Sunday, 23 November 2014

Pallikattu Sabarimalaikku



Pallikattu Sabarimalaikku

SHIVA

Photo: SHIVA

Brahma beholds with awe,
in his son, the father.
Saraswati listens in bewilderment,
the knowing of this master
learning whenceforth
his mouth, Siva Mukhi,
She sprang as mother of learning;
the primal daughter.
Rama, in full attendance of his tribes,
proclaimed him Isvara,
who softly answered.
‘It is you I adore, and Sita is my mother.’
Many, in straight forward simpleness,
pray for daily meal,
behold!
the universal bread winner.
For more of multitudes,
His presence in a black stone
colossal.
Others, who know his transcendence,
to cause even time ,as the timeless deity!
Yet He,
beholder of the cosmic drum,
looks only to her,
His eternal throb, Forever…..

{From Naam Roop-A Tribute to the Divine by Shail Gulhati: Shiva and Mysticism.}

Foot note:To the shaivites, Lord Shiva along with Devi Parvati, is all. He is the founder of the Tantras. It is difficult to understand his play unless seen from the metaphysical,or mystic eye…So too, He is the creator of the creator,and even as he appears as Brahma’s son, he is the father! Likewise, he may choose to address Sita as a mother,acknowledging the shakti of lakshmi in her,and Ram, being the incarnation of Vishnu,may be addressed in the rank of a brother.

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SHIVA

Brahma beholds with awe,
in his son, the father.
Saraswati listens in bewilderment,
the knowing of this master
learning whenceforth
his mouth, Siva Mukhi,
She sprang as mother of learning;
the primal daughter.
Rama, in full attendance of his tribes,
proclaimed him Isvara,
who softly answered.
‘It is you I adore, and Sita is my mother.’
Many, in straight forward simpleness,
pray for daily meal,
behold!
the universal bread winner.
For more of multitudes,
His presence in a black stone
colossal.
Others, who know his transcendence,
to cause even time ,as the timeless deity!
Yet He,
beholder of the cosmic drum,
looks only to her,
His eternal throb, Forever…..

{From Naam Roop-A Tribute to the Divine by Shail Gulhati: Shiva and Mysticism.}

Foot note:To the shaivites, Lord Shiva along with Devi Parvati, is all. He is the founder of the Tantras. It is difficult to understand his play unless seen from the metaphysical,or mystic eye…So too, He is the creator of the creator,and even as he appears as Brahma’s son, he is the father! Likewise, he may choose to address Sita as a mother,acknowledging the shakti of lakshmi in her,and Ram, being the incarnation of Vishnu,may be addressed in the rank of a brother.

Jay Shree Mahankal...Rajadhiraj Mahankaleshwar BHagwan Ki Jay...Jay Shree Shiv...Om Namah Shiway...Jay Shree Amarnath...Jay Shree Dwadash Jyotirlingas...



Jay Shree Mahankal...Rajadhiraj Mahankaleshwar BHagwan Ki Jay...Jay Shree Shiv...Om Namah Shiway...Jay Shree Amarnath...Jay Shree Dwadash Jyotirlingas...

Why Lord Shiva with Trident

Photo: FB985 * Why Lord Shiva with Trident *

Lord Siva’s three pronged trident is recognized as his ubiquitous symbol. He is depicted as holding a Trident and it is also found alongside Shiva’s saguna Linga form. Trident symbolizes three fundamental powers or shakti of iccha, kriys and jnana – will, action and knowledge. Through progressive expansion of three shaktis, the Unmanifest impinges into universal experience.

It is the weapon of Siva with which he destroys evils and ignorance to restore order. The Trident stands for the triple qualities of nature, Prakritis, namely, sattva, rajas and tamas. Shiva is the Master of maya and thereby master of these three qualities with which he controls the worlds.

Anava, karma and maya keeps the individual separate and separable from Shiva. Shiva is the ruler over these three impurities. It is by the descent of His grace that one work through these impurities to realize Him. The trident symbolically represents the fact that Shiva is the controller of the worlds and controller of all illusion. The trident also represents the three aspects of time, the past, the present and the future.

Siva is Master of Time, Kal Bhairav, who determines the progress of the worlds according to his will. The trident represents the three paths to self-realization, namely the path of knowledge, the path of action and the path of devotion.

With these three paths, Shiva transforms his devotees and destroys the evil in them. The trident stands for the three primary evils which need to destroyed in order to make progress towards the divine. They are the evil of anger, the evil of lust and the evil of pride.

Shiva states of consciousness are symbolized by the Trishul. These are the waking state, dreaming state and deep sleep state. He yet exists in the fourth transcendental state upon which the ordinary states are founded.

The three aspects of the Divine – Paramashiva, Parashakti and Parabindu are symbolized. The three aspects are the very Being – Aham or ‘I am’ of Siva, the very Self.

Omkara is the primal sound, the Word of God which gave birth to theUniverse. Om is the combination of A – akara, U – ukara and M – makara. It is for this reason that Lord Siva is Omkareshvara, the Lord of Omkara.

When one sees the Trident, one has divine thoughts of Lord Shiva. It symbolizes that the entire manifest universe, its quantitative and qualitative nature, as well as the process by which it emerged from the un-manifest Absolute is described in triadic terms. His holding the Trident symbolizes that the entire triadic universe is held together by the Supreme Lord. One has to see beyond the Trident to realize the Supreme and his divine aspects. Sivoham, Sivoham, Sivoham

* Why Lord Shiva with Trident *

Lord Siva’s three pronged trident is recognized as his ubiquitous symbol. He is depicted as holding a Trident and it is also found alongside Shiva’s saguna Linga form. Trident symbolizes three fundamental powers or shakti of iccha, kriys and jnana – will, action and knowledge. Through progressive expansion of three shaktis, the Unmanifest impinges into universal experience.

It is the weapon of Siva with which he destroys evils and ignorance to restore order. The Trident stands for the triple qualities of nature, Prakritis, namely, sattva, rajas and tamas. Shiva is the Master of maya and thereby master of these three qualities with which he controls the worlds.

Anava, karma and maya keeps the individual separate and separable from Shiva. Shiva is the ruler over these three impurities. It is by the descent of His grace that one work through these impurities to realize Him. The trident symbolically represents the fact that Shiva is the controller of the worlds and controller of all illusion. The trident also represents the three aspects of time, the past, the present and the future.

Siva is Master of Time, Kal Bhairav, who determines the progress of the worlds according to his will. The trident represents the three paths to self-realization, namely the path of knowledge, the path of action and the path of devotion.

With these three paths, Shiva transforms his devotees and destroys the evil in them. The trident stands for the three primary evils which need to destroyed in order to make progress towards the divine. They are the evil of anger, the evil of lust and the evil of pride.

Shiva states of consciousness are symbolized by the Trishul. These are the waking state, dreaming state and deep sleep state. He yet exists in the fourth transcendental state upon which the ordinary states are founded.

The three aspects of the Divine – Paramashiva, Parashakti and Parabindu are symbolized. The three aspects are the very Being – Aham or ‘I am’ of Siva, the very Self.

Omkara is the primal sound, the Word of God which gave birth to theUniverse. Om is the combination of A – akara, U – ukara and M – makara. It is for this reason that Lord Siva is Omkareshvara, the Lord of Omkara.

When one sees the Trident, one has divine thoughts of Lord Shiva. It symbolizes that the entire manifest universe, its quantitative and qualitative nature, as well as the process by which it emerged from the un-manifest Absolute is described in triadic terms. His holding the Trident symbolizes that the entire triadic universe is held together by the Supreme Lord. One has to see beyond the Trident to realize the Supreme and his divine aspects. Sivoham, Sivoham, Sivoham

BEHOLD THE SEATED YOGI!

Photo: BEHOLD THE SEATED YOGI!

Shiva seated in meditation is a very popular depiction,
that is a yantra in itself.
Yantras are diagramatic representations of states of consciousness.
Therefore, they help lift our consciousness to that state, by visual resonance, just like Mantras lift us using the power of sound.
Though they are geometric, and intricately worked out by adepts,
i prefer to 'see' Dhyanasta shiva, the meditative one,as a great visual tool to uplift a seeker to the sought,
so, behold the seated yogi! 
This description in  modern idiom is  actually derived from the traditional heritage of a countless prayers to the very beloved Mahadev. Aum Namah Shivaya!

They say he is Dhyanastha- always mindful of matter and the only matter that transcends mind! yet always, always in meditation for the welfare of both the transcendent and the manifest world.Even of the dhyanasta yogi, there are two versions. In one, he has both palms on his lap, and eyes are closed,
in the deepest meditation.In the other, the eyes are open, and the right hand is raised, gesturing blessing.Obviously this second one is on 'awakening'.
The gesture is prominent, it is called 'abhaya ', fear not.

Would it betoken that fearlessness is the foremost requisite in the path of meditation? 
is it like shiva is saying, 
been there done that, all's well,
may all be well with thee too! 
His hair is definitely matty,
he's been around for a long time,do mats suggest eternity?
we spot the face of a lady , mat locked there ,
in the eternal hair.
It is Ganga,the river goddess.
Ganga, who once sat at the feet of God in heaven,
now descended to earth,
must surely know Godly esoterics,
has shiva embraced revelation ?!!
do yogis balance the torrent of divinity,
and then fountain it out for us? 

He is seated on a tiger skin,
but didnt we say earlier he is seated in meditation?
is meditation then
just the skin
of the tiger
within?

There is a snake around his neck
looks like a cobra,
hail the king!
has the energy arisen
from its slumber
when the yogi went outside in? 

He must surely like beads,
what a collection!
we think rudra aksh grow on trees,
some say they were tears of shiva,
does one feel so nostalgic
to actually cry in seeing old albums?
in samadhi, eternity is a moment,
a moment, and we're in eternity,
sometimes, one's own souvenirs
are a good thing to hang on by.

From science, we know
the moon is always full
but the cresent in the mat
does look cool
does shiva 'wear' such abstract adornment
to help clearly show
its only the way we 'see' that makes
One truth
grow.

He's got a third eye
does it open dimension four?
on the forehead where
we have bindi ,tilak or another dot
he's got third eye
is this the symbol of centred?
the rider of the bull would know,
the timeless rodeo.

And then, there's a trident
the trisula,
shiva's rocket science is serial set in triads,
waking dream sleep
knowledge action will
future present past
above here below
and so on,you know!

shiva rocks,
but by holding ground,
the trisula is parked,
not flung around.
 

Originally, piercing
was
to make ears ring,
say the jogees
to,
unfurl a meditative wing.
and the Nath
IS the origin. 

The damaru
his little drum
is many things
in one.
It is of course his beat to boot
to match with krishna's lilting flute
but tantrists say
its the triangles two
that signify
Him and Her,
(In Chinese ,yin and yang…
wei and wu.)
In repose, before creation,
Me and you.
Its an hourglass!
From top we slip down through
to
Land;
And thus ,time, is to wait for the hand Divine
to downside up again.

Shail Gulhati, @Shail Gulhati: Shiva and Mysticism.

BEHOLD THE SEATED YOGI!

Shiva seated in meditation is a very popular depiction,
that is a yantra in itself.
Yantras are diagramatic representations of states of consciousness.
Therefore, they help lift our consciousness to that state, by visual resonance, just like Mantras lift us using the power of sound.
Though they are geometric, and intricately worked out by adepts,
i prefer to 'see' Dhyanasta shiva, the meditative one,as a great visual tool to uplift a seeker to the sought,
so, behold the seated yogi!
This description in modern idiom is actually derived from the traditional heritage of a countless prayers to the very beloved Mahadev. Aum Namah Shivaya!

They say he is Dhyanastha- always mindful of matter and the only matter that transcends mind! yet always, always in meditation for the welfare of both the transcendent and the manifest world.Even of the dhyanasta yogi, there are two versions. In one, he has both palms on his lap, and eyes are closed,
in the deepest meditation.In the other, the eyes are open, and the right hand is raised, gesturing blessing.Obviously this second one is on 'awakening'.
The gesture is prominent, it is called 'abhaya ', fear not.

Would it betoken that fearlessness is the foremost requisite in the path of meditation?
is it like shiva is saying,
been there done that, all's well,
may all be well with thee too!
His hair is definitely matty,
he's been around for a long time,do mats suggest eternity?
we spot the face of a lady , mat locked there ,
in the eternal hair.
It is Ganga,the river goddess.
Ganga, who once sat at the feet of God in heaven,
now descended to earth,
must surely know Godly esoterics,
has shiva embraced revelation ?!!
do yogis balance the torrent of divinity,
and then fountain it out for us?

He is seated on a tiger skin,
but didnt we say earlier he is seated in meditation?
is meditation then
just the skin
of the tiger
within?

There is a snake around his neck
looks like a cobra,
hail the king!
has the energy arisen
from its slumber
when the yogi went outside in?

He must surely like beads,
what a collection!
we think rudra aksh grow on trees,
some say they were tears of shiva,
does one feel so nostalgic
to actually cry in seeing old albums?
in samadhi, eternity is a moment,
a moment, and we're in eternity,
sometimes, one's own souvenirs
are a good thing to hang on by.

From science, we know
the moon is always full
but the cresent in the mat
does look cool
does shiva 'wear' such abstract adornment
to help clearly show
its only the way we 'see' that makes
One truth
grow.

He's got a third eye
does it open dimension four?
on the forehead where
we have bindi ,tilak or another dot
he's got third eye
is this the symbol of centred?
the rider of the bull would know,
the timeless rodeo.

And then, there's a trident
the trisula,
shiva's rocket science is serial set in triads,
waking dream sleep
knowledge action will
future present past
above here below
and so on,you know!

shiva rocks,
but by holding ground,
the trisula is parked,
not flung around.


Originally, piercing
was
to make ears ring,
say the jogees
to,
unfurl a meditative wing.
and the Nath
IS the origin.

The damaru
his little drum
is many things
in one.
It is of course his beat to boot
to match with krishna's lilting flute
but tantrists say
its the triangles two
that signify
Him and Her,
(In Chinese ,yin and yang…
wei and wu.)
In repose, before creation,
Me and you.
Its an hourglass!
From top we slip down through
to
Land;
And thus ,time, is to wait for the hand Divine
to downside up again.

Jai Shri Hanuman!

Photo: Jai Shri Hanuman!  >>> www.fb.com/shivayashiva         

4. Kanchan baran biraaj subeshaa,
 Kaanan kundal kunchit keshaa

Your complexion shines like gold. You are beautifully adorned with earrings and curly hair.

Gold (the shining splendor of Hanuman) is the mystic symbol of Hiranyagarbha (Cosmic or intuitive mind). Ears adorned with earrings implies He finds delight in listening to the glory of Rama. It is believed that wherever and whenever the Ramayana is read, Hanuman (in an invisible form) presents himself with wistful ears adorned with mystic earrings, craving more and more to listen to the delightful narratives of Lord Rama. Curly hair symbolizes the constant thrill of devotion that sweeps over Him.

-Hanuman Chalisa 

http://skillsforawakening.com/teachings/hanuman-chalisa/

Jai Shri Hanuman!

4. Kanchan baran biraaj subeshaa,
Kaanan kundal kunchit keshaa

Your complexion shines like gold. You are beautifully adorned with earrings and curly hair.

Gold (the shining splendor of Hanuman) is the mystic symbol of Hiranyagarbha (Cosmic or intuitive mind). Ears adorned with earrings implies He finds delight in listening to the glory of Rama. It is believed that wherever and whenever the Ramayana is read, Hanuman (in an invisible form) presents himself with wistful ears adorned with mystic earrings, craving more and more to listen to the delightful narratives of Lord Rama. Curly hair symbolizes the constant thrill of devotion that sweeps over Him.

-Hanuman Chalisa 

SHRI VISHNU NARAYAN

Photo: ✨ SHRI VISHNU NARAYAN ✨

"He who sees systematically everything in relation to the Supreme Lord, who sees all living entities as His parts and parcels, and who sees the Supreme Lord within everything never hates anything or any being."~Sri Isopanisad mantra 6

 SHRI VISHNU NARAYAN 

"He who sees systematically everything in relation to the Supreme Lord, who sees all living entities as His parts and parcels, and who sees the Supreme Lord within everything never hates anything or any being."~Sri Isopanisad mantra 6