Kailasa Parampara Guru Vandana


A Chant to the Kailasa Preceptors

Translation: The guru parampara that began with Sadasiva, that is filled with the bliss of Nandinatha; that radiates the Siddhantic light of Tirumlar, (1)

That flows glimmering gently from the holy silence of Rishi; that was adorned by the power of the wondrous siddhis of Kadaitswami; (2)

That has been enriched by Chellappaswami, that has been splendidly articulated by Yogaswami that instantly destroys miseries and showers sublime bliss; (3)

That has, though the great, auspiciously devotional sadhanas of Gurudeva (Sivaya Subramuniyaswami), who followed Siva's liberating San Marga; (4)

And that is currently protected enthusiastically and in all ways by Bodhinathaswami, to that Guru Parampara I offer my heartfelt obeisance. (5)

Photo of  Gurudeva
When heart and mind are freed of baseness, when desires have been tempered and excesses avoided, dharma is known and followed, and good conduct naturally arises.
—Gurudeva