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Padhuka Sahasram-484

From: rangaswamy_m (
Date: Wed Dec 19 2001 - 03:42:07 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

484. asUryaBhEdhyAm rajanIm prajAnAmAlOkamAthrENa nivArayanthI
     amOGhavrutthirmaNipAdharakshE! muradhviShO mUrthimathI dhayA   

Oh Manipaaduka! There is one darkness that the sun can himself not 
remove. That is the darkness of samsara! Even that can be ended by 
the effulgent help of the gems on You. This is an unobstructed path 
for the role of the light-which is proof that You are an incarnation 
of the Lord's Daya guna.

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special  Notes by V.SatakOpan (V.S):
SlOkam 484:

1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Here , Swamy Desikan points out the 
lustre of the gems on the PaadhukAs remove the darkness that could 
not be removed by the Sun. Swamy Desikan salutes the PaadhukAs as 
personification of DayA (compassion ) guNam of the Lord . He says: " 
Oh PaadhukE ! Please cut asunder the darkness that the rays of the 
Sun could not remove. Your luster immediately removes the darkness of 
SamsAram and  in this unfailing service of Yours , You become the 
personification of the Lord's DayA GuNam . By Your mere sight , 
the darkness of worldly afflictions disappear instantly. 

2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! the baddha jeevans 
do not comprehend that there is an eternal entity known as jeevan and
the Lord is the master of that jeevan . They have darkness about 
these matters and the Sun can not banish this type of darkness. Only 
AchAryA's anugraham and upadEsam or Your glances can remove this type 
of darkness. The lustre arising from your exterior gems banishes that 
darkness. You become the dayA svaroopam of the Lord and banish this 
aj~nanam .

3) The darkness of nescience  of people is compared to the darkness 
of night (prajAnAm rajaneem) . This darkness can not be removed by 
the radiance of the Sun ( asooryabhEdhyam). But this darkness is 
removed by the mere darsanam (aalOkamAthrENa ) of the lustre of the 
rays originating  from Your exterior gems. This effect never fails ( 
amOga Vrutthi ). In this matter, You have become the embodiment of 
the DayA  of Your Lord ( thvam Muradhvisha: Moorthimathi DayA asi )

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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