Monday, December 5, 2011

Satvika Thyagam


Satvika Thyagam - Explanation.
This is discussed and explained many times in many groups and forums.
To recall it, I am giving it in simple terms?!.

Here in this phrase there are two words:
1. Satvikam - a desiarable attribute
2. Thyagam - giving up (leaving)

We know there are three types fo gunas 1.Satvikam, 2.Rajasam 3.Thamasam and the first one is the best one.

We are knowingly or unknowingly / purposefully or purposelessly always doing actions.
If the action is in the boundary of dharma we get some punyam and when in the boundary of adharma we get phapam.
We must enjoy the fruit of our action, to enjoy the fruits of our karma
repeatedly we are getting birth.
When one understands the truth as "getting birth is worst and attaining moksha is the best" then
he goes to an Acharya and apply for Sharanagathi.

He will continue to do karmas even after getting Sharanagathi.
what will happen for the phalans of those karmas?
Here the acharyan insists his shishyas to do the "Satvika thyagam" after sharanagathi
Every karma consists of three attributes:
1. Karthruthvam - doer(performer) of the karma
2. Mamatha - Owner of the karma
3. Phalan - Beneficiery of the karma
Any one of the above attibute leads to get Rajasa, Thamasa Ahankaras
by leaving those ahankaras (egos) one is getting pure satvika.
How to leave those ahankaras?
By uttering hole heartedly the 'Satvika Thyaga' Mantra before and after every karma
one could leave those ahankaras and he will not affected by the karma.

The Satvika thyaga mantra is the essence of sri Swami Desikan's "Nyasa Dasakam"

'aham mathrakshanabharo mathrakshana phalam thatha
na mama sripaterevaityatmanam nikshibet budha:'

Its wise to realize that 'The reponsibility of protecting myself and the benefit of protection itself
is not mine; Its only of Sriman Narayana'
Read the commentry of Nyasa dasakam given below:
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Swami Sri Desikan has blessed us with many granthams on the doctrines of
nyAsam or Prapatthi. One of the most substantive and short sthuthi on the
subject of nyAsam consists of ten verses and is known as nyAsa dasakam.
Because of the importance of this work as the distilled essence of the
principles of nyAsam and the method of performance of nyAsam,
VaishNavAs recite nyAsa dasakam at their homes during their daily
ThiruvArAdhanam for Sriman NaarAyaNan
Sri nyAsa dasakam is associated with the Prapatthi that Swami Sri Desikan
performed at the sacred feet of Kanchi VaradarAjan. The ten slOkams
comprising this short sthOthra grantham covers the following topics:
The method of performing nyAsam or Bhara SamarpaNam
The five limbs of nyAsam
The method of enacting sAthvika thyAgam
His prayer to the Lord for mOksham at the end of his life on His
His earth
His prayer for the blessings of service to the Lord during his life on
during his days as a prapannan.
Swami Sri Desikan elaborated further the glories of the doctrines of nyAsam
in his other granthams such as Sri nyAsa vimsati, Sri nyAsa tilakam,
SaraNaagathi deepikai, adaikkala patthu, mummaNik kovai, anjali vaibhavam,
abhaya pradhAna sAram, Rahasya sikhAmaNi and in his magnum opus, Srimadh
Rahasya traya Saaram. The significance of nyAsa dasakam however is due to
the clarity and brevity with which our AchAryan summarized in just ten
slOkAs, the essence of nyAsam or bhara samarpaNam.
adiyEn will have a brief meaning for the slOkams first and add Sriman N.
KrishNamAchAri’s comments as an addendum. This will be followed by detailed
commentaries on individual slOkams by five commentators (Sri BhAshya
SrinivAsAcchAr, Sri GopAla TatAcchAr, Sri Saila TatAcchAr, Sri V.N.
SrirAma DesikAcchAr and Dr.V. N. Vedantha Desikan Swamy.
Next section will contain an elaborate introduction from Sri Saila TatAcchAr
Swamy, who is one of the five commentators.
adiyEn is grateful to Sriman V.N. Vedantha Desikan Swamy for His monograph
on nyAsa thrayee, which houses all the three commentaries on nyAsa dasakam.
adiyEn has benefited a great deal form this masterly monograph released last
year by HH Srimath PoundarIkapuram Andavan. adiyEn is always indebted to
my Maanaseeka Guru, Oppiliappan Koil Sri V.N. SrIrama DesikAcchAr Swamy
for opening my eyes to the grandeur of Swamy Desikan Sri Sookthis. adiyEn
would like to share those highlights of nyAsa dasakam with you all.
His appeal for the Lord’s grace for tolerating any sins committed

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