Prayer of the Day
Prayer from Thiruvarutpayan (திருவருட்பயன்)
அகலத்தரும் அருளை ஆக்கும் வினை நீக்கும்
சகலர்க்கு வந்தருளும் தான் 48
Song as Romanized text
akalaththarum aruLai Akkum vinai n-Ikkum
sakalarkku van-tharuLum thAn 48
Meaning of the Prayer Song:
One (Guru), who comes to the people in
Sakala state of maturity,
give the path to depart (from veil of darkness),
makes Grace (appear to the fore),
removes the karma.
1. The Guru basically helps the individual in threefold ways
First of all provides a guidance to the path through which
the individual can proceed away from the veil of darkness.
Second, it shoudl be a path of Bliss. Grace that provides the
Bliss is everywhere, but one has not realized it. The Guru
makes the Grace explicit.
Third, the backlog of karma deeply embedded in the individual
is removed by the Guru, setting the individual free.