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Padhuka Sahasram-353
Date: Mon Mar 19 2001 - 14:29:30 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

353. punarukthapithAmahAnuBhAvA: puruShA: kEchidhamI punanthi vishvam
     maDhuvaIripadhAravindhabanDhOraparAgAsthava pAdhukE! paragaI:

Oh Paaduka! There are these few Sadhus, who have no other love and who 
have received the dust from You, and for that reason, purify the whole 
world by their existence. Their greatness is so much that one imagines 
them to be Brahmas, other than the one who is charged with the duty of 

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes by V.SatakOpan (V.S): SlOkam 353
(1) Sri Utthamur Swamy's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! You are closely
related to the lotus feet of MadhusUdhanan.Through their
association with Your dust specks , a fortunate few attain
a superior status that helps them to cleanse this universe
through their mere presence. Their status is superior to that
of BrahmA by a two fold measure.

(2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam:Oh PadhukE ! Whoever that
receives the dust particles associated with You on their head
do not long for anything but Your Lord. Even the attainment of
the status of Brahma does not interest them.The inner meaning is that
those who have been blessed with Swamy nammAzhwAr's katAksham
lose all desires except the one to perform kaimkaryam for PerumAL.

(3) Here Swamy Desikan salutes the Lord's Paadhukai as ,
" Madhuvairi padhAravindha Bhandhu". He says that the bhAgyasAlis
who have received the parAgs of the Paadhukai attain a status
twice more noble than that of BrahmA ( Punaruktha PithAmaha
anubhAvA:) and are freed of all desires ( aparAgA :) and cleanse
the universe through their presence (amee visvam punanthi)...(V.S)

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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