Geetha Saram 16-13 to 16-17..

..sloham 16-13..Pushkarani-padma sarovaram-Thaayar came from 1000 pettalled lotus flower..So she is caledSri Padmavathi thaayar..sukla panchami-utharada nadchathrathil thiru avatharam..Sri Thayar graces processions on various vahanams like Sesha, Karpaka Vruksha, Swan [Hamsa], Lion, Garuda, Elephant, Ther [தேர் chariot], Horse, etc. On the last day, Panchami, from Tirumala, the Lord sends Panchami Theertha padi [flowers, Tulasi, parivattam, prasada, etc.]Thayar thirumanjanam kandu arullukiraal.. sudarsana alwar from vishvak senar sannithi  theertha vari kandu aruluhiraar..

idam adya mayā labdham imaṃ prāpsye manoratham
idam astīdam api me bhaviṣyati punar dhanam .

.Idam = all these [their consorts, children, properties,etc.], adya = at present, maya = by me [Asura quality person], labdham = have been acquired. Asura quality persons feel that by their own efforts they obtained all their children, properties, etc. Imam = [in addition] those, manoratham = planned [to acquire more properties, etc.], prapsye = will be attained [by their own efforts]. They think that all acquired and to be acquired were by their own efforts only. Idam dhanam asti = these wealth are, idam api = and those [wealth, planned], bhavisyati = which are going to be possessed, puna = again [by their own efforts only].

Ramanuja’s Commentary for sloha 16-13.. Lord Krishna uses the word idam meaning this. The idam He is talking about refers to possessions such as wealth, property, family, etc. The demoniac mentality is that all my possessions have been acquired by me alone, by my own efforts and exertions. They believe there is no other power or subtle unseen cause involved. The word manoratham means desirable object and whatever is desirable the demoniac feel it is their right to enjoy regardless of morality. The wealth that they gain by any means lawful or unlawful, or by cheating and stealing they see as moral and rightful as it was gained by their own brain and brawn over others brain and brawn. The demoniac follow the idea that might is right and do not believe in any subjective force or higher power. They forcefully take whatever they desire and are totally unconcerned of any consequences, oblivious to even the possibility that a god or supreme force sanctioning their endeavours could exist. The demoniac feel that they are so powerful that they themselves are gods because they can destroy their enemies as a whim and consider everyone except themselves to be of unimportance.

 

 The demoniac think like the following examples illustrate. I am the most powerful. I was born into a dynasty of aristocracy and wealth. Who else in this world is equal to me? Who else by dint of their exertions have acquired every pleasure there is to enjoy and secured so much happiness and stability? I will eat, drink and be merry, enjoying sense gratification to the maximum without restraint. There is no need for me to believe in any god or supreme power; but anyway I will perform some pseudo rituals and imitate some pious activities by ostentatious donations for charity to gain renown so others will think that I am also a great religious personality as well. This is how the demoniac think.

 

 The demoniac see themselves as the enjoyers, the manipulators and the controllers, The demoniac believe that they are all powerful, independent, masters of their own destines and independent of any supreme and unseen power; but so deluded are they that they completely ignore the reality that death will come and indiscriminately abduct them from all their possessions. This is mysteriously completely imperceptible to them.

 

.sloham 16-14..this concept of Dwayam in these Two Tiruvaimozhis mentioned. They are ‘Ozhivil kalamellam udanai manni [ஒழிவில் காலமெல்லாம் உடனாய் மன்னி]’ in 3.3 and ‘Ulagamunda peru vaaya [உலகமுண்ட பெருவாயா]’ in 6.10..both are for Thiruvenkadam udaiyaanukku..athanaal thaan Azvar Thirunakariyil yella pakkamum thiru venkadathaan sannithi unndu..ஆழ்வார் தீர்த்தம் thirumalai adivarathil unndu.. Azvaar sannithiyum unndu..Lakshmi narayana perumaal sannithiyum undu..Sri Venugopala swami kovilum undu..guhaiyum undu.. thondaimaan thirumalai poha yerpadu seythathaam..azvar theertham also known as kapila theertham..Govinda rajarum engey theerthavari kanndu aruluhiraar..தண்ணீர் அமுது திருத்து]utsavam adyayana uthsavam pothu-22 naal nadakkum engey-orunaal azvar uthsavarum perumaalum engey ezunthu aruluhiraar..thiru adi pooram-neeraattu uthsavam pothum engey ezunthu aruluhiraar..Adi puli [அடி புளி], reminding Tamarind tree of Nammalwar..maruvi alibiri aanathaam. azvar theertham is like viraja nathi..

asau mayā hataḥ śatrur haniṣye cāparān api
īśvaro.aham ahaṃ bhogī siddhohaṃ balavān sukhī 16.14

 Asau satru = this eveil enemy, hata = was destroyed, maya = by me [Asura quality person].Hanisye ca aparan api = and, even the future enemies [would be killed by their own efforts..Charuvaka [sweet words] or Lokayada [only perceptibles, are accepted type of people..Isvara aham = I [Asura quality person says] am isvara or leader, aham bhogi = I [Asura quality person] enjoy…Siddhoham = I [ Asura quality person] am the attainment of Gyana and other superior levels, balavan = [Asura quality person himself is] mighty, sukhi = enjoy comforts [of family, property and money..

Ramanuja’s Commentary for sloha 16-14..Lord Krishna uses the word idam meaning this. The idam He is talking about refers to possessions such as wealth, property, family, etc. The demoniac mentality is that all my possessions have been acquired by me alone, by my own efforts and exertions. They believe there is no other power or subtle unseen cause involved. The word manoratham means desirable object and whatever is desirable the demoniac feel it is their right to enjoy regardless of morality. The wealth that they gain by any means lawful or unlawful, or by cheating and stealing they see as moral and rightful as it was gained by their own brain and brawn over others brain and brawn. The demoniac follow the idea that might is right and do not believe in any subjective force or higher power. They forcefully take whatever they desire and are totally unconcerned of any consequences, oblivious to even the possibility that a god or supreme force sanctioning their endeavours could exist. The demoniac feel that they are so powerful that they themselves are gods because they can destroy their enemies as a whim and consider everyone except themselves to be of unimportance. 

 The demoniac think like the following examples illustrate. I am the most powerful. I was born into a dynasty of aristocracy and wealth. Who else in this world is equal to me? Who else by dint of their exertions have acquired every pleasure there is to enjoy and secured so much happiness and stability? I will eat, drink and be merry, enjoying sense gratification to the maximum without restraint. There is no need for me to believe in any god or supreme power; but anyway I will perform some pseudo rituals and imitate some pious activities by ostentatious donations for charity to gain renown so others will think that I am also a great religious personality as well. This is how the demoniac think.

 The demoniac see themselves as the enjoyers, the manipulators and the controllers, The demoniac believe that they are all powerful, independent, masters of their own destines and independent of any supreme and unseen power; but so deluded are they that they completely ignore the reality that death will come and indiscriminately abduct them from all their possessions. This is mysteriously completely imperceptible to them.

 

.sloham 16-15..

āḍhyobhijanavān asmi konyosti sadṛśo mayā
yakṣye dāsyāmi modiṣya ity ajñānavimohitāḥ

..sloham 16-16..The Lord arrived from Sri Vaikuntam, and is representing the Lord there, as Sri Srinivasa in Tirumala. Similarly, representing Sri Ksheerabdi Natha in Tirupparkadal [Milk Ocean], He is Sri Govindaraja, reclining at Tirupati. ‘ Sri Vaikunta virastaya swami pushkarini thate, ramaya ramamaanaya venkatesaya mangalam’ – is the mangala sloka of Lord Sri Venkatesa. ‘Esha narayana sriman ksheerarnavaniketana: Naga paryanka mudristya chapato maturam purim’. Thus the Lord at Sri Vaikuntam is at Ksheerabdi [Milk Ocean] and also here as Sri Govindaraja..ஸ்ரீ புண்டரீகவல்லி தாயார் sannithi..Sri partha sarathy mudalil eruntha divya desam.. kalyana venkatesa perumaal sannithiyum undu..

anekacittavibhrāntā mohajālasamāvṛtāḥ
prasaktāḥ kāmabhogeṣu patanti narakeśucau Aneka = many, citta = thoughts, vibhranta = [as a result] pushed into.moha = delusions, jala samavrta = surrounded or immersed.Prasakta = devoted in, kamabhogesu = cheap and illegal enjoyments, asucau = in flthy and frightening, narake = hell, patanti = [they] fall into..

Ramanuja’s Commentary for sloha 16-16..the demoniac completely controlled by maya the imperceptible bewilderment of illusion delude themselves by thinking that they are capable of accomplishing anything merely by their own brains and might. The demoniac think they are independent and not dependent upon any Supreme Being even if it does at all exist. In this way they are full of anxiety which tempestuously buffets them about by foolish, greedy thoughts such as this is mine, that to will soon be mine, I want this, I want that, this I shall do and that I will also do, etc., etc. In this way by their very own minds they are caught in the web of illusion and pursuing their lust for sense gratification they are totally bereft of sound judgement, discrimination and moral conduct. Lord Krishna confirms that beyond material nature, unseen and unperceived, death is waiting very patiently for the allotted time to snatch them away from all they covet and force them to suffer their karma or reactions to their unrighteous sinful actions in the darkest of hells. 

..sloham 16-17..Sri ramanuja swami..வெள்ளை சாத்துப்படி உத்சவம் -6th naal nadakkum..எப்பொழுதும் யதிராஜர் வடிவழகு என் இதயத்தில் உள்ளதால் இல்லை எனக்கெதிரில்லை எனக்கெதிரில்லை எனக்கெதிரே..

ātmasaṃbhāvitāḥ stabdhā dhanamānamadānvitāḥ
yajante nāmayajñais te dambhenāvidhipūrvakam 16.17

Yajante = [these Asura quality persons also] perform Yagnas.Avidhi purvakam = [but they perform] not in accordance with rules. They perform to attain inferior results. Nama = for name, dambhena = for cheap publicity…Atma sambhavita = self praising. These people praise themselves to publicize. Stabhda = haughtiness…Dhanam = wealth, manam = abhimanam or pride of having born in a particular family or society or beauty,etc. Madanvita = [due to these undesirable qualities, they] move about with haughtiness. Swami Tiruvarangattamudanar says that Swami Koorattalwan overcame all the pride due to education, wealth and family. In Tamil it is called mukkurumbu [முக்குறும்பு]..

Ramanuja’s Commentary for sloha 16-17.. Lord Krishna describes telltale signs and characteristics of the demoniac.Sambhavitah means conceited, self aggrandizing. The demoniac flatter themselves.Stabdah means impertinent, pompous. Thinking they are the better than all others.Dhana-mana-mada-anvizah means inebriated and puffed up by wealth, bloodlines, etc.Avidhi-purvakam means the demoniac do pseudo rituals condemned by the Vedas.

One Response to “Geetha Saram 16-13 to 16-17..”

  1. Beth iflorist.co.uk Says:

    Interesting article about culture,tradition and religion

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