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Padhuka Sahasram-407
Date: Wed Jun 27 2001 - 08:17:28 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

407. anAdhimAyArajanIvashEna
     prasvApaBhAjAm prathiBhODhanArhAm
     pashyAmi nithyOdhithavAsarasya
     praBhAthanAnandhImiva pAdhukE! thvAm

Oh Paaduka! I look upon Your sound as the suprabhata-song, indicating 
a dawn of ever-lasting daytime* (that will never have a sunset!) to 
which the people having been suffering from a beginningless night of 
prakriti (or Maya), are woken up. 
*This signifies Moksha

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes by V. Satakopan (VS): Slokam 407 :

(1)	Utthamur Swamy's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! Your Naadham 
serves as Naandhi ceremony  that consists of benedictory verses 
recited at the beginning of a  religious observances. Your Naadham 
serves as Naandhi and wakes up the jeevan , which is asleep due to 
the influence of the darkness of MaayA/Prakruthi  , which makes the 
jeevan consider the universe as being outside the Supreme Lord . In 
this regard, You act as the ever-awake dawn serving as Naandhi 
recitation through Your Nadham to awaken the jeevan in deep sleep due 
to the influence of the dark MaayA. You are the NaandhikAri or 
reciter of Naandhi to help the jeevan wake up and start its journey 
towards Moksham.

(2)	The inner meaning is that Swamy NammAzhwAr 's Sri Sookthis
help one to develop discriminating knowledge that Jeevan is eternal
and its Master is Sriman NaarAyaNan  and get set from that knowledge
to enjoy the limitless aanandham  associated with Mokshaanubhavam .

(3)	The jeevans are sleeping away in the night of Prakruthi 
and are oblivious to their sufferings (MaayA Rajani vasEna 
prasvApabhAjam ) . The SunAdham of Paadhukais is like
the mangala sabdham ( PrabhAdha Naandhi) that wakes up 
the sleeping (deluded) jeevans and takes them to the Moksham , 
which is like the eternally bright day ( prathiBhOdhanArham 
nithyOdhitha Vaasarasya PrabhAtha Naandhimiva)..V.S

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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