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Padhuka Sahasram-509

From: rangaswamy_m (rangaswamy_m_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Wed Feb 06 2002 - 03:56:45 PST

Sri:

SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

509. antharniDhAya muniBhi: parirakshyamANA-
     mAthmIyarashmiguNithAm maNipAdharakshE! 
     rangEshapAdhakamalaprathipannamudhrAm
     nIvImavaImi BhavathIm nigamAnthavAchAm

Oh Manipaaduka! Fain would I say that seers hold a treasure-chest in 
a bag so to say-the content inside being Yourself, the meaning of 
Vedanta sayings, the tying strings being the radiations emitted by 
the gems on You. What is more, the bag is securely sealed and bears 
the seal of Ranganatha's Feet!

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

SlOkam 509:

1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh RanganAtha PaadhukE ! You are 
protected  inside the hearts of Yogis and sages. I recognize You 
there as a knot, which ties together the rays of gems emanating from 
You. Over the space formed by Your knot , RanganAthA's feet rest. His 
feet appear there like an imprint of lotus. VedAs praise the 
mysterious meaning of those lotus feet. Your supremely auspicious   
knot with the Lord standing on it is held in the heart cavity of the 
yogis. When I think of  You, I get the Lord and the VedAs as well--
and experience the lustre of Your rays.

2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam:  Oh PaadhukE! The illustrious sages 
hold You tightly in their heart lotuses. The extended rays emanating 
from Your gems seem to tie You to their hearts lotuses. Your Lord's 
feet resting on You appear in this context like an imprint on You . 
When the great ones see You, they experience the sight of the knot 
made by the Upanishads . SadAchAryAs meditate on the essence of 
Upanishads like Moola Manthram, Dhvayam et al. Their deep devotion 
binds the Lord to them and He is unable to move away. PerumAl resides 
happily in their heart lotuses. The enlightened sishyAs of the 
SadAchAryans meditate on latter.

3) Here, Swamy Desikan describes the Lord's Paadhukais having the 
imprint of the lotus feet of PerumAL ( RangEsa Paadha Kamala  
prathipanna mudhrAm Bhavatheem). The PaadhukAs are tied as it were to 
the Lord's Thiruvadi through the ropes(the lustorous rays of the 
gems) : "aathmayA rasmi guNithAm RangEsa Paadha Kamalam". The 
Paadukais adorning the Lord's Thiruvadi Are like the knot made up of 
the gems of Upanishads ( Bhavatheem nigamAntha-VaachAm neeveem 
avaimi). Such a Paadhukai is kept with reverence at the heart
Lotuses of the enlightened sages and meditated upon ( Munibhi: 
anatha: nidhAya ParirakshyamANam Bhavatheem )(V.S) .





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