traaNaabhisandhi subhage.api sadaa mukunde
saMsaara tantra vahanena vilambamaane.
raxaa vidhau tanubhR^itaam.h anaghaanukampaa
maataH svayaM vitanuShe mahatiimapexaam.h.. 29
This shlokam also focuses on the sankalpam of BhUmi Devi to come to the rescue of the erring and frightened Jeevan. She is known for Her matchless compassion (anaga anukampA). For the embodied ones (chEtanam= tanu bhruthAm), Bhumi PirAtti makes a big sankalpam by Herself to protect this erring group of Jeevans (Tanu bhruthAm rakshA vidhou mahatheem apEkshAm Svayam vithanushE).
Oh Mother of the Universe! Your Lord is generally disposed to protect the jeevans. In this context, He is easily approachable by His bhakthAs (Bhaktha Sulabhan). Inspite of these well known traits, he does not rush to rescue in many cases. One may wonder why that is so? It is because of His duties to administer His Saasthrams in a fair and impartial manner. He can not rush to some one unless they seek His protection. He expects the penitent chEtanam to choose Bhakthi or Prapatthi upAyam and observe SaraNAgathy. Once they take these steps, He rushes to their side. Until they take the initiative, there is a time delay on His part. During this time of uncertainty, the Jeevan continues to suffer. BhUmi PirAtti’s limitless compassion towards the suffering Jeevans takes over and She makes Her own sankalpam to encourage the jeevans to seek one or the other upAyam and thereafter unites the Jeevan and Her Lord.
Courtesy: Sri Oppiliappan Koil Sri Varadachari Sathakopan
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