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Padhuka Sahasram-487

From: rangaswamy_m (rangaswamy_m_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Fri Dec 28 2001 - 03:57:35 PST

Sri:

SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

487. dhidhrkshamANasya param niDhAnam snEhAnvithE yOgadhashAvishEShE
     samvithpradhIpam maNipAdharakshE! sanDhukshayanthIva 
marIchayasthE

Oh Manipaaduka! The yogi, seeking to see the Lord, who is the 
superiormost treasure, has nourished the lamp of Jnana for which 
Bhakti is the oil, the yogic exercise is the wick. The rays from the 
gems on You are waht kindle the lamp of Wisdom, with which the yogi 
can see God.

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

SlOkam 487: 

1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh gem-bedecked Paadhukais of the 
Lord  of Srirangam ! The beams of light emerging from Your gems act 
as fire sticks that kindle the light from the wick of true knowledge 
and make it shine brighter . With that powerful illumination , one is 
able to see readily the big treasure that rests on AdhisEshan at 
Srirangam. The help of Your rays in this regard is like the unguent
that helps the eyes to detect the hidden treasure. Oh PaadhukE! Your 
rays help the Yogis to enjoy Your Lord to their heart's content .

2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! for those , who are 
desirous of meditating on the Savroopam of Your Lord , the luster 
from the rays extending from Your exterior gems serve as the kindling 
stick for their lamp of Jn~Anam. The inner meaning is that the 
ThiruvAimozhi of the AzhwAr helps one to acquire the required Jn~Anam 
to comprehend clearly the Isvara tatthvam . 

3) The time is the one for superior meditation ( YogadasA visEsham ) 
by a Bhakthan with affection ( snEhAnvithEna  dhidhrakshamaaNasya)) 
to experience the great treasure , which is Your Lord ( param 
nidhAnam ). Your rays kindle the wick of the lamp of Jn~Anam in that 
bhakthan ( tE MarIchaya: samvith pradhIpam sandhukshayanthI 
iva)..V.S. 






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