English translation of the Tamil Spiritual Classic by Saint Tirumular
TANTRA EIGHT - Verses 2445 to 2465 of 2648
420 THREE PARAS
2445 Parallel Yoga Way
In the encircling Spheres Three within me,
The Primal Lord appears;
I reached Him and was in bliss immersed;
I clung to the tender vine of Kundalini Sakti
That she, Her Grace may shower.
2446 Lord Appears in love in Para Turiya
The Expanse vast of Para
As divine dance arena extended
Nandi there appeared
And stood and filled;
When He came in tender love
As cow that yearns for calf,
Beaming was Jiva,
As lamp upon hill-top placed.
2447 Beyond Para is Parasiva
Beyond Tattvas six times six
Is that Para;
When the unarticulated mantra
Is in Silentness chanted,
Then appears Siva Para,
That is still above;
He is the God
Of whom Vedas speak;
Then shall Divine Rapture well up in you;
Do foster it, and enlarge.
2448 Seek Lord in Intense Divine Desire and Become Siva
Shedding desires (worldly)
In intense (Divine) desire seek Him;
Yours shall be the Heavenly Kingdom of God (Param);
When you in intense (Divine) desire seek Him,
Shorn of desires (worldly),
Then shall the Knowledge of God be;
Only those who in intense (Divine) desire seek Him,
Bereft of desires (worldly),
Will (Param Param) Siva become.
2449 Pati-Pasam Leads to Para, Para Siva and Para Siva-Ananda
Cherish Pati-Pasam (God-love)
That is holy beyond holiness;
Then shall the transcendental Para be;
And then beyond Parasiva reached be;
Then shall the transcendental Siva Bliss (Parasivananda) be;
Jiva Becoming Siva is indeed Knowledge Divine.
2450 Beyond Kalanta is Tat-Para State (God-Union and Not God-Becoming Yet)
Transcend Kalas Five
In the Waking State (of Turiya) appear;
Reach the lonely State of Higher Kevala (inertness)
And there solitary be;
Bereft of sentience,
Ardent enter the (Turiya) atita State;
Then shall you the very Tat-Para be.
2451 In Tat-Para Union is Aum
The Purity State
That Self-Realization brought,
The Expansive State within it,
The Malas that affected Jiva before
All these passing,
Seek the Para-atita State
Where the Tatpara and the time-bound Jiva that Para became
Commingle into one letter
That with "A" begins; "Aum."
421 ATTRIBUTES OF PARA
2452 Para Jiva that Had Become Tat-Para, Jiva, Now Merges in Siva Himself
He, Nandi, is within Atita
And Beyond it;
He, Jiva that had Para-Jiva become
Is within Atita
Yet Jnana (Full) without;
The Para Jiva attaining Jnana
And rid of dark Ignorance
Will with God (Pati) One be.
2453 Nature of Pati
The Pati (Lord) has
Neither Beginning nor End;
He is Divine Light Resplendent;
He is seen and yet unseen;
Those who attain Jnana
Of that Para
Are Holy indeed.
2454 He Dances in Void and Lurks Inside the Deep Well of Pranava
And entering Turiyatita,
Is the endless Void;
There vision the mighty Lord
That dances eternal;
They who can peer
Into the deep well of Pranava (Aum) within,
And glimpse Him
Will no more birth have.
2455 Jiva's Purification
In contact with color red
White, too, becomes red;
Unto it it is,
When Jiva purified (white)
Reaches Siva (that is red);
In Jnana's Void
That absorbs universes so unreal,
Siva stands high aloft
As a flag planted on Meru Mountain top.
2456 Lord Accepts Jiva in His Grace
Faded have they,
Kalas and other Tattvas (below);
Sundered were they,
The Mayas two, left behind;
And after taking me into the baptismal font of Jnana,
He made me in Him unite;
Dispelling my fears
He accepted me in His Grace,
He, Nandi Holy.
2457 After Self-Realization is the Light Where No Self is
"Realize the Self,"
--So taught my Nandi;
When I realized the Self,
He placed me in place where the Self is unknown;
There the Light-Form arose,
And He granted me Himself,
Tat-Para I became.
2458 Siva's Immanence and Transcendence
Expanding and contracting,
Earth, water, space and wind,
Sun and Moon,
Pervasive and immanent,
Supporting the firmament vast.
2459 Sakti Manifestations
From Sat (Siva) arose of Herself, Sakti,
In that State She as Tat-Parai stands;
In the Ichcha (Desire) State
She Para's Form materiality is;
Then Jnana Sakti and other forms
Thus acting in love surpassing
She daily, daily moves this world.
2460 Bindu Sakti Imparts Power to Cognitive Organs
From within Parai
Expanded Bindu Sakti;
From above descending, to here below,
It imparted sentience to the cognitive Organs four,
--This the story of Jivas,
That inherent no sentience has.
2461 Maya, Little Light Leading to Great Light
Then separate arose Maya from Parai
And the Caused Tattvas and experiences six
The body is an heir to;
Feeling, breathing, eating, and sleeping
Are all enjoyments that Maya gives;
She is the little light within,
That kindles the Great Light to reach.
2462 Lord is Splendorous Light in the Void Beyond
The Primal Lord that is Tat-Para
Is Light Resplendent
He is Chit-Para, (Divine Jnana filled)
He is the Divine Sentience
That engrosses universe;
Enter in the Splendorous Light,
In the Void that is beyond words,
No more is there anything to compare.
2463 Risk to Suddha State Even in Turiyatita
The hoary scriptures say,
The expanding Space is His Body;
He wears the crescent moon;
Even after reaching the Turiyatita State,
If Jiva a victim to Causal Experiences (of Suddha Maya) falls.
He will Suddha (Pure) per se not be,
When you ask me.
2464 Pervasive Sakti is Pervasive Siva's Form
Space, air, fire, water and earth
He pervasive fills
He is Tat-Para of love infinite;
Sakti that is manifested
In space, air, fire, water and earth
Is but of His Form Divine.
2465 Contemplate in Yogic Way
To the Yogis of intense Tapas,
Contemplating on Mystic Meru Mount
In the radiant Sphere within,
In their rare Tapas
Siva's Grace, of itself, appears;
Move not from this way;
There is none other too.