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Padhuka Sahasram-378
Date: Tue May 15 2001 - 10:39:53 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

378. pavanatharaLithasthE pAdhukE! rangaBharthu:
     viharaNasamayEShu vyApthavishva: parAga:
     vyapanayathi janAnAm vAsanArENujAlam

Oh Ranganatha-Paaduka! When You are on the move, the dust from You is 
disperses far and wide, and surprisingly, removes the dust of desires 
that rocks beings up and down on sensuous pleasures at all times. 

(Dust will only join with dust normally; here the opposite happens. 
One dust dispels 

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes by V.SatakOpan (V.S): SlOkam 378
(1) Sri UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh RanganAtha PaadhukE!
When You move around transporting Your Lord , the dust
arising from such travels is swept up by the winds and
reaches all corners of this world. It falls on the people ,
who are deeply immersed in debasing affairs of the world
and instantaneously removes all the layers of impressions
(vaasanAs) left behind by past misdeeds on their minds.
They get cleansed and escape the pains arising from worldly
afflictions experienced unitl then.

(2)Swamy Desikan describes here the power of the dust
particles of the Paadhukais that are transported all ovr
the world by the wind  during the sanchAra kaalams of
the Lord of Srirangam ( Rangabharthu: vihAra-samayEshu ,
pavana-tarLitha: vyAptha visva: parAga:).They remove
the sufferings arising from the effect of the lasting
and terrible poorva-vaasanAs residing in the minds of
the samsAris (ajasrm Vishama varthma vyAkulAnAm janAnAm
VaasanA rENu jaalam vyapanayathi)...(V.S).

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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