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Padhuka Sahasram-508

From: rangaswamy_m (rangaswamy_m_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Tue Feb 05 2002 - 04:02:12 PST

508. vyAmuhyathO viShayibAlamrugAnmadhIyAn
     samsAraGharmajanithAsu marIchikAsu 
     pAdhAvani! praguNarathnamayUKhajAlaI-
     rAkruShya vishramaya kEshavakAnthisinDhoU

Oh Paaduka! To me, who had been suffering the sultry summer of 
Samsara and, in an effort to find relief, had gone after mirages that 
mislead and delude one; all this, because the stags of the five 
senses flee in all directions. You ought to kindly render a help; 
catch me in the net of rays Your gems scatter, take to the Lord and 
immerse me in the flood of His effulgence!

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

SlOkam 508 :

1) UtthamUr Swamy`s anubhavam: Here, Swami Desikan includes himself 
as one of the misbehaving ones and requests the rays of the gems of  
the Paadhukais to intervene and bless him . He says: " My sensory 
organs , mind and other jn~AnEndriyAs do not stop their chase of 
worldly pleasures (vishayAs). The VishayAs are like mirage and my 
indhriyAs run after them as if the mirage is water, which does not 
exist. My indhriyAs run after the vishayAs like young deer  in an 
energetic fashion. They do not stop running from one day to the 
other. They keep running. Oh, PaadhukE! May the net made of the rays 
from the gems adorning You drag me close to You, so I can taste the 
true nectar of Your Lord standing on You. Please bless me with this 
boon and immerse me in the cool waters of RanganAthA, so I can 
recover from my pitiable plight . 

2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: Here Swamy Desikan's prayer is for us 
to understand the powerful messages of Swamy NammAzhwAr's 
ThiruvAimozhi instead of just reciting it. Such an understanding will 
take the taste away from vishaya sukhams like the enjoyment of 
transient pleasures and link us instead to the everlasting pleasures 
of the Lord's Thiruvadi that leads to Moksha Siddhi. Swamy Desikan 
prays to SaThAri Soori to command the rays extending from the gems to 
serve as a net to capture his darting indhriyams and land them at the 
sacred feet of the Lord. 

3) Here Swamy Desikan compares his indhriyams here to young  deer 
(madIyAn Vishayee bAla mrugAn ); they run uncontrollably  after the 
desert mirages of SamsAram ( samsAra dharma marIchikAsu vyAmuhyatha: 
madhiyAn vishayee). The bright rays emanating from Your many gems 
should unite to form a net to capture these indhriyams of mine ( 
Baala mrugAn praguNa rathna mayUkha jaalai : aakrushya)  and let them 
rest in the radiant ocean of PerumAL( aakrushya Kesava kaanthi 
sindhou visrAmaya) (V.S). 





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