Friday, August 28, 2009

Tirumandiram - 33

No use with just rituals!

Pathi palavaayadu pandivvulagam
Vidhipala Seidondru Meimmai Unarar
Tudhi Pala Thothiranj Chollavallarum
Mathiyilar Nenjinul Vaadugindrare.
For ages they have been worshipping many masters. They chart down rules and regulations for religious ceremonies. They however do not realise the truth of the one consciousness that pervades everything, though they may chant many verses and hymns of praise. Without the touch of reality, they droop within their hearts in sorrow and dry intellect. - Swahilya Shambhavi.