Pasuram 4 : Upadhanam
naRaiyudai malarmakaL nalamuRa maruviya
aRan^eRiyilane vanaNukilu maNukilar
The dhArmic way to acquire the AarAdhana SaamagriyAs: The acquisition of the material for the AarAdhanam of the Lord has to be done by the strict ways laid out by the SaasthrAs. Following these injunctions, Sri Vaishnavan will not ever receive any offering for AarAdhanam from one, who has swerved from the righteous ways. He will not acquire the material for AarAdhanam by pursuing unrighteous ways.
Swami’s words here are: “aRa neRi ilan yevan aNuhilum aNuhilar” (The Sri VaishNavan will stay far away from adharmic persons, when they approach him and offer material for Bhagavath AarAdhanam). “ThuRai alathu yenum oru thuRai paDuhilar” (They will not travel in any path that is not righteous during their upAdhAnam related activities).
Courtesy: Sri Oppiliappan Koil Sri Varadachari Sathakopan
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