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Sivananada Lahari - 7
« on: November 24, 2008, 01:08:04 PM »
Verse 64 of Sivananda Lahari reads as under:

The god of death, Yama, who has got iron-like chest, got kicked by your
foot.  The stubborn Apasmara, the sign of ignorance, is pressed by your
feet.  You are constantly walking on the Hills, thun tiring your feet.
The headgears of devas, when they do namaskarams are hurting your
feet with their sharp ruby studded headgears.  Please take my mind,
as a diamond-studded foot wear and walk without pains.

Verse 62 of Sivananada Lahari reads as under:

O Mahadeva!  The mother of bhakti, bathes me with tears of ecstasy,
and gives be bliss in every pore of my skin. She dresses me with a
crystal mind, and with the words of sliver conchshell, she feeds
me milk of your stories and fills my stomach.  She then confers
protection to me with holy ashes and holy beads.  She places me
in the cradle of meditation and makes me sleep.  O Siva who is my
mother, protect me!

(Source: Sivananada Lahari, Sri Sankara. Sanskrit-Tamil verses.
Sri Ramakrishna Ashram, Chennai.  Prose rendering, mine.)

Arunachala Siva.