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_____ asks “If a small one is born in the womb of a dead thing, what will it eat and where it will be?” ____ with a divine voice replies “It will eat that and stay there.”

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Madhurakavi Azhvar asks “If a small one is born in the womb of a dead thing, what will it eat and where it will be?” Swami Nammazhvar under the tamarind tree with a divine voice replies “It will eat that and stay there.”
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Our achaaryas have provided us with the inner meaning of this quote (otherwise we would not be able to comprehend this) . The dead thing is Prakriti or material nature that has no life. The subtle entity that is born in its womb is the individual soul (jeevaatma ). A living being is conceived in matter and is born there. The living being eats matter and lives in it. When a soul enters a body , the soul forgets its true nature and enjoys and suffers everything through the body. It eats and lives on whatever the body earns as sins and virtues. But when the individual soul realizes that it is the servant of Sriman Narayana and surrenders, its freed from the cycles of birth and death. Pleasantly surprised at the cryptic but quintessential answer Madhurakavi requested Satakopa to take him as his student

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