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Padhuka Sahasram-382
Date: Mon May 21 2001 - 12:13:53 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

382. muraBhinmaNipAdhukE! BhavathyA: sthuthimAkarNayathAm mayA 
nibaDdhAm avaDhIrayasIva manjunAdhaIrachamathkAravachAmsi dhurjanAnAm

Oh Lord's Paaduka! Is it that You produce the melodious music to 
drown, with a disdain, the noise of bad men, who tend to prattle some 
criticism about my hymn on You? I presume so.

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

(1) Sri UtthamUr Sawmy's anubhavam: Oh MaNi PaadhukE ! When ill-
wishing people with their foul mouths decry this composition of mine 
celebrating Your glory, it appears that You reject their foolish talk 
with Your sweet sounds . 

(2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! Following Your command, 
I am eulogizing Your kalyANa guNams. Those , who do not have the 
benefit of upadesam from a SadAchAryan do not recognize this sthuti 
as dealing with the three  tatthvams and criticize them . When I hear 
Your sweet  Naadham, it appears  that You are saying to them : " Why 
are You losing the opportunity to gain a good birth by criticism of 
the Sri Sookthi about Me composed by My great devotee". That message 
of Yours gladdens my heart . 
(3)Swamy Desikan describes the act of intervention by the Naadham of 
Padhukai here. When the Paadhukai hears the foul criticism of the bad 
people about Swamy Desikan's Sthuthi , it blocks those dhUshaNa 
vaakyams with its sweet Naadham ( DhurjanAnAm achamathkAra vachAmsi 
manju naadhai: avadhIrayasi ). Swamy Desikan's choice of the word to 
describe the unsophisticated and ill-meaning criticism of  the 
uninformed people is very diplomatic and considerate. He puts their 
criticism in the category of AchamathkAram ( asattu kuzhainthaL  
yEtho uLaruhinrana) . Swamy points Out that the sweet sounds of the 
PaadhukA naadham gently chides them..(V.S).

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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