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Padhuka Sahasram-95

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Wed Nov 03 1999 - 05:12:00 PST

Dear BhakthAs :

For  a few weeks now , a team of devotees from USA and 
Singapore as devotees of Lord RanganAthA  and 
Swami NammAzhwAr have joined together to present 
the Sri RanganAtha PaadhukhA sahasram slokams (1008
in number ) of Swami Desikan composed in the short period
of two and half hours of one single night at Srirangam .
It will take us two more years to complete this Kaimkaryam.

The individual slOkams ,their meanings and realtionships
to the Sri Sookthis of NammAzhwAr are being posted in
malOlan Net , a private mailing list . The team has created
an open web page for these postings on Sri RanganAtha Paadhukhais
(URL , http://padhuka.homepage.com). Please visit these home pages 
and record your blessings for this Kaimkaryam in the guest book. 

These slOkams are not only most beautiful as a KhAvyam 
but they also house ancient doctrines of Sri VaishNavam 
embedded in them . Further , they have powerful manthra Sidhdi .

Sri Achutharaaman and Sri MaadhavakkaNNan of Singapore ,
Sri Muralidhar Rangaswamy , Sri Sunder Kidambi and adiyEn 
of USA are involved in this kaimkaryam of enhancing 
the outreach of a recent monograph on the subject of 
Sri RanganAtha PaadhukhA sahasram by the great Sri VaishNavite
scholar , Sri U.Ve.V.N.Vedaantha Desikan Swamy of 
Opiliappan Koil residing now at Chennai. 

Please enjoy the nectar of Sri RanganAtha PaadhukhA
Sahasra slOkams daily by accessing the special home pages,
where a section named : "Learn one SlOkam a day " has been
created for your daily use . Every morning , with the sound of
the swinging Sacred bell of ThiruvEnakatamudayAn (Swami Desikan ),
one slOkam is released for  use to start the day (7A.M , IST)
with smaraNam of the Lord of Srirangam and His dhivya
MaNi Padhukhais (Swamy NammAzhwAr ). Also please have 
the darsanam of the Powerful PaadhukhA yanthram drawn by 
the very hands of Swami Desikan in these home pages and use it as
Wall Paper for your Desak tops for the conferral of auspiciousness
on Your homes and family .

Daasan , V.SadagOpan 
On Behalf of PaadhukhA SevA KaimkaryaparALs .   
  
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>>TODAY'S POSTING 
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>>>Sri:SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,
>>>Translation of Paaduka Sahasram by U.Ve. Sri V.N. Vedanta Desikan
>>>Swamin: 
>>>
>>>95. parasya DhAmana: prathipAdhanArhAm
>>>    vadanthi vidhyAm maNipAdhukE! thvAm
>>>    yathasthavaIvADhigamE prajAnAm 
>>>    dhurIBhavathyuttharapUrvamamha:
>>>
>>>Oh Paaduka! Discerning ones declare that You are Brahma-vidya that 
>>>secures Paramapada. It is quite fitting, because when You are resorted
>>>to, sins, of the past and the future varieties, both depart. 
>>>(Strictly the past sins are destroyed; sins of future do not attach) 
>>> 
>>>Namo Narayana,Adiyen,
>>>SriMuralidhara Dasan
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>>NOTES BY V.SADAGOPAN(V.S)
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>>(1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam :Para VidhyA or 
>>the knowledge about our Lord is attainable to
>>a very few blessed ones. Oh RanganAtha PaadhukhE !
>>You however make that difficult-to-attain Para VidhyA
>>easily reachable through Your ability to present quickly
>>Your Lord's sacred feet standing on You . Those holy feet
>>are the goal of the PrapannAs , who take refuge in the Lord
>>for their Moksham . Through their worship of You ,Oh PaadhukhE,
>>You remove their sins to enable the Mumukshus to receive
>>the blessings of the vision of the Lord's lotus feet and
>>thereby become well versed in the Para VidhyA .
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>>(2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam :
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>>Oh MaNi PaadhukE ! Lord RanganAthA destroys the sins of 
>>any one , who performs Prapatthi or practises Bhakthi Yogam .
>>Your Lord not only banishes sins accumulated until the time
>>of Prapatthi but also makes sure that the sins accumulated 
>>unconsciously do not stick to that noble soul .Similarly ,
>>Lord RanganAthA acts to remove the sins of those , who adorn
>>You ( His Paadhukai ) on their heads with devotion .Therefore 
>>the learned ones recognize You as the embodiment of Bhakthi 
>>and Prapatthi. The inner meaning here is that those , who 
>>seek the refuge of a SadAchAryan receive the anugraham 
>>of the Lord ,(viz)., Sarva Paapa VimOchanan .
>>
>>(3) Swami Desikan addresses Lord RanganAthA as 
>>"Parasya DhAmna:" in this slOkam (i.e).,He is the supreme 
>>tEjas or ParandhAman . The word DhAman has two meanings :
>>(1) the abode or the place of dwelling (2) Lustre .
>>That Lord ParandhAman residing in BhUlOka Vaikuntam 
>>(parama padham on this earth ,His LeelA VibhUthi ) 
>>is saluted here as the Param-Chudar or Param-JyOthi 
>>as visualized by Swami NammAzhwAr (SatAri Soori )below :
>>
>>paramsudar udampAi Azhukku Pathittha UdampAi
>>  karanthum thOnRiyum ninRum kaitthavangaL seythum 
>>ViNNOr SirangaLAl VaNangum THIRUVINNAGAR sErntha PIRAAN 
>>  VARAM KOLL PADHAM ALLAL ILLAI YAAVARKKUM VANSARANE 
>>......ThiruvAimozhi: 6.3.7
>>
>>It is so delightful to see how the Param-JyOthi
>>of ThiruviNNagar at His Abhaya Sthalam is connected 
>>by Swami Desikan through NammAzhwAr's ThiruvAimozhi
>>in the context of the above slOkam .One is also
>>reminded of the JithanthE Sthothra Vaakhyam :
>>" dEvAnAm dhanavAnAm cha saamAnyam Adhidhaivatham ".
>>
>>The meaning of the ThiruviNNagar paasuram of SatAri
>>Soori has been given by U.Ve.VedAntha Desikan Swamy
>>of ThiruviNNagar this way :
>>
>>" The Lord has a fine , finite , visible , supremely 
>>effulgent Form, a Sui generis experience for His BhakthAs;
>>He is also the soul of the dirt-and- filth filled world
>>that is visible to all, which world is His body , this form
>>of His being understood and even believed by the non-devoted;
>>in this latter form , too, no stigma of the body will attach to
>>the soul ( contrary to the ordinary rules: If one does a bad 
>>deed , one's soul becomes sinful and has to suffer!). 
>>The non-devoted ones could even disbelieve the soul-nature of 
>>the Lord , because they do not see Him. He conceals Himself 
>>from the non-devoted. Bur to the devoted ones , He is ever
>>present in BOTH ways.
>>
>>ADIYEN WOULD ASSERT THAT FOR ANYONE TO SEEK SALVATION ,
>>THERE IS NO OTHER PATH, NO OTHER REFUGE EXCEPT 
>>THE FIRMLY HELPING FEET OF THE LORD OF THIRUVINNAGAR , 
>>WHOM ( AND WHICH PLACE ITSELF ) THE NITHYASOORIS 
>>THMSELVES (NOT TO SPEAK OF DEVAAS AND OTHER DEMI-GODS)
>>RESPECTFULLY WORSHIP WITH BENT HEADS."......V.S
>>
>>Swami Desikan captured the essence of the power
>>of the sacred feet (and the Paadhukais seen there)
>>of the Spreme Effulgence ( ParamjyOthi) at 
>>ThiruviNNagar dhivya Desam . Swami reminds us 
>>of the sadhupadEsam of SatAri Soori in Tamizh 
>>Vedam of ThiruvAimozhi that there is no other 
>>path , no other refuge for one seeking Moksham ,
>>(Naanya: panthA ayanAya VidhyathE )except the firmly
>>helping feet of the Parama Padha Naathan ...V.S        
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