Friday, March 28, 2008


On the one

Okkanindranai Ulappilidevargal
Nakkanen drethu Nathanai Nadarum
Pakkanindrar Ariyatha Paramanai
Pukkunindrunniyan Pottriseivene
I meditate upon that Consciousess who pervades through all and is present without a crease and unruffled among the Gods. They call him the "naked one," because he is the pure consciousness that is not covered by any thoughts or not confined or clothed by the mind. The consciousness is nearest to everybody, even closer to people than their own breath. Yet none know what it is or its force and presence. I praise that consciousness.
(Photo: No lake, nor ocean but over the clouds covering a plain sky from our eyes.) - Swahilya Shambhavi.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Hail Hail

The Lord

Pottrisaithinnuyir Mannum Punithanai
Nattrisaikkum Nalla Mathukku Nathanai
Mettrisaikkulthan Thisaikkoru Vendanam
Kuttrudaith Thanayan Koorukindrene
I praise the pure consciousness. The consciousness that lords over and expands in all the four directions and is the master of energy. It is untouched by the polarities of the north and the south poles. The body is a bio-magnetic energy field subject to positive and negative polarities, good and bad, sorrow and joy. Consciousness sustains the dualities and expands beyond them. Consciousness is unborn, knows no death, eternal and immortal. Anyone who holds on to consciousness, as did Markandeya, Shiva protects that person from death by giving Yama - the lord of death - a kick.
The story refers to no ancient acrobatic fight between Yama and Lord Shiva, but the fact that if the individual mind tightly holds on to the eternal consciousness, the mind also becomes the eternal and everlasting and not subject to birth and death, creation and re-creation. I worship that Consciousness, says Tirumoolar. - Swahilya Shambhavi.
(Picture: Earth and water, clouds and sky - Consciousness is the Master of this cosmic whole.)

Saturday, March 15, 2008

One is He

Consciousness is God

Ondravan Thaane Irandavan Innarul
Nindranan Moondrinul Naangunarndan Aindu
Vendranan Aaru Virindanan Ezhumbarch
Chendranan Thanirun thanurndette
The consciousness is one. Tirumoolar refers to it as Shiva, giving him a masculine name. His grace manifests as Shakti - the many names and forms of energy that we see in the world He stands and pervades through the three forms of energy - Icha Shakti - the energy of desire, Kriya Shakti - the energy of action and Gnana Shakti - the energy of knowledge that facilitates the ways and means of converting the energy of desire into the energy of action. He also pervades through the three flows of energy - the Ida - feminine, Pingala - masculine and Sushumna - neutral. He is the experience of the four Vedas - Rig, Yajur, Sama and Atharvana. The five senses of sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch - he is a master of. He expands beyond the six chakras or vortex centres of energy - Mooladhara, Swadhishtana, Manipura, Anahata, Vishuddhi and Agnya and expands as the Sahasrara. He is manifested in the form of Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Space, Mind, Sun and the Moon.
(Picture: Above the clouds and in the world below - the one is present in all) - Swahilya Shambhavi.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

The beginning

Ganesha - lead my way
Aindu Karathanai Yanai Mugathanai
Indin Ilampirai Polum Eyittranai
Nandi Maganthanai Gnana Kozhundhinai
Pundhiyil Vaithu Adi Potrugindrene
Ganesha is the deity that governs the Muladhara Chakra situated at the tip of the spinal cord. Any work, be it material or spiritual begins with bringing to mind the consciousness of Ganesha, who is the remover of obstacles in the path of meditation.
Here Tirumandiram, a Tamil classical text on Yoga, of nearly 3,040 verses written by the Saivaite saint Tirumoolar, begins by remembering Lord Ganesha with five arms, the face of an elephant, a tusk like the crescent moon. The Master invites the disciple to surrender his intellect to the divine feet of Lord Ganesha, the elder son of Lord Shiva and the spark of consciousness.
Surrendering the mind to a superior intellect is a way of calming the mind, making it free of distortions, allowing the truth to express in all its glory. - Swahilya Shambhavi.