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Truth in Thirunyana Champandhar's Thevaram
thirunyAna champan^dhar was requested very much by his parents
to get married. Though he was not interested in it, to fulfill their
wish he got married. Though getting married is not a bad thing or a thing
not not to be done by devotees, He had sung in one of the songs earlier,
"Oh ! Lord with matted hair ! You saved me from getting swayed by the
pleasures of enjoying female parts" (mulaiththada mUzkiya pOkaN^kaLu
maRRavaiyu mellAm chilaiththalai yAvaNaN^ koNdemai yANda virichadaiyIr)
So he thought if he enjoys the pleasure of married life then what will
the devotees think of the praises he sang to the Lord ?
This marriage is not wanted. Otherwise the hymns sung in Kazumalam
(sIrkAzi) and other places, will be not considered true by the devotees.
Oh God of Nalluur Perumanam.
thirunyAnachampan^dhar in this hymn didn't say that his words will
not be considered true by the devotees. He being a true slave of the Lord
didn't bother about his fame. But he says that whatever praise that was
sung by him about the Lord will not be considered true by the devotees if
he acts in contradiction to what was sung by him. This alone is sufficient
for one to decide how absolute is the truth in his hymns, as he fears about
a contradiction between words and deed even in one hymn !! A light appeared
in the temple immediately by the grace of God and thriunyAnachampan^dhar
with his wife and other devotees merged in the Lord through that light
making his statement true and flawless
Let the Lord guide to that perfection of thirunyAnachampan^dhar in
following the truth and keeping one's own words and above all not to act
in any way that will give bad name for the devotees of that perfect God.
Posted On: 16.08.96
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