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virOdhi parihArangaL - Conclusion

srI: 
srImathE satakOpAya nama: 
srImathE rAmAnujAya nama: 
srImadh varavaramunayE nama: 
srI vAnAchala mahAmunayE nama:


emperumAnAr explains to vangi puratthu nambi the obstacles that are faced by srIvaishNavas in various aspects of day-to-day life. vangi puratthu nambi documents these instructions in a wonderful grantham with commentary named virOdhi parihArangaL (removal of obstacles). We are now viewing the English translation of this grantham with the help of the explanations given by srI u. vE. V V Ramanujam swamy. The whole series can be viewed at http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/p/virodhi-pariharangal.html

Please see the previous article at http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2014/12/virodhi-pariharangal-46.html.



Thus far, we have seen all the obstacles in great detail as explained in this wonderful grantham. Now we will see the translation for the final section which highlights all the obstacles and the result of the removal of such obstacles.


  1. As attachment towards samsAram (wife, children, land, etc) is given up, one can attain svargam (heavenly abode). http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2013/12/virodhi-pariharangal-1.html
  2. As desires for material enjoyment in this earthly planets are removed, one will start desiring for heavenly pleasures. http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2013/12/virodhi-pariharangal-1.html
  3. As desires for heavenly pleasures are removed, one will have self-realisation.
    http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2013/12/virodhi-pariharangal-1.html
  4. As one understands that heavenly pleasures are to be given up, they will start enjoying ones own self (AthmAnubhavam). http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2013/12/virodhi-pariharangal-1.html
  5. As one understands self-enjoyment should be given up, they will experience bhagavAn (bhagavath anubhavam). http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2013/12/virodhi-pariharangal-1.html
  6. As desires for self-enjoyment is removed, one will start desiring for bhagavath anubhavam. http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2013/12/virodhi-pariharangal-1.html
  7. As ones heart moves away from considering brahmam as just a supreme entity filled with knowledge/bliss, one will start enjoying the many other auspicious qualities of bhagavAn. http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2013/12/virodhi-pariharangal-1.html
  8. As one takes away the eyes from bhagavAn's beauty, ones servitude towards bhagavAn will flourish. http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2013/12/virodhi-pariharangal-1.html
  9. As taste in servitude towards bhagavAn is removed,  servitude towards bhAgavathas will flourish.
    http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2013/12/virodhi-pariharangal-1.html
  10. As the bewilderment in karma, gyAna, bhakthi yOgams as upAyam (means) is removed, strong faith in bhagavAn as the only upAyam will flourish. http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2013/12/virodhi-pariharangal-2.html 
  11. When understanding that upAyAntharams (all other upAyams) involve difficult efforts, self-effort and the result is not immediate, one will develop full conviction in prapaththi (surrender). http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2013/12/virodhi-pariharangal-2.html  
  12. As the desire in engaging in servitude of dhEvathAntharams such as agni, indhran, etc., is removed, servitude towards bhagavAn will flourish. http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2013/12/virodhi-pariharangal-2.html 
  13. As one realizes that service to dhEvathAntharams must be given up, service to bhagavAn which is natural for the jIvAthmA will dawn in him/her. http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2013/12/virodhi-pariharangal-2.html 
  14. As one clearly understands that his/her surrender is not the upAyam (means), one will understand that bhagavAn himself is the upAyam. http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2013/12/virodhi-pariharangal-2.html  
  15. As one engages in activities prescribed in sAsthram (independently), sAdhanAntharams (karma, gyAna, bhakthi yOgams) will fructify. http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2013/12/virodhi-pariharangal-2.html  
  16. As ones attachment towards activities in uplifting oneself (independently) is removed, sidhdhOpAyam (bhagavAn as the means) will be established for oneself. http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2013/12/virodhi-pariharangal-2.html  
  17. As the obstacle in upAyam (means) is removed, bhagavAn as the upAyam will be firmly established. http://ponnadi.blogspot.com/2013/12/virodhi-pariharangal-3.html
  18. As the obstacle in upEyam (goal) is removed, (kainkaryam to) bhagavAn only as the ultimate goal will be established. http://ponnadi.blogspot.com/2013/12/virodhi-pariharangal-3.html
  19. As the 3 main obstacles in upEyam (goal) are removed, ultimate goal of unlimited, eternal and most blissful kainkaryam (service) to bhagavAn will be established. http://ponnadi.blogspot.com/2013/12/virodhi-pariharangal-3.html
  20. As the obstacle in understanding main pramANam (evidence/source of knowledge) is removed, ones faith in sAsthram will be established. http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2013/12/virodhi-pariharangal-4.html 
  21. As the obstacle that accompanies the jIvAthmA eternally is removed, AthmA's true nature will be established. http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2013/12/virodhi-pariharangal-4.html 
  22. As the eternal obstacle is removed, detachment towards worldly pleasures will be established in oneself. http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2013/12/virodhi-pariharangal-4.html  
  23. As the temporary obstacle is removed, eternal bliss will be established.  http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2013/12/virodhi-pariharangal-4.html  
  24. As the obstacle for the true nature of jIvAthmA is removed, one will truly understand that jIvAthmA must be fully enjoyed by bhagavAn. http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2013/12/virodhi-pariharangal-4.html  
  25. As the obstacle in understanding the true nature of paramAthmA is removed, ones pArathanthriyam (total-dependence) towards bhagavAn will be firmly established.  http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2013/12/virodhi-pariharangal-5.html
  26. As self-enjoyment attitude is removed, disinterest towards oneself will be established.   http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2013/12/virodhi-pariharangal-5.html
  27. As obstacle for bhagavAn's enjoyment are removed, detachment towards desire for controlling will be established. http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2013/12/virodhi-pariharangal-5.html
  28. As the obstacle for union with bhagavAn is removed, the easy attainment of bhagavAn will be firmly established.  http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2013/12/virodhi-pariharangal-5.html
  29. As the obstacle for separation from bhagavAn is removed, prolonged union  with bhagavAn will be established.  http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2013/12/virodhi-pariharangal-5.html
  30. As the obstacle of worldly pleasures is removed, control/victory over ones senses will be established. 
    http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2013/12/virodhi-pariharangal-6.html
  31. As the obstacle in ones faith is removed, ultimate faith will be established. http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2013/12/virodhi-pariharangal-6.html
  32. As the obstacle  in ones pravruththi (activities) is removed, activities focussed on the pleasure of bhagavAn will be established. http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2013/12/virodhi-pariharangal-6.html
  33. As the obstacle in ones nivruththi (inactivity) is removed, detachment in such  activities (which are self-centered) will be established. http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2013/12/virodhi-pariharangal-6.html
  34. As the obstacle in ones sleep is removed, full realization of ones true nature will be established.  http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2013/12/virodhi-pariharangal-7.html  
  35. As the obstacle in ones waking up is removed, knowledge about reality will be established. http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2013/12/virodhi-pariharangal-7.html  
  36. As the obstacle in ones walking (path, activities, etc) is removed, removal of coming again the samsAram (taking another birth)  will be established.   http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2014/01/virodhi-pariharangal-8.html
  37. As the obstacle in ones standing is removed, blissfully standing amidst the devotees in paramapdham will be established. http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2014/01/virodhi-pariharangal-8.html
  38. As the obstacle in necessary aspects is removed, this current body being the blemishless final body (before attaining paramapadham) will be established. http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2014/01/virodhi-pariharangal-9.html
  39. As the obstacle in the bodily purity is removed, purity of the self (soul) will be established.
    http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2014/01/virodhi-pariharangal-9.html
  40. As the obstacle in bathing is removed, bathing in virajA river (before entering paramapadham) will be established. http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2014/01/virodhi-pariharangal-9.html
  41. As the obstacle in our conduct is removed, conduct based tradition (of pUrvAchAryas) will be established. http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2014/01/virodhi-pariharangal-10.html  
  42. As the obstacle in identity/characteristic is removed, vialakshaNathvam (greatness) will be established.
    http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2014/02/virodhi-pariharangal-11.html
  43. As the obstacle in remembrance is removed, purity of such remembrance will be established.
    http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2014/02/virodhi-pariharangal-12.html
  44. As the obstacle in singing/speaking is removed, purity in speech will be established.
    http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2014/02/virodhi-pariharangal-13.html
  45. As the obstacle in hearing is removed, purity of sath sampradhAyam (unadulterated tradition) will be established in oneself.  http://ponnadi.blogspot.com/2014/02/virodhi-pariharangal-14.html
  46. As the obstacle in service is removed, bhagavAn's joyful acceptance of such service will be established.  http://ponnadi.blogspot.com/2014/02/virodhi-pariharangal-15.html
  47. As the obstacle in samArAdhanam (worship) is removed, bhagavAn's joyful acceptance of such worship will be established.  http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2014/03/virodhi-pariharangal-16.html
  48. As the obstacle in offering obeisances/prostration is removed, bhagavAn's joyful acceptance of such act will be established. http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2014/03/virodhi-pariharangal-17.html 
  49. As the obstacle in offering salutations with joint palms is removed, stealing/capturing of bhagavAn's heart will be established.  http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2014/03/virodhi-pariharangal-18.html
  50. As the obstacle in spending our time is removed, true satisfaction of spending such time in useful manner will be established.  http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2014/03/virodhi-pariharangal-19.html 
  51. As the obstacle in earning is removed, ones sAthvika (goodness) nature will be established.
    http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2014/04/virodhi-pariharangal-20.html
  52. As the obstacle in ones home is removed, great fortune of visits by saintly persons and their association will be established. http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2014/05/virodhi-pariharangal-21.html
  53. As the obstacle in ones land/property is removed, dedication of the fruits of such land/property to bhagavAn will be established. http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2014/05/virodhi-pariharangal-21.html
  54. As the obstacle in feeding others is removed, ones position as the giver and enjoyer will be established.
    http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2014/05/virodhi-pariharangal-22.html
  55. As the obstacle in food is removed, developed state of sathvam (goodness) will be established.  http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2014/05/virodhi-pariharangal-22.html
  56. As the obstacle in thIrtham (holy water) is removed, the upliftment of ones own self will be established.  http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2014/06/virodhi-pariharangal-24.html  
  57. As the obstacle in prasAdham (sanctified/holy food) is removed, purification of self will be established.
    http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2014/06/virodhi-pariharangal-25.html
  58. As the obstacle in speech is removed, differentiation from samsAris (materialistic persons) will be established. http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2014/06/virodhi-pariharangal-26.html 
  59. As the obstacle in association is removed, srIvaishNava characteristics/qualities will be established. Note: "sanga virOdhi" section is missing in this book published by srI u. vE. V V Ramanujam swamy.
  60. As the obstacle in relations is removed, knowledge about bhagavAn who is the eternal relative will be established.  http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2014/06/virodhi-pariharangal-27.html
  61. As the obstacle in attachment is removed, bhagavath prApthi (reaching bhagavAn) will be established. http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2014/06/virodhi-pariharangal-28.html
  62. As the obstacle in devotion is removed, servitude and well-wishing (of bhagavAn) will be established.  http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2014/06/virodhi-pariharangal-28.html
  63. As the obstacle in slavery (servitude) is removed, knowledge about eternal master will be established.  http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2014/06/virodhi-pariharangal-29.html  
  64. As the obstacle in friendship is removed, being favourable towards everyone will be established.
    http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2014/07/virodhi-pariharangal-30.html
  65. As the obstacle in offering is removed, knowledge about ones own possession and bhagavAn's possession will be established. http://ponnadi.blogspot.com/2014/07/virodhi-pariharangal-31.html 
  66. As the obstacle in philosophy is removed, AchArya's acceptance will be established.
    http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2014/07/virodhi-pariharangal-32.html
  67. As the obstacle in Asrama (stages of life) is removed, complete dedication to bhagavAn only will be established. http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2014/07/virodhi-pariharangal-33.html  
  68. As the obstacle in jAthi (birth) is removed, knowledge about being a servant of bhAgavathas will be established. http://ponnadi.blogspot.com/2014/08/virodhi-pariharangal-34.html
  69. As the obstacle in trustworthy principles is removed, strong conviction on the blemishless nature of such trustworthy principles will be established. http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2014/09/virodhi-pariharangal-35.html 
  70. As the obstacle in untrustworthy principles is removed ... (Note: This sentence is not found in the source). http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2014/09/virodhi-pariharangal-36.html
  71. As the obstacle in the doctrine is removed, strong conviction in the most respected pramANams (authoritative sources of knowledge) will be established. http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2014/09/virodhi-pariharangal-37.html , http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2014/09/virodhi-pariharangal-38.html and
    http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2014/10/virodhi-pariharangal-39.html
  72. As the obstacle in reality is removed, knowledge about the most auspicious pramEyam (goal - bhagavAn) will be established. http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2014/10/virodhi-pariharangal-40.html  , http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2014/10/virodhi-pariharangal-41.html and  http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2014/11/virodhi-pariharangal-42.html
  73. As the obstacle in masculinity is removed, ones identity as a fully abiding wife  of bhagavAn will be established. http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2014/11/virodhi-pariharangal-43.html
  74. As the obstacle in the understanding of final moments is removed, ones nature as a fully surrendered person will be established. http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2014/11/virodhi-pariharangal-44.html 
  75. As the obstacle in distrust is removed, ones trust in the divine words of bhagavAn, bhAgavathas and AchArya and the visEsha sAsthram (special portions of sAsthram which emphasises on bhAgavatha dharmam) will be established. http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2014/11/virodhi-pariharangal-45.html
  76. As the obstacle in association is cleared, knowledge about bhagavAn will be established. http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2014/11/virodhi-pariharangal-45.html
  77. As the obstacle in offsprings (progeny) is removed, vaishNava offsprings will be established.  http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2014/11/virodhi-pariharangal-45.html
  78. As the obstacle in varNa (classification based on the activities they perform) is removed, the varNa of AthmA, that is sEshathvam (servitude) will be established.  http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2014/11/virodhi-pariharangal-45.html
  79. As the obstacle in japa (recitation) is removed, constant recitation of dhvaya mahA manthram will be established.  http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2014/11/virodhi-pariharangal-45.html
  80. As the obstacle in worship is removed, worship of bhagavAn will be established. http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2014/11/virodhi-pariharangal-45.html
  81. As the obstacle in mastership (lordship) is removed, knowledge about bhagavAn's supreme lordship will be established.  http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2014/12/virodhi-pariharangal-46.html  
  82. As the obstacle in avoidable aspects is removed, sAthvika food, faith in sAthvika scripture and sAthvika activities will be established.  http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2014/12/virodhi-pariharangal-46.html  
  83. As the obstacle in unavoidable aspects is removed, attainment of the ultimate goal at the end of the current body will be established. http://ponnadi.blogspot.in/2014/12/virodhi-pariharangal-46.html  
For a jIvAthmA, these obstacles relate to his svarUpa (true nature), saththA (existence), sthithi (standing) and pravruththi (activities). Through constant meditation on praNava (OmkAra) which reveals bhagavAn's nature and existence, the obstacles relating to the jIvAthmA's nature and existence are removed. Through the meditation of nama:, the obstacles relating to the jIvAthmA's standing will be removed. Through meditation on "nArAyaNa" sabdham (word) which reveals the activities which are triggered by bhagavAn and those activities which are fully enjoyed by bhagavAn only, the obstacles relating to the jIvAthmA's activities will be removed. Thus, it is explained that, by serving a true AchArya, learning the meanings of thirumanthram which has three parts, removing the obstacles, one should lead ones life. Translator's note: The importance of thirumanthram is highlighted here. thirumanthram is the basis for the essential principles. thirumanthram is further explained in dhvaya mahA manthram and charama slOkam. These 3 which are together called as rahasya thrayam must be learnt from an authoritative AchArya. Serving the AchArya is also of paramount importance. It is explained by eRumbi appA in pUrva dhinacharyA 9th slOkam that mAmunigaL was constantly reciting dhvaya mahA manthram and was constantly meditating on the meanings of dhvaya mahA manthram. It is also emphasised by piLLai lOkAchAryar that one should always recite guru paramparA manthram (asmadh gurubhyO nama: ... srIdharAya nama:) before reciting dhvaya mahA manthram. Thus, as a srIvaishNava, one should aspire for the quick removal of obstacles and focus on living a glorious life in this world itself in line with the instructions of our pUrvAchAryas and finally ascend to paramapadham to eternally serve the divine couple for their fullest pleasure.
Thus ends the commentary of vangi puratthu nambi for "virOdhi parihArangaL" that was blessed by bhagavath rAmAnujAchArya.


srI u. vE. V V Ramanujam swamy

It is a great fortune for me to have been engaged in this translation effort by the grace of  srIman nArAyaNan, AzhwArs, AchAryas and asmadhAchAryan. My gratitude flows towards srI u. vE. V V Ramanujam swamy who have given a very simple and effective translation for this very technically in-depth grantham and also to many vidhwAns who have taught many valuable principles of our sath sampradhAyam to me. Also, my sincere thanks belongs to those constantly encourage me in such endeavours of translating pUrvAchArya granthams. Thus ends the english translation of virOdhi parihArangaL grantham of emperumAnAr's final instructions to vangi puratthu nambi.

adiyen sarathy ramanuja dasan 



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