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Of Fruits, Flowers and Leaves - 2
« on: November 06, 2009, 01:33:26 PM »
Sri Sankara also speaks about the fruits and flowers to be
offered to Siva, in Sri Sivananda Lahari.

Verse 9 reads as under:-

Gabire kaasaare vichathi vijane goravipine
Vishale chaile cha bramathi kusumartham jatamathi;
Samarpyaiakam che thassarasijam-umanatha bhavathe.
Sukanaavasthathum jana ihana jaanathi kimaho.

Why are you wandering in deep waterlogged valleys, in
uninhabited thick and dangerous jungles, in large mountain
areas for the sake of flowers, O man of poor intellect?
O Paravti-natha!  I shall submit my mind as a beautiful
lotus, with ardent love and be in peace, without wandering
here and there.  These men do not even know this, I wonder!

Saint Tirunavukkarasar says in Tevaram (4.76.4) as follows:

With this body as my temple, and my tough mind as a good
seat for you, my truthfulness as the purity, and with my
Heart as Siva Lingam, I shall abulate you with ghee and
milk that is my great devotion, ever and for  ever, and do the
puja for my Lord and I shall show this practice to others.

Arunachala Siva.