LINES 23 TO 25 Text
viNNiRaindhu maNNiRaindhu mikkAi viLangoLiyAi
eNNiRandhu yellai ilAdhAnE ninperuncheer
pollaa vinayEn pugazhum aaRum ondrariyEn
விண் நிறைந்து மண் நிறைந்து மிக்காய் விளங்கு ஒளியாய்
எண் இறந்து எல்லை இலாதானே, நின் பெருஞ்சீர்
பொல்லா வினையேன் புகழும் ஆறும் ஒன்றறியேன்
In these lines, Sri Manickavasagar, describes the omnipresence of the lord.
The lord occupies the sky (viN niRaindhu), earth (maN niRaindhu). He extends even beyond those borders of sky and earth. That is explained by the word mikkAi.
The episode of Brahmma and Vishnu surrendering to the lord is also explained here. Brahmma went in search of Shiva’s top and explored sky and beyond. Vishnu took the form of wild boar and went in search of Shiva’s base and explored earth and under worlds. Both were unsuccessful in their effort, as the lord took the form of fire and kept on growing. So the saint says here as viLangu oLi, that is the light that is there everywhere. Also, another attribute of the lord – independent is explained. That is no external thing is necessary to show the lord. Lord can be revealed by Himself alone. He is the svaprakaasha. To reveal an object, a light is necessary. But, to reveal a light? It is self revealed.
The lord extends not only beyond the 5 bhoothaas, but also beyond our mind. He has no limits. That is explained by the phrase – eN iRandhu. eN means Mind. We say eNNam, right, from that it is derived. The lord’s limitless nature is explained by the phrase – ellai ilaadhaanE.
Then the saint says that, he, the one with lot of karmas accumulated (pollaa vinayEn) is unable to find a way (aaRu) to praise the greatness of the Lord. Manickavasagar, who has seen the feet of the lord, that was unseen by Brahmma or Vishnu, himself with lot of humility declares him as pollaa vinayEn. This shows the humble and polite nature of this blessed soul – Manivaasaga peruman.