Thursday, December 3, 2009

Tirumandiram - 36

Praise is the reward
Appanai Nandiyai Ara Amudinai
Oppili Vallalai Oozhi Mudhalvanai
Epparisaayinum Ethumin Ethinal
Apparisu Eesan Arul Peralaame.

Shiva is the divine father of all. He is the unobstructed flow of nectar. He is the giver non-pareil. He exists from even before time. Whatever the reward may be, praise him. And when you adore and praise, that praise is itself the reward. This is the practice of Bhakti Yoga, where the mind takes the form and content of that which it adores, worships and praises. - Swahilya Shambhavi.