Experiencing Swamy Desika -- #33
Shrimate Shri Lakshmi Nrusimha Parabrahmane Namaha:
Shrimate Shri Seetha Ramachandra Parabrahmane Namaha:
Shrimate Shri Ramanujaya Namaha:
Shrimate Nigamantha Maha Desikaya Namaha:
Shrimate Shrivan Satagopa Shri Narayana Yateendra Mahadesikaya Namaha:
Well, how is it that Shri Ramanuja has helped (even) our Lord?
Swami Desika gives us the reply.
duratyayamatItya tat druhiNatantrayantrodaram !
Krudrushti kuhanAmukhe nipatata: parabrahmaNa:
karagrahavichashaNO jalati lakshmanO iyam muni: !!"
-- yatirAja Saptati (38)
Swami Desika says that there are so many dangers for
Each school of thought have their own beliefs. According to their
beliefs they frame their own viparIta attributes for Brahman.
They even deny whatever is mentioned in the Vedas.
Is it not a danger for Brahman?
The saivas portray so many degraded states and mention many
aspects of bitterness about Brahman. They also say that we have
to meditate on that Brahman.
This again is a danger for Brahman!
Brahman slowly recovered from this!
Later Brahman got trapped in the sAnkya madam. There were again
difficulties in getting released from this. Somehow with all
difficulties, it came out of the trap.
Brahma's equipment - Yoga madam, targeted our Brahman next.
Somehow managed to escaped this also.
Note: Brahma is the four-faced one, who came from the lotus,
out of the navel of Lord Narayana. Brahman means one who is
greatest and hence denotes the supreme being or the ultimate
reality. Brahman is defined as one from whom the creation
of the world etc. takes place.
Imagine the pressure our Brahman would have faced in coming out
of all these difficulties. Breath taking! But after having come
out of all these dangers, it got caught in a bigger danger -
Even after accepting the Vedas, the true meanings were hidden.
Every thing was called as mAyA. Only Brahman was considered true
and every thing else was false. These wrong interpretations
negated all the auspicious qualities of Brahman. This system was
teaching avidya there by destroying and avenging the greatness
of Brahman. At this critical situation, Brahman needed a
helping hand to be lifted and placed in the appropriate place.
Only Shri Bashyakarar had the capacity to render a helping hand.
Shri Ramanuja established and exposed the truth to the world.
He showed us our Emperuman's thirumeni Swarupam, Kalyana guna's,
Vibavas and gave us the correct interpretation of the Vedas.
Shri yatirAjar disclosed to the world the greatness of Brahman
and thus saved Brahman!
Swami Desika says that Shri Ramanuja rescued Brahman who had
fallen in the ditch of Mayavadins (called kudrushti) by his
"vande tam yaminAm dhurandharamaham mAnAndhakAradruhA
panthAnam paripanthinAm nijadrushA rundhAnamindAnayA !
dattam yena dayAsudhambunidhinA pItvA vishuddam paya:!
kAle na: karishailakrushnajalada: kAngshadikam varshati !!"
-- yatirAja Saptati (62)
Other systems of thought assume wrong paths and keep propagating
their thoughts. Swami Desika states this issue can be easily
solved by Shri Bhasyakarar.
Swami Desika empathetically states that if Shri Bhasyakarar, opens
his glittering eyes and sees them once, that itself is enough to
break the path of the opponent systems and bring them out of
Swami Desika speaks of the karunA of Shri yatirAja. Swami is not
happy just speaking of Shri yatirAja's karunA to us, so he states
that Shri yatirAja has karunA on Lord Varadaraja itself!!!!!
Our Lord Devaraja of Kanchipuram is a bestower of boons, hence
worshipped as Varadaraja. Swami Desika opines that Lord Varadaraja
gets this credit only because of Shri Ramanuja.
A cloud draws the waters of a lake for sustenance and pours it
out in the form of rain. Likewise the cloud of Lord Varadaraja
has drunk the pure waters offered by Shri yatirAja on his
return from Vindhya forest and is raining showers on the
devotees even to this day more than asked for!
Swami Desika says that Shri Bashyakarar is the resting place of
......To be continued!
yatirAjar tiruvaDigaLE SaraNam
dEsikan tiruvaDigaLE SaraNam
Praveena nAmni Ramanuja dasi