Sunday, October 14, 2012

Verse/78

When earthen vessels tumble they keep it in order
When bronze vessels tumble they tend with care.
When our vessel sinks they forsake it because it stinks.
What an inexplicable one is your trick of mingling with the numbers? Oh Lord!

Verse/83

Where are the temples? Where are the holy ponds?
You loathsome people who worship the temples and ponds! Temples and ponds are in one’s mind.
There is neither creation nor destrution.
Never, never, never.

Verse/23

When the boat exists one can run and ride for recreation.
While the boat exists one can determine.
When the boat is smashed, In the incomparbale space
There is no goat, no stick, and there exists none.

Verse/15

There is no sampradhaya sans the seed, either above or below.
In what way can the palace sans the architect take shape?
You ignorant! You sell your mother and turn her a slave!
When there is no emancipation there is no life.
Never, never, never.

Verse/51

As one traps the tiger with a goat Is it fair for you to delude me showing a cow?
Oh! King who killed and skinned the elephant with a stick:
You should reveal me showing the way of emancipation.


source: http://forum.santabanta.com/showthread.htm?223792-Sivavakkiyar-Poems/page3&s=0a07a57c83b2dbec1c779a496ab1bb3c

நீளவீடு கட்டுறீர் நெடுங்கதவு சாத்துறீர்,
வாழவேணும் என்றலோ மகிழ்ந்திருந்த மாந்தரே?
காலன்ஓசை வந்தபோது கைகலந்து நின்றிடும்
ஆலம்உண்ட கண்டர்பாதம் அம்மைபாதம் உண்மையே!


[Worldly Meaning]

Building big house and putting big door
You desire to live happily ever after
Nothing can save you when Yama (Lord of Death) comes
Only the Visakanda (Supreme) who had Halahala (poison) can save you

source: http://forum.santabanta.com/showthread.htm?223792-Sivavakkiyar-Poems/page2

The 'unknowing' ones say:

"Far away, far away far away is 'God'

"The Supreme-Being is spread everywhere"

 "On the earth and in the skies."


O you poor unknowing ones running through towns

And country, and jungles suffering in search ..

 Know well that 'God' is right there within You ..

So stand still !

Sivavakkiyar

 source:http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Mystic_Spirit/message/1277