Posted in Manavala Mamunigal's Works, Upadesa Rathinamalai

URM – 2nd Pasuram

kaRROrgaL thAmugappar kalvithannil AsaiyuLLOr
peRRomena ugandhu pinbu kaRpar – maRROrgaL
mAchchariyaththAl igazhil vanthen nenjE igazhgai
AchcharyamO thAnavarkku

Those who are well-trained in the sAstrAs will acknowledge the greatness of these instructions. Those interested in acquiring true knowledge will gladly receive these instructions and put them to practice. If people, belonging to neither of these groups, were to demean the importance of these instructions, what harm will befall us? Isn’t it in the nature of such people to ridicule?

Note: It might be surprising why a great soul like that of Mamunigal makes references to some unwanted elements in his work. To understand this, it is important to know the context of this work. This work was written at a time when a section of people demeaned the works of the azhwars and brushed them aside as not fit for spiritual seekers. It is these very people that Periya Jeeyar refers as “Fools” in this work.

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