viShNuChitta in his Periyazhwar Thirumozhi 4.7.10 (overall pasuram #400) says:

மூன்றெழுத்ததனை மூன்றெழுத்ததனால் மூன்றெழுத்தாக்கி மூன்றெழுத்தை ஏன்றுகொண்டிருப்பார்க்கு இரக்கம் நன்குடைய எம்புருடோத்தமனிருக்கை மூன்றடி நிமிர்த்து மூன்றினில் தோன்றி மூன்றினில் மூன்றுருவானான்

mU^nR^ezhuttada^nai mU^nR^ezhuttada^nAl mU^nR^ezhuttAkki mU^nR^ezhuttai e^nRuk^oNDiruppArkku irakkam^ na^nguDaiya ^empuruDottamanirukkai
mU^nRaDi nimirttu mU^nRi^nil to^nRi mU^nRi^nil mU^nRuruvA^nA^n

The three syllables A-U-M, by three-syllable Nirukta, become the three, Akara-Ukara-Makara. Contemplating the three syllables OM expanded to three words with Namo-Narayanaya shows the three aspects of the Atman in three relationships with the Supreme manifested in three forms.

I was very confused by the lists of three in this verse, and I don't know Tamil. What are the "three aspects", "three relationships" and "three forms" referenced in this verse?

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    this is not the best forum for discussing prabandha rahasya. kalakshepam under bonafide guru is the way.
    – ram
    Commented Mar 26, 2021 at 0:06
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    @mar That is true, but maybe an overview would be helpful?
    – Surya
    Commented Mar 26, 2021 at 4:29
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    If pictures are not immanent to the context of your question, I'd please suggest you to not use them.
    – Vivikta
    Commented Mar 26, 2021 at 10:48
  • I removed the image
    – user23131
    Commented Mar 26, 2021 at 13:05
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    @Vedavedya - if u know Tamil, it is specifically called Aruliccheyal
    – ram
    Commented Mar 27, 2021 at 4:18

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In this https://ramanuja.org/sri/BhaktiListArchives/Article?p=rest2003%2F0006.html website, the meaning of above Divya Prabandham verse is told

Three aspects of Supreme Lordship of Narayanan are - Seshithvam, Saranyathvam, Prapyathvamkaan.

Three relationships are

  1. Ananya Seshathvam - not being a servant to anyone else

  2. Ananya Saranathvam - There is no refuge other than Him

  3. Ananya Bhogyathvam - the only bliss and enjoyment is in serving lotus feet of Bhagavan

The 3 Forms which Lord took in Trivikrama avatar : Asked for three measures of his feet nimirtthu- [with one step] took huge form moonrinil- Bhumi (earth), Anthariksham (space) and Swargam (heaven)

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