or giving up what we hold on to as ours is
the way to be closest to the Lord. He possesses nothing himself, but is
the owner of everything. If some one cannot participate in singing the Lord’s
name, in dancing to the tune of the Lord’s song, who do not perform any ritual
sacrifice as enjoined by the Vedas and who do not have any fasting of food,
speech or action, will go only the way their destiny takes them in life. Misery
is the fruit of such a lifestyle. All singing, dancing, prayers, rituals,
sacrifices and fasting – not for one’s own enjoyment, but for the Lord and in
in praise of the Lord are the ways to purify the mind and quieten it. If not
done, the mind will go in its pre-determined path, leading to sorrow with neither
the right knowledge or self-control. SS
the end of all knowledge. It talks about something which is beyond knowing.
That Vedanta says that the path of the Lord is neither Chit or Achit. His path
is non-pareil. Remembering the Lord, we
will realise the great pathless path of Shiva, pointed out by the Guru. It is
the one path that unites all paths that lead to the Lord. - SS
Irukkuruvam Ezhil Vedhathinulle Urukkunar Vayunar Vedhathul Ongi Verukkkuru Vagila Vedhiyar Sollung Karukkuruvai Nindra Kannanumaame|| The Lord stands behind the beautiful Rig Veda as its essential song. He is the inspiring chant of the vedas by the priest as the pupil of the eye which witnesses all when the Vedas are chanted with devotion and love, the Lord is present completely as he is the essence of the very Vedas themselves. - SS
Vedam Uraithaalum Vediyan Aagilan Vedam Uraithaanum Veda Vilangida Vedam Uraithaanum Vediyar Velvikkai Vedam Uraithanum Meipporul Kattave The books of knowledge called the Vedas were given to the world by Brahma himself. He however is not the author of the Vedas. He gave it so that we may know our creator. He gave the Vedas so that we might do the required Yagnas and Yagas to get what we want in this world and in the other planes of existence. He spelt out the Vedas not just that we may prosper, but to reveal the truth and the supreme reality. - SS
We are lost in a forest and it is becoming dark. We need to find out our way back home fast. Someone comes around with a torch and we follow the path shown by him and reach fast. The Vedas or books of knowledge which are nothing but the breath of the Lord, is the ultimate guide in showing our way home. The Vedas contain the essence of all things that we need to necessarily do. The wise ones do not debate on this. Instead, they chant the Vedas and follow its path and reach their original home, the pure and unsullied self. - SS.
There is a trinity in Shaivism. It is Pati, Pasu and Pasam. Literally translated, it means cowherd, cow and the tether. Figuratively it means the Lord, the supreme essence, Pashu is the soul and Pasham is the rope that binds. When the rope is yoked to the Lord, the soul is liberated. When it is tethered to the world, it is bound by nature and its names and forms. Meditate on the supreme. Connect and be in tune with it. That is the only way for the animal soul to cross over to the land of eternity. - Swahilya Shambhavi. (Peacock at a guest house in Tiruvannamalai. Pic. S.S.)
A mystical writings of mammoth 3000 verses dating back to 2800 years ago, is the magnum opus by an enigmatic sage by the name Thirumoolar. This compilation forms a major part of endless dravidian scriptural treasure, standing as tall and as deep as the vedas of the ganges civilization. While several stories narrated and revolves around this sage, our focus here is to bring out the essence of this sacred writings to the reader in a simple and comprehensive translation.
" Thirumandiram has a spiritual charm, bordering on the occult and its beauty has been fully brought to the fore by a young and enterprising team by setting to tune, ten of its verses and rendering them in a CD album which is eminently listenable. This CD has been recently released by these devotees of Akshara Foundations "
-- A review by R. Suryaprakash, Vocalist
“Thirumandiram” by Swahilya and her team merits universal listening and appreciation.