Sri Ramanuja MUnaye Namaha,
Sri Velukkudi Krishnan Swami Guruve Namaha,
Acharya Krupaiyaal, Swami Arulal, here are some things adiyen would like to share from Swami’s Enpani and upanyasams.
When we utilize our Jeeva Swathantriyan and do Sharanagathy through Acharyan’s Lotus Feet, Perumal Erases completely the “Sanchita Karmas” (Unlimited Bag of our Karmas stored in Perumal’s ThiruUllam), then we are left over only with the Prarabtha karma of this Janma (the bag that was given to us to relinquish).
However this Prarabtha karma is also never ending process, since every action we do, ends up in accumulating either paapa karma or punya karma. In the name of relinquishing karmas, in every Janma we Keep accumulate karmas. Swami beautifully says in “Yen Piranthen” upanyasam, about our karmas. Swami says, this is like a frog stuck inside a well, jumps 2 inches high and falls 3 inches backwards. The frog will never come out of the well, means the BhaddAthma will never come of the Samsaram with its own effort as the JeevAthma can never cancel out its paapa karma and punya karma to Zero.
So, reaching Moksham ALWAYS depends up on BhagavAn’s WILL at all the time. That’s why UPAYAM (Route) & UPEYAM (Destination) BOTH are always BHagavAn’s ThiruvAdi, which is nothing but the lineage of Alwars/GuruParamparai Acharyas in HIS Lotus feet. Hence, for a Sharanagathan based on our Acharyan ThiruMugha Malartthi (Acharyan Swami’s Abhimaanam), Perumal cuts off our Karmas and takes to Sri Vaikuntam, when Acharyan Says to Swami Ramanujar that this Sharanagathan is Namma Payal (நம்ம பயல்).
Sri Velukkudi Swami Beautifully says in “Acharya Abhimaanamey Uddharakam” upanyasam and “Anthimopaya Nishtai” upanyasam. Acharyan in Sampradhayam means, JagadhAcharyar Swami Ramanujar. The final step for Moksham is Swami Ramanujar’s Abhimaanam.
1) Upasana Maargam (Our Effort to reach of Perumal’s lotus feet directly) has 3 steps Karma yogam many janmas, then Gyana yogam many janmas, then Bhakthi yogam many janmas, and will yield results in some janma depending up on our Nishtai and Bhakthi. If something goes wrong in any janma, we have to start over, or follow different margham as,
2) Sharanagathy maargam (a.k.a ‘Athma Nivedhanam’, catching hold of Perumal’s feet directly bypassing Alwars/Acharyas), which will yield results any time this janma or in some janma, depending up how much Nishtai we have on the 5 Post rules of Sharanagathy, or start over again, or follow different margham as,
3) Acharya Abhimaana maargam (Relying on Acharyas Krupai to reach of Perumal’s lotus feet), which will yield results any time in this janma due to Acharya Ramanujar’s ‘NirHedhukai Krupai’ (Causeless Mercy), since Perumal is not giving us Moksham looking at our never-ending Karmas. So, we all sharanagathas show Grattitude (க்ரிதக்ஞதை) to Swami Ramanujar ThiruvAdi by doing BhagavAt, BhagavAta, Acharya Kainkaryams rest of the life, which is actually our JeevAthma Swaroopam (Sheshatvam and Parathanthriyam). Due to Acharya Abhimaanam, Acharyan blesses us to follow all the Sharanagthy 5 post rules as a Kainkaryam to SriRama.
So Upasana margham has 3 sub marghams as Karma, Gyana and Bhakthi yoga maarghams, or follow the 4th maargham called as Sharanagathy maargham, or follow the 5th maargham called as “Panchoupaya maargham” which is the last resort to reach Moksham for Nithya Kainkaryam. Hence this is also called as “Anthimopaya Nishtai” or called as “Acharya Abhimaanamaey Uddharakam“, which is what will get us to Moksham ‘SriVaikuntam’ for NithyaKainkaryam.
So, Ramanuja Dasas never focus or worry about the never-ending Karmas, instead the focus is only on Sneha Poorva BhagavAt, BhagavAta, Acharya Kainkaryams, and BhagavAn SriRama-Sita Piratti delivers us Moksham based on Acharyan’s recommendation through Swami Ramanujar ThiruvAdi via Alwars Anugraham.
Sri Velukkudi Swami has hinted in the latest Enpani #1212 about the Anthimopaya Nishtai (Acharya Abhimanamey Udharakam).
Asmadh Acharyan ThiruvAdi moolamaaga, Nammai Swami Ramanujar ThiruaAdiyil Seartthu vitta Sri VelukkudI Krishnan Swami Abhimaanamey Uddharakam.
Adiyen Sri Velukkudi Krishna Dasan,
Uyya Oraey Vazhi Udayavar ThiruvAdi.
Sarvam SriKrishna Kudumbham.