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Adhbuda Pathu
« on: November 25, 2008, 11:05:10 AM »
Adhbuda Pathu or Decad of Miracles, in the twin-composition with
Decad of Wonders.  This comprises ten verses.  This was composed
in Tiru Perundurai, by Manikkavachagar.

Verse 1 reads as under:

With delusion, I am caught in this ocean of samsara of this
With passion for women and am caught in the whirlpool
    upside down.
You showed me the Grace, by showing your golden feet,
     and I left all falsity,
O the Truth who shows the Space of Jnana and stands before
     me.  What a miracle is this?

Verse 3 reads as under:

I never prayed to you with a large bunch of chosen flowers,
I went upside down onto the women, with sandal paste
    on their breasts,
You showed the Grace, by showing your golden feet, and
    left them without much misery,
O the King who shows the Space of Jnana who stands before
      me.  What a miracles is this?

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

Arunachala Siva.