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Padhuka Sahasram-356
Date: Mon Apr 09 2001 - 14:58:45 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

Translation by U.Ve. Dr. V.N. Vedanta Desikan Swamin:

356. kruthina: shirasA samudhvahantha: kathichith kEshavapAdhukE! 
rajasthE rajasasthamasOpi dhUraBhUtham paripashyanthi vishuDdhamEva 

Oh Paaduka! The fortunate ones, the Punyatmas, who bear the rajas or 
dust from You are enabled to see very well, the pure-sattvika world, 
Paramapada, which has no trace of connection even with rajas or tamas 

(Rajas means both dust and rajo guna)

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes by V.SatakOpan (V.S): SlOkam 356
(1)UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh Kesava PaadhukE!
A fortunate few wear the dust specks associated with You
on their heads and transcend the three guNAs --satthva ,
rajas and tamas--and reach Your Lord , who is beyond all
the three guNAs.They thus realize Moksham and are liberated
from the cycles of births and deaths. They become blessed
to focus on the Lord at all times and serve him forever.
( Three guNAs are the primary constituents of Prakrithi
and are the basis of all substances .They are present in
different proportions in the different human beings . Our
Lord is beyond all the three guNAs. When a human being
receives Moksham , he or she becomes elevated to the state of
Suddha SatthvA . The guNA known as rajas is of the nature of
passion and gives rise to thirst for and attachment in action.
The guNA recognized as Tamas is born of ignorance and it
causes delusion , miscomprehension , indolence and forgetfulness/
sleep. Satthva guNA is free from evil and attaches itself to
knowledge/Jn~Anam.Swamy Desikan suggests that those , who are
lucky enough to wear the dust specks from the Lord's PaadhukAs
go beyond these three guNAs out of which their body is evolved
and are freed from birth, death, decay , pain and attain

(2)Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: For those , who have sought
refuge at the sacred feet of SadAchAryAs , all attachments
other than PerumAl are banished and they reach parama padham at
the end of their days here. AchAryan cures diseases such as
desire in SamsAram, anger , jealously , pride et al and
prepares the sishyan for Moksham .

(3)Swamy Desikan says that the dusts from the Lord's Paadhukais
destroy Rajo and TamO guNams and bless the wearers of those
auspicous dusts to attain Suddha Satthva Maya paramapadham
(Kruthina: raja: sirasA samudhvahantha: --visuddha satthvamEva

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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