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Padhuka Sahasram-463
Date: Wed Oct 31 2001 - 04:10:24 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

463. padhakamalamudhAram dharshayanthI murArE:
     kalamaDhuraninAdhA garBharathnaIrvilOlaI:
     viShamaviShayathruShNAvyAkulAni prajAnA-
     maBhimuKhayasi nUnam pAdhukE! mAnasAni

Oh Paaduka! Of sweet music arising from moving rows of gemstones! You 
direct, by Your Nada, the minds of men confused by conflicting 
concepts, and by aspirations after unattainable pleasures, on the 
Lord's Lotus Feet, most generous, suitable to grant their wishes. 

(Prapatti is implied as the right path).

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes by V.Sadagopan (V.S):

SlOkam 463:

(1) Sri UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! The moving gems   
incorporated in You raise a clear and sweet Naadham. You use that 
Naadham to point out that the holy feet of the Lord resting on You 
are the best means to attain Moksham. The human beings driven by many 
wordly afflictions are attracted by Your naadham and the message 
associated with it and turn their attention to where the naadham is 
coming from and see the Lord's lotus feet there. They offer their 
surrender as instructed by Your music and are saved. You perform this 
great service through Your naadham.

(2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: The inner meaning is that Swamy 
NammAzhwAr's devout Paasurams got the Lord under His sway. They will  
help any samsAri to become devoted to the Lord.

(3) The Lord's feet are lofty ( MurArE: udhAram padha kamalam) and 
are not easy to get attached to unless one uses the right saadahna. 
The indescribably sweet naadham  of the paadhukais (  KaLa madhura 
ninAdhA thvam ) come to the rescue of people suffering from 
attachment to insignificant and harmful pursuits ( vishama vishaya 
thrushNA vyAkulAni prajAnAm ) and help them with the ways to access 
the Lord's feet readily…(V.S). 

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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