19)Shree yOgavidAMnetre namah!

vEda sarvavu yOga vrittiyali mAdhavanneve

pratipAdisutive eMdu arita bhaktarige

mOdavIviyo yOgavidAm nEta namO ninage

bhaktarige mOkshAkya suphala prApakanu nIne

Shri Prasanna Shreenivasa Dasaru gurubyoh namah!

I offer my repeated obeisances to You, O yOga vidAm nEta! the true import of all Vedas, the One and only truth to be realised by an indepth study and reflection of the Vedas. You bestow bliss on those devotees who are able to realise the truth revealed by the Vedas as “Your infinite enduring independent complete Self”. You bestow the fruit of mOksha itself on such bhaktas and towards that end, You push them into various study modes during their embodied existences in the world. You control all experiences lead the soul towards the path of contemplation so that the knowledge to be gleaned from them ,dawns on the jiva .

Shri Madhwacharya has declared that every word, every sound, every note is an epithet of God. Each word usually has a meaning that is in use and is known as rUDi and the other one is the yogic meaning. Each word of the Veda, whatever its meaning in rUDi is still having a meaning which remains true for all time and that truth is Hari, the Supreme. The vedas are known as “akshara” meaning that which has no loss of existence at any time. When the world exists then one could find a meaning for the words of the Vedas which are related to existence etc. but during dissolution when everything is dis-integrated into formless energy then what the Veda speaks of becomes clear. As even at that time the Veda’s exists and being authentic texts of knowledge do convey a certain meaning and that meaning is the eternal meaning. When everything is dissolved during pralaya the Lord exists all by Himself along with Lakshmi. So it follows that the words of the Veda do speak about that entity who exists at all times and is not bounded in anyway.

You are the indweller and controller and exists inside the soul making it experience and obtain knowledge.

How do you do this? It is never possible to completely know any of Your wonderful passtimes. But a contemplation on Your passtimes is a gateway to freedom from the shackles of samsaara.

Sri Jagannatha dasaru says ,”smarisuvavara aparAdagaLa tA smarisa sakalEshTa pradAyaka…..”    and ” satbhaktipAshadali kaTTuvavara bava kaTTu biDisuva”

Bheeshma acharya says
You are the yOga vidAm nEta!  You bestow bliss on those who know that You O Madhava are the true import of all Vedas and shastras. What is the meaning of MAdhava? mam -jnAnam ,dhava-possessor who possesses knowledge. Knowledge is not something which anyone can acquire on their own . It has to be released and revealed by the only Sole possessor of knowledge.

Shri Gurushreesha vittala dasaru says,

jnAnigal arasane ajNAnigalolu nA ajnAni sujNAnava pAlisO shrinivAsa dayAnidhe!

You are the king of knowledge meaning the one and only one who can disburse knowledge and among the ignorant,I am the most ignorant,please bestow true knowledge .O Shrinivasa, please guide and protect me.

Apaka means one who obtains and prApaka means who obtains but not for Himself but for the others. “svaprayOjana rahita sakalEshtapradAyaka”… HKS

If one understands that all the Vedas declare the wonderful auspicious attributes of Madhava then one is able to understand the magnificence of Hari in all its boundless wonder.Vedas being infinite , portray the attributes of the infinite Lord . However to the human mind which is finite, accessing these secret revelations of the Vedas is next to impossible, yet the Lord in His infinite compassion makes the jiva go through the process of shravana, manana etc and bestows the knowledge that He is behind each word and is its true and final import. He bestows the understanding that everything exists only because of the grace of Hari and then bestows freedom from samsaara on the deserving souls at the right time, so that they are enabled by Him to enjoy their own inherent bliss in the state of moksha. muktAnAm paramAm gatiH



Author: Parimala R

I am a student of Madhwa's philosophy and a listener of the expositions of Shri Madhwa's works through my gurugalu Shri Bannanje Govindacharya .This blog is an attempt to express the jewels contained in those along with the verses of a Haridasaru, Shri Prasanna Shreenivasa dasaru . I speak on the verses of the Harikathamruthasaara to students at my place and in the nearby Turahalli Rayar mutt and also on skype. I am also into studying the Bhagavad gita closely with a small group, since the past year, the source of study being the expositions of Shri Bannanje .

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