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Paduka Sahasram-474
Date: Wed Nov 28 2001 - 04:02:47 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

474. thavaIthaChrIrangakshithipathipadhathrAyiNi! nruNAm 
     BhavathyAgaschinthAraNaraNakaBhangAya raNitham 
     sharIrE svam BhAvam praThayathi yadhAkarNanavashAth
     na na: karNE BhAvI yamamahiShaGhaNtAGhaNaGhaNa:

Oh Paaduka of Ranganatha! When the body falls at the moment of Death, 
our ears would not hear the neck-bells of the buffalo-the vehicle of 
the god of Death, Yama, since the Nada that You generate will always 
be on our ears, warding off all possible fears of our sins. 

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

(1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh Ranganatha PaadhukE! Those who
are blessed to hear Your naadham would not feel guilty over their 
sins; they do not  get to commit sins any more and hence there is no 
cause for worry. Such persons are not approached by Yama Dharma 
Raajan , when they leave their body cages. They do not hear the bells 
tied to the neck of the buffalo that transports Yama Dharma Raajan to 
the bed side of the sinners during their last moments. 

(2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: The inner meaning is that any one , 
who comprehends the messages housed in the ThiruvAimozhi paasurams as 
a result of learning from a Mahaan/AchAryan will develop parama 
Bhakthi to the Lord and will become His dear one . Yaman never comes 
near those BhakthAs of the Lord.

(3) Here Swamy describes the sweet naadham of the Paadhukais as
"raNitham "( delectable sound) . That "raNitham " banishes the 
trembling of the sinners as they contemplate over the anticipated 
punishment  from Lord Yama ( NruNAm aaga: chinthA raNaraNaka bhangayA 
bhavathi). The mere listening of the sweet sound emanating    from 
You prevents the GhaNa--GhaNa sound of the bells tied to the neck of 
the transport of Yama RaajA ( yadhA-karNa-vasAth , Yama mahisha 
ghaNDA ghaNa- ghaNa :Na: karNE na bhAvI )..(V.S).  

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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