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Padhuka Sahasram-266

From: Muralidhar Rangaswamy (
Date: Thu Jul 06 2000 - 15:51:16 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

266. shirasA BhavathIm dhaDhAthi kaschith
     viDhrutha: kO api padhasprushA BhavathyA
     thvadhaDhInAm gathimAmananthi santha:

Oh Paaduka! One bears You on his head. Another is borne by You
His Feet being worn by You. The future of both are dependent on You, 
so say the great.

(You decide the course of the Lord. The Bhakta attains the Supreme 
Path by bearing You on his head.)
Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

(1) Sri UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam : Oh PaadhukE !
A Jeevan like me carries You on the head and
attains Your supreme blessings . You lift another
One ( Lord RanganAthan) , who makes contact with You
through His sacred feet . Both come under Your
power and You take them to places , where they
wish to go .

(2)Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh MadhusUdhana
PaadhukE ! One carries You on his head .The other is
carried by You on Your head. Learned people (santha:)
say that the sanchArams of both --the sentient one ,
who carries You on His head and Ranga Prabhu whom You
carry on Your head --are under Your control.

(3)Here the Vaibhavam of two influenced by
the paadhukais are described by Swami Desikan .
The chEthanan , who has the bhAgyam to carry
SatAri Soori (Paadhukais) on his head gets to
parama padham (ParamAm gathi )or the supreme abode
of MadhusUdhanan . The same Lord , who is borne by
the Paadhukai travels to the places , where He wishes
to go . Those destinations of the Lord could be
Srirangam's streets or the site where the asuran by
the name of Madhu was hiding . The Lord is dependent on
the Paadhukais for His many sanchArams involved with
Bhaktha rakshaNam or Dushta nigraham . Both the sentient
one and the Isvaran reach their destinations successfully
and are thus under the control of the Paadhukais according to
santha/learned ones : ( Santha:UbhayO: gathim tvadhInam

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