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Padhuka Sahasram-263

From: Muralidhar Rangaswamy (
Date: Mon Jul 03 2000 - 15:38:23 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

263.thvadhaDhInaparikramO mukundha: thadhaDhInasthava pAdhukE! vihAra:
    itharEtharapArathanthryamithTham yuvayO: 

Oh Paaduka! The Lord's movements are dependent on You. Your own 
activity is dependent on the Lord. This relationship is unique-since 
two parties who are not dependent on any body else are mutually 
dependent between themselves.

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

(1) Sri UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: VedAs and
PaancharAthra AgamAs assert that RangaAthA and His
consort are not controlled by anyone and yet they get
bound by their devotees and respond to their commands
out of affection . Swami Desikan points out that
the similarity of the PaadhukAs with the above
attribute of the divine Lord in this regard:
Swami Desikan says " Oh PaadhukE! Your Lord's movements
are controlled by You ; at the same time , Your
movements are under His control. He decides where
He wants to go and You decide on how to take Him there
with every comfort .Both of You are not controlled by
anyone else. This relationship between the both of You
endures forever.Each of You is dependent on the other
and yet You are independent of everyone else.

(2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh Paadhuke! You
and Your Lord have limitless glories. Both of You
do not expect any support from any one else for
anything. In the matter of travel however , Your Lord
depends on You to transport Him . You depend on Him
for His travel itinerary . Thus both of You are mutually
dependent . The inner meaning is that Bhagavath
katAksham brings us close to a SadAchAryan ; PerumAL
anugraham becomes possible only because of SadAchAryaLs'
blessings. Thus they depend on each other for conferring
their blessings on a Bhaddha Jeevan.

(3) In the previous slOkam , Swami Desikan
referred to the Lord's sanchArams being dependent
or under the control of the Paadhukais( Rangabharthu:
gathAgathAni tvadhadhInAni). Here , Swami Desikan
says that the the Moksham giving Mukundhan's
sanchAram is dependent on the Paadhukais ( Mukundha:
tvAdhina Parikrama:). He also reminds the Paadhukais
that its playful romp is under the control of
the Lord ( Tava vihAra: tadhadhIna:).Both of You
otherwise do not depend on any body or take directions
from anyone else( yuvayO: Ananya-tanthra bhUmnA ); but
it is clear that both of you are inextricably bound
to each other ( ittham itharEthara paaratantryam
siddham )...V.S

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