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Padhuka Sahasram-430
Date: Mon Aug 06 2001 - 12:59:45 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

430. anthascharEShu pavanEShu jithEShvaBhignyA:
     prathyanmuKhIm pariNamayya mana: pravrutthim
     AsvAdhayanthi sarasam maNipAdharakshE!
     nAdhAvasAnasamayE BhavthIninAdham

Oh Manipaaduka! Yogis first conquer the airs that work in our body, 
then control the function of the mind by directing it inside-towards 
the Paramatma-and when the Pranava-nada subsides, they hear Your Nada-
the advent of the Lord-as a delicious thought!

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

SlOkam 430:

1) Sri UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: In the previous verse , PraNava 
naadham was mentioned. Here, Swami Desikan describes the benefits of 
PraNava naadham for the Yogis. He says: " Oh PadhukE ! Yogis adept in 
the control of breath ( Praanaayaamaa) control their minds. They 
reach single-minded concentration through this yogic practise of 
hearing PraNava nadham . After that , they hear the sweet sound 
originating from You and realize that the Lord is about to present 
Himself before them .  

2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: When the Yogis meditate on the Lord , 
they experience  the sound of PrANa Vaayu for a short time. When that 
sound stops , then they enjoy the sound of Your Lord's sanchAram on
Your back .

3) Swamy Desikan calls the Yogis as " abij~nA: " or those who are 
knowledgable. These Yogis control the PrANa Vaayu through PrANAyAmam 
and as a result bring their minds under control to experience with 
affection the sweet sounds generated by You as You transport Your 

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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