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Decad of Fear
« on: November 11, 2008, 11:40:49 AM »
Acha Pathu, Decad of Fear, (actually 11 verses), by Muruganar
is in Sri Ramana Sannidhi Murai, and is on the same lines as that
of Manikkavachagar.

Verse 4 reads like this:

I am not afraid of wakefulness and sleep,
I am not afraid of forgetfulness and remembrance,
I am not afraid of the drops of sweat on the foreheads
Of women with eyes like those of forest deers,
I am only afraid of those who have no mind to devotion,
To the Holy Being of Venkata, who has no going and coming

Verse 9 reads like this:

I am not afraid of the mad angry elephant,
I am not afraid of the fearful eyes of tigers,
I am not afraid of the sweet words of women,
Whose feet are softer than the silk cotton,
I am only afraid of those who are not staying in the lotus feet of Venkata,
Whose eyes will correct the errors of His holy devotees, for their
   upliftment.

(Source: Sri Ramana Sannidhi Murai, Muruganar, Tamil, 1998
edition, Sri Ramansramam, Tiruvannamalai. Translation my own.)

Arunachala Siva.