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Padhuka Sahasram-290

From: Muralidhar Rangaswamy (rangaswamy_m_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Wed Sep 20 2000 - 15:28:25 PDT

              Sri:

              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

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               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
              appropriate 
              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


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