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Published on Nov 27, 2011
In these 10 verses, Nammazhwar is describing the glory of being a devotee of a devotee. An important concept in any Vaishnava sampradaya is the importance of being a devotee of the devotee (servant of His servant) rather than being a direct devotee of the Lord. I have seen it in Gaudiya Vaishnavas and Madhwas, and I'm sure it should be in the other Vaishnavite sects all over Bharat Bhoomi. Since these 10 verses are about the glory of the Lord's devotee, I broadened my pictures to include all great devotees of Lord Vishnu (Vaishnavas) spread over India. There are thousands and thousands of great devotees, but there is only so much I can put in the video. So I chose region-specific devotees to show how great devotees have appeared on this earth to spread Bhakti in their province in their language. Wherever you are, whatever Vaishnava teachings you follow, you can and should desire to be a servant of the servant. In fact, Nammazhwar goes a step further and says that the pleasure of serving a devotee is greater than the pleasure of serving the Lord Himself. It is because of those devotees we know who we are, who the Lord is, and what we need to do to reach Him. If not for their hard selfless work, we would not have anything called Sanatana Dharma today. As Thyagaraja swami, a carnatic music-composer saint said, Endharo Mahanubhavulu andhariki vandanamu (Where there are great souls, I pay my respectful obeisances to all of them)
I will be uploading the entire Nithyanusanthanam every Srivasihnavite should recite every day. This is Kovil Tirumozhi- selection of 120 important verses from 1000-versed Tiruvaimozhi, composed by Sri Nammazhwar
English meaning credits to Sri Madhavakkannan of Singapore.(http://www.ibiblio.org/sripedia/ebook...) Please note that only the overlying meaning is presented here. Tiruvaimozhi has deep inner meanings (equal to vedanta) that has captivated great learned saints like Ramanujacharya and hundred others. So please refer to detailed commentaries for a real understanding.