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Padhuka Sahasram-393
Date: Thu Jun 07 2001 - 13:01:41 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

393. puruShaIrajasramasathAmanarThakaI:
     maDhukaItaBhArimaNipAdhukE! mama
     shruthiduShkruthAni vinivAraya svanaI:

Oh Manipaaduka! May You remove my sins-through Your pleasing Nada-my 
sins gained from hearing harsh words, worthless words, endless 
slandering, back-biting, self-aggrandizement, etc. from bad men of 
the world!

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes by V.Sadagopan (V.S): Slokam 393

(1)	Sri UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: In the previous verse ,
Swamy Desikan pointed out that the PaadhukA naadham 
made one realize freedom from old age and immortality. 
That stage is reached  after one leaves the earth. In this verse , 
Swamy focuses on the benefits obtained in this life from hearing
the naadham of the Paadhukais of the Lord. He says: Oh PaadhukE ,
the enemy of the asurAs Madhu and KaidabA ! Please eliminate all
the sins arising through our organ of hearing . May You with Your 
power remove the sins accumulated from listening to harsh words ,
fruitless discussions , hateful words which attack others , boasting 
and slanders". Swamy Desikan describes  these sins as those resulting 
from the facuty of hearing.

(2)	Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! I have become a 
great sinner as a result of listening to the condemnation of  
BhagavathAs by cruel sinners ; I have  added to my sins by listening 
to the lies  uttered about the saadhu janams and listening further to 
the boastings  and self-praises by haughty people. May the bhAgyam of 
listening  to Your Naadham free me from all these accumulated sins !

(3)	Swamy Desikan classifies the ashayApachArams of those who 
commit the sin  of slandering the BhaagavathAs here. He says that he 
has also accumulated great sins by these slanders falling on his 
ears. He describes the fruitless efforts of the ignoble ones , who 
constantly condemn Saadhus and praise themselves ( Parushai: 
anarTakai: ajasram parivAdha Paisuna vikatthana dhushkruthAni). Swamy 
Desikan states that the sheer falling of those sounds in his ears has 
resulted in  sharing of those mahA Paapams. He begs the Paadhukais to 
destroy those sanjitha paapams through its auspicious sounds ( Mama 
sruthi dhushkruthAni tava savanai: vinivAraya )..(V.S).

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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