Why say "AdiyEn,rAmAnuja dAsan"?
Just wanted to share what i got 2 know about recently through Sri Sri AnnAs upanyAsam
AChArya RAmAnuja is an ocean of mercy who requested SriRanganAtha to grant mOksham to all the people in kali yugA by reciting his gadya trayA with bhakthi. Sri RanganAtha thought twice about it. He cannot dissapoint such a dear devotee. At the same time, if he grants mOksha to everyone, he can no longer perform his "LeelA". Hence, he said to AChAryA that anyone who performs sharAngathi to him by saying "AdiyEn , rAmanuja DAsan" will be granted mOksha.
Only a very few percentage of the people kali are humble enough to even say that forget about saying it from the heart. That is yet another leelA of God. at least now , O mind, perform sharaNAgathi to this ocean of mercy not because you expect something out of it, but just to surrender under the lOtus feet of such a mahAnubAvar
Thirumangai aazhvaar says that the Lord will raze down
the sorrow of his devotees "adiyaar paduthuyar
aayinavellaam, nilandharam seyyum." He is ever gazing
in the direction of Lanka eagerly awaiting the midnight
visits of his dear devotee Vibeeshnan
Namaazhvaar asserts that the Lord is ever contemplating
all the different ways to shower His grace upon the
devotees "unnadiyaarku enseyvan enRE yiriththin^ee.
Periyaazhvaar goes to the extent of suggesting that the
Lord will reject charges made against the devotees even if
they were to come from the thaayaar (Lakshmi) Herself,
"thannadiyaar thiRaththakaththu thaamaraiyaaL aakilum
sidhakuraikkumEl, "ennadiyaar adhu seyyaar, seydhaarEl
Why would thaayaar make any such
complaint? The answer is to prove to the masses that the
Lord will not forsake them at all! Such is the love of our
Lord towards His devotees.
He epitomizes the state of mind of all the aazhvaars when he
declares that he will proudly wear on his forehead the wet
mud from the feet of devotees, "thoNdar sEvadich
sezhuncEr en sennikku aNivanE."
Comments of other bhakThAs
In this kali no one feels and spell it out from their hearts...
unless we make an attempt to get such kind of bakthi , rangan wudnt c us as a even as a person among the crowd...
But such kind of bakthi will grow only thro GURUKATAKSHA hence we shud alwz plead him to pour mercy(though till now its more)...on us
Those things that u've quoted will b xplained very superbly by srisri in RAMANUJA VAIBVAM .i too have heard it so much of times....
It is the way of vaishnavam,but the word have been forgot my most person.Even Our Namazhwar says "Thondar Thondar Thondar Thondan sadagopan".According to vaishnavam each Vaishnavate is a slave of other Vaishnavate,u can see this from the pasurams of our Azhwars and Aacharyans
Another Staunch VAishnavites view
Anyone who does "samashranam". Having the sanku charkram in the left arm and right arm by your acharyar. The first lesson taught is whoever you talk you must say adiyen ramanuja dasan. I happened to listen in velukudi's discussion. Those who have done samshranam are only allowed to get srivaikunda moksham and they are the srivaishnavas.
Info on Samashranam (nAma samasakaram)
The AchAryA adds the name 'DAsA' at the end of the disciples name , to indicate that he is forever the servant of
Lord Sriman NArAyanA and Bhagavad RAmAnujA. He becomes a 'RAmAnuja dAsan'.This is highly important.
Eventhough Sri Vaishnavam is eternal , it was Bhagavad RAmAnujA who propagated it with intensity and fervour ,out of his
great compassion for all the living entities. He was a supreme devotee of Sriman NArAyanA and an intellectual genius. He gave
the true imports of Brahma SUtrAs and established the eternal truth vouchsafed in the Upanishads . He made everyone
understand that NArAyanA , the consort of 'Sri' is the Supreme Lord , who has all the sentient beings and insentient things as
His body (ie. NArAyanA is supporter & controller of everything and everything exists for His pleasure ).
He gave the secret doctrine of 'prapatti' ( self -surrender ) to the whole world. PRAPATTI IS THE ONLY WAY IN THIS KALI
YUGA BY WHICH ONE CAN REACH SRI VAIKUNTAM (MOKSHAM). Thus ,it was Bhagavad RAmAnujA who opened the
gates of Sri Vaikuntam for anyone , irrespective of caste , creed or sex. The greatness of Bhagavad RAmAnujA cannot be
expressed in mere words.
Since he was the one who redeemed the whole suffering humanity by propagating the eternal truth and the ultimate good to
everyone , Lord RanganAthA residing at SriRangam became so moved that , the Supreme Lord placed at the disposal of
RAmAnujAchAryA , all His possessions - LIlAvibhUti ( Material World ) and Nitya-VibhUti (Spiritual World ie. Sri Vaikuntam ) -
including Himself.In commemoration of that act , Lord RanganAthA conferred upon Bhagavad RAmAnujA the name of
'Udayavar'( Possesor or Master ) ,to signify that he was thenceforth the Master of All. Thus , to enter the Spiritual Abode of
Sriman NArAyanA , the link with ' Udayavar '( Sri RAmAnujA ) becomes a vital and important criterion.
The sishyA should always identify himself through this 'dAsa ' nAmA . Whenever he speaks to other bhAgavathAs he should
have the servitude attitude which in one way can be cultivated by remembering his 'dAsa ' nAmA. Ladies shall identify
themselves by suffixing "nAmine RAmAnuja dAsi" to their name ( eg: RanganAyaki nAmine RAmAnuja dAsi ).
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