Mumukshuppadi Sarartha Deepikai

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96. nArangkaLAvana - nithyavaSthukkaLinudaiya thiraL.
97. avaiyAvana - njAnAnanthAmalathvAthikaLum, njAna- sakthyAthikaLum, vAthSalya SausIlyAthikaLum, thirumEniyum, gAnthi SaukumAryAthikaLum, dhivyabUshaNangkaLum, dhivya AyuthangkaLum, periya pirAttiyAr thodakkamAna nAccimArkaLum, nithyasUrikaLum, cathrasAmarAthikaLum, thiruvAsal kAkkum muthalikaLum, gaNAthiparum, muktharum, paramAkAsamum, prakruthiyum, baddhAthmAkkaLum, kAlamum, mahathAthi vikArangkaLum, aNdangkaLum, aNdaththukku utpatta dEvAthi pathArththangkaLum.

96. What are the nAras? The community of those that are there forever.
97. They are: the countless knowledge, joy and pure dharmas of the Lord, His defined qualities such as knowledge and power, His auspicious qualities such as love for all, simplicity and Lordship, His uncommon divine form, the many forms that He takes by His wish, the qualities of those forms such as beauty and youth, the many jewels that bedeck those forms, His divine weapons that add to His beauty and destroy His devotees' enemies, His consorts starting with Sri, the nithysUris such as Garuda and Vishvaksena, the items such as umbrella, fan and vessels that are used in His service, the guards at the gate of His abode such as Jaya and Vijaya, the gaNAtipatis such as Kumuda and Kumudaksha, the muktas that have crossed the samsaric ocean, Sri Vaikuntam, the prakruti, the Atmas that are trapped in samsara inside the prakruti, time, the twenty three tattvas, the universe and the devas, men, directions that are within the universe.

Sri PBA Swami's Sarartha Deepikai:
It was said that the nAras are the community of those that last forever. In listing those things, it appears that some ephemeral things have also been included. It is not so. The nithya objects are of two kinds: SvarUpatho nithyam and pravAhatho nithyam. In the above list everything up to time are SvarUpa nithyas; the rest are pravAha nithyas. Those whose creation never changes are SvarUpa nithyas; those whose creation may be stopped (and re-created) but do not lose their name, nature or characteristics are pravAha nithyas.

Thus the nAra term is explained.

Pillai Lokacharyar Thiruvadigale Saranam
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