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Sivananda Lahari
« on: December 08, 2008, 03:37:10 PM »
The Verse 80 of Sivananda Lahari, is as under:

O Sambu! You gave me a human birth, hoping that you could dance on
the hard stone-like Heart of mine.  But you have also decided to save me,
so you had practised walking on the hard rocks of Himalayas.  O Siva!
how can your feet which have walked and danced on the homes of devotees, flower decked beds, and beautiful stages* decide to dance
on my stony heart, unless it is for conferring grace to me?

(* the dance stages are the five Sabhas, (Courts) of Siva, like the
golden court of Chidambaram etc.,)

The Verse 81 describes the state of Jivan Mukti.

O Mahesvara with Uma!  Let me place flowers on your golden feet sometimes, let me meditate in samadhi sometimes, let me do prostrations
to you sometimes, let me listen to your divine stories sometimes, let me
visit your temples sometimes, let me chant mantras sometimes, and with
all these, let me surrender to you always and thus attain the state of
Jivan Mukti.

(See Srimad Bhagavad Gita. 5.28)

(Source: Sivananda Lahari.  Sri Ramakrishna Math. Chennai.
Translation and Prose rendering, my own.)

Arunachala Siva.