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Subramanian.R

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Speaking of Siva (3)
« on: July 26, 2008, 12:26:04 PM »
I thought I could give a few more poems of Mahadevi Akka (also called
Akka Mahadevi).

" Not one not  two, not three or four,
but through eighyfour hundred thousand vaginas*
have I come, I have come through unlikely worlds,
guzzled on pleasure and on pain.
Whatever be all previous lives, how me mercy this one day!
O Lord white as jasmine flowers. "

* This is the Hindu theory that one has to go through
84 million births, before salvation.

"Locks of shining red hair, a crown of diamonds,
Small beautiful teeth and glowing eyes in a laughing face,
That light up fourteen worlds, I saw His glory and seeing,
I quell today the famine in my eyes.
I saw the haughty Master, for whom
Men all men, are but women, wives.*

I saw the Great One, who play at love with Sakti,
original to the world.
I saw His stance and began to live,
O Lord of the jasmine flowers!"

* According to Hindu theology, all jivas (men and women and
even non-human beings) are women, the female principle and
Siva is the only Purusha, the male principle. 

In Bhagavan Ramana Mahrshi's 108 holy names, there is a name
called Om Purushottamaya Namah:- Obeisance to the Great Male
Principle!

Arunachala Siva.