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Sivananda Lahari
« on: December 08, 2008, 11:02:48 AM »
The Verse 83 of Sivananda Lahari of Sankara, describes the sublimity
of Siva Pooja.

It reads as under:

There are several gods who die and take birth and I am not getting
any bliss by praying to them.  There is no doubt.  You are the One
who is birthless and deathless, always concorporate with Ambika.
It is those who pray to you in this world, get the fruits of birth viz.,

The Verse 84 reads as under:

O the God of welfare! The one who makes this world, and the One
who is related to all the beings of the worlds. O the Bliss of Sat-Chit-
Ananda! O the ever graceful!  For you, who is with Gouri, for all
your services, I surrender my girl, my buddhi, please take.  Kindly
stay in my Heart for ever and bless me!

(Source: Sivananda Lahari, Sanskrit-Tamil. Sri Ramakrishna Math,
Chennai. Translation and prose rendering, my own.)

Arunachala Siva.