- Ahameva param tatvam. Sri Varadaraja is the God.
- Darsanam beda eva ca. Veda's policy and siddhanta were not that atman and Paramatman were one and the same. Atman is subservient to God. God was Master and soul was slave. Atman was to serve the Lord. Jeevatman and Brahmam were Two different entities.
- Upayeshu prapattitvat. There are many ways to reach the Lord. Among them saranagati or ultimate surrender was best.
- Antima smriti varjanam. Person who had surrendered, need not remember the Lord in the last moments in death bed.
- Deahavasena muktitvat. It was not necessary to expend all the sins [in this and any more subsequent births] to get Moksham; but Moksham is granted after the present life itself, if saranagati had been performed.
- Poornacharya samasraya: Swami Ramanuja was to seek Swami Periya Nambi, as Acharya.
If we carefully look at the idol of Swami Thirukkacchi Nambi, we can notice his folded hands and a fan on his shoulders, ever ready to serve the Lord. Moolavar of Swami Thirukkacchi Nambi can be seen with cows nearby, to indicate his service to a devotee to attain Moksham. By worshiping him, we also gain the service attitude in us. We shall now proceed to sloka 8, wherein another Three qualities we should develop, are elaborated by the Lord. With the blessings of Swami Thirukkacchi Nambi we will see sloka 8:
anahankara eva ca
"renunciation of the objects of sense gratification; absence of false ego; the perception of the evil of birth, death, old age and disease;"
The Lord tells Arjuna to develop these qualities necessarily:
10. Indriyarthesu vairagyam = Detachment from senses' desires. Ragam means passion or desire. Vairagyam means the quality of not desiring, or be detached. Our sense organs seek various pleasures, like good food, pleasing music, etc. Each organ desires a particular sense of pleasure. If we allow organs to seek the pleasures they desire, then they are not available for meditation on atman. Along with sense organs, mind also goes away, making it impossible for any meditation. By devoting at least some time for this type of lectures or temples, we are preventing our senses to be drifted away.
11. Anahankara = egoless. Ego means mistaking body to be atman. Akara means body; aham means atman. So ahankara is mistaking body to be soul. They are different. This was preached by Jatabharata to King Rahuguna. Once King was travelling in a palanquin [பல்லக்கு], carried by men, among whom was Jatabharata, a Gyani. While carrying Jatabharata, moved haphazardly, causing uncomfortable journey to the King. The King angrily got down and asked Jatabharata, as to why he was not doing his duty properly. He said that when Jatabharata was well fed and had a sturdy body, why he could not carry the palanquin properly. Jatabharata replied that he never carried the King's palanquin! The King was carried by the wooden palanquin; which was supported by shoulders; which were supported by legs; and, whic were supported by the ground. So. King should question ground only! Thus he drove home the fact that atman and body were different. Our body is made of the Five graet elements [pancha bhoota]. Atman is none of them. Thus atman and body are totally different. Atman is none of the organs. We say 'my eye or my head', clearly indicating atman is different from the body or its organs.
12. Janma- mrityu- jara- vyadhi -dukha - dosha dosha anudarshanam= constant awareness of the defects arising out of birth- death - old age - disease - misery. This alone will make us to resolve not to have further births,etc.
If we devote ourselves in service to God, our mind will never drift. Swami Thirukkacchi Nambi aka Gajendra Dasa, symbolized service. We will now take leave of this Kshetram.