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Decad on tight catching
« on: November 05, 2008, 02:38:14 PM »
Pidittha Pathu, or Decad on Tight Catching, is a composition of 10
verses, by Manikkavachagar, in Tiruvachakam.  This was sung in
Sirkazhi, the birth place of another Saiva Jnani, Jnana Sambandhar.
Sirkazhi was also called Tirut Tonipuram, in classical Tamil.  This
means a great boat to cross the ocean (of samasara).  This speaks
about union with Siva.

Verse 1 reads like this:

O the king of devas, the great yoga of bliss which is all pervading,
The riches to this foul smelling wastrel of a dog,
The  One who made me ripe with Siva Jnana and ruled me and
   my lineage,
O the medicine that vanquished my individual soul,
The great Effulgence, the Substance of all, the god of golden feet,
O my wealth, O Siva,
I am caught you tightly, for my sake, for my liberation,
Where can you go hereafter?

Verse 9 reads like this:

O greater than a mother, who remembers the time at which she
   should feed the child with her breasts,
You came here with your grace to this sinner,
And withered my body, enlarged my light within me,
You showered honey and loitered here and there,
O my wealth, O Siva,
I followed you and caught you tightly, for my sake, for my liberation,
Where can you go hereafter?

(Tiruvachakam - Manikkavachagar, Tamil, Saiva Siddhanta Book
  Publishing House, Chennai.)

Arunachala Siva.