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Tayumanavar Songs
« on: December 10, 2008, 01:05:35 PM »
Tayumanavar has composed 11 verses under the title "The All Prevalent 
Subsance."

The Verse 1 reads as under:

"Without Him, not even an atom moves",  so says great Jnanis.
If I know this, what is knowledge, what is ignorance?
Who has known this truth?  Who has not ?
Who is remaining Silent? 
Who is ever chattering as if my whole body is full of mouths!
Whence came the maya of mind?
What is violence?  What is mercy and kindness?
How the worlds have been formed?  Who has got this "doership"?
Whence the multiplicity of worlds and beings?
What is truth?  What is untruth?
What is agreeable?  What is not agreeable?
What is good? What is bad?
What is perseverance?  What is jealousy?
Who is small?  Who is big?
Who is related?  Who is outsider? or enemy?
Is there anything other than You?
Is there anything other than You?
In the world and beyond, your are the Soul of the soul?
O the Substance, all prevalent!

(Source: Tayumanavar Songs. Tamil Verses.  Sri Ramakrishna Tapovanam.
Tiru Paraithurai, near Tiruchirappalli.  Translation and Prose rendering,
my own.)

Arunachala Siva.