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Padhuka Sahasram-520

From: rangaswamy_m (
Date: Tue Feb 26 2002 - 03:52:32 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

520. BhavathyanthE thvAm praNathasya janthO:
     thadhOkOgrajvalanam thvathprakAshaI:
     yathO nADyA maDhyamayA viniryan
     gathim vindhEth kEshavapAdharakshE!

Oh Paaduka! Whosoever has worshipped You gets a previlege. In his 
final moment; the soul as it leaves the heart, gets its course 
lighted by the brilliance of Your gems and he locates the sushumna-
nadi through which he can follow the Archiradi path. 

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes by V.SatakOpan:

SlOkam 520:

1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Here, Swamy describes the PaadhukA's 
help, when the Jeevan leaves the heart lotus , where the Lord 
resides. Swamy builds the verse around the Brahma Soothram , which 
begins with the words: "TadhOkOagra--Jvalanam ". The meaning of this 
Soothram is : "when the liberated Jeevan is thus helped by the Lord 
residing in the heart, then in that glowing light, the Lord points
out to the jeevan, as it were, the hundred and first artery by which 
it should leave the body nad continue its journey on the archirAdi 
path to His supreme abode, Sri Vaikuntam. Thus, the jeevan comes to 
know of the Brahma Naadi and exits by it. The unliberated jeevans on 
the other hand exit their bodies via their eye, nose etc. In this 
verse based on the above soothram , Swamy Desikan says: " Oh Kesava
PaadhukE! For those liberated jeevans , who worship You, the place of 
the Lord in their heart lotuses are illuminated. With that light, the 
brahma naadi's location is revealed to the jeevans for their onward 
travel via archirAdhi maargam to Sri Vaikuntam.  

2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam:Brahma Soothram and Upanishads say that
Those, who engage in Bhakthi yOgam  or Prapatthi yOgam leave their 
bodies during their last moments via Brahma Naadi  to start their 
journey to Sri Vaikuntam. Oh PaadhukE ! the radiance of rays 
associated with Your gems help the jeevan  to see the Brahma Naadi 
arising out of the heart and travel on it . 

3) Swamy Desikan salutes the agra jvalanam (the pointed light ) of  
the radiance of the rays originating from the gems (thvath 
prakAsai: ) helping the jeevan at the end of the stay on earth . That 
jeevan has performed the anushtAnam of Bhakthi or Prapatthi Yogam and 
out of that bhAgyam leaves the body from the naadi originating at the 
heart cavity and ending up on the top of the head (anthE ThvAm 
praNathasya janthO: tath Oka: Thvath prakAsaI: agra jvalanam   
bhavathi). With the help of that light , the jeevan travels 
comfortably to the top of the head and exits the body to continue 
with the onward journey to SrI Vaikuntam(Yatha: madhyamayA naaDyA 
viniryan gathim vindhEth )..(V.S).

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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