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Sivananda Lahari
« on: December 10, 2008, 12:48:23 PM »
As already mentioned, the Verse 99 of Sivananda Lahari, also
describes Siva's glory which cannot be fathomed by Brahma and
Vishnu, but Siva's form is available for devotees to see!

O Parama Siva! O the Ocean of Mercy!  To see your feet and head,
Brahma and Vishnu, took the animal forms like a swan and a boar,
went around the sky and the underworld and became tired,
without result.  O Sambu! Ever considering the welfare of people!
O God!  How have you become so humble and easy, to appear before
me, on my seeking?  Is it alright for you?

Manikkavachagar also says that Siva is giving his feet for easy reach,
while Brahma and Vishnu, searched for him in vain.  The purport is
when someone goes with fattened ego to search His feet or head,
He will not be available.  But for one who is humble with egoless
mind and complete surrender and devotion, He will be easy for reach!

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

Arunachala Siva.