воскресенье, 28 января 2018 г.

Shree NammAlwar: Personal Shriman Narayana and Upanishadic Siddhantas...

AS WE ALL KNOW ALWARS' PRABANDHAS ARE IMBUED WITH PURELY UPANISHADIC SIDDHANTAS. 

IN THE FOLLOWING EXCERPT FROM #"NAMMALWAR"# A. SRINIVASA RAGHAVAN EXPLAINS THE INTERCONNECTION OF JNANA-TINTED UPANISHADIC SIDDHANTAS AND EMOTIONAL BHAKTI CONTEMPLATIONS WHICH CAN BE FOUND IN SHRI NAMMALWAR'S "TIRUVOIMOZHI":

"Nammalvar tries in places to express the all-inclusive inexpressible nature of Reality through paradox and writes in "Tiruvoimozhi":

Not Mukti, not Dasya in Vaikuntha...

Cited from 

"NAMMALVAR" #by A. Srinivasa Raghavan# [Sahitya Akademi] ~1975~

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English annotation by Vishnudut1926: Nice research with a philological tint (a common case for Sahitya Akademi editions, as they always focus on philology). 

Bridal Mysticism (Nayaki-Bhava) of Shree NammAlwar is also discussed in the Grantha, I liked the following translation on page 82: 


Technical details regarding the scan: Originally scan was in 2-pages binding which made it readable on big screens only. 

In order to make the scan fit into my 10-inches Android tablet I have made 1-page binding via PDF X-Change. If you need 2-pages binding scan, please refer to - https://archive.org/details/NammaAlvarSrinivasaRaghavanA.SahityaAkademi

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The Concept of Ananya-Bhakti...

THE FOLLOWING EXCERPT IS FROM "SHARANAGATI AS DEPICTED IN THE MAHABHARATA" BY DR. S.G. PANDIT:

"In the Narayaniyopakhyana, which is narrated in the Santiparva of the Mahabharata, it is said that sage Narada had to perform great penance and devote himself thoroughly and intensely and then only through the Grace of Lord Narayana Himself that he could have the Lord’s Darsana. 

Here the Supreme Lord himself states that He could be seen by an excellent devotee only with "Ananya-bhakti" (single minded devotion). 

Lord Narayana is the Supreme Purusha; there is no one equal to Him or

"SRIRANGA KSHETRA MAHATMYAM" #by R. Narasimhan# [Sri Sudarsana Jyotisha Mantralaya, SriRangam] ~4th edition~

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English annotation by Vishnudut1926: Lovely vintage edition! The 1st part of the Grantha is about Shree RangaKshetra, while the 2nd part is about Alwars. 

Shreemati RangaNayaki-Devi is called "KamalaValli" in the story about Her Marriage with Bhagavan Shree RangaNatha. Very Beautiful Name!

This scan belongs to my E-Library on Cryptpad (E-Library, containing crucial and the most recommended Vaishnava-Granthas), you can visit here - #Cryptpad light E-Library#

P.S. The cover of the scan was without top (without word "SriRanga"), I have recovered it in GIMP and FOTOR. The original scan cover looks like this:


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Sudarshana Alwar (enhanced image)...

I liked very much the following image of Sudarshana Alwar from #"SRIRANGA KSHETRA MAHATMYAM" by R. Narasimhan#. The scan is of vintage quality, so I have recovered the image via GIMP ["bilateral-repair"-filtre and "retinex"-filtre]:


The original image looked like this: