggl i ng out si de w at er , by pl aci ng t hem i nsi de t he w at er
i s t he ex ampl e of t he Lor d hel pi ng asak t har s,sai d Par Asar a Bhat t ar . Thus Ku-
r Esar ex pr essed hi s aak i nchany am ( meek ness) and anany agat hi t hvam ( bei ng
w i t hout r ecour se) .
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4l TP TlP|¤T |64 ²rl HPF6 9 4l TP TlP|¤T |64 ²rl HPF6 9 4l TP TlP|¤T |64 ²rl HPF6 9
H-4 !4+ |U|6¹H 9|P7 |r 9 BlP · H-4 !4+ |U|6¹H 9|P7 |r 9 BlP · H-4 !4+ |U|6¹H 9|P7 |r 9 BlP ·
t4lP-6¹ T + T¤¾+ H14Pl-6 t4lP-6¹ T + T¤¾+ H14Pl-6 t4lP-6¹ T + T¤¾+ H14Pl-6
94 ¬ 6 9 P|4 ¬l|F6 + 6 |4H 9-+ °¤¤+ 94 ¬ 6 9 P|4 ¬l|F6 + 6 |4H 9-+ °¤¤+ 94 ¬ 6 9 P|4 ¬l|F6 + 6 |4H 9-+ °¤¤+
y aa k ar maNAm adhi k r ut hi : y a i hOdhyamast Eshu y aa k ar maNAm adhi k r ut hi : y a i hOdhyamast Eshu y aa k ar maNAm adhi k r ut hi : y a i hOdhyamast Eshu
apy Eshvanusht i t hi r asEshami dam hi pumsAm | apy Eshvanusht i t hi r asEshami dam hi pumsAm | apy Eshvanusht i t hi r asEshami dam hi pumsAm |
t v Amant har ENa na k aTanj ana sak yamApt hum t v Amant har ENa na k aTanj ana sak yamApt hum t v Amant har ENa na k aTanj ana sak yamApt hum
y Evam cha t Eshu may i chAst hi na t E vi sEsha: | | y Evam cha t Eshu may i chAst hi na t E vi sEsha: | | y Evam cha t Eshu may i chAst hi na t E vi sEsha: | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh Lor d! The adhi k Ar am ( f i t ness and qual i f i cat i ons) f or pr act i ci ng Bhak t hi or
Jn~ Ana or Kar ma y ogam cannot be r eal i zed unl ess You w i l l i t so ( at huv um
avanat hu i nnar uLE) . I t i s i mpossi bl e f or t hem t o succeed by t hemsel v es i n
such ef f or t s. The Lor d, w ho i s Si ddhOpAy an bl esses t hem w i t h t he f r ui t s of
such ef f or t s. As f or adi y En, Sar aNAgat hy at Your sacr ed f eet f or some one
w i t h my l i mi t at i ons i n i nt el l ect and anusht Anam i s t he w ay show n by t he
Azhw Ar s ( nORRa nOnbi l En, nuNNaRi vi l En aahi l um i ni unnai vi t t onRum aaRRa-
hi Rk k i nRi l En ar av i naNai ammANE) . adi y En has dar ed t o obser v e Sar aNAgat hy
at Your hol y f eet . The Saast hr Ar Tam of t he i mpossi bi l i t y of Saadhy OpAy ams
l i k e Bhak t hi Yogam gi vi ng t he Phal an of Mok sham w i t hout t he pr asadhanam
( f av or ) of t he Si ddhOpAyan ( BhagavAn) i s i ndi cat ed her e. Kur Esar st at es t hat
he i s t her ef or e cl i ngi ng t o t he upAy am of Pr apat t hi al one.


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ni r bandha y Esha yadi t E yadasEshvai dha ni r bandha y Esha y adi t E y adasEshvai dha ni r bandha y Esha yadi t E yadasEshvai dha-- -
samsEvi nO Var adha ! r ak shasi nEt har Anst vam | samsEvi nO Var adha ! r ak shasi nEt har Anst vam | samsEvi nO Var adha ! r ak shasi nEt har Anst vam |
t ar hi t vamEva may i sak t hy Adhi k Ar a vaanchaa : t ar hi t vamEva may i sak t hy Adhi k Ar a vaanchaa : t ar hi t vamEva may i sak t hy Adhi k Ar a vaanchaa :
pr at hyUha saant hi m i t har at h cha v i dEhi v i sw Am | | pr at hyUha saant hi m i t har at h cha v i dEhi v i sw Am | | pr at hyUha saant hi m i t har at h cha v i dEhi v i sw Am | |
M MEANI NG EANI NG: :
Oh boon gr ant i ng Lor d ( Var adha) ! Thou ar t k now n t o pr ot ect t hose, w ho ap-
pr oach y ou by t he w ay s t hat y ou have cr eat ed i n Your Saast hr As. I f t her e ar e
any r est r i ct i ons t hat y ou have about pr ot ect i ng t he ot her s out si de t he above
gr oup, i n t hat case, pl ease bl ess me w i t h t he sak t hi t o pr act i ce t he r equi r ed
upAy am, f i t ness and t he f r eedom f r om seek i ng t he f r ui t s of such an obser -
vance. Pl ease bl ess adi y En w i t h al l t hose r equi r ed angams f or r eachi ng y ou as
UpEy am.
C COMMENTS OMMENTS: :
At t he end of t hi s St havam, Kur Esar decl ar es w i t hout ambi gui t y t hat t he Lor d
does not gr ant MOk sham w i t hout Sv ani sht ai or AchAr y a or Uk t hi or BhAga-
v at ha Ni sht ai . Bhagav An ex pect s v yAj amAt hr a Sar aNAgat hy ( r ak shaapEk shAm
pr at heek shat hE) . Thi s i s t he essence of t he Lor d’ s upadEsam: “ MaamEk am
Sar aNam vr aj a” .
Fol l ow i ng t he w ay show n by t he Azhw Ar , Kur Esar appeal s f or t he Lor d’ s day aa
t o f ul f i l l w i t hout def i ci ency al l t he angams of Sar aNAgat hy i ncl udi ng t he com-
pl et i on of t he Ut t har a k r ut hy ams t o r eal i ze ni t hy a, ni r avadhy a k ai mk ar y ams at
Par ama Padham.
Kur Esar addr esses Lor d Var adar Aj an, hi s i sht a dhai vam i n t he l ast sl Ok am of
Sr i Vai k uNTa St havam: “ Var adha! t vam yEva May i Sak t hi , adhi k Ar a vaanchaa,
pr at hyUha Saant hi m, i t har at h v i sw Am cha v i dEhi ” . Kur esar di d not ask
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“ dEhi ” ( pl ease gr ant me) ; i nst ead, Kur Esar sel ect s t he w or d “ v i dEhi ” ( pl ease
gener at e i n me) . Kur Esar seek s t he anugr aham of Sak t hi , desi r e f or f i t ness t o
pr act i ce t he upAy am and r emoval of t hose obst acl es t hat st and i n t he w ay of
successf ul pr act i ce of t he angams of t he Sar aNAgat hy y Ogam. Wi t h MahA
Vi sw aasam i n Lor d Dev a Raaj an of Kaanchi , Kur esar concl udes Sr i Vai k uNTha
St av am i n t he most hopef ul , opt i mi st i c and t r i umphant not e.

Oh! Var adA! shar aNamaham pr abadhy E!
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Vy ak t heek ur van ni gamasi r asaamar Tam ant har ni gooDham Vy ak t heek ur van ni gamasi r asaamar Tam ant har ni gooDham Vy ak t heek ur van ni gamasi r asaamar Tam ant har ni gooDham
Sr I vai k unt ast havamak r ut ha y a: sr Ey asE saj j anAnAm | Sr I vai k unt ast hav amak r ut ha ya: sr EyasE saj j anAnAm | Sr I vai k unt ast havamak r ut ha y a: sr Ey asE saj j anAnAm |
Kur aadheesam gur ut ar a dayaa dugdha si ndhum t ameeDE Kur aadheesam gur ut ar a dayaa dugdha si ndhum t ameeDE Kur aadheesam gur ut ar a dayaa dugdha si ndhum t ameeDE
Sr I vat hsAngam sr ut i mat agur ucchAt hr a seel ai k adhAma | | Sr I vat hsAngam sr ut i mat agur ucchAt hr a seel ai k adhAma | | Sr I vat hsAngam sr ut i mat agur ucchAt hr a seel ai k adhAma | |

Thi s Tani y an i s about Kur Esar and t he Sr I Sook t hi of Sr i Vai k uNTha St av am
bl essed t o us by hi m. I n t hi s Sr i Sook t hi , t he Vai bhavams of Sr i Vai k uNTha
NaaThan ar e housed i n Veda- VedAnt hams. He cel ebr at es Hi s Vai k uNTha Raa-
j adhAni , w her e He r ei gns supr eme as t he Emper or sur r ounded by Ni t hy a
Soor i s and Muk t ha j eevans enj oy i ng Par i poor Na Br ahmAnadham and per f or m-
i ng ni t hy a, abhi mat ha Kai mk ar y ams f or Hi m. I n t hi s Sr i Sook t hi , Kur Esar sa-
l ut es t he UpAy ams f or at t ai ni ng Hi m and eul ogi zes Hi s Dhi v y At hma Sv a-
r oopam, Dhi vy a Mangal a Vi gr aham, Hi s t hr ee di v i ne consor t s ( Sr I , BhUmi and
NeeLA DEvi s) , Hi s anant ha k al yANa guNams, Hi s dhi v y a aabhar aNams and Aa-
y udhams. Kur Esar ex pr essed movi ngl y Hi s Nai cchi yam. He pr ay ed t hr ough t hi s
St hav am f or t he w el l bei ng of hi s ow n si shy an, Naal Ur Anun, w ho had commi t -
t ed unpar donabl e apachAr am agai nst hi m. Kur Esar had t he i deal l ak shaNams
of a MahA Desi k an and f or gave t hat MahApar Adhi , w ho commi t t ed AchAr ya
dr Oham.
Kur Esar al so had t he i deal si shy a l ak shaNam and demonst r at ed i t i n ever y
st ep of hi s w ay t o hi s ow n AchAr y an, Sr I Bhagav at h RaamAnuj ar . He gave hi s
ow n ey es t o k eep AchAr y a RaamAnuj a out of t he danger posed by t he ev i l
ChOLA k i ng.
The at t r i but es of t he MahA Desi k an cel ebr at ed i n t hi s Tani y an ar e:
Ni gama si r asAm ant ha: ni gooDam ar Tam vy ak t hee k ur van
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One w ho br ought out t he i nner meani ngs hi dden i nsi de t he Veda- VedAnt ha
doct r i nes ( r ahasyAr Tams embedded i n Sr ut hi passages) .
Saj j anAnAm sr Ey asE Ya: Sr I Vai k uNTha St avam ak r ut ha
One w ho cr eat ed t he Sr I Sook t hi of Sr I Vai k uNTha St havam f or t he benef i t of
t he Pr apannAs and t o assur e t hem auspi ci ousness her e and i n t he ot her w or l d.
Gur ucchAt hr a seel a y Ek a dhAmam Gur ucchAt hr a seel a y Ek a dhAmam Gur ucchAt hr a seel a y Ek a dhAmam
The w hol e abode of t he i deal conduct t o be obser ved by t he AchAr y a and hi s
si shy an as est abl i shed i n t he VedAs. He w as t he model of t he i deal obser -
v ances of an ex empl ar y AchAr yan t o hi s si shy As and an i deal si shy an t o
AchAr y a RaamAnuj a.
Gur ut ar a dayA dhugdha si ndhu: Gur ut ar a dayA dhugdha si ndhu: Gur ut ar a dayA dhugdha si ndhu:
The most abundant mi l k y ocean of Dayaa.
The Tani y an concl udes w i t h a pr ay er t o t he head of t he agr ahAr am of Koor am
w i t h t he Thi r unAmam of Sr i v at hsAngar ( Koor Adheesam t amm Sr I v at hsAngam
eeDE) .
Sr I Vai k uNTa Vi nOdhi ni Vy Ak hyAnam of Sr i vat hSaangAcchAr sampoor Nam.

Sw amy Kur Esar Thi r uv adi gaLE Sar aNam,
Daasan, Oppi l i appan Koi l Var adAchAr i Sadagopan