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Sri GuNa Rathna Kosam : Part XII : Fourth SlOakm/Section 1

From: Sadagopan (
Date: Wed Nov 01 2000 - 05:10:27 PST

Srimathe RanganAyakyai Nama:

Dear BhakthAs:

The fourth slOkam celebrates Sri RanganAyaki's Vibhuthvam 
and Isvarathvam . Vibhu means Supreme being , Soverign of
all .In NyAyA philosophy , it means eternal , existing 
every where , all pervading. Isvarathvam means having
all the six guNams of Isvaran (Bhagavaan). That is why ,
Sri RanganAyaki , who confers on Her bhakthAs every kind
of Isvaryam that they desire is understood as IsvarI.
She has PoorNathvam as VaishNavI , just as her Lord , 

Sri RanganAyaki's Vaathsalyam ( affection and tenderness
to Her offsprings ) overlooks all of our defects (dhOshAmsams)
and comes to our rescue , as we seek Her as our refuge.
There are atleast ten definitions of the DayA Tattvam of 
the dhivya Dampathis . She is known as DayA Devi. 
He is Known as DayALu . In this DayA guNam aspect , 
the SaraNYa Dampathis are tulyam (Identical).

Swamy ParAsara Bhattar will be elaborating upon the tulyam 
aspects between the dhivya Dampathis , when it comes to
Jn~Ana SakthiyAthikaL , Isvarathvam ,UpAyathvam , PrApyathvam
in Sri GuNa Rathna slOkams such as "prsakana Bhala jyOthir-
Jn~AnaisvarI--"( SlOkam 32).For now , we will focus on
the Fourth SlOkam of Sri GuNa Rathna Kosam :

yadh-bhrU-bhangA: pramANam sTirachara-rachanA
  taaratamyE MurArE:
VedAnthAs-tatthvachinthAm Murabhidhurasi
BhOgOpOdhgAtha kELee chuLakitha-bhagavath
Saa Na: SrirAsthruNIthAm amrutha-laharidhee

(Meaning according to Dr.V.N.Vedantha Desikan):

" There are ups and doewns in the world order,
under the dispensation of the Lord, for whom ,
to maintain such discriminaitons , the brow-raising 
and brow-lowering by MahA Lakshmi would be the guiding
authority.For that matter , the Lord is accorded
the Supermacy among Gods only on the basis of
His(Him) being Lakshmee's consort. The Upanishads
tide over their troublesome responsibility in this
matter of identifying the Supreme God only by
reference to the imprints of lac-dye that the feet
of MahA Lakshmi have left on the chest of NarAyaNA .
All that for the Vedic scriptures , which are the most
fundamental , primeval authority ( "Aadhou VedA:
PramANam"--Sree RangarAjasthavam, Uttara Sathakam:19).

The Lord in His desire to enjoy Lakshmee in its(Her)
totality , takes a mammoth stature and employs 
thousands of arms. With all this , His ability 
does not measure up to the Ocean of bliss that
the divine Mother's delectability yields.
His attempts look like One seeking to measure 
the water of the Ocean by puny handfuls. 

May that Lakshmee(RanganAyakee) sprinkle 
the nectar stream of Her eye-glances on me-
this nectar is one that must be enjoyed 
intellectually ". 

AdiyEn will take up the deep meanings of 
the four paadhams of this Fourth SlOkam 
in the next posting .

(praNavam) Hari VallabAyai  nama:
(   "    ) Dharma NilayAyai nama:
(   "    ) Visva Jananyai   nama: 
(   "    ) Loka Soka-vinAsinyai nama:
(   "    ) Sarva-bhUtha Hitha PradhAyinyai nama:
(   "    ) NaarAyaNa SamAsrithAyai nama:
(   "    ) Vara Lakshmyai nama:

Daasan , Oppiliappan Koil VaradAchAri SatakOpan 

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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