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Song for leaving the 'I'
« on: November 21, 2008, 10:34:01 AM »
Tiru Vesaravu, or the Song of leaving the 'I' is a composition in
Tiruvachakam, of Manikkavachagar.  Muruganar has also got
a compositon with the same name, modelled on Manikkavachagar's
in Sri Ramana Sannidhi Murai.

Verse 4 reads as under:

Keeping the poisonous snakes all around you, O the god of
   matted locks,
You showed me your lotus-feet and saved me, this servant,
I do not want to pray to other small gods, Oh, Oh,
How can I explain your wisdom which has cleansed my heart?

Verse 10 reads as under:

What penances have I done?  I only chant Sivaya Namah,
Siva came on his own and entered my Heart
And graced as honey and nectar, this lowly servant, Oh! how sweet!
I hate this body, this life and this individual soul, I want to punish these!

(Source: Tiruvachakam, Tamil Verses, Saiva Siddhanta Book Publishing
House, Chennai. Prose rendering, my own.)

Arunachala Siva.