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Padhuka Sahasram-359
Date: Mon Apr 16 2001 - 13:21:32 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

359. thadhrajasthava thanOthi pAdhukE! mAnasAnyakaTinAni dhehinAm 
     prastharasya padhavIgathasya yath vyAchakAra muniDharmadhArathAm

Oh Paaduka! That dust from You, which conferred on to a hard stone, 
on the way, the life of a wife to a sage, can equally well transform 
men's minds soft!

(Once the dust transformed stone into a soft and tender lady, Ahalya. 
It can as well convert hard-hearted people into soft and gentle ones).

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes by V.SatakOpan (V.S):SlOkam 359
(1)Utthamur Swamy's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! The speck of
dust associated with You has the power to soften the minds of
embodied ones. That very same dust speck , when it fell on
the hard stone form of AhalyA transformed her back into that of
soft-limbed wife of Sage GautamA.

(2)Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! when the dust
speck associated with you falls even by accident upon
a human being , their sins and fears are removed and they
develop ruchi for serving AcAryAs and the Lord with preethi.

(3)Swamy Desikan says that the power of the dust specks
from the Lord's Paadhukais make even hard-hearted men
fear about doing unrighteous acts ( tath tava raja: dEhinAm
maanasAni akatinAni tanOthi). The powerful dust specks seem to
soften the hearts of such people , just as it transformed
a stony AhalyA into  asoft-limbed Rishi Pathni (prastharasya
Muni dharmadhArathAm vyAchakAra)...V.S

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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