Pasuram 3 : Upadhanam
malarmakaL maruviya maRuvudaiyiRaiyavan
malar mathiye mathala venavaRi pavarE.
The Sri VaishNavan collects flowers, prasAdham (naivEdhyam) and water for Thirumanjanam, arghyam, aachamaneeyam, paadhyam for the AarAdhanam of the Lord and understands clearly that all of the SaamagriyAs acquired by him are to please the Lord and not for them (na mama).
Swami Desikan says in this context: “Malar mathi adiyavar yemathu ala yena aRibavar”. He explains that the Bhagavatha Sri VaishNavan marked by fully blossomed Jn~Anam becomes joyous over the thought that all the AarAdhana SaamagriyAs collected by him with Love is for the arpaNam to the Lord and not for him.
Courtesy: Sri Oppiliappan Koil Sri Varadachari Sathakopan
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