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Vazha Pattu - No desire to live
« on: August 23, 2010, 11:55:48 AM »
In this decad the poet (Manickavachakar) swears that he will die if Siva does not show. His form to him:

"O my lord, You pervade earth and heaven, and you enslaved this wicked one. But, alas, I have not held on to Thy sacred feet, praised  by the  whole world. O My Siva, I am terribly frightened. Because of my fearful doubts I have forgotten thy Grace You have shown me. If You do not claim me to bless me, know that I will not live in this world."


"O Becon of Aruna Hill, pray remove my miseries. If You desert me, I will fall into the clutches of my sins and perish. Hence call me to Your feet and bless me. For me there is no other refuge than Your sacred feet. I will not seek anyone's company except that of Your devotees. If You fail to claim me, I will not live, for there is nothing else to live for."

Salutations to Sri Ramana
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta


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Re: Vazha Pattu - No desire to live
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2010, 10:04:03 AM »

Dear Nagaraj,

Excellent.  Both Saint Manikkavachagar and Muruganar express
identical sentiments.  Again these are all for our sake. 

The verse of Manikkavachagar appears as the 1st verse in Vazha
Pathu.  Vazha Pathu, as you said, expresses no desire to live i.e
eager to become without body in total merger with Siva.  He has
also written Setthila Pathu, Decad on Not Yet Dying, which means
almost the same.  In both the poems, the saint poet expresses
his eagerness to disembody himself. 

The Verse 9 of Vazha Pathu refers the Tiruvannamalai wonder.

Stretching through all the three worlds, with two searching
Your form from down and up, You raised as the large Fire....

Arunachala Siva.