gIthArtha sangraham – 1

srI:
srImathE satakOpAya nama:
srImathE rAmAnujAya nama:
srImath varavaramunayE nama:

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SlOkam 1 (Objective of gIthA)

svadharma gyAna vairAgya sAdhya bhakthyEka gOchara: |
nArAyaNa parambrahma gIthA sAsthram samIritha: ||

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Word-by-word meaning (based on puththUr krishNamAchAryar swamy’s thamizh translation)

  • svadharma gyAna vairAgya sAdhya bhakthyEka gOchara: – one who is known only through bhakthi which is acquired by detachment from other (worldly) aspects, gyAna yOgam (path of knowledge) and karma yOgam (path of following righteous acts) which befits the individual’s nature (as applicable for one’s own varNa and Asrama)
  • parambrahma – one who is the supreme brahmam
  • nArAyaNa: – srIman nArAyaNan
  • gIthA SAsthrE – in the SAsthram named gIthA
  • samIritha: – is announced/revealed

Simple translation (based on puththUr krishNamAchAryar swamy’s thamizh translation)

srIman nArAyaNan is known only through bhakthi which is acquired by detachment from other (worldly) aspects, gyAna yOgam (path of knowledge) and karma yOgam (path of following righteous acts) which befits the individual’s nature (as applicable for one’s own varNa and Asrama) and he is the supreme brahmam. Such bhagavAn is revealed in the SAsthram named [bhagavath] gIthA.

adiyen sarathy ramanuja dasan

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About Sarathy Thothathri

Disciple of SrImath paramahamsa ithyAdhi pattarpirAn vAnamAmalai jIyar (29th pattam of thOthAdhri mutt). Descendant of komANdUr iLaiyavilli AchchAn (bAladhanvi swamy, a cousin of SrI ramAnuja). Born in AzhwArthirungari, grew up in thiruvallikkENi (chennai), presently living under the shade of the lotus feet of jagathAchArya SrI rAmAnuja, SrIperumbUthUr. Learned sampradhAyam principles from vELukkudi krishNan swamy, gOmatam sampathkumArAchArya swamy and many others. Full time sEvaka/servitor of SrIvaishNava sampradhAyam. Taking care of koyil.org portal, which is a humble offering to our pUrvAchAryas. koyil.org is part of SrI varavaramuni sambandhi Trust (varavaramuni.com) initiatives.

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