|| Hari Sarvothama Vayu Jivothama ||
The below article is written by my Guru Dr.B.Basker Rao, who is also called as Upanyasa Chakravarthy. My sincere thanks to him for presenting such a nice article on our Mantralaya Mahaprabhu.
Guru Gunasthavana (Part 4) -By Dr. B. Basker
Namaskara to all Haribhakthaas.
rvacah pracam pravacamupacayamabhajan yatkrtajranthajalaih sankhyavanto yamahurmuhurakilakalamurtimudvelakirti-
rdhira SriRaghavendrah sa disatu satatam bhavyamavyahatam nah ||10
Namaskara to one who has written works to remove ignorance, and that which has been revered by many scholars, one who has highlighted the great works of predecessors and who is glorified by many people – none other than the great Sri Raghavendra teertharu. The saint prays His Holiness to shower his anugraha.
ye ramavyasapadapranihitamanaso madhvatantrapratista-
prakhyatan tanupendravrativibudhamanin desikanasraye’ham || 11
Here the greatness of the ashrama guru of Sri Vadeendraru Sri Upendra Tirtharu is described as one who always meditates on Sri Raama and Vedavysa and also one of the famous disciples of Sri Sumateendra swami and also One who is always contemplating on shastras and also praised by saadhoo janas. Namaskara to such a great saint.
yogo yah karmanama kavibhirabhihito yasca vijnanasanjnah
sakto nasiddhakayastanumatiranayostavadavarjane’ham |
yascopayairupeyah sthiraphalavidhaye desikasyaprasada-
stasmai tasya stuviyanisamapi caritam raghavendravratindoh || 12
In this shloka in all humility the great saint feels that it is impossible to try to reach the Lotus feet of the Lord by both jnana marga and karma marga,since this body is ephemeral and the saint feels that one can only be saved by Sri Raghavendra Swamiji’s benign grace which in turn is only possible if we constantly cherish the greatness and compositions of Sri Rayaru.
Yours in the service of Sri Harih,
Venkatesh Rajendra Rao