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Padhuka Sahasram-357
Date: Tue Apr 10 2001 - 13:53:26 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

357. aDhikam padhamAshrithOpi veDhA:
     prayathO rangaDhurINapAdharakshE!
     aBhivAnchathi sangamam paragaI
     raBhijAthaIsthava dhEvi! nABhijAtha:

Oh Paaduka! Brahma is born in Naabhi (the navel)-yet he, 
notwithstanding his high office, is not of high pedigree! He seeks 
with a pure heart, a high birth by contact with Your dust! (This Your 
dust, alone can confer high birth and elevation that even 
Brahma longs for)

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes by V.SatakOpan (V.S):
(1)UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam:Oh RanganAtha PadhukE!
Brahma has attained the highest status among DevAs .
Inspite of it , He is concerned that he is not of
noble descent , since he was born out of the Lord's
navel.Therfore , he likes to wear the specks of dust
belonging to You for sanctification in the belief that
they are born of noble lineage (viz) Yourself. Here ,
Swami Desikan uses the words "AbhijAtha" and Naabhijatha"
deftly. "NaabhijAtha" can mean both "not born of "
(na+abhijAtha) or "born of navel " (Naabhi+jAtha ),
when one splits the word , "NaabhijAtha" in two ways.

(2)Swami Desikan says that even BrahmA occupying a noble
post seeks the sambhandham of the specks of dust from
the Paadhukais to gain the higher status of those who are
born in good kulam (Vidhi: abhijAthai: tava parAgai:
sangamam abhivAnchathi)...V.S

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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