50) Shree Amaraprabhave namah-The eternal master of all

sarvakarmagalige kAraNanaagi iruvi nee

vishwakarmane namO garuDavAhana vishvEsha

sarva karmagaLu swatantra ninna deseyindale

sarvadA karmadOshAdi lEpavilladantaryAmi

 

Shree Prasanna Shrinivasa dasa gurubyoh namah!

O the one and only cause of all action, You are the universal infinite doer, I bow down to You . You ride on GaruDa, O master of the universe, You are always completely free to do whatsoever You wish, Your will always comes to fruition ,You are the sole independent doer, yet your actions do no bind You. You remain as the antaryAmi in all beings making them do and enjoy the fruits of their karma.

The primordial cause of all action at all times and spaces…. If only we understand this properly and try to perceive its immense capabilities, then it is possible for us to entreat Shri Hari in the right way.

Once sure that there is no other entity who can possibly rescue one from this samsaara, then entreating Hari with deep concentration and seeking His grace becomes the sought after path for one who seeks succour from the heat of samsaara. That is the import of all Shastras and is well highlighted by  Dasaru .

Shri Purandara dasaru, an aparOXa jnAni, who is aware of Hari’s sarva kartrutva ,says

kichchinoLage bidda keeTakanu nAnaiyya

achchutane kAyo anantane tegeyO

goviMdane poreyO…..

Please note the feeling of submission, recognising one’s own helpless state becomes totally important to have this surrender.  He compares the state of the jiva to that of an insect careening towards the fire without any ability to change it, even as it is feeling the heat of the fire burning its wings and wanting to get away, but unable to do so.

Dasaru uses the action words , kAyo, tegeyO, poreYo. All the actions are initiated and completed by Hari, the jiva remains as the instrument.

Ah! Is this not what Lord Krishna said in the Bhagavad gita.

He says,

“ishwarah sarvabhUtAnAm hideshe arjuna tishTati

bhramayam sarvabhutAni yantrarUDAni mAyaya” …BG 18.61

He resides in the heart lotus of all beings and rotates them as per His will even as one drives a machine. If His will is the main propeller of all action, then he is definitely the cause of all action. He is not just the cause but also the one who make others perform action.

This is what Shri Prasanna Shrinivasa dasaru says,

sarvakarmagalige kAraNanaagi iruvi nee

vishwakarmane namO garuDavAhana vishvEsha………

Garuda vAhana- He rides on the king of birds, Garuda. Garuda is the Veda purusha in our Manomaya kosha and he initiates the contemplation on Hari as per the command of Hari. Being the master of the amaras-Amaraprabhuva, He initiates the study of the scriptures and makes one contemplate on His glory and innumerable auspicious attributes. So Dasaru mentions this attribute of Hari as the one who is portrayed in each and every word of Veda and whose majesty can be known through the Vedas only by the grace of Garuda and Garuda vahana Krishna.

Being Vishwesha He is entirely free to do as He wishes. He controls the sentient and insentient beings in the world. One may wonder, So much authority and freedom, no one to question Him , What if He is partial?  To that Dasaru replies,”

sarvadA karmadOshAdi lEpavilladantaryAmi

“O amaraprabhave, You are completely flawless and untainted by the karmas you initiate and make the jivas do. You are never touched by it, You reside as the antaryAmi, controller and master and make the jiva’s do.”

Since He is the antaryAmi of all, there is no gain or loss for Him from any karma.He does things not because of His own need, or because He gains happiness by doing . He does because of His immense compassion on beings. He resides as antaryaami and directs all.

“swaprayOjana rahita sakalEshTa pradAyaka….” HKS

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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