திருஞானசம்பந்தர் - திருக்கடைக்காப்பு
தலம் : பொது
பண் : கௌசிகம்
ஏதுக்க ளாலும் எடுத்த மொழியாலும் மிக்குச்
சோதிக்க வேண்டா சுடர்விட் டுளன் எங்கள்சோதி
மாதுக்கம் நீங்க லுறுவீர் மனம்பற்றி வாழ்மின்
சாதுக்கள் மிக்கீர் இறையே வந்து சார்மின்களே.
(thiruppAchuram is the padhikam sambandhar told
pANDiyan n^inRa chIr n^eDumARan as a guru. The
meaning of this padhikam is intense. chEkkizAr
has written quite some elaborations for this
whole padhikam, while no other padhikam has got
this kind of special commentary in periya purANam.
Given such great importance of this padhikam all
the hymns in this padhikam are being presented in
ThirumuRai Series (from 89 to 90). So there would
be many sent in these two days to cover complete padhikam before
April. The explanations here would be very little
compared to the deep meanings this enlightening
poem gives. So please contemplate on each of these
verses to get more out.
"pAchuram pADinAr para chamayaN^gaL pARA")
thirunyAna sambandhar thirukkaDaikkAppu
thalam podhu (Common)
eedhukkaLaalum eDuththa moziyaalum mikkuch
choodhikka veeNDaa chuDarviTTuLan eN^gaL choodhi
maadhukkam n^iiN^galuRuviir manampaRRi vaazmin
chaadhukkaL mikkiir iRaiyee van^dhu chaarminkaLee
Meaning of Thevaram
With cause, reasoning and with the words used
for presenting don't get too much into
examination, because our Lord is explicitly
glowing resplendently ! You will be removed of
your great sorrows, hold on to Him and live !
Oh serene ones and all others come and hinge
only on the God !
1. One cannot and mostly should not go just
by faith. If the one believed turns out to be
the truth it is safe, with least effort most
returns are got. But it happens to be not true
the result will be detrimental depending upon
how bad it is. So one has to check to ones own
satisfaction that the chosen thing is not the wrong
one. On the other hand when one keeps on
questioning without getting satisfied at some
point, fine the Truth will certainly keep
answering either immediately or with whatever
delays, but the seeker by then could have wasted
all the time in knowing what without looking at how
that truth could be utilized !
For example if one wants to find the presence
of a heat source there is a way to keep calculating
the difference in heat levels at various points
and finally arrive at the burning point. But when
one is able to see a huge flame dazzling, why go
for such laborious techniques ? (unless one really
The divine language of saint thirunyAna sambandhar
has used the chosen word "mikkuch chOdhikka vENDA".
There are religions that call for "just faith" and
there is another class (including rationalism) that
just insists on digging on and on without translating
the truths observed into practice. kuravar sambandhar
clarly drives away our quandary, "Analyze to get the
first concepts right. Then You can feel our Lord shiva
and stay in that Luminance ! There will be no doubts
any more ! Hold on to That Supreme ! That is your way
to the Bliss !!"
2. iRaiyE could also be interpreted as atleast a bit.
In that case the meaning could be, "Oh serene ones
and all others at least hold on to the Lord a bit.
(You will be benefited accordingly)"