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Padhuka Sahasram-498

From: rangaswamy_m (
Date: Thu Jan 17 2002 - 03:56:45 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

498. AkIrNarathnanikarAm maNipAdhukE! thvAm 
     rangEshvarasya lalithAm vipaNim prathIma:
     yathsamshrayENa Bhavathi sThiraBhakthimUlyam
     kaIvalyamathra jagathAm krayavikrayArham

Oh Manipaaduka! You have gems of a wide variety spread on Your 
surface which now acquires the reputation of being Lord Ranganatha's 
market-place, whereat anyone having flawless and firm Bhakti for You 
can purchase or sell away the Moksha world quite easily. 

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

Slokma 498:

1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam:  Oh Ranganatha PaadhukE! We consider 
You with Your multitude of gems as the precious market street of Lord 
RanganathA, the Merchant . Use of the currency  of devotion (Bhakthi) 
helps to see the gem-bedecked  PaadhukAs , which in turn leads to the 
growth of parama bhakthi, which is equivalent to the growth of 
currency. The newly acquired expanded wealth is given to Ranganatha, 
the merchant to purchase Moksham from Him for oneself. 

2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! I equate You adorned with
so many radiant gems as the market place set up by Your Lord. People 
buy and sell Moksham that is to be attained after strenous effort of 
dhyAnam about Your Lord. PerumAl commanded AzhwAr to incarnate in 
this world . The reason for that command of the Lord is to bless 
bhakthAs to attain Moksha Siddhi through aasrayaNam of Swamy 
NammAzhwAr and following His upadEsam about the UpAyam and UpEyam  
for breaking the bonds of samsaaric afflictions.

3) The Paadhukais of the Lord are full of spreading radiance from the 
assembly of gems decorating them ( aakIrNa rathna nikarAm  ThvAm ). 
That sight is like Lord RanganAthA's market street ( ThvAm 
RanganAthasya laLithAm vipaNim Pratheema :). Those , who seek You as 
succour in this world itself acquire sthira Bhakthi ( Yath samsrayENa 
athra jagathAm sthira bhakthi) and become qualified to buy and sell 
Moksham ( jagathAm sthira bhakthi moolyam kaivalyam 
kraya-vikrayArham bhavathi )..(V.S)

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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