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Padhuka Sahasram-299

From: Muralidhar Rangaswamy (rangaswamy_m_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Tue Nov 21 2000 - 14:19:35 PST

Sri:

SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

299. nithyam ya eva jagathO maNipAdharakshE!
     satthAsThithiprayathanEShu param nidhAnam
     sOpi svathanthracharithasthvadhaDhInavrutthi:
     kAvA kaThA thadhitharEShu mithampachEShu

Oh Manipaaduka! The Lord, who is the Prime Cause, at all times, for 
the creation, sustenance, and termination of the world, Who is 
independent and not answerable to any one else, that Lord Ranganatha 
has His movements dependent on You. What have we to do with the 
mediocre ones-when Lord Vishnu Himself looks to You?

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special notes from V.Sadagopan (V.S)
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Slokam 299:

1)	Abhinava Desika Sri UtthamUr Swamy's anubhaavam: Here , Swami 
Desikan answers the question on Paadhukai's superiority over other 
Gods in granting boons to those , who worship them . He says: " Oh 
Gem-bedecked PaadhukE! RanganAthA is responsible for the birth , 
growth and the dissolution of the Universe .He has thus proven that 
there are no gods or principles that are superior to Him and thus 
qualifies as the fundamental force that drives this universe . It 
appears however that there is one exception to His unquestioned 
superiority. In so far as the supremely independent RanganAthA is 
dependent on You for His transport , You are superior to Him. He is 
controlled by You in His movements.

2). Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE ! Even Your Lord ,
who controls and commands all the universes and its beings is under
Your control. If that were to be so , what can one say about Your
lordship over all the others ? They certainly are under Your full
Control .

3). Swamy Desikan says that the mighty Lord , who is responsible 
for the creation of the Universe ( Jagatha: SatthA ) , its safe being 
( sthithi) , its functioning ( prayathanam) and who is totally
independent of any one and any thing ( svathanthra charitha :) 
is fully under Your control (TvadhIna vrutthi : ) . If the Lord
Himself is under Your control , what can one speak of those
Who are at the other end of the power spectrum ? ( TadhirEshu 
mithampachEshu kaa vaa kaTA ?)ůV.S      



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