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Pageants in Sivananda Lahari - 5
« on: January 08, 2010, 11:39:33 AM »
Verse 89 of Sri Sivananda Lahari is again a beauty.

Nathibhir nuthbhis thavmeecha bhuja-
Vithibhir dhyana samadhibhir na thushta |
Dhanusha musalena chachmabhir vaa
vadha the preetikaram dhatha karomi. ||

O the Ruler of the Worlds!  By bow and arrows, pounding logs,
and stones, you become very happy. You do not even become
so happy, even with namaskarams, stotrams and pujas and dhyana
samadhis.  Kindly tell me by which you shall have maximum
satisfaction.  And I shall do accordingly.

Siva became happy when Arjuna hit Him with his arrows and He
gave him Pasupatastra.   In the story of Sakkya Nayanar, who did puja to Siva Lingam, by throwing stones at it, He became pleased and conferred him liberation.  Sri Sankara adds here the pounding
log also, as Nindastuti.

Tayumanavar sings:  By throwing stones, and hitting you with
arrows, and throwing some green leaves, your devotees reached
the shore.  I am lowly without any devotion, what can I do to
get your grace, O the Guru, who supported the non-injury to others as the first qualification to reach you!

Arunachala Siva.