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Padhuka Sahasram-280

From: Sadagopan (
Date: Wed Aug 16 2000 - 07:34:30 PDT

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

280. saha prayAthA sathatam prayANE prApthAsanE samshrithapAdhapITA
     alanGhanIyA sahajEna BhUmnA ChAyEva shoUrErmaNipAdhukE! thvam

Oh Manipaaduka! When the Lord goes, You too go; 
when He is seated,You stay in the foot-plank, 
You have an innate greatness. So, the Lord
can never transcend You. Yes, You are like 
the Lord's shadow. You are inseparable from Him 
and He will never thwart You!

Namo Narayana,
SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes by V.Satakopan(V.S):

1) Sri Abhinava Desika UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam:
Here, Swami Desikan compares the PaadhukAs to
the shadow of the Lord Himself.When one stands 
under the shadow of the Harichandanaa tree ,
one obtains , whatever one desires. Swami Desikan
indicates that the Paadhukais have the same 
boon-granting power. He says: " Oh PaadhukE! 
When the Lord travels , You travel with Him. 
When He sits down , You are next to Him on
the foot-rest stand. Because of this intimate 
association with Your Lord at all times and places ,
You are like His shadow." The shadow follows 
a walking man. It stands , when he stands 
and jumps , when he jumps. In all these aspects,
the Padhukais Qualify as the shadow of the Lord.

2) HH Srimath Andavan's anubhavam:Here, Srimamth
Andabvan points out that the Paadhukai accompanies 
the Lord just as a shadow accompanies a man .
The Paadhukai surpasses however the unique glory 
of the Lord . Swamy Desikan hints that PerumAL can not 
jump (transcend) over the glories of the PaadhukA , 
just as a man can not jump over his own shadow.

3)Swami Desikan addresses the Paadhukais
and says with wonderment: " thvam SourE:
chAyEva asi( You are verily like the shadow 
of Your Lord)". Your innate and inseperable 
glories (sahaja bhumnA) are such that even
Your own Lord can not surpass them or jump
over them to reach the first place. He becomes
alanghanIyan ( One who could not cross Your 
glory , which is His own shadow). Oh MaNi
PaadhukE ! Such is Your vast glory! ...V.S  

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