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Padhuka Sahasram-316

From: Muralidhar Rangaswamy (
Date: Thu Dec 21 2000 - 13:30:22 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

316. BhavathIm parasya puruShasya rangiNO
     mahimAnamEva maNipAdhu! manmahE
     kaThamanyaThA svamahimapratiShtitha:
     prathithiShtathi thvayi padhAthpadham praBhu:

Oh Paaduka! We would rather regard You as the very greatness of the 
Lord-the Chandogya stated: He stands firm in His greatness-Because, 
otherwise how could the Lord, who stands in His own greatness, stand 
firm in You in every one of His steps of movement?

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

Swami Desikan composed this verse with sage NaradA's
discussions with Sage SanathkumArar on BhUmA vidhyA  
in mind. Sage NaradA had asked as to where the BhUmA 
or supreme Lord is rooted . SanathkumArA answered that 
the Lord is established in His glory (MahimA ) and does not
need to be rooted in any other principle or place. In this
context , Swamy Desikan says: ' Oh PaadhukE ! We
consider Your glory as equivalent to that of Your 
Supreme  Lord ; if that is not so ,  how can we explain His movement 
with one  foot at a time ? He is connected with You , when he places 
one of His foot on the ground and then lifts the other to take the 
next step . If He were not to be established in You like this , How 
can He move about and conduct His business  of protecting this 
universe ? Hence , Your reputation and glory are the same as that of 
Your Lord. 

Oh PaadukE ! Upanishads state that the Lord is rooted
in His prabhAvam. That Lord is with You during His 
sanchArams (travels).Hence , we think that You are His
prabhAvam (Parasya Purushasya mahimAnamEva
manmahE ). If He is not rooted in Your mahimai , How
can he move around step by step during His sanchArams?( Prabhu: 
padhAth padham KaTam tvayi prathithishtathi?)  V.S

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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