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Padhuka Sahasram-388
Date: Wed May 30 2001 - 13:45:44 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

388. shruthiBhi: paramam padham* murArE:
     idhamitThamithi bravIShi nUnam
     maNipadhAvani! manjuBhi: praNAdhaI:

In the matter of the nature and greatness of the Lord* (the Lord's 
abode, the Lord's Feet), which is not comprehensible even to the 
Vedas so that they only say "it is not this" and "it is not like 
this", You Oh Manipaaduka!, pronounce, in sweet tones, clearly, "it 
is this" and "it is like this". 

*'Padam' can mean all the three given.

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

(1) Sri UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh Mani PaadhukE! VedAs are 
unable to describe the divine qualities of the lotus feet of Your 
Lord. The glories of the Lord's feet are so profound and beyond 
description that the VedAs fail in their attempts to characterize 
them as this or that . Where  the VedAs have failed , it appears that 
You are able to define the auspicious qualities of the Lord's lotus 
feet through the sweet sounds emanating from You. 

(2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: The Svaroopam of perumAL and the 
Svaroopam of His Supreme abode , Sri Vaikuntam are beyond the ken of 
Vedams. They give up their attempts to describe them. AzhwAr's 
ThiruvAimozhi however describes them clearly for our comprehension. 
The sweet Naadham enmanating from You is that ThiruvAimozhi 
explaining the two Svaroopams. 

(3) "murAre"s Paramam Padham Sruthibhi: anidhamkAram" (It is beyond 
the power of the VedAs to describe the Svaroopam of the Lord's Sri 
Vaikuntam). When they have failed , Oh PaadhukE , Your sweet Naadham 
precisely describe the nature of Your Lord's Parama Padham and His 
Svaroopam ( thvam manjubhi: PraNAdhai: idham ittham ithi braveeshi ). 
Such is the power of Your PaadhukA naadham....V.S.

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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