37) Shree Ishwaraaya namah!Supreme controller of every being and thing

sarva niyaamaka Ishwara namO namO yeMbe

pArvatIshAdigaligu uttamanu ajapita

dEvane mahaishwarya anirviNNa AnaMda roopa

dEvi lakshmiramaNa dOsha doora purushOttama

ಸರ್ವನಿಯಾಮಕನು ಈಶ್ವರ ನಮೋ ನಮೋ ಎಂಬೆ
ಪಾರ್ವತಿಶಾದಿಗಳಿಗೂ ಉತ್ತಮನು ಅಜಪಿತಾ
ದೇವನೇ ಮಹೈಶ್ವರ್ಯ ಅನಿರ್ವಿಣ್ಣ ಆನಂದ ರೂಪ
ದೇವಿ ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮೀರಮಣ ದೋಷ ದೂರ ಪುರುಷೋತ್ತಮ

My repeated sincere obeisances to You O Ishwara! You are the eternal supreme controllor of all. You are superior to the consort of Parvati who is also known by this name-Ishwara. You are the father of “aja”-Brahma . You are the one and only True deva- who is the effortlessly perfect, having the requisite unsurpassable infinite auspicious attributes, completely full of bliss,never subject to sorrow or fatigue, who bestows wonderful attributes like bliss on Lakshmi, who removes the defects of those who contemplate on Him, who is the Supreme Purusha – the primordial form.

The Bhagavad Gita 18.61 says

“Ishwarah sarva bhutanaam

hidEshe arjuana tishTati

brAhmayan sarva bhUtAni

yaMtrA rooDAni mAyaya “

Bhagavantha who is capable of governing every sentient beings and insentient objects in the most minute details with unsurpassed intelligence which requires no efforts, which is not of any use to  this Supreme doer but is totally beneficial to the souls. To this day , in whatsoever form we have appeared , and in the current form also,every single task that we do with our body, every single thought that passses through our minds is due to the will of Ishwarah! Not even a blade of grass moves without His will. He is the Supreme controller of all and everything. The most important philoshophical concept told in a simple manner by Shri Prasanna Shrinivasa dasaru.

Anyone who truly believes and is able to live by this fact will be fearless and righteous by His grace.

In order to obtain this state, the repeated contemplation of His Supreme attributes have to be done. These are particularly addressed by the remaining half of the description by Dasaru.

anirvinna- This is a nama from the Vishnu Sahasranama, He is the tireless One, who never fatigues, however many devotees approach Him for protection, He bestows each one’s earnest wishes as per thier elibilities. He never tires, and is always blissful. He does nothing out of any superimposed emotions like anger and all His actions are but an expression of His bliss. He bestows bliss on Lakshmi too, who is totally deserving of His company eternally in space and time because of His grace. He is complete and flawless and is known as  “Purushottama” who is superior among all Purushas . Those who reside in highly capable bodies are called as  “purushas”. These includes the kshara’s from Brahma onwards. He is the cause for the existence of these beings and their identities and experiences. The “akshara” purusha is Lakshmi , He is more superior than these two categories of purushas is called as “purushottama”.The Bhagavath gita chapter 15 discusses this uttama purusha in detail devoting an entire chapter to reveal a few of His attributes as may be possible to be gleaned by the limited human mind and this same uttama purusha is the “Lossless Ishwarah”

dva vimou purushou lOke …………………………………………..15.17

utthamaH purushaH thu anyaH paramaathmaa ithi                                                                udhaahrthaH yo lokathraym aaviSya bibharthi avyaya IShvaraH…15.18

My sincere obeisances to my guru Shri Bannanje Govindacharya who has kindled the lamp of knowledge in me . I offer my namaskarams to Shree Prasanna Shrinivasa dasaru for giving us this lovely verse describing “Ishwarah” who resides inside us and makes us do,expereince and reflect.

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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