Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Thiruppavai Paasuram 28 - Karavaigal pin senru Dated 12-01-2017

In this paasuram, the gopis acknowledge their ignorance as they are simple cattle feeders and do not know what is good or bad and ask for his forgiveness if they committed any mistakes.

Paasuram 28

KaRavaigaL pin senru kaanam serndhu uNbOm
ARivonRum illaadha aay kulaththu undhannai
PiRavi peRundhanai puNNiyam yaam udayOm
KuRai onRum illaadha Kovindhaa undhannOdu
uRavEl namakku ingu ozhikka ozhiyaadhu
ARiyaadha piLLaigaLOm anbinaal undhannai
SiRu pEr azhaiththanamum seeRi aruzhaadhE
IRaivaa nee thaaraay paRaiElOr embaavaay

Literal, explicit meaning of this paasuram

Oh, Krishna! We are very simple ignorant people going behind the cattle to the forests and eating there even without washing the hands.
In such a clan, you have arrived taking your birth. This is our great fortune.
Oh, Govinda! You are complete with all qualities and so capable of removing all our weaknesses.
This relationship between us cannot be undone even if we desire.
We are like little children unaware of any manners. So, kindly forgive us as we have addressed you with little names.
Please, oh God, bless us with the PaRai (moksha).

Inner, in-depth meaning of this Thiruppavai Paasuram 28

Through this paasuram, Andal refers to the ignorance of people in realizing the greatness of God.
We are unaware about His paramathmathathvam and His being the only savior of all our problems. But, once when we get some hints and glimpses of His image, we are able to recognize his Omnipotence and Omniscience qualities. Then, we discard all our lust for material pleasures and long for His union. We realize that we are too much inferior and discard all our ego and pride to seek His pardon and refuge.

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