Ahamanna Mahamanna Mahamannam ………Ahamannadohamannaado hamannaadah

Ahamanna Mahamanna Mahamannam ………Ahamannadohamannaado hamann………………….

The Taittiriya Upanishad forms the seventh, eighth and ninth chapters of the Taittiriya Aranyaka of the Krishna Yajur Veda.

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The above verse is taken from  Taitriya Upanishad .

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Swamy Mudali Andaan  ( SriDasarathy ) being  an intimate disciple of Swamy Ramanuja  and a keen interpreter of Vedanta ,  used to extract Vedanta in simple terms for a common man to understand  mostly in roopa alankara style  . Since what follows has a very subtle meaning it has to be patiently understood .

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In the above  Taitriya Upanishad  verse as said

Ahamanna Mahamanna mahamannam Ahamannadohamannaado hamannaadah  .

This verse links  a jeevatma to the final  stage of Liberation .  And , Liberation  does not mean the union of Jivatma and Paramatma  . It is the co living or being together in great happiness like a couple / father / son  .

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Liberation  is both Jivatma and Paramatma are enjoying each other  . This is the established quality of Liberation in  Visishtaadwaitha .  Liberation  of the soul means bringing the being to him and experiencing the happiness with him   . Lord has made up his mind to relish the jiva  . This jiva is  in the form of a grain containing chaff called  a body . The Acharya secures the grain places it in the pounding stone called Vedanta , powders it with SRAVANA with the pounding stick UPADESA . He patiently removes the chaff thereby creating the knowledge to differentiate between the jiva and atma. He then makes use of a chaff remover called Nidhidhyasanam and removes the chaff called selfishness and ego . Feelings of independence and being apart from the Lord which are in the nature of foreign matter like mud and sand are also removed  .

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For removing the remnants of sin and vasanas which are sticking to one like bran to the rice , the grain is again pounded in the pounding stone . By this not only is the bran removed  , the rice becomes polished  with the help of knowledge of SHESHTVA . Now Acharya puts the polished grains in a vessel called SHRADDHA and washed them with the water called PRAPATTI . With the help of the water small sand particles and dirt which are still clinging are filtered and removed .

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This filtered grain is poured into a vessel called DEVOTION TO THE LORD  , covered with  a lid called KNOWLEDGE OF THE LORD  and kept over a stove  called ” EXPERIENCING THE LOVE OF GOD ” after which the fire of VISHLESHA is lit . For this purpose  the firewood called sins committed and yet to be committed is put in the fire  which is fanned by a fan called EXPEDITE  .

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The  spillage due to the boil  is ANXIETY or EAGERNESS . The love of the Lord is the boil that is achieved  . Jiva is now in the form of  boiled rice  ( Annam ) takes the subtle form and taken through the sushma naadi  entrance through the steps of Archiradi which leads to SriVaikuntam where the being is served in a gold plate called the divine body . Lord now joyously partakes the muktaatma called Ahamannam  .

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The muktaatma when he leaves the world greets the LORD in Srivaikuntam  I am becoming Annam to LORD .I am becoming Annam , I am becoming Annam ..In great happiness he says Aham Annam thrice ..in the same way .. and in happiness he also says thrice I am taking food .( Aham Annadaha ) Here Annam means an item which can be enjoyed and satisfaction obtained . Since the purusha is  in the form of a son comes to his father and renders service at his shrine , he has enjoyed them the purusha is called Annam  and Paramatma is enjoyer  and muktha is the Annam  . After all the entire effect of creation by the paramatma and his drawing to himself  of all the beings is  only for the purpose of enjoying them  .

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Swamy MudaliAndaans Thiru adigale  sharanam

Adiyen Ramanuja dasan

Adapted from a discourse shared by an advanced srivaishnavan

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7 thoughts on “Ahamanna Mahamanna Mahamannam ………Ahamannadohamannaado hamannaadah

  1. Respected sir, Pranam.Thank j so much for the above article,but need more explanation, in detail, for me to understand, Hope will consider my request thank u. Manjulaashok

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  2. Hari Om! How much processes one is to undergo before reaching Perumal Tiruvadi – so beautifully explained! Adiyen has to delete Ego, Selfishness, thereby developing all virtues. Gatya Trayam is adiyen’s only resort – Ramanuja’s soul will come to our rescue.
    Adiyen Ramanuja dasan – Jai Sriman Narayana!

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