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Padhuka Sahasram-271

From: Sadagopan (
Date: Thu Aug 03 2000 - 20:16:45 PDT

SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,
Translation by U.Ve. Dr. V.N. Vedanta Desikan Swamin:

271. krupayA maDhuvaIripAdharakshE! kaTinE chethasi mAmakE viharthum
     mukutEShu dhivoUkasAm viDhatthE BhavathI rathnavisamsThulEShu    
Oh Paaduka! Well do I assert that You had, in preparation to stay in 
my rough-natured heart, practised walking on the undulating surface
of the gem-studded crown of the devas.

Namo Narayana,
SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes by V.Sadagopan (V.S)

(1) Sri UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE!
adiyEn's mind is a rough and tumble place. It is
not the most inviting or comfortable place for You 
to travel in. It appears however that You have prepared 
Yourself to travel on the rough and undulating 
terrains of my mind.You seem to have practised
Your steps on the gem studded crowns of DevAs , who
prostrate before You to receive You on their heads.

(2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE ! 
Out of Your limitless dayA , You want to be in
my mind , which is a hard place .You seem to have
pracised walking on this hard and uneven place 
by practising Your steps first on the undulating
surfaces of the gem-studded crowns of the DevAs.

The inner meaning is that adiyEn does not 
think of You (Paadhukai/AzhwAr)although You
desire that adiyEn should think of You for my
own good . Therefore , You rest on the crowned heads 
of DevAs to encourage me to think of You .

(3) Here Swami Desikan visualizes the crowns
of DevAs to have gems set at different depths.
That results in a lot of ups and downs on 
the surface of the crowns . When SatAri (AzhwAr)
rests on those crowns , it has to take into account 
the lack of smoothness and learn to rest there
comfortably . That exercise of resting on 
the gem-studded crowns of DevAs prepares 
the Paadhukai to travel comfortably in 
the difficult terrain of his (Swamy Desikan"s) 
mind.The gems by nature are hard and Swamy Desikan 
compares his mind therefore to those hard gems 
(kaDinE maamakE chEthasi)...V.S

(4)Swamy says that out of Its dayA , the SatAri 
wishes to play in his hard mind ( KrupayA maamakE
kaDinE chEthasi viharathi ). The satAri needs
pracise however to perform that difficult task. For
this purpose , SatAri practises movement on 
the uneven and hard surfaces of the gem-studded 
crowns of the DevAs( dhivaoukasAm rathna 
VisamsthalEshu makutEshu yOgyAm bhavathI 
vidhatthE).Visamsthalam means uneven surface.
The crowns of DevAs ( DhivaoukasAm Makuda:)
have visamsthala pradesams.There , theSatAri
practises steps( yOgyAm vidhatthE).. V.S


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