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An interesting anubhavam from the 2nd and 3rd Pasurams of Thondaradippodi Azhwar’s Thirumaalai:
In the second pasuram of this prabandham, Azhwar requests the Lord of Srirangam to allow him to stay in this very world and sing His nAma sankeerthanam all the time. In exchange, azhwar even discards His offer of a place in paramapadham. Azhwar opines that the anubhavam that one gets by doing His nAma sankeerthanam in this world is no match to the anubhavam that paramapadham has to offer.
Thirumangai Azhwar, in his siRiya thirumadal, conveys a similar essence. He opines that there is no such thing as paramapadham. He says: “Even if I have to acknowledge the presence of paramapadham according to the sastras, the anubhavam that I will get there will be less enjoyable to the one that I get by singing His names in this world.”
Thus, we get to understand from the second pasuram of Thirumaalai that there is no greater anubhavam than singing His glorious names in this very world.
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