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What is Common in Vedas, Thirukural, Thevaram, Puranas, Thiruvasagam, Thirumandiram? - Prayer from Nalvazi of Auvaiyar

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Prayer song in Tamil


தேவர் குறளும் திருநான் மறைமுடிவும் 
மூவர் தமிழும் முனிமொழியும் - கோவை 
திருவா சகமும் திருமூலர் சொல்லும் 
ஒருவா சகமென் றுணர்.  40     ஔவையார்  - நல்வழி

Shloka as Romanized text


thEvar kuRaLum thirun-An maRaimudivum 
mUvar thamizum munimoziyum - kOvai 
thiruvA sakamum thirumUlar sollum 
oruvA sakamen RuNar.  40     auvaiyAr - n-alvazi

Meaning of the Prayer Song:

 Thirukkural of Thiruvalluva thevar,
the conclusion of the holy four vedas,
Tamil of the three (Sambandhar, Appar and Sundharar),
Words of the sage (Vyasar - i.e. Itihasas and Puranas),
Thiruchirrambalak kovaiyar and Thiruvasagam,
Words of Thirumular (thirumandhiram)
- realize that all these are saying the same.


1. All the texts Auvaiyar mention in this song are 
glorious texts. People read and get exposed to the
great concepts in some of them. In essence they 
are all treasures of the humanity. They all help us
lead a fulfilled life.

2. What is the common theme among all these texts?
All these talk the same thing that is the essence of the vedas,
which is nothing but four Purusharthas. The four Purusharthas
are: Dharma (well-formed path), Artha (wealth), Kama (enjoyment)
 and Mokasha (liberation). When a human being is having these
four in the life, it is a well fulfilled life. Hence they are called Purusharthas.
For the four sages - Sanaka, Sanandana, Sanathana, Sanatkumara,
who having analysed the complete four vedas, still confused about
what is the core essence of them - Lord Dakshinamurthi indicated
these four Purusharthas as the essence of the vedas.
c.f.  ஆலதன் கீழிருந்து நால்வர்க்கு அறம், பொருள், இன்பம், வீடு, ஆறங்கம், வேதம் தெரித்தானை - தேவாரம்

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