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Siva Mahimnah Stotram -2
« on: January 12, 2009, 12:04:33 PM »
Verse 16:  In order to save the world, when Thou danced, the earth
wondered at the striking of Thy feet, whether it would not come to
a sudden end; so felt the spatial region along with the planets, oppressed
by the movement of Thy iron-cub-like arms; and the heaven became
then miserable -- its side being struck by Thy waving matted locks.
Ah, Thy very mighiness is the cause of trouble!

Verse 18:  When Thou wanted to burn the three cities (Tripura),
which were but a piece of straw (to Thee), the earth was Thy
chariot, Brahma Thy charioteer, the great mountain Meru, Thy bow,
the sun and the moon the wheels of Thy chariot, Vishnu, Thy arrow
-- why this paraphernalia?  The Lord is not dependent on others.
He was playing with things at His command.

Verse 19: O Destroyer of Tripura, Hari rooted out his lotus-eye
(to make up for the deficiency) when one flower was missing in
his offering of a thousand lotuses to Thy feet.  This great devotion
transformed into a discus (Sudarsana Chakra) is alert in proecting
the devotees in this world.

Verse 21: Thou Giver of refuge!  Even the sacrifice where Daksha,
the Lord of creation, expert in sacrifices, was the sacrificer, Rishis
were priests, gods were supervisors, was destroyed by Thee, (though
Thou are) bent upon giving fruits of the sacrifices.  Surely, the sacrifice
causes injury to the sacrificers in the absence of devotion.

Verse 23: O Destoryer of Tripura! O Giver of boons!  Even on seeing
in front the god of love, bow in hand, burnt like a piece of straw in
a trice by Thee, if Uma, proud of her beauty, thinks that Thou art
under her fascination, because, she was allowed to occupy half of
Thy body, on account of her austerities, ah, surely the young women are under delusion!

Verse 25: Thou art indeed that unspeakable truth which the Yogis
realize through meditation on the Self, on controlling the breath
according to the scriptural directions, and realizing which they shed
tears of thrilling joy, and swimming, as it were, in a pool of nectar,
enjoy inner bliss.

(Souce: Siva Mahimnah Stotram. Tr. Advaita Ashrama. Kolkata.)

Arunachala Siva.