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SRIMAN NARAYANA, SRI LAKSHMI AMMA (DAYA DEVI) AND THE HOLIEST OF HOLY WORKS OF THE REVERENTIAL AZHWARS ( MYSTIC SAINTS ) OF THE SOUTH OF INDIA. ( Part 14 / 21)
SRI PERIA AZHWAR / SRI VISHNU CHITTAR - PART 14/21 (continued) from part 13
4. His most beloved daughter and our most loving mother Andal amma is all set to merge with our most beloved Lord Sri Ranganatha, at that time, our peria azhwar feels very sad , that on one hand that his child will attain Sri Parmapadam and separate from him forever and on the other the greatest of great joy, that his child has attained none other than our creator of the entire worlds our dearest ONE AND ONLY ONE LORD SRIMAN NARAYANA. WHAT A POIGNANT MOMENT!. Yet, he shows the highest magnanimity and conveys to our lord Sri Govinda, to shed tears, on his part also is not right for our lord is only taking back his creation to its original place and we mortals here have no say, for nothing HERE OR FOR THAT MATTER ANYWHERE CAN WE CLAIM OWNERSHIP OF. WE ARE MERE TRAVELERS AND WE NEED TO PACK UP IN A VERY POISED AND DIGNIFIED MANNER, WHEN OUR LORD SRI GOVINDA CALLS US BACK. THIS IS ONE OF THE ETERNAL TRUTH.
THE HOLIEST OF HOLY JIVATMA (MANIFESTATION OF OUR MOTHER ANDAL) IN PERMANENT DIVINE UNION WITH THE PARMAATMA ( OUR DEAREST OF DEAR LORD SRIMAN NARAYANA) IS A VERY CELESTIAL SIGHT WITNESSED AT THAT TIME BY MANY A DEVOUT. YES, IT IS POSSIBLE EVEN NOW, A JIVATMA CAN ATTAIN PARMAATMA EVEN IN OUR KALI YUGA IF ONLY WE DO PRAPATI AND LEAVE EVERY THING ASIDE AND THINK OF NONE BUT THEM THE DIVINE CONSORT, BOW LOW WITH LOVE ONLY UNTO LORD SRI KRISHNA AND NONE ELSE, THEN WE TOO WILL SURELY ATTAIN THE DIVINE LOTUS FEET OF LORD SRI KRISHNA, HE HAS PROMISED US THAT AND OUR DEAREST LORD SRIMAN NARYANA HAS NEVER BROKEN HIS PROMISE YET.
At this stage, my dearest spiritual brothers and sisters, with tears streaming down my eyes , am transporting myself in the sacred venue of the most heavenly wedding and the divine most union of our dearest mother Andal amma with our PARMATMA (after so much hardships , very tough vows, continuous non stop fasting and very austere penance,the greatest pains she took to convince to our dearest lord Sriman Narayana of her desperate desire to marry our lord Sri Ranaganatha, reclining on our beloved adi seshan, this to my mind, is THE PUREST TRANSCENDENTAL LOVE IN ALL THE WORLDS).
One more marvel in superlative, on seeing our Peria azhwar sad, our lord Sri Krishna, as mentioned before cannot see a single drop of tear in his most devout devotee ,our dearest Peria azhwar and therefore, he agrees to come and stay at Sri Villiputhur , the holiest birth place of Andal amma, in order to enable our Sri Peria azhwar to enjoy the pleasure of being very close to both his son in law (Lord Sri Krishna )and daughter (Andal amma).
Whilst reading the divine most works of all our azhwars , at our human level, it is impossible to even imagine what great hardships our adoring azhwars might have undergone to ensure that their message reaches the common man for their well being, their plea should have been the supreme most for all of our loving azhwars were blessed with the divine one to one communion with our lord Sri Krishna , the times when our lord Sri Govinda personally asked them several tough questions and they found the right answers and hence they passed all their tests with flying colours, their assessor being our creator himself. Such a tough ordeal!
To express and also constantly repeat the one touch point "PRAPATI" , again and again, without getting flustered, to face so many opposition from all quarters and yet stand firm on their views come what may, to focus one pointed on the ONE AND ONLY DIVINE, to lovingly carry the people towards the creator (THIS TO MY MIND, IS THE MOST DIFFICULT PART, FOR TO CONVINCE THE NORMAL MORTAL ABOUT THE SPIRITUAL PATH , ITS BENEFITS IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE FOR AT THE MORTAL PLANE EACH ONE OF US WANTS TO ENJOY AND SEEK MATERIAL GRATIFICATION ONLY ), TO FACE IMPRISONMENT TOO IN THE PROCESS OF PROVING THE SUPREMACY OF OUR LORD SRIMAN NARAYANA IS NOT AN EASY TASK , IT NEEDS HIGHEST PRAPATI, PATIENCE, FAITH AND STRONGEST CONVICTION THAT EVEN IF ONE WERE TO FACE SEVERE MOST CONSEQUENCES, OUR LORD SRIMAN NARAYANA WILL COME TO OUR RESCUE, TO LOVE OUR LORD SRIMAN NARAYANA DESPITE THEIR IMMENSE PAIN IN SEPARATION FROM HIM AND THEIR PLEAS OF DIVINE UNION GETTING ANSWERED AFTER A VERY LENGTHY PAUSE IS COMMENDABLE AND ONLY OUR MOST ADORING AZHWARS CAN ACCOMPLISH TO CONQUER THESE MOST IMPOSSIBLE STUMBLING BLOCKS AND MOVE WITH GIGANTIC STRIDE AND SPEED TOWARDS OUR CREATOR LORD SRI KRISHNA.
HAVE COME TO A VERY STRONG REALIZATION ,AFTER READING THE MONUMENTAL EPIC MASTERPIECES OF OUR ADORING AZHWARS ,MY STATUS OF AN INVISIBLE SPECKLE AT EVERY MOMENT , WITH GREAT DIFFICULTY AM TRYING MY LEVEL BEST TO SHED MY EGO BUT HERE TOO NO MUCH PROGRESS.
I FELT TERRIBLY ASHAMED, AT EVERY MOMENT , WHILE READING THE TRANSCENDENTAL SUPREME MOST QUALITIES OF OUR BELOVED AZHWARS AND OF MY MINI MICRO NON ENTITY EXISTENCE, MY LACK OF PATIENCE, MY QUICK HASTY CONCLUSION ON MANY MATTERS, MY WAVERING MIND SPEEDING IN SO MANY UNWARRANTED DIRECTIONS AND WHICH CAN NEVER BE STILLED, MY NATURE OF NOT LETTING GO AND FORGETTING THE PAST DESPITE THE FACT ON THEORY CAN WRITE A 21 SERIES BUT WHILE IMPLEMENTATION AM NOT ABLE TO DO SO , THE COLOSSAL TIME WASTE IN INDULGING IN MUNDANE MATTERS OF NO IMPORTANCE AT ALL.
THOUGHT OF CONFESSING THIS IN THIS BLOG, OTHERWISE I WOULD NOT FEEL A SENSE OF CALM FOR ONE HAS TO ACKNOWLEDGE ONE'S FLAWS, TAKE STOCK OF ONE'S DARK AREAS, SEEK FORGIVENESS FROM OUR DIVINE CONSORT AND BEG THEM TO GUIDE US TOWARDS LIGHT AND KNOWLEDGE, AS AN IN DWELLER IN OUR HEARTS PROMPT US AND ALSO ENABLE US TO CORRECT OURSELVES IN THE FIRST INSTANCE ITSELF OF OUR NUMEROUS FAILINGS AND NOT KEEP ON ADDING TO OUR LIST OF SINS. AM VERY SURE OUR ADORING AZHWARS WILL TAKE COGNIZANCE OF MY PLEA AND REFORM ME TO A BE A BETTER PERSON, TO LEARN TO NURTURE MORE RESTRAINT AND BE NON JUDGMENTAL AND ALSO PRACTICE HUMILITY AT ALL TIMES.
Our dear most Peria azhwars works and his divine thoughts go billion times more than what is stated but have made a very condensed version of his monumental writings. It is very difficult to capture every aspect until and unless it is a word to word sketch of his avatara on our dearest mother earth.
May we sing joyfully, with the height of our love PALLANDU (benedictions ,blessings and divine best wishes) to our dearest of dear Peria azhwar. May he eternally sing the divine most glories of our dearest Lord Sriman Narayana and our most beloved mother Mahalakshmi amma and may he forever bless them for their very very long life( hundreds, lakhs and crores of infinity years), their best health, their best happiness and may we along with our peria azhwar join him in total prapati, wishing our divine consort our dearest of dear parents superlative happiness and unsurpassed peace for they truly deserve since they alone are the indisputable king and queen of the entire worlds, our creator and our most best well wisher "THE ONLY PARMAATMA" .
SRIMAN NARAYANAM CHARANAM SHARANAM PRABHADYE , SRIMATE NARAYANA NAMAHA!
SRI PERIYA AZHWAR CHARANAM SHARNAM PRABHADYE. COUNTLESS GLORIES TO OUR PERIA AZHWAR, MAY HE CARRY US TO OUR DIVINE CONSORT AND HELP US BE A BETTER HUMAN BEING AS OUR LORD SRI KRISHNA AND OUR LOVING LAKSHMI AMMA WOULD WANT OF US.
OM TAT SAT.
HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE HARE RAAMA HARE RAAMA RAAMA RAAMA HARE HARE.