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Experiencing Swamy Desika -- #60


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"!!

'krutagnya:' is the last in the list of Kalyana gunas
of our Lord as mentioned by Shri Alavandar.

Generally one who does not forget the help rendered
is 'krutagnya:'

Lord rAmA was a 'krutagnya:'. Shri rAmA's gratitude
to all sundry - to even the smallest squirrel - is
glorious. He was grateful for the smallest act of
goodness done towards him.

Swami Desika held his Acharyas in high esteem for
the inheritance of his knowledge. Swami respected
the help rendered by emberumAn, PirAtti, nammAlvar,
nAdhamuni, AlavndAr, bAshyakArar, nadAdur Ammal and
Appular. Swami did not stop at remembering their help
but also ensured that the whole word knows and remembers
their help. What a "Kutagnyatvam" from our Swami!!!

We saw in the 4th posting, Shri Pillai Lokaachaarya
announcing thus:

"Seeronru Tooppul tiruvEnkata mudaiyAn
pArondru sonna pazhamoyiyul !
Orondru dhanE amayAdhO dAraNiyil
vAzh vArkku vAnEra pOmalavum vAzhvu !!"

A single statement of the great Acharya, Tooppul
ThiruvEnkatamudayAn (Our Swami), uttered for the
benefit of humanity, is enough for a person who
desires to ascend up to the Heavens and this will
itself lift him/her up to desired goals.

While speaking of Swami's "krutagnya:", Adiyal
wonders if we can ever be a "krutagnya:" to our
Swami. Adiyal believes that we should atleast
strive to be one. We, Jivas are indebted to our
Swami - for ever!!

AlavandAr declared that explaining each and every guna
of Our Lord is impossible. Because Lords auspicious
qualities are infinite. So, AlavandAr concluded thus:
"samasta kalyAna gunAmrutOdadi".

Swami Desika is the avatAram of ThiruvEnkata mudayAn and
hence we are blessed to experience all the kalyAna gunas
of our Lord in our Swami.

Shri Alavandar enjoyed the kalyana gunas of our Lord and
told the entire universe. Sri U.Ve sEvA SrinivAsAchAryAr
enjoyed such Kalyana Gunas of our Lord in Swami Desika.
Adiyal shared Sri U.Ve sEvA SrinivAsAchAryAr's anubhavam
with all of you, to my very little capacity.

Swami Desika has also been given some adjectives
by Shri nayinarAchAriyAr.

YOgyar: Swami could bless the AchArya goshti because
Swami Desika had the special blessing of poorvAcharyas
to an extraordinary extent.

prAgnyar: Swami learnt all arts even before he was
20 years of age.

srAstar: 'srutaprakAsika' was protected and handed
over to the world (doing something which others
cannot do is the beauty of elders).

sevyar: Swami was worshipped by everybody because
he gave plenty of granthas to the world.

bavyar:  Swami was humble to all vaishnavAs.

Swami Desika exhibited each and every quality of our
Lord, Sriya:Pathi, in himself. Swami also espoused
these traits on his works with the excellence of
poetic genius; courage; conviction; unique devotion
and tolerance.

It takes a Swami Desika to have a share of our
Divya Dampati's kalyAna gunas. Surely, our Swami
is the most gifted and ofcourse, our Swami is none
other than Lord ThiruvEnkatamudayAn.

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

...To be continued!

dEsikan tiruvaDigaLE SaraNam

Praveena nAmni Ramanuja dasi