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Padhuka Sahasram-462
Date: Tue Oct 30 2001 - 09:35:28 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

462. ayamayamithi thaIsthaI: kalpithAnaDhvaBhEdhAn
     prathipadhamavalOkya prANinAm vyAkulAnAm
     chatulamaNikalApaI: shoUripAdhAvani! thvam
     muKharayasi vihAraIrmukthiGhaNtApaThAgrayam

Oh Paaduka! You appear, as it were, to teach, by means of the Nada 
emanating from the movements of the rows of gemstones, in a manner 
lucid to all people, who had been confused by conflicting commands as 
regards the path of redemption, frequently offered by each and every 
one as per his own individual imagination, You pointing out (the Feet 
of the Lord Ranganatha) the best Royal Path for Moksha.

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

(1) Sri UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! As the closely 
positioned gems decorating You move during Your travels with the Lord,
You generate a sweet music .Through the notes of that music , You 
clarify the path that indisputably leads to salvation from the cycles 
of births and deaths . The aspirants were confused about the sure 
path to obtain Moksham until they heard Your sweet music; that nAdham 
offered the clarification they needed to sort out the various 
instructions that they had received earlier from their AchAryAs. Your 
music points out that single-minded devotion (MahA VisvAsam) to the 
Lord and total surrender to Him (Prapatthi) based on that devotion is 
the One sure way to gain Moksham.

(2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: Many philosophies/religions  confuse 
the people about the true path to salvation . People become agitated 
not knowing the true path to follow to gain Moksham . Through Your 
Naadham , You instruct them that the enduring way to attain Moksha 
Siddhi is through seeking Sriman NaarAyaNa as the means and the goal. 
The inner meaning is that Swamy NammAzhwAr in  His ThiruvAimozhi  
establishes the Parathvam (Supermacy ) of Sriman NaarAyaNa and 
Bhakthi or Prapatthi are the two sure paths to reach Him and receive 
His anugraham .

(3) Swamy Desikan refers here to the high road of Moksham ( Mukthi 
ghantA-paTAgrayam ) . The Paadhukais with its loud and sweet  naadham 
announces the true way to that high road. This is  a blessing to the 
agitated people , who until then were confused listening to the 
different routes offered by other systems of philosophies  as the 
correct way ( ayam ayam ithi , thai :thai: kalpithAn adhvabhEdhAn 
prathipadhan avalOkya vyAkulAn prANInAm ). My way is the right one; 
my way is the right one shout the different darsanams( ayam ayam ithi 
kalpithAn ahdvabhEdhAn ) . The din and insistence confuse
the people  seeking help and they get agitated not knowing which is 
the right way. At that time , they hear the PaadhukA naadham loud and 
clear to help them with directions to reach the true way to mOksham : 
seeking Sriman NaarAyaNan as the goal…(V.S).

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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