Mumukshuppadi Sarartha Deepikai

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77. adaivE vivariyAthozhikiRathu virOthi pOy anubavikka vENdukaiyAlE.

Why is the order in the praNavam not followed in the mantra sEsham that explains it? The nama: that explains the ukAram came ahead because the obstacles such as I and mine have to be removed first before experiencing Him.

Sri PBA Swami's Sarartha Deepikai:
In the praNavam, there is an order which is akAram, ukAram and then makAram. If the mantra sEsham explains the praNavam, should it also not follow the same order? That, is the nArAyaNa part that explains the akAram should have been first. Instead why do we see that the nama: part is ahead?

The reason is as follows. Through the Narayana part which explains the akAram one gets the bhagavat anubhavam. There are obtsacles to this experience which are ahankAram and mamakAram. As the removal of these through the nama: will lead to the bhagavat anubhavam being good, it is appropriate that the nama: be ahead. Just as the bee is removed before the honey is taken, so too through the nama: the obstacles are removed and through the nArAyaNa the honey which is bhagavat anubhavam is taken.

Pillai Lokacharyar Thiruvadigale Saranam
Azhvar Emperumanar Jeeyar Thiruvadigale Saranam

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