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Padhuka Sahasram-438
Date: Thu Aug 30 2001 - 05:04:53 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

438. rangEshapAdhakamalAth thvadhaDhInavrutthE-
     ranyEShu kEShuchidhalakshyamananyavEdhyam
     AmnAyagUDamabahirmaNiBhi: kvaNadhBhi-
     rnEdhIyasAm praThayasIva nijAnuBhAvam

Or Do You announce through Your melodious sound-to persons who are 
close to You-Your greatness that lies hidden in the Vedas unknown to 
all else, that cannot be merely seen in all things in a common 
manner, and that is present only in the Lotus Feet (of the Lord), 
which have an existence totally dependent on You?

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

1) Sri UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Swamy Desikan points out that
the knowledge about  the glory of the PaadhukAs could be acquired 
just by listening to the PaadhukA naadham.The knowledge about 
VedAnthA on the other hand needs a demanding effort lasting many 
years and even then it is not clear whether one has fully 
understood , what one learned. PadhukA naadham in contrast distills 
the essence of VedAnthA as soon as one is blessed to hear it. Swamy 
Desikan says: " Oh PaadhukE! Your glories are hidden in the VedhAs 
and are not easy to know. You seem however to reveal Your glories to 
those , who approach You through Your delectable naadham made by the 
gems and balls inside Your toe-holds". 

2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE ! When we hear Your sweet 
naadham, it appears as though You are speaking about Your glories to 
those, who are near You . Your Lord's Thiruvadi   has equal glories . 
Your Lord alone knows about the matchless glories of Yourself and the 
Thiruvadis that are under Your influence .

3) The glories of the Paadhukais that are inseparable from the Lord's 
sacred feet are  hidden inside the Vedhams ( aamnAya gooDam 
nijAnubhAvam ). For those nearby ( nEdhiyEsAm ) , Your sweet sounds 
seem to elaborate on those glories hidden inside the VedhAs  ( 
KvaNadhbhi: abarhimaNibhi: nijAnubhAvam praTayasi iva)..(V.S). 

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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