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Padhuka Sahasram-521

From: rangaswamy_m (
Date: Wed Feb 27 2002 - 03:52:46 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

521. ashithilapariNaDdhA rashmijAlaIrmaNInAm
     dhuraDhigamathamam na: pAramArOpayanthI
     kamalanayanamAdhyam karNaDhAram dhaDhAnA
     Bhavasi BhavapayODhE: pAdhukE! pOthapAthrI

Oh Paaduka! We are taken in the yacht to cross the ocean of samsara, 
that is difficult to cross. You are the yacht; the gem-rays serve as 
the ropes with which the yacht is fastened all around. The navigator 
is the First of the class, the Lotus-eyed Lord!

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

SlOkam 521:

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

1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Swamy  Desikan compares the pAdhukAs
of the Lord to a wodden ship that transports the evolved soul across 
the vast expanse of this universe after the soul leaves the body 
through the brahma naadi. He says: " Oh PaadhukE! You are bound 
together by the rays associated with the gems adorning You; You 
transport us like a ship across the ocean that is the most difficult 
to cross. You have a boatman, who is none other than Your lotus-eyed 
Lord. It is for all these three reasons You became the ship to cross 
the ocean of samsaaram . 

2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: The inner meaning is that Lord 
RanganAtha standing on top of You transports the jeevans to Parama 
Padham through the sadAchAryAs, who have the power of influence over 

3) Oh PadhukE! You become the ship to cross the ocean of samsAram ( 
Thvam Na: bhava payOdhE: pOthapAthri bhavasi). Who is the 
navigator/boatman of that ship transporting the Jeevans? That boatman 
is the primordial Lord of Srirangam with the lotus eyes (aadhyam 
kamala nayanam karNadhAram). That boat is tied with the ropes of rays 
emanating from the gems on the Paadhukai (maNinAm rasmi jaalai: 
asiTila pariNaddhA). Where does the boat under the captain's 
directions transport the muktha jeevans too? To the most difficult to 
reach parama padham, which is on the opposite shore of the ocean of 
samsAram ( dhuradhigamatamam paaram ). Thou art that Boat to usV.S   

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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