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Padhuka Sahasram-384
Date: Wed May 23 2001 - 11:58:23 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

384. svadhathE kimihaIva ranganAThO 
     mayi thiShTan yadhi vA padhE parasmin
     ithi prucChasi dhEvi!nUnamasmAn
     maDhuraIsthvam maNipAdhukE! ninAdhaI: 

Oh Paaduka Devi! Evidently, You are putting to us a query, in Your 
sweet tone; "Is Ranganatha, while on me, in this material-packed 
world enjoyable and enjoying Himself, or is He better in Paramapada?

(Our answer would naturally be "Here"! Because this melodious music 
of the Paaduka could be heard by the Nityasooris too; all can enjoy 
this! If in Paramapada, we humans cannot hear and enjoy)

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes by V. Satakopan (V.S.)

(1) Sri UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh Mani paadhukE! The Naadahm 
arising from You seem to query us about our opinion on our enjoyment 
of RanganAthan  in Union with You.  Your sweet  sounds seem to ask us 
whether we prefer the enjoyment of RanganAthan in union with You here 
at Srirangam or in His Supreme Abode at Sri Vaikuntam. 

(2) The madhura ninAdhams ( sweet sounds) of Paadhukais seem to poll 
us about our opinions as to which aspect we enjoy the most : (a) His 
presence under Ranga  vimAnam without adorning me or (b) his presence 
in a state of union with me during His sanchArams or (c) His state of 
presence at Parama Padham  (ihaiva thishtan svadatE kim? Yathi vaa 
mayi thishtan ? Yathi vaa  Parasmin padhE thishtam svadatE kim ?)

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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