Mumukshuppadi Sarartha Deepikai

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94. intha ninaivu piRanthapOthe kruthakruthyan; inninaivu illAthapOthu ellA thushkruthangkaLum krutham; inninaivilE ellA sukruthangkaLum uNdu; ithu inRikkEyirukkap paNNum yajjnAthikaLum prAyacciththAthikaLum nishprayOjanangkaL; ithuthannAlE ellAp pApangkaLum pOm; ellAp palankaLum uNdAm.

As soon as the knowledge of dependence on the Lord is born, a soul has completed all that he has to do for his benefit. Without this knowledge, it becomes that he has committed all sins. If this knowledge is present, it becomes that he has done all good things that cause Him joy. Any yagas and prAyaccittAs that he does without this knowledge go to waste. All sins are removed with this knowledge and all gains from getting out of the birth cycle to doing eternal service to Him at His abode are obtained.

Sri PBA Swami's Sarartha Deepikai:
The good effects that happen by the knowledge of being dependent on no one but the Lord are now explained.

If a person is to be considered as one that has completed everything that is required for his benefit, then he should get the knowledge of being enslaved only to Him, as in Azhvar's "thanakkEyAga enaik koLLa vENum". If he gets that knowledge then he would become one who has done what he needs to do. If not, then it becomes that he has committed all sins. This can be understood from "kim tEna na krutam pApam cOrENa AtmApahAriNA".

In this knowledge all good things are present - that is, the same joy that He gets when the soul does all good things is obtained when this knowledge is gained. All activities such as yAgas and penances that are done without this knowledge gain neither His joy nor do they remove one's sins and therefore are wasted.

Because of this knowledge He showers His grace on that soul and therefore all the sins that hold him down are destroyed. And he gains such benefits as the escape from the samsaric cycle and eternal service to Him.

Thus far, the meanings of the nama: part of the Thirumantra have been explained.

Pillai Lokacharyar Thiruvadigale Saranam
Azhvar Emperumanar Jeeyar Thiruvadigale Saranam

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