Sreemathey Ramanaujaya Namaha
Sreemadh Varavara Munaye Namaha
Sree Venkata Gurave Namaha
Respected Bhagavatha Bandhus,
Our Acharyas are “KripA mAtra prasanna Acharyas”, driven solely by the motive of mercy towards misguided mankind. They scrupulously adhere to the dictum “KripayA nisspruhO vadEt” (The Acharya should impart instruction to the disciple without expecting anything in return).
Sri Manavala Mamunigal in his Aarthi Prabandham goes a step ahead and brings out to establish the grace of Swamy Ramanuja is more than that of the Lord in the foll verses
“Adhigaaram undel arangarirangaroo
adhigaaram illadharkandro — Ethiraja!
nee erangavenduvathu neeyum adhigarigalukkey
erangil enseivom yaam”
People practicing Karma,Bakthi yoga etc get qualified to get the grace of the Lord, People who have no such attributes are dependent only on your grace Oh Ramanuja! If you too behave like Lord where else we can go?
In this verse, it is stated, that the Emperumaan discriminates by giving Moksha to selected few who are qualified, for the same, But Emperumanaar, has no such discrimination, his grace is universal and flows out to all the needy, such is his compassion,
unmindful of eligibility & even though we are unqualified & underserving, Swami Emperumanaar out of his extreme compassion redeems us, Thus stands at higher level than the Emperumaan,(when it comes to compassion/grace)
Further in another sloka from the same prabandham
“Nandha nargathhu aazhundhamai vendidal naaneelatheer
en thathaiyaan ethirajanai nannum endrum ava
andhadhi thannai anusandhiyum avan thondrarudan
chindakulam keda cherntheedum muthee pin siddhikkume”
“Oh people of this earth! If you want to get relieved from this narakam/hell of samsara. You should take refugee in thiruvadi of my father Ethirajan, Chant (his)Ramanuja Nootriandadhi (which is gayathri for prapannas) in which each pasruam contains his nama which forms a favorable/cordial factor for our destination & always remain in the satsangh of his adiyars, through all this moksham is easily accessible & confirmed
All these come out from the mouth of our “Poi Illadha Manavala Mamuni”
Let us pray to YATHIRAJA PADHUKA/ Swamy Ramanuja’s thiruvadi and take pride in identifying ourselves as “Ramanuja Dasas”
Vazhi Ethirajan! Vazhi Ethirajan!
Adiyen Ramanuja Dasan