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Padhuka Sahasram-507

From: rangaswamy_m (
Date: Mon Feb 04 2002 - 03:53:26 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

507. rahtnOpalaprakarasamBhava ESha dhUrAdh
     rangADhirAjacharaNAvani! thAvakIna:
     AdhrarparADhapariKhinnaDhiyAm prajAnA-
     mAshvAsanArTha iva BhAthi karapraSAra:

Oh Paaduka! The rays from the gems on You scatter to such large 
distances that people who stand off at a far distance from the Lord, 
for reasons of their having been committing offences till that moment 
even. It looks as if You extend Your encouraging hand to them!

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes by V. Satakopan

Slokam 507:

1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam :   Oh Rangaraja PaadhukE ! Those  who 
have committed heinous crimes and thereby accumulated abominable sins 
are hesitant to come near You. They stand far away from You. When 
they repent over their status, it appears that the rays from Your 
gems extend themselves to the places where the sinners are and 
console them. They serve as extensions of You to assure freedom from 
fear for them.

2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam:  Oh PaadhukE! The lustre of the rays 
linked with Your gems extend far and it appears as though they are 
reaching out to those, who have committed many aparAdhams and comfort 

3)Here Swamy Desikan visualizes the extensively spread rays emanating 
from the assembly of gems on the Paadhukais and compares them to the 
extended hands ( rathnOpala prakara sambhava: dhUrAth yEsha 
thAvakIna: karaprasAra: ). What do these extended hands do ? They 
reach out those chEthanams , who feel contrite about their trespasses 
against the Lord's SaasthrAs ( ThAvakinA: KaraprasAra: aardhra 
aparAdha parikhinna dhiyAm prajAnAm  ). Those "hands" touch and 
comfort them ( aasvAsanArTa karaprasAra iva bhAthi).(V.S).

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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