srimathE rAmAnujAya nama:
srimadh varavaramunayE nama:
sri vAnAchala mahAmunayE nama:
ebook containing all the articles in this series - https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByVemcKfGLucNUV6UVlCQ1BrVUU/edit?usp=sharing.
ஸ்வயம் ஆசரதே யஸ்மாத் ஆசார்யஸ் தேந கீர்த்தித:
Simple translation: An AchArya is one who understands the sAsthram fully, establishes the principles as given in the sAsthram and he himself practices the same.
It is also explained by our pUrvAchAryas based on sAsthram that, an AchArya must be totally faithful to srIman nArAyaNa and fully accept his supremacy. An AchArya must be purely situated in gyAnam (knowledge), bhakthi (loving devotion) and vairAgyam (detachment) and must be abstaining from upAyAntharams (any other means other than srIman nArAyaNan), upEyAntharams (any other goal other than service to srIman nArAyaNan and his devotees) and dhEvathAntharams (having any attachment to other dhEvathas). All our pUrvAchAryas were shining examples for such qualities in them.
This grantham is in maNipravALa style (a mixture of tamizh and samskritha words) and as in many other pUrvAchArya granthams, has long sentences, phrases that are difficult to translate directly, etc. adiyen will attempt to present the essence of each section/paragraph as close as possible to the original text.
Very special co-incidence - By the divine will of emperumAn this translation effort went into 18 articles similar to bhagavadh gIthai's 18 chapters. In the 18th chapter emperumAn reveals the glories of surrender, here also in the last article, glories of surrender to AchArya is revealed. Even more special is that this series is concluding in time for ALavandhAr's annual thirunakshathram day. ALavandhAr was fully situated in AchArya nishtai and revealed his divine emotions towards nAthamunigaL in his sthOthra rathanam - its an apt day for us to remember and relish this divine grantham "anthimOpAya nishtai".
adiyen is very thankful to many srivaishnavas who encouraged me and continues to encourage me in writing such articles. With the blessings of such srivaishnavas, our pUrvAchAryas, AzhwArs and sri-bhUmi-nILa samEtha emperumAn, adiyen is presenting this book to the larger srivaishnava community.
adiyen is grateful to sriya:pathi, AzhwArs and AchAryas for letting adiyen do this small kainkaryam as a samarpaNai at the lotus feet of asmadhAchAryan srImath paramamhamsa ithyAdhi vAnamAmalai pattarpirAn rAmAnuja jIyar swamy (29th pattam).
adiyen is indebted to srI ranganAthan swamy (bangalore - editor of http://antaryami.net website) for graciously providing timely and beautiful translations for some of the samskritha slOkams and pramANams
- Part 1 - http://ponnadi.blogspot.com/2013/06/anthimopaya-nishtai-1.html
- AchArya vaibhavam and sishya lakshaNam - pramANams
- Part 2 - http://ponnadi.blogspot.com/2013/06/anthimopaya-nishtai-2.html - AchArya vaibhavam through the words of madhurakavi AzhwAr and piLLai lOkAchAryar.
- Part 3 -
- bhAgavathas glories irrespective of birth
- Part 17 - http://ponnadi.blogspot.com/2013/07/anthimopaya-nishtai-17.html - Causeless mercy of bhAgavathas
- Part 18 - http://ponnadi.blogspot.com/2013/07/anthimopaya-nishtai18.html - Conclusion - Glories of AchArya nishtai
adiyen sarathy ramanuja dasan
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