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Padhuka Sahasram-290

From: Muralidhar Rangaswamy (
Date: Wed Sep 20 2000 - 15:09:42 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

290. sampadhyathE samuchitham kramamAshrayanthyA
     sadhvarthmanA BhagavathOpi gathirBhavathyA
     IShtE padhAvani! puna: ka ivEtharEShAm
     vyAvarthanasya viShamAdhapaThaprachArAth

Oh Paaduka! The passage on the right path, even for the Lord, becomes 
possible, only by Your appropriate placement of the steps. Who, then, 
is competent to guide ordinary men, to redeem them from treading on 
evil tracks? Except You?

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan


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

1) Abhinava Desika UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh PadhukE!   
Oh PaadhukE ! You are responsible for the properness of the gait 
That the Lord takes. He depends on You for it. Once You choose 
the appropriate gait ,  His task of rushing to the help of
devotees is made easier. You transport quickly Your Lord to the place
where His devotees are  and thanks to Your special efforts , the 
devotees benefit from Sri RanganAthA's blessings. Swami Desikan hints 
here that there is no doubt about the BhakthAs attaining pre-eminent 
status, since the PaadhukAs have the power to make even RanganAthA 
reach His supreme goal of being recognized as the protector of those
who seek refuge in  Him unconditionally. 

2) Srimath PeriyANdavan's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! You control the good
Path that even the Lord takes during His sanchArams. In view of this
who else but You can save people from going in wrong ways ? 

3) Swamy Desikan respectfully addresses the Lord's Paadukai as 
"BhavathyA" instead of " ThvayA  " because of its power to actualize 
"sadhvarthamAnam "( selecting safe and auspicious paths) even for the 
Lord during His sanchArams. This the Paadhukai does by taking the 
proper step ( samuchitham kramam aasrayanthyA BhavathyA ) and leading 
 the way . If that were to be so, Swamy Desikan wonders as to who is 
more capable than the Paadhukais to turn deluded people away from the 
harmful paths ( VishamAth  apaTa prachArAth vyavarthanasya ka iva 
eeshtE ?)ůV.S 

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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