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Padhuka Sahasram-483

From: rangaswamy_m (rangaswamy_m_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Tue Dec 18 2001 - 03:44:45 PST

Sri:

SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

483. mukundhapAdhAvani! maDhyanAdyA mUrDhnyayA niShpathathO mumukshO:
     AbrahmalOkAdhavalambanArTham rathnAni thE rashmigaNam srujanthi

Oh Paaduka! The streaks of light from the gems extend so much in 
height that I imagine them to be the veritable ropes with which a 
Moksha-seeker can ascend to Srivaikunta, once the soul has come out 
of the vital nerve called Moordhanya-Nadi to go upwards. 

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

SlOkam 483: 

1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh Paadhukais of the One , who 
grants moksham ! The brilliant rays of Your external gems help 
the liberated soul , which is  starting its journey to Sri Vaikuntam ,
the supreme abode  of Your Lord. The jeevan reaches the top of 
the SushumnA naadi center and then ascends therefrom to Sri Vaikuntam
by transporting itself through the brilliant rays of the external 
gems. The Upanishads state that the jeevan ascends to Sri Vaikuntam 
with the help of the rays of the Sun. Swami Desikan hints that the 
rays of the Sun can only transport the jeevan over part of the 
distance to Sri Vaikuntam. The rays originating from the gems 
decorating the outside of the PaadhukAs can transport however the 
jeevan all the way to the Lord's sacred feet, a place of its own 
residence .

2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: The inner mening is that those who 
Study and  believe in the meanings  of Swamy NammAzhwAr's  divine 
Paasurams reach Parama Padham without  fail. 

3) Since the subject of this slOkam is about Moksham , Swamy Desikan 
addresses the Lord's Paadhukais as "Mukundha PaadhAvani " here. 
The Mukundha sabdham is invoked , when Moksha pradathvam of
the Lord is referred to. Swamy visualizes the assembly of rays 
emanating out of the gems on top of the Paadukais as ropes (rope 
ladders) reaching out to Brahma lOkam. He views them as the ropes 
made out of rays (rasmi gaNam) and serving as a Parama Padha sOpAnam 
(ladder to Sri Vaikuntam ). For the one seeking  mOksham (mumukshu) , 
the jeevan climbs out of the central naadi (moordhanya naadi) , exits 
out of the Brahma randhram (the subtle hole in the head ) and grabs 
the rays arising from the gems on the surface of the Lord's 
Paadhukais and travels onto Sri Vaikuntam via Brahma lOkam  with 
ease . 




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