Oothukadu Venkata Kavi entwines bhakti and jnAna in Madhava Panchakam describing the characteristics of mAdhava (jnAnA) combining it with visualised physical beauty of mAdhava (bhakti).
Characteristics of mAdhavA depicted in madhava panchakam are:
mAdhavA bears everything in the manifested Universe.
Yet mAdhavA remains detached, far away from the manifestations of Universe.
Though remaining detached, mAdhava causes various ‘holy’ manifestations that guide our evolution. Hence he is ‘Hari’.
Hence the Universe is ever smiling mAdhavA’s ‘leela’ or play of emotions.
mAdhava hosts various matter and beings as his garland. He is kesava and Krishna wearing peacock-feather.
In short, the mortal matter and beings arise on the immortal mAdhava who beats madhu.
mahA periyavA in his discourse on 'tattvam tattva vid ekatma janma mrtyu jaradigah' repeats a similar concept. The immortal tattvam and the moral knowers of tattvam are the same atma. One who realizes this reaches amrt tattvam. Enjoy the beautiful mesmerisng song from the genuis of OVK, translated in tamil.
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