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Padhuka Sahasram-470
Date: Fri Nov 16 2001 - 04:00:22 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

470. thrikavinihithahastham chinthayithvA kruthAntham 
     gathavathi hrudhi mOham gacChathA jIvithEna 
     parikalayathu bhODham pAdhukE! shinjitham thE
     thvarayithumiva sajjam thvadhviDhEyam mukundham

Oh Paaduka! The last moment-life is about to ebb out of the body; 
Yama would lay his hand on the neck; the mind thinks of the ordeal 
for a moment and is maimed by the very thought. You then would urge 
the Lord who is controlled by You, to come to rescue me. May the 
Nada, emanating then from You, bestow on me the right realization!

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

SlOkam 470:

(1) Sri UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! When I am about to 
leave this world , I will feel the tightening of the hand of Yamaa on 
my neck and shoulder. I will be terror stricken over that thought and 
experience. Delusions will set in. At that time , Your naadham is 
very vital to me, since it signals the arrival of Your Lord to free 
me from my terrors and to grant me the blessings of Moksham . If 
RanganAthA does not take quick steps to rush to my side at that time, 
please increase the volume of Your naadham, so that He will know that 
You can travel faster and thereby permit Him to rush to my side.

(2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: The inner meaning is that the Jeeva-
Paramathma vivEkam arising from the understanding of Swamy 
NammAzhwAr's Sri Sookthis should free me from delusions during  my 
last moments.

(3) Oh PaadhukE ! Your Lord is under Your control and he listens to 
what You say ( Mukundha: Tvaddh-vidhEya:) . He is in no rush to get 
to my side ( tvarayithum sajjamiva) during my anthima prayANam. At 
that time , Yaman has his hands around my neck to wring my jeevan to 
take to naraka lOkam ( KruthAntham thrika vinihitha hastham ). My 
mind would have fainted (mOham gathavathi). Your auspicious naadham 
should intervene at this time as you hurry Your Lord to my side and 
rescue me from Yaman's grip ( BhOdham Parikalayathu) and kindle true  

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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