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Saint Manikkavachagar - 20
« on: October 28, 2008, 10:32:36 AM »
The Saint-Poet then sings a decad called Settilap Pathu, which
means, Decad of Not-yet Dying.  This explains his state of not
being able to bear the bliss of Siva and his eagerness to leave
the body.  This was composed in Tirup-Perundurai.

Verse 4:

There are devotees, there are people of great penance,
There are Brahma and Vishnu and there are those,
Who melt in their bones, there are many such persons,
Leaving all them, how come you have taken hold of me?
I have a mischievous mind like a dry tree,
My eyes are like wood and my ears are harder than iron!
O Ruler of Sivaloka, the resident of South Parai thurai!*
King of Tirup Perundurai! O Siva!

(* South Parai thurai is a town near Tiruchirapalli.)

Verse 5:

I shall overcome the prescriptions of three gods*
I shall always in your path of grace!
O Being, which is rare for the earth-gods** who seek you!
You showed me your anklet wearing feet and your form,
And please cancel my this maya of my body and bless me!
O God of the mischief mongering gods***
O King of Tirup Perundurai, O Siva!

(* Three gods, Brahma, Vishnu and Rudra, who prescribe
     brith, sustenance and death.
** The earth gods are Brahmins who do yagna and yaga.
*** The mischief mongering gods are others like Indra, Varuna,
      Agni, Vayu etc.,)

Arunachala Siva.