Srimathe Ramanujaya Nama:
Srimath Anantharya Mahagurave Nama:
Srimath Varavaramunaye Nama:
When does one attain Brahmanyam?
And when does one attain Srivaishnavatvam?
Acharya Hrudhayam 37:
“adhyayana jnAna anushTAnangaLAlE brAhmaNyam AgiRAp pOlE, chandangaL Ayiramum aRiyak kaRRu vallArAnAl vaishNavathva siddhi.”
Brahmanyam is attained by:
Learning to recite the Vedas from an acharya by adhyayana (“svAdhyAyodhyetavya:”).
That is, the acharya says it first (uchchAraNa) and then the disciple repeats it (anuchchAraNa).
Then, learning the meanings of the Vedas through Meemamsa and other works.
Finally, putting to practice what it teaches (anushTAna).
Srivaishnavam is attained by:
Learning to recite Thiruvaymozhi via adhyayana and gaining its meanings from an acharya.
Then understanding and following it.
Thiruvaymozhi, which has 1000 shakas (“chandangaL Ayiram” – 10.9.11), should be learned well (“aRiyak kaRRu vallAr vaiTNavar”- 5.5.11) to become a Vaishnava, says Azhvar. That is, one has to recite (“kaRRu”), learn its meanings (“kaRRu”) and follow (“vallAr”).
Azhvar Thiruvadigale Sharanam
Azhagiya Manavala Perumal Nayanar Thiruvadigale Sharanam