For Lord Muruga, with His undeniable smile, who said so sweetly: "What about a poem for me?"
With His teardrop of strength
piercing through the
thin and fierce walls,
spilling for unfathomable love,
we praise the sagacious whispers
hummed from those crimson lips,
lifting the humble from strife.
Concealed by the companionship
of teal feathers, He has a smile
like none other, softly crumbling
the bounds assembled by perfection.
As the lotus emerges from the tranquil pools
and limes grow tart on the unpicked greens,
the ambience of His grace lives thick
in the eyes of those who make leaps
for the Prince of the radiant heavens.
From a loving Devotee
Here is our Mauritius Natchintanai Bhajan Satsang group gathered at the Saiva Siddhanta Church Dharmasala in Mauritius.
We present to you images of some rather impressive bridges from around the world. Gurudeva often spoke of "bridging East and West" in terms of his decades of minstry around the world - bringing the best of Asian culture to souls incarnated in Western bodies.
After many hours of travel Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami and Sannyasin Shanmuganathaswami arrived in London, UK. After a warm welcome by about 20 devotees and a little rest they attended a satsang at the Veeragathiyar family's home.
Today is the Ardra Nakshatra, a time each month when Siva's star comes into alignment and His divine energies are easily felt. It is on this day each month that the monks perform an abhishekam to Nataraja in Kadavul's inner sanctum.
He is the God of forms infinite in whose glory all things are—smaller than the smallest atom, and yet the Creator of all, ever living in the mystery of His creation. In the vision of this God of love there is everlasting peace. He is the Lord of all who, hidden in the heart of things, watches over the world of time. The Gods and seers of Brahman are one with Him, and when a man knows Him, he cuts the bonds of death. Kṛishṇa Yajur Veda, Śvetāśvatara Upanishad 4.14-15. UPM, 91-92
From Dancing With Siva: What Is the Symbolism of Śiva’s Dance?
SLOKA 15 The symbolism of Śiva Naṭarāja is religion, art and science merged as one. In God’s endless dance of creation, preservation, destruction and paired graces is hidden a deep understanding of our universe. Aum Namaḥ Śivāya. BHĀSHYA Naṭarāja, the King of Dance, has four arms. The upper right hand holds the drum from which creation issues forth. The lower right hand is raised in blessing, betokening preservation. The upper left hand holds a flame, which is destruction, the dissolution of form. The right leg, representing obscuring grace, stands upon Apasmārapurusha, a soul temporarily Earthbound by its own sloth, confusion and forgetfulness. The uplifted left leg is revealing grace, which releases the mature soul from bondage. The lower left hand gestures toward that holy foot in assurance that Śiva’s grace is the refuge for everyone, the way to liberation. The circle of fire represents the cosmos and especially consciousness. The all-devouring form looming above is Mahākāla, “Great Time.” The cobra around Naṭarāja’s waist is kuṇḍalinī śakti, the soul-impelling cosmic power resident within all. Naṭarāja’s dance is not just a symbol. It is taking place within each of us, at the atomic level, this very moment. The Āgamas proclaim, “The birth of the world, its maintenance, its destruction, the soul’s obscuration and liberation are the five acts of His dance.” Aum Namaḥ Śivāya.
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