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Padhuka Sahasram-387
Date: Tue May 29 2001 - 14:01:01 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

387. maDhuvaIripadhAmbhujam BhajanthI maNipAdhAvani! manjushinjithEna
     paTasIva muhu: svayam prajAnAmaparOpajnyamariShTashAnthimanthram

Oh Manipaaduka! You have gained the Lotus Feet of the Lord; You 
perhaps chant-as evident in the melodious sound You produce, some 
potent mantra to ward off all evil to the people-do so repeatedly and 
secretly too!

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

(1) Sri UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Here , Swami Desikan points out 
that the affectionate listening of the PaadhukA Naadham will destroy 
the sufferings of the listeners. He says: " Oh PaadhukE! Having 
raised the lotus-feet of  Your Lord , You are meditating on Them . 
The Naadham arising from Your movements during these occasions appear 
like the rare incantations (manthrAs) aimed at the destruction of 
Your listener's sorrows.  

(2)The Naadhams that originate from Your SanchAram in union with Your 
Lord Appear like a new manthram aimed at removing the sorrows of 
samsAris. ThiruvAimozhi is the result of the AzhwAr's blissful 
experience of union with the Lord that could not be held within .

(3)Swamy Desikan refers to an arishta-saanthi-manthram here and 
connects it to the sweet sounds (manju Sinjitham) arising from 
sanchAram. This powerful sorrow-removing manthram had not been heard 
before (aparOpaj~nam arishta-saanthi manthram). The Padhukais repeat 
this manthram often for the benefit of humanity sufering from Taapa 
Thrayam ( prajAnAm arishta saanhti manthram 
svayam muhu: padasi)ůV.S  

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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