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Experiencing Swamy Desika -- #59


SrI:
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"!!

Shri Alavandar describes 'krutI' as the next
Kalyana guna of our Lord.

One who accomplishes whatever that has to be
accomplished is called a 'krutI'.

Our Lord has to protect all those who seek refuge
in him, if our Protects them, the Lord being a
protector becomes a krutI. Thus, who ever accomplishes
all what is prescribed is a 'krutI'.

Lord rAmA, did not swerve from the path of protecting
those who took refuge in Him. Sage vAlmIki says that
rAmA became a 'krutakrutyan'.

We saw in our 2nd Posting that Shri Nadadur Ammal
was impressed by our Swami even as a child and hence blessed
him thus:

Pratisthapita -Vedantah
Prati-kshipta-bahirmatha
bhuyas-trai-vidya-maanyas-tvam
buri kalyana-bhajanam.

Through this Sloka Shri Nadadur Ammal directed Venkatanatha
(Swami Desika) to establish Vedanta on a firm basis and to
refute the doctrines of opponents.

Swami Desika worked towards these objectives. Swami himself
has put his accomplishments in black and white in the
following Sloka:

"nirvishtam yatisArvaboumavacasAm Avruttibiryavvanam
nitdOtEtarapAratantranirayA:kadAs sukam vAsarA:!
ankIkrutya sadAm prasaddim asadAm karvOpi nirvApita:
shEshAyushyapi shEshidampati dayA dIshAm utIshAmahE !!"

Swami says that he has fulfilled the orders of mahAns
and has refuted the doctrines of opponents. So, the
objective of his avatAram has been accomplished.
Swami adds that he would hence forth wait for the
instructions of the Divya dampati's.

Our Azhagiyasingar has mentioned about Swami Desika's
'krutI' in his dEsikarum avar suktigalum thus:

"Swami Desika had highest regard to Shri bAshyakAra's
SrI sooktI's. Swami used to repeat it again and again.
Swami was happy that he has not worked for anybody.
In fact Shri Azhyagiyasingar said that Working for
other's is naragam and Swami Desika threw it away.
Swami was very happy to live on unchavrutti.
Swami Desika lived up to the expectations of
Shri Nadadur ammal.

Even in the Rahasya traya sAram, Swami Desika says that
he has accomplished all the works assigned to him by
elders and now he wanted only Perumal's tiruvadi!"

Swami Desika accomplished all what he wanted to!- 'krutI'

Can we ever see a 'krutI' better than this? Krutam
also means help. So, a person who helps is also a krutI.

Swami Desika systemetised the saranAgathy sastra and is
a 'krutI'.

Swami said that who can ever measure the infinite help
of our ArulAla perumAn -- "ArulAlar perumAn seyyum
andamilla vudavi yellam alappAr aarE!"

Are we not in the same position now? Who can ever
conclude the amount of help rendered by Swami Desika!!!

"Kavi Taarkika Simhaaya Kalyaana guna SaalinE!
SrimatE VenkateshAya VedAnta Gurave nama !!"

...To be continued!

dEsikan tiruvaDigaLE SaraNam

Praveena nAmni Ramanuja dasi