Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Tirumandiram - 28

Present everywhere

Inangi Nindran Engumaagi Nindranum
Pinangi Nindran Pin Munnagi Nindranun
Unangi Nindran Amarapathi Nathanai
Vanangi Nindrarkke Vazhu Thunaiyaame
The all-pervading consciousness is close to us. It is integrated into our being in all directions - front, behind and the sides. Though everywhere, none recognise its presence. To the ones who surrender their all with total devotion, they are not and the Lord stands instead along their life's path. - Swahilya Shambhavi.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Tirumandiram - 27

Seated in your heart

Sandhi Enathhakka Tamarai Vaanmugath
Thandamil Eesan Arul Namak ke Endru
Nandiyai Naalum Vanangap Padum Avar
Pundiyinulle Pugundunindraane

Beseeching the Lord who is beautiful of face like the glorious setting sun, if one worships Nandi (Shiva), daily, he will abide in that person's heart.
Worship is an act of surrendering the mind and pouring it out fully into consciousness. When one's mind is dissolved this way, the very consciousness that is worshipped replaces the mind and shines in all its glory. Swahilya Shambhavi.