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Padhuka Sahasram-402

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Date: Wed Jun 20 2001 - 13:12:08 PDT

Sri:

SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

402. viShNOrasmin padhasarasijE vrutthiBhEdhaIrvichithraI-
     raIdhamparyam nigamavachasAmaIkakaNTayEna sidDham 
     itTham pumsAmanipuNaDhiyAm pAdhukE! thvam thadhEva
     spruShtvA sathyam vadhasi niyatham manjunA shinjithEna

Oh Paaduka! The Lotus Feet of the Lord have a variegated vista of 
activities, which are praised by the Vedic words, but they all have 
one meaning-even when appearing varied. What You proclaim, I think, 
by means of Your pleasing Nada, is a kind of swearing in the name of 
the Lotus Feet, touching them too!-to tell, in an assuring way, even 
to the incapable dunces, to the effect that all Vedas speak only of 
these Lotus Feet of the Supreme Power!

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes by V. Sadagopan (VS): Slokam 402

(1)	Utthamur Swamy's anubhavam: Swami Desikan referred to 
the pledge made by PaadhukAs in the previous verse to compose 
PadhukA Sahasram through him. Here Swamy Desikan describes 
another pledge made by the Paadhukais to establish the unquestionable 
supremacy of VishNu through their beautiful patterns of Naadham. 
He says: " Oh PaadhukE! You do a great  service through Your  pledge 
to help the dim-witted understand the supremacy of VishNu through 
Your own direct service to Him. You  articulate that message through 
the naadham arising from the jingling of  the bells and the gems 
decorating You. Your message is that VishNu's lotus feet are the 
essence of all the four vEdAs. You explain that the different 
methodologies –SaamAnyam , VisEsham , Yogam , roodi , aparyavAsanA , 
Vritti , LakshaNai and GouNai—adopted by the VedAs converge at  the 
feet of Your Lord . Thus vEdAs sing in unison and establish the 
paramountcy of Your Lord .You interpret this truth through naadha 
yogam  for the unsophisticated populace." SaamAnyam et al 
are vEdic techniques to establish the supremacy of VishNu 
NaarAyanan.   

(2)	Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: When the Lord adorns You and 
moves around, the naadham emanating from You appears like 
the Upanishads use the methodologies of Sakthi , Lakshanai et al to
declare in unison the supremacy of Your Lord , through the act of
swearing as it were , by touching His feet .

(3)	Swamy  Desikan chooses two words here ( Iydampharyam and
Eika kaNDyam) to suggest that the naadham originating from 
the Paadhukais  declaring the supremacy of the Lord  is like
all of the upanishads expressing their most important conclusion 
(nigama-vachasAm iydamparyam) thru unison of all their wonderous
methodologies (vichithrai: vrutthibhEdai: eikakaNDyEna siddham).
The purpose of the naadhams generated by the Paadhukais remind 
Swamy Desikan of the scene , where the Upanishads touch the feet of
the Lord to swear on the supremacy (ParadEvathA Svarooopam )
through many techniques available to them …V.S



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