Swami koorathazhwan felt pain of others – Krishna advocates disattachment

Updated on December 8, 2016 in Azhwars
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A true Srivaishnavan is the one who feels the pain of others.

Krishna on the other hand says be disattached and don’t take anything to your heart.

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Srimatey Ramanujaya Namaha

“A true Srivaishnavan is the one who feels the pain of others” – True.

What Bhagavan says in Gita,

Remain unattached to worldly things because everything is temporary. All Achit tattvams keep changing. Achit also includes our shariram. so do not get attached to this shariram which is not YOU. Shariram is just a costume that keeps changing. Do not get attached to Wealth.Do not be attached to your relatives just because they are your parents/<whoever> because whoever is your relative today was not related to you in previous janmas and might not be related to you in future janmas.

Now why should a sri vaishnavan feel the pain of others and help them ?

vidya-vinaya-sampanne
brahmane gavi hastini
suni caiva sva-pake ca
panditah sama-darsinah

Irrespective of what shariram an atma is in, it is the responsibility of a sri vaishnavan to help everyone because all are children of Bhagavan. Only when we see that all are equal and offer our help irrespective of whether it is a Manushya, Sthavara, Janagama etc, Bhagavan’s ullam is happy. Bhagavan is happy as one of his children is helping others.

Someone who worships Bhagavan alone cannot be a srivaishnavan. Unless he sees all the atmas to be similar and equal, unless he feels sad and helps others, he cannot be called srivaishnavan. Generally when our relatives/friends suffer, we feel sad for them but we do not feel sad if a neighbor faces difficulty because we are attached to our sharira bandhus. This is called attachment. But if we start feeling the same for all Jivatmas irrespective of they are related to us or not, that will make Bhagavan happy. 

Adiyen Ramanuja Dasan

 

on December 7, 2016

Wow, adiyen,
” so do not get attached to this shariram which is not YOU.”- amazing lines

Ok is this a contextual statement?
“Someone who worships Bhagavan alone cannot be a srivaishnavan. ” – EkAntha anubhavam is wrong?

Kudi irundhu kulirndhelor empaavaai but rishis prefer loneliness. Devar know my question here 🙂

Yes adiyen feel, the world as one family “Vasudhaiva kutumbakam” is the right thought.

“we are attached to our sharira bandhus” – Let’s become Athma bandhus.

Velukkudi used to say in Ramayana – Valmiki was short of words, he could not place Guha anywhere near to SriRam though Swamy had accepted him as friend.

Finally Valmiki wrote ” Ramasya Athma Sama Sakha Guha:”. – These lines touched adiyen’s heart.

on December 8, 2016

“Someone who worships Bhagavan alone cannot be a srivaishnavan. ” – EkAntha anubhavam is wrong?

This was told by Adiyen to mean that someone who worships Bhagavan but does not care for other jivas cannot be called a srivaishnavan. Bhagavan will not be happy just because someone approaches him. He would be happy only if that Bhakthan understands all jivas are Bhagavan’s children and helps them. 

Bhagavan is avaaptha samastha kaaman. He does not want anything for himself. Anything that we offer him cannot satisfy him. Generally people who are in need of something can be satisfied by getting things from others. There is nothing that Bhagavan is in need of and nothing that he does not have. All he wants us is to help his children.

Adiyen Ramanuja Dasan

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