Among the assembled gopis,one expressed a doubt,"we
          are planning elaborately for getting the company of
          Krishna.But remember,we are sinners and our sins
          will throw obstacles in our path.It always happens
          when a good deed is contemplated.It is the way of the
          world.Take the case of Dasaratha who planned the  
          coronation of Rama;the great omniscient sage Vasishta
          fixed the date;the citizens clamoured for him and
          applauded the decision.But what happened ? Rama went
          to the forest forsaking the city,and it was His
          Paduka (holy sandals) which sat on the throne for
          fourteen years.So what is the surety that we will
          The answer is given in this verse: Recite the name
          of Krishna;think of him;offer flowers;and all
          obstacles will vanish.All sins committed before
          taking Refuge with Him,as well those unwittingly
          accruing after Surrender (Saranagati) will perish.
          The Purva Agha (earlier sins) will be burnt to ashes
          like cotton bales in a fire;and the Uttara Agha(Subse-
          quent Sins) will not stick to the person like drops
          of water to a lotus leaf.
          Milk is both a pleasurable food as well as a medicine 
          to cure bile.The same is the case with Him.(Maruttuvanai
          ninra mamanivanna)
         SECTION II
         INTRODUCTION: The first five pasurams of Tiruppavai form
         one section and pasurams 6-15 the second section.These 10
         stanzas describe the sleeping girls being woken up by those
         who are already up.These two groups represent KAINKARYA
         NISHTHA (those impatient to serve God,like Lakshmana) and
         GUNA NISHTHA (those who are content to meditate on the
         glorious qualities of God,like Bharata).Nammazhwar speaks
         of their presence even in Vaikunthaloka - VAIKUNTATTU 
         AMARARUM (service minded) MUNIVARUM (enjoying His Virtues).
         Poison acts on different people in different ways - some
         faint and some run here and there;so do the attributes of
         Sri Krishna.Hence the sleeping girls not a bit inferior
         in their longing for Krishna to those who wake them.Though
         one could go to Krishna on one's own,it is not advisable
         PANINDU " says Nammazhwar.We should always approch Him
         through some godly person;because we have sinned against
         Him and being a SWATANTRA (free to act as He pleases),He
         may punish us.Hence a Recommending Authority is very much 
         needed.Moreover His virtues are like a huge river in
         spate during rains,and so if a man wants to croos it
         surely he needs the help of others.Further unlike in the
         case of carnal company,enjoyment of His company will
         be sweeter in the company of Bhaktas.
         Those gopis who are vigilant are goaded on by their 
         haste (twara) to get Kainkarya,while those that are
         asleep have firm faith (adhyavasaya)in the Lord as 
         Upaya.Hence pasurams 6-15 give room for interpreting
         them as referring to Azhwars and acharyas.