Experiencing Swamy Desika -- #44
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:
"SrimAn VenaktanAthArya: kavithArkika kEsarI!
VedAnthAchArya varyO mE sannidhatthAM sadhA hrudhi"!!
We had a glance at the depth of Swami Desika's
knowledge. In addition to his vast knowledge
Swami Desika was an abode of all auspicious
Shri AlavandAr describes the kalyAna guna's of
our Lord in his Stotra ratna.
vashI vadAnyO guNavAnruju: shuci-
mrudurdayAlurmadhura: sthira: sama:!
kruthI krutagnyastvamasi svabhAvata:
-- Stotra Ratnam (18)
Shri AlavandAr says that Lord Sriman Narayana,
is an ocean of amruta; is full of kalyAnA gunas;
is the Supreme King; is remarkably royal;
is a refuge of bhaktAs viz.
Our Lord losses himself to his bhaktAs.
This quality of our Lord is Asrita-pArAtantriya.
Our Lord is most magnanimous, Sweet, Firm, Pure,
extremely fresh, compassionate, charming, Valiant,
dispenses love equally to all, grateful and our Lord
is always pleased even with the tiniest kainkaryam
of his Bhaktas!
Thus the words used by Shri Alavandar, to describe the
divine qualities of our Lord are:
Now Let us see how all these auspicious qualities fit
vashI:- One who has everything under his control
is vashI. All the Sastras were under Swami's
control. Swami had complete control over senses
too! He is the one on whom Shri bhagavad rAmAnuja
darshanam relayed and is relying! It is said
"asau VenkatEsa: abhisakta:"! Isn't it true that
vashI fits Swami!!!
vadArnya:- Swami Desika himself has given the meaning
of vadArnya, one who speaks with affection, and cares
for giving(offering). When we offer something, we should
give it with happiness, consider the person who receives
it as a udArar and in fact one should have the courage to
offer oneself. Swami has offered solutions to the problems
of many, in so many instances. Swami has even fulfilled
the material request of a brahmachAri! So, Just as how
Lord Vishnu is "Sarva bhala pradan", Swami Desika is
also addressed as "Sarva bhala pradan".
Swami has given invaluable grantas to our sampradAyam
and has made us indebted for life. Swami Desika is
indeed a VidAnyar!
"Kavi Taarkika Simhaaya Kalyaana guna SaalinE!
SrimatE VenkateshAya VedAnta Gurave nama !!"
...To be continued!
dEsikan tiruvaDigaLE SaraNam
Praveena nAmni Ramanuja dasi