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Padhuka Sahasram-371
Date: Fri May 04 2001 - 12:18:37 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

371. mathAsthadhA mADhavapAdharakshE! thvayi prasaktham      
thvarayOpayAnthyAm parAmrushEyam padhavIparAgam prANaI: prayANAya 

Oh Mother Paaduka! When, in my final moment, You speed towards me, 
the dust from You will make my life-breath going upwards (to the 
Lord's Abode) enjoy contact with the dust. 

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes by V.SatakOpan (V.S): slOkam 371
(1)Sri UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh compassionate Mother !
Oh Maadhava PaadhukE! During my last moments , please rush
to me. Your Quick steps to my bed side will raise a cloud of
dust. May I breathe that holy dust and take comfort during
my last big breath. Please come before my jeevan leaves
the cage of my body so that Your holy dust can be smeared over
my indhriyAs (faculty senses) to quell their agitations.
( In VedAnthA ,the word PrANAs used in this verse referes to
IndhriyAs. The ten IndhriyAs are classified as KarmEndhriyAs
(Organs associated with hearing , smelling , tasting , touching
and seeing ;Jn~AnEndhriyAs("PrANAs ") are constituted by
Mind, Intellect, Ego et al).

(2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! When adiyEn
is about to leave this earth, You will rush to my side.
The dust arising from the rapid sanchAram will fall
on Your body . May the wind of PrANans released from my body
wipe those dusts and make Your surface shine ! May adiyEn be
blessed with kaimkaryams to You even as my prANans leave
my body .

(3)Swamy Desikan refers to the "padhavi ParAgam " ( the dust
accumulated on the Paadhukais) as the Paadhukais rush towards
Him with Lord RanganAthA on their back. Swamy says that his
departing PrANa vaayu would like to do a last minute kaimkaryam
to the auspicious Paadhukais by wiping the accumulated
dust associated with their journey ...(V.S)

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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