03 February 2022, Plava varusha, Thai-21, Thursday ;
28. GATHI VISESHADHIKARAM: THE 21ST CHAPTER OF SRTS. THE EXPLANATION OF THE ARCHIRADHI MAARGAM (THE PATH OF LIGHT)
MEANING: The Prapanna Jeevan leaves the body by Brahma Naadi and then travels with sookshma sarIram (subtle body) via ArchirAdhi Maargam to its destination of SrI Vaikuntam. On the way, it is greeted and honored by Agni dEvathai, the devathai for the Day, Sukla Paksha dEvathai, UttharAyaNa dEvathai, Samvathsara dEvathai, Vaayu dEvathai, Sooryan, Chandran, Lightning dEvathai, VaruNan, Indhran and PrajApathi. These dEvathais are known as AadhivAhAs and are representatives of the Lord with the assigned duties of welcoming the Prapanna Jeevan to their stations and guide the Jeevan to the next station. The upachArams that the Prapanna Jeevan receives is not due to the fruit of their karmaas but is due to the power of the UpAyam (Prapatthi yOgam) that they practised. After enjoying the upachArams from the AadhivAhikAs, the Jeevan arrives at SrI Vaikuntam, its final station in its journey.
The key passage of this Paasuram is: “nadai peRa-pirasApathy yenRu ivarAl —idai idai bhOgankaL yeythi yezhil padham yERuvar”. (Thus the Jeevan traveling on its path to mOksham recieves upachArams from aadivAhikAs like PrajApathi and others enjoys the pleasures and finally arrives at the radiant SrI Vaikuntam to perform nithya kaimkaryam to the Lord and enjoy total bliss in the company of Mukthaas and Nithyasooris).
29. PARIPOORNA BRAHMANUBHAVADHIKARAM: THE 22ND CHAPTER OF SRTS. THE ENJOYMENT OF UNALLOYED & TOTAL BLISS IN SRI VAIKUNTAM
MEANING: SarvEswaran is pleased with the jeevans, who undertake the simple upAyam of Prapatthi, and rushes forward to bless them with the fruits of that UpAyam (Moksham). At the SarvEswaran’s sacred feet, our AchAryAs are performing nithya kaimkaryams. Our merciful AchAryAs wished that we also become beneficiaries of performing such kaimkaryams. Therefore, we should perform Prapatthi, reach SrI VaikunTam and stay at the feet of our AchAryAs and enjoy the limitless bliss of Bhagavath-anubhavam without interruption.
The key passage of this Paasuram is: “Yezhil padham yERi -GurukkaL kuzhAngaL kurai kazhal keezh mARuthal inRi yezhum bhOhatthu mahizhnthu mannuvamE” (After ascending the beautiful Parama Padham, we will be rooted blissfully at the sacred feet of the ghOshti of AchAryas moving around with the naadham of their ankle bells and stay there enjoying Bhagavath guNAnubhavam with them and without ever returning to SamsAric world.
Swamy Desikan describes this ParipoorNa BrahmAnubhavam as “Kanath mahAnandha Brahma anubhava parIvAhA:” Such a Muktha Jeevan enjoys the Lord without satiety (Achyutham nithyam anubhavathi) as a result of this easy to perform upAyam of Prapatthi.
Courtesy: Oppiliappan koil V. Sadagopachariar