Geethaa Saaram 7-22 to 7-26.

,,slokam 7-22..singa vell kuntram..ugra sthambam.jwala narasimhar sannithi pakkam…narasimhar avathaaram yenbar..garudanukku meenndum kaattiya edam yenbaar..garudaachalam yentra peyar unndu..Aho veeryam aho souryam aho baahu parakramah:
Naarasimham param deivam ahobilam ahobalam.
Aho balam = what a power!! When the Lord grabbed Hiranyakasipu and laid him on His lap, all Devas exclaimed Bahobalam! ahobalam!! Bilam means large cave. Either He opened the mouth which resembled a bilam or this place is situated amidst so many caves, and so it is Ahobilam.In Tamil, aal = man, ari = lion, so Alari = means Sri Narasimha..naam poo thoovi thozluvathu pola singam yaanaiyin thanthangallai thoovi thozlum edam..avan nammai avanidam serkka  mudalil kettathai thara deivam padaithu..atharkkul andaratmavaha erukiraan..pirahu pakkuvam adaiya vaikiraan thanaiyey kettu pera..

sa taya shraddhaya yuktas
tasyaradhanam ihate
labhate ca tatah kaman
mayaiva vihitan hi tan

“Endowed with such a faith, he endeavors to worship a particular demigod and obtains his desires. But in actuality these benefits are bestowed by Me alone.”

Sa taya shraddhaya = such devotees sincerely, tasya aradhanam = by such devotion or worship, ihate = desires [to please them], labhate = gain [ the desired objectives].  Mayaiva = only by Me [Sri Krishna], vihitan = granted, kaman = desires..

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7-22..Ramanuja’s Commentary 

 

 

 

Whosoever then worships the demigods with unflinching faith which was bequeathed by the Supreme Lord and constitute a portion of His body, will certainly obtain their cherished desires; but such desires were sanctioned and granted by the authority of the Supreme Lord. When a votary of the demigods is engaged in ingratiating themselves into their good graces they are oblivious to the reality that the demigods comprise the Supreme Lord’s body and that worship offered to them is actually in fact offerings rendered to Him. But even though such worship is not directed towards Himself, the Supreme Lord accepts such offerings as if they were to Him and therefore grants the desires so longed for by the votary.

 

 

.slokam 7-23..malola narasimhar..ma=mother is playing with Him here..alli maadar pulhi nintra aayiram tholl udaiyaan..NARASIMHAVAPU-SRIMAAN..pola..azlahiyaan thaaney ari vuruvam thaaney..udsavar is alwyas with jeeyar in his sanchaaram..avanaidam viudaatha bakthi mattum kettu prahaladan petraan..

antavat tu phalam tesam
tad bhavaty alpa-medhasam
devan deva-yajo yanti
mad-bhakta yanti mam api

“Men of small intelligence worship the demigods, and their fruits are limited and temporary. Those who worship the demigods go to the planets of the demigods, but My devotees ultimately reach My supreme planet.”

..Deva yaja yanti = those who worship other gods reach, devan = those gods [only], mad -bhakta = My [Sri Krishna’s] devotees, yanti = reach mam api = only Me [Sri Krishna]. ..

7-23..Ramanuja’s Commentary 

 

 

 

The rewards which the unintelligent seek who worship the lesser demigods such as Indra the celestial chief or Surya the sun god are trivial and temporary. It might be asked why? It is because the votaries of those demigods end up at the planets where such demigods reside. The celestial realm of Indra is certainly opulent with all facility to experience heavenly delights and such a votary upon arriving is able to enjoy to their hearts content; but when Indra and the other demigods span of life has ended, they too must transmigrate and be reborn again falling back down into the material existence and of course this applies to all their votaries as well.

As for the devotees of the Supreme Lord Krishna they all perform the same activities as votaries do to the demigods such as worship, offering hymns of praise, celebrating appearance festivals etc. But the distinct difference is that the devotees of Lord Krishna perform these activities solely for His pleasure without ever thinking of seeking any reward or benefit for what they do for Him. Happily offering all results and rewards to the Supreme Lord they have nothing but Him to be attached too, thus they attain Him in His spiritual abode, which is eternal and from where there is no return to transmigration and rebirth.

In the next verse Lord Krishna will explain that the ignorant disregard His authorised avatars or incarnations as verified in the Vedic scriptures which descend from the spiritual worlds into the material worlds for the express purpose that all beings may have easy and regular access to Him in every age.

..slokam 7-24..

sthithE manasi susvasthE sarIrE sathi yO nara:

dhAthusAmyE sthithE smarthA visvarUpam cha maamajam (1)

tathastham mriyamANam thu kAshtA paashaNa sannibham
aham smarAmi madh bhaktham nayAmi paramAm gathim (2)

This is Sri Varaha charama sloka. When our body, mind, intellect and vital organs are properly functioning and in our control, if we surrender at the Divine feet of Sri Varaha Perumal, then, when we are in our death bed, when we can not even remember His name nor our body and mind are in our control, Sri Varaha assures that He would remember and with a helping hand would take us to Moksham..varaha narasimhar sannithi..aruhil raamanujar sannithiyum erukirathu..thaayaarayum varaha narasimhar mookil sevikirom..strong theeth to carry Her and sharp teeth to kill hiranya kasubu..avan arivinaal kurai ellaathavan..naamo ariya mudiyaatha ignorence kooda erukirom yentru kooda theriyathavarkall..

avyaktam vyaktim apannam
manyante mam abuddhayah
param bhavam ajananto
mamavyayam anuttamam

“Unintelligent men, who do not know Me perfectly, think that I, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna, was impersonal before and have now assumed this personality. Due to their small knowledge, they do not know My higher nature, which is imperishable and supreme.”

..Avyaya = never diminishing [in His greatness], anutthamam = with no equal or greater, mama = My [Sri Krishna’s], param bhavam = very great quality, ajanantha = is not understood or unaware of..Avyaktham vyakthi apannam manyata = [they think] the Lord is born because of good deeds in the past [by Him]. ..Abuddhaya = foolish people, mam manyante = consider Me [Sri Krishna]. They do not realize that Sri Krishna is born, not like us because of our past karma, but out of His own volly and determination [sankalpam]. ..

7-24..Ramanuja’s Commentary 

Lord Krishna’s supreme, infinite and exalted nature is that He is the adorable by all acts of worship He is to be adored. Lord Krishna is the God of the gods, the Supreme Lord of all, whose essence and attributes are inexpressible by speech and unfathomable by thought. Although Lord Krishna appears as the son of King Vasudeva and is actuated by activities of affection to family members and compassion for all beings in order to be accessible to all, He never relinquishes His transcendental divine nature always maintaining His eternal spiritual presence. Foolish people oblivious to this reality look upon Him as any other son born in royalty to a king, awarded such position by the destiny of karma or reaction to past actions brought into patency from an antecedent state of latency. Such living entities do not seek the Supreme Lord as their shelter neither do they worship Him by their actions. The reason why this is so for them is explained in the next verse.

..slokam 7-25..yengum ullan yentra mahanai kaaynthu..angu appozluthey thontriya singa piraan..chenchu lakshmi thaayaar sannithiyum vunndu..chenchu=hunter..garuda sevai udsavathil kasaisil nall engey..Divya names from 200 to 210 [ Eleven names] are dedicated to Sri Narasimha [amruthyu, sarvabruthu, simha, sandhatha, sandhiman, sthira, aja, dhurmarshana, sastha, visrudhatma and surariha]. Aja means unborn. But we have been hearing that He has taken many Avatars..out of compassion to us..near this sannithi is gaja kundam..which gets water from bhavanasini nathi..

naham prakasah sarvasya
yoga-maya-samavrtah
mudho ’yam nabhijanati
loko mam ajam avyayam

“I am never manifest to the foolish and unintelligent. For them I am covered by My internal potency, and therefore they do not know that I am unborn and infallible.”

..Sarvasya = for everyone, naham = I [Sri Krishna] am not, prakasa = exposing [Himself..Loko = in this world, mudhoyam = fools, nabhijanath = do not understand, ajam = [the Lord is] unborn, avyayam = [and] indiminishable [in greatness].

7-25..Ramanuja’s Commentary 

 

 

 

Lord Krishna supreme nature is not easily perceptible to everyone because even though He appears like an extraordinary human to mortals embedded in samsara the endless cycle of birth and death which conditioned living entities are accustomed too, the reality is Lord Krishna possesses an immortal spiritual body that is immutable and eternal. Just because He appears anthropomorphic the people of the world do not comprehend that His avatars or incarnation are orchestrated in a numerous and regulated manner with the express purpose to always be accessible to all. Albeit that Lord Krishna’s lilas or phenomenal pastimes eclipse the pastimes of anything heretofore witnessed as well as anything yet to be manifested. This includes anything ever seen by the powerful forces of nature who are merely His represented servants such as Vayu the demigod in charge of wind and Indra the demigod in charge of rain, thunder and lightning. Lord Krishna’s lustrous glory dims the light of the sun from the sungod Surya and darkens the glow of the fire of the firegod Agni; but the ignorant masses in this world do not recognise Him because He appears in a humanlike form although He is eternal and never subject to birth and death.

 

 

..slokam 7-26..karanja narasimhan sannithi..here He appears as Rama for Hanuman ..as in kadiha chalam..karanja=punga or karunkali maram..He is here with bow and crown..He is ananthan-bootha bavya bhavath prabhu..Sri Narasimha appeared in Krutha yug, while Sri Rama avatara was in Thretha yug, thoudsands of years later. Hanuman was associated with Sti Rama. But He gave Darshan to Hanuman..

vedaham samatitani
vartamanani carjuna
bhavisyani ca bhutani
mam tu veda na kascana

“O Arjuna, as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, I know everything that has happened in the past, all that is happening in the present, and all things that are yet to come. I also know all living entities; but Me no one knows.”

..Aham = I [Sri Krishna], vedam = know, samatitani = past times, vartamanani = present times, bhavisyani = future times..Mam = [but] I [ Sri Krishna], veda = am understood by, na kascana= no body.

7-26..Ramanuja’s Commentary 

 

 

 

Lord Krishna reveals that He knows the destiny of all living beings and this includes their past existence, their present existence and there future existence. This confirms His omniscient and magnanimous nature that all movable and immovable sentient beings throughout creation are continuously objects of His loving concern in the past, present and future; yet who discerns Him as Vasudeva the cause of all causes, the Supreme Lord incarnate, always ready to give swift refuge and protection from all calamities and difficulties to one who may seek or call out for Him. Thus such a spiritually mature and evolved, enlightened sage is very rare and the reason why Lord Krishna gives next.

 

 

 

 

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