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Padhuka Sahasram-389
Date: Thu May 31 2001 - 09:23:39 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

389. munaya: praNiDhAnasanniruDdhE
     hrudhi rangEshvararathnapAdhukE! thvAm
     vinivEshya viBhAvayanthyananyA:
     praNavasya praNiDhim thava praNAdham

Oh Ranganatha's Manipaaduka! Sages contemplate, in the heart, well 
shielded from hindering thoughts, Your Nada-the melodious music You 
produce-as the Pranava. They are confident in this yoga being 
successful. They never have any interest in anything else. 

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

(1)Sri UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: " Oh Mani PaadhukE! With single-
minded concentration , Yogis meditate on You and You alone and 
thereafter hear Your Naadham , which is equivalent to PraNavAkAra 
Nadham". Here, Swami Desikan points out that Yogis reflect on PraNavA 
sound , since it is linked to the Naadham of the PaadhukAs . Through 
such meditations , they know that the PaadhukAs and the Lord  are 
close by (I-e)., the reflection on the Naadham of the Paadhukais , 
which is  the equivalent of PraNavam, brings the Yogis close  to the 

(2)Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: The Yogis meditate on You without any 
Distractions .Their meditation is PraNav-thulyam (equivalent to 
meditation on PraNavam).

(2)The mind set of Yogis is described as : " praNidhAna sanniruddhE 
Hrudhi"( the mind that is carefully controlled from wavering). With 
that instrument ,the Yogis meditate on the Your naadham (Tava 
PraNAdham ) and recognize Your naadham to be equivalent of 

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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