26)sarvaaya namah! All encompassing power

sarvaprANigala swAmi sarvane namO ninage

sarva shrishTa paata atta niyAmakanu

sarvanendenisuviyoO sarvadali vyApta nInu

sarvashabdagalali mukya vrittiyali vaachyanu

prANi- who are able to engage in action .pra- meaningful, ana- cheshta-action

You are the master and controller of all the prAni’s.I bow down to You in humble surrender. You are the creator, sustainer,one who is the cause of dissolution and also the controller of every being or thing . He who exists with immense power, pervades everywhere being the cause of the existence of others. He is the only entity ¬†ultimately revealed by all the words and syllables.

Every prANi or living thing on earth owes its identity and existence to the infinitely intelligent power”sarva”. He with His infinite knowledge associate each soul with a body and gives it the feeling of ownership in thought, word and deed. He makes the soul experience and aquire knowledge. He creates not just the body, but every new moment of existence, of experience, of knowledge and every situation is His design and well executed plan. No one can think of doing anything unless He wills it. The very thought is an off shoot of His will. Those thoughts which are to be fulfilled are also His will and those that should not be fulfilled plunging the soul into despair etc are also His relevant meting out of experience.

Humans have not begun to understand even a little of the complex and vast universe that is home to us. Imagine the infnite abilities of the Lord Sarva who is the designer, creator, sustainer and one who dissolutes it too at the appropriate times. For starters to set your thinking going here is a picture for you to contemplate on.

UFO Depiction

Imagine the infiniteness of the Lord Sarva as every sound in nature, every alphabet and syllable, every word and phrase are all an attempt to describe Him. The aspirant contemplates on this infiniteness and surrenders to His might in awe and devotion. Such a surrender is the true path to bliss as it causes no upheavels of the mind and syncs the body with the mind making existence a journey of bliss.


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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