Mangala:sha:sanams to Swamiji. Does the term sa:ttvika ahanka:ram exist ?
If so what exactly it means?
It has it been unanimously used by our a:zhvars (in divya prabandham) and our purvacharyas.
As per the Divine thought of sri pillai lo:ka:charya, bha:gavata sheshatvam(which is the height of bhagavad sheshatvam)lies in the “nama:”. sri Azhagiya Manava:la peruma:l na:yana:r also in Acharya Hrdayam(when expressing Alwar’s thiru ullam)derides ahanka:ram and mamaka:ram.
So, how can sa:ttvikam(which is goodness)go with ahanka:ram (which destroys the swarupam of the a:tma)?
On a different note, going by the words of the ‘unparalleled’ sri pillai lo:ka:charya, adiyEn is convinced that guhapperuma:l is a SV. guhapperumal (being a hunter,probably could not offer anythingelse)offered non-veg to perumal. The Lord says in the BG(9.26) that He accepts ‘patram pushpam phalam toyam’ the devotee offers with bhakti. Sri lo:ka:ca:rya says ‘pa:pam or punyam lies in His eyes as He is the Judge(and we don’t have any right to judge anyone)’. Because of the vatsalyam quality(just as the mother cow licks the wounds on its calf and removes all the dirt), the Lord even considers our dosham as bhogyam(our existence itself is for His pleasure only). With respect to, guha offering non-veg to perumal, how to explain this subtleness (food intake on oneside and conduct(SV) on the other side) to a person, say, who considers non-veg eaters as sinners.
IT LOOKS THAT YOU HAVE MESSED UP THE THINGS AND GOT CONFUSED. THE WORD”AHANKA:RAM” HAS SOMANY MEANINGS. 1. EGO, 2.MANAS (MIND), 3. THINKING THAT THE BODY AND THE SOUL ARE ONE, 4. AN ELEMENT THAT BECOMES THE ORIGIN TO THIS
UNIVERSE, WHICH TAKES 3 FORMS AND NAMED AFTER i)SA:TWIC AHANKA:RAM, ii)RA:JASA AHANKA:RAM & iii) THA:MASA AHANKA:RAM. AMONG THESE 3, ALL THE SENSORY & VITAL ORGANS + MANAS WILL EMERGE FROM SA:TWIC AHANKA:RAM. ALL THE 5 ELEMENTS WITH THEIR QUALITIES(PANCHA BHUTHAS) WILL EMENATE FROM THA:MASA AHANKA:RAM. THE
RA:JASA AHANKA:RAM WILL HELP THESE TWO AHANKA:RAS, IN BRINGING OUT THEIR DETAILS.
OF THE 4 AHANKA:RAS 1 & 3 ARE FEELINGS. 2 & 4 ARE ELEMENTS (DRAVYAS). YOU GOT CONFUSED WITH 1 & 4. SRI PILLAI LO:KA:CHARYA, REVEALED ALL THESE DETAILS IN HIS WORK ‘THATWA THRAYAM’. HE GOT THE INFORMATION NOT FROM THE DIVYA PRABANDHAMS. PRABANDHAMS GIVE INFORMATION ABOUT FEW THINGS ONLY. PURA:NAMS GIVE THESE DETAILS.
2. WHO TOLD THAT GUHA OFFERED NON-VEG FOOD TO RAMA? IN VALMIKI RA:MA:YANAM IT IS VERY CLEAR THAT GUHA OFFERED ONLY VEGITARIAN FOODS LIKE HONEY, FRUITS ETC. MUCH DESCRIPTION IS NOT NECESSARY, WE FEEL.