Monday, May 26, 2008

Nandi is everything

The one consciousness functions through all

Ayalum Pudaiyum Em Aadiyai Nokkil
Iyalum Perundeivai Yaadum Ondrillai
Mulayum Muyalil Mudivum Matraange
Peyalum Mazhai Mugir Per Nandi Thaane

Nandi is everything. I look near and far, but there is no other God around I see that is mightier than Him. He is the effrt and the result of the effort. He is the rain and the rain bearing clouds too.

Consciousness is all pervading. It is the support for any effort we take. It is the effort and the result of the effort too. - Swahilya Shambhavi (

Saturday, May 17, 2008

My Lord is so big....

So strong and so mighty

Thane Irunilandhangi Vinnai Nirkund
Thane Sudum Angi Gnayirunthingal
Thane Mazhaipozhi Thaiyalumai Nirkund
Thane Thadavarai Thankadalame


He is the one who bears the earth and the sky and exists as space. He is the fire that burns, the sun and the moon. He is the maiden cloud that bursts forth as rains and he is the mountain and cool oceans too.

This reminds me of a school song. "My God is so Big, so strong and so mighty that nothing my Lord cannot do. The mountains are his, the rivers are his, the stars are his handiwork too....My God is so big! Tirumoolar goes a step deeper and says, "the mountains, rivers, sun, moon and space are the Lord himself.
Swahilya Shambhavi (

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Golden hued

Cosmic entity

Ponnar Purinditta Porchadai Yennap
Pinnar Piranga Irundavan Per Nandi
Yennal Thozhappadum Yem Irai Matravan
Thannal Thozhappadu varillai Thane
He has got flowing matted locks of hair as if made of gold. His name is Nandi. (Tirumoolar refers often to Lord Shiva as Nandi.) He is worshipped by me always but there are none that the supreme lord worships. Individual minds worships the whole - consciousness, or Shiva but the consciousness, pervading everything and everyone - has none to worship.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Matted Locks

Like mother like child

Theeyinum Veyyan Punalinum Thanniyan
Aayinum Isan Arularivar Illai
Seyinum Nallan Aniyannal Anbarkku
Thayinum Nallan Tazhsadaiyane
Shiva - Consciousness of the person who has flowing matted locks of hair, is ancient. He is hotter than fire and cooler than water. He is the essence of both. But yet none know the grace of the Lord. He is more benevolent than an innocent child and beloved to the one with a good
heart. His love is more than that of a mother. - Swahilya Shambhavi.
(Pic: Shiva in the form of a Teacher - Dakshinamoorthy).