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Padhuka Sahasram-444
Date: Fri Sep 28 2001 - 04:25:12 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

444. nithyapraBhODhasuBhagE puruShE parasmin
     nidhrAmupEyuShi thadhEkavihArashIlA
     manjusvanam vijahathI maNipAdhukE! thvam
     samvEshamicChasi param charaNAnthikasThA

Oh Manipaaduka! The Lord enjoys a reputation of ever being awake. 
When the Lord observes a 'sleep' You, too, as one always observing 
like an activity with Him, observe silence, ceasing to emit music, 
perhaps to retire to sleep at His foot-side.
Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

SlOkam 444

(1) Sri UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam : Oh PaadhukE! Your Lord is always 
awake to protect His devotees . This time , however , He is overcome 
by tiredeness and has decided to get a few winks of sleep. 
Recognizing the unusual nature of the situation , You are helping Him 
get His sleep by remaining  silent at His Lotus feet and are waiting 
like a devoted wife for His awakening so that You can continue to 
serve Him thereafter. Standing motionless , You seem to want to have 
His rare period of sleep uninterrupted.

(2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: PerumAl  does not have sleep. His 
resting  looks like His sleep. Oh PaadhukE ! You are used to follow 
whatever he does. Therefore , You are still. You cease Your movements 
and stay at the side of His Thiruvadi. 

(3) The Jn~Anandha BhagavAn enjoys Yoga NidhrA on the lap of 
AadhisEshan ( Nithya PrabhOdha subhagE Parasmin PurushE nidhrAm 
upEyushi sathi). At that quiet time , the Paadhukais becomes quiet as 
well and stays put very near  the lotus feet of its  Lord  ( manju 
svanam vijahathee Thvam CharaNa anthikasTA bhavathi). It appears that 
the Paadhukais wish to follow the example set by its Lord ( TadhEka 
VihAra seelA Thvam SamvEsam icchasi param )..(V.S)

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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