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enadhurai thanadhuraiyAga

திருஞானசம்பந்தர் அருளிய திருக்கடைக்காப்பு
தலம்    திருஇலம்பையங்கோட்டூர்
பண்    குறிஞ்சி
1-ஆம் திருமுறை


மனமுலாம் அடியவர்க்கு அருள் புரிகின்ற 
    வகையலாற் பலி திரிந்து உண்பிலான் மற்றோர்
தனமிலான் எனதுரை தனதுரையாகத்
    தாழ்சடை இளமதி தாங்கிய தலைவன்
புனமெலாம் அருவிகள் இருவிசேர் முத்தம்
    பொன்னொடு மணி கொழித்து ஈண்டி வந்தெங்கும்
இனமெலாம் அடைகரை இலம்பையங்கோட்டூர்
    இருக்கையாப் பேணி என் எழில் கொள்வது இயல்பே


thirunyAnacambandhar aruLiya thirukkaDaikkAppu
thalam    thiru ilambayaNkOTTUr
paN    kuRinchi
1st thirumuRai


manamulAm aDiyavarkku aruL purikinRa
    vakaiyalAl pali thirin^thu uNbilAn maRROr
dhanamilAn enathurai thanathuraiyAgath
    thAzcaDai iLamamathi thAN^giya thalaivan
punamelAm aruvikaL iruvicEr muththam
    ponnoDu maNi koziththu INDi van^theN^gum
inamelAm aDaikarai ilambaiyaN^kOTTUr
    irukkaiyAp pENi en ezil koLvathu iyalbE


Meaning of song:

But for showering grace to the devotees on whose mind
He wanders, (though) roams around for alms and does not eat!
He has no other wealth! One Who has my words as His words!
The Chief Who holds young crescent on the low lying twined hair!
Cherishing the seat as ilambayankoTTUr, which is the bank where
on the fields the waterfalls bring richly the pearls, gold and gems 
that are at the feet of the millet (thinai), is it (His) character to
capture my charm?!

1. cambandhar in this song defines the act of God.
All that the God is doing is giving Bliss to those devoted.
Apart from that, even when It wanders in play taking alms
or accepting anything for that matter, It has absolutely no 
use of the things. Because other than Itself, It needs nothing
as wealth to enjoy!! 
   This underscores the very important characters of God
 a. Being Perfect - needing nothing external
 b. Being Fully Merciful - Always, with not even a slightest 
exception, showering grace.
    Only the God Who is perfect and is not dependent on 
anything external can provide Bliss. Also only when It 
is full of grace ever, the continuity of Bliss is assured
for the soul. Hail that Lord shiva, the Perfect, Who has 
absolutely no use of us, but ever feeding the grace!!
2. "enathurai thanathuraiyAka" is a very important statement
from this thirumuRai. 
   God is in everything - in all of us. However only those who 
are tuned with love and austerity could get to listen to 
voice of God. There are those instances where the message
of God is listened, stored/processed and told out. In the next 
level, whatever listened is repeated out as it is. However
the shanti pATa in Chandoga upanishad talks of even higher 
   "ApyAyantu mamANgAni vAk prANaH chakshush shrotramato
    balamindriyANi cha sarvANi| sarvam brahmopaniShadaM|"
Here the instruments of speech, sight etc are not at the control
of the individual. They are directly operating under the command
of the Supreme brahman. At this point the words coming out
of the instrument of the individual are directly linked with God.
That becomes, "my words becoming His words".
   (So what is the individual doing at this point? The upaniShad 
also clarifies that:
   "mAaham brahma nirAkuryAm| mA mA brahma nirAkarot|
    anirAkaraNamastvanirAkaraNam mE astu|"
The individual is embracing God and God holding tight the 
individual, making the job of the individual to enjoy the Bliss!!)
3. pali - alms; punam - field; iruvi - foot of millet plant.

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