Thursday, October 15, 2009

Tirumandiram - 35

Praise ye the Lord!

Aatrugilavazhi yagum Iraivanaip
Pottrumin Pottrip Pugazhmin Pugazhndidil
Mettrisaikkung Kizhakkuth Thisai Yettodu
Mattruvan Appadi Yattavumaame.

If we follow the path of God, praise and sing His glory, the Lord of all directions including the east and the west, will transform you to become Him.
This is a very beautiful verse referring to the Yoga marga or following the path of consciousness which is present everywhere. Essentially, it is a road that leads to everywhere with neither a path nor a sidewalk. Where you stand is the way and the destination to that goal is within. Praising and extolling the glory of God invokes those qualities in our mind and eventually we transform into that we praise or glorify. - Swahilya Shambhavi.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tirumandiram - 34

Divine fragrance

Saandu kamazhum kavariyin gandhampol
Vendan Amarark karuliya meinneri
Aarnda sudaranna aayira namamum
Pondum irundum pugazhgindrene

Just as the musk deer emits fragrance, the consciousness that is lord of all the shining beings also emits. I chant his thousands of names, whether I sit or move, singing praises of his name which is like the essence of a spark. - Swahilya Shambhavi.