English translation of the Tamil Spiritual Classic by Saint Tirumular
TANTRA EIGHT - Verses 2527 to 2545 of 2648
2527 Gods in the Eight Cardinal Points of Earth
Indra, Agni, Yama and Nrudi
Varuna, Vayu, Kubera, and Isanana
They (gods) in order according
Filled the cardinal directions eight.
2528 The Eight Petalled Lotus in Sahasrara
In the Maya-Land of body
Is the Flower of petals eight (pointing to directions eight)
Through the lean stalk of Sushumna,
Contemplate on its radiance,
And ascend upward;
Redeemed are you then.
2529 How the Eight Petalled Lotus Opens
Three the lotus buds there;
Into the three He sends His rays
That Light spreading,
The eight-petalled bloom within opens;
If the rays of Petals Two (Ajna) penetrates,
This body, into a (heavenly) dream blossoms.
2530 Siva-Sakti in Eight-Petalled Lotus
The six streams (of Adharas)
Into one Pond flow;
Thus in Way subtle
Into Siva-State penetrate;
There indeed is the Precious Truth,
Himself with Sakti stands,
--She of bouncing breasts and tender vine form.
2531 He Blooms Within Petals Eight
The Primal One stood,
As directions eight,
And Forms eight;
Who fills within
From eight to four petalled center;
He Who blooms within petals eight.
2532 Centers Beyond Seventh are Formless States (Niradhara)
The Centers Seven are of Form (Svarupa) possessed;
And beyond in Eighth is Param;
In Ninth is Paraparam, that is Void;
The exalted Tenth is State of Oneness
Where Anava is finally shed.
2533 God is Timeless Eternity
He lasts through aeons countless;
He is the Sun; He is the Lord;
Within the five Major Aeons
Were many aeons minor
The universe through several aeons passed;
In the aeon above aeons countless,
Was (God) Bhagava, unique.
2534 Seek Him Wherever He is
He is in this world
Yet if He is beyond reach,
Seek Him in Heaven,
Where the elephants roam
And the Celestials wander,
Where fire, rain and wind abide;
In that Space seek Him.
2535 The Eight-Petalled Bloom is Dear to Siva
There on the lofty top of Mount (Meru) within
Is a pond no stream feeds;
And there is a lotus bloom
From no soil mud springs;
Without that bloom,
He decks not Himself
He of matted locks.
2536 Holy Jivas Ever Think of God
When the One and Two (Siva and Jiva) intermingle,
Standing and sitting
Or in worldly talk indulging,
The holy Jivas their senses conquer
And seek Lord;
Remaining or leaving
They blessed ever are.
432 NINE AVASTAS AND NINE ASPIRANTS
2537 Souls in the Three Mukti States
Visvan, Dhaisathan and Prajnan
They are in Tvampada State;
Virattan, Hranya Garbhan, Avyakritan
They are in Tat-Pada State;
Idayan, Prajapathyan and Santan of Golden World
They are in Asi-Pada State;
Yet are they all but Abhimanis,
Souls that are aspirants still.
2538 Beyond Ninth State
As nine states beginning with Jagrat are experienced,
Attachment to Malas and Gunas,
That emanate birth, vanish;
In Transcendental Turiya State
Then Void (Satya-Jnana-Podu) succeeds,
Truth and Jnana filled
Where Jiva and Siva one are;
In Turiyas rest
Jiva and Siva are two,
That now in Void is one Manifestness (Svarupa).
2539 Dawn of Sivajnana
As in the thought of Siva
The Malas Three,
That to birth gives rise,
At the end of avastas nine
Is Siva-bodha (Awareness or Jnana);
Jiva attains that
And Himself no more is.
2540 Nine Avasta Cluster Beyond
Beyond the nine states aforesaid
Are nine that defy thought;
Of these shall be said in detail below;
Great indeed is the Lord
Who these twice-nine States made.
2541 Lord Spoke of Nine States
The nine states from the five (states of Jiva) evolved
Of them Lord spoke
And world rejoiced;
"My Lord, My Lord"--
Thus I prayed day and night;
And He severed my fetters strong.
2542 Many Paths to God
Many the paths they laid
In Time's Corridor long;
Many the sects
That sought Him to reach;
Think of Him constant, day and night;
He diverse stood in lands many.
2543 Nine Super Tattva Cluster
The Primal Paraparam, Paraparai
Param the Light, Jiva and Tattvas,
The Kala, the Mayas Two and Mukti
These are categories nine
To the Primal One belong.
2544 Grace Abounding
My inconstant thoughts
He constant made,
Clear vision gave;
He created hell and heaven
And endless births too
In Grace Abounding;
Those who these perceive not
Are in Karma's wheel forever caught.
2545 Goal of Siddhanta Philosophy
In the nine states of experience
Jiva as aspirant (abhimani) stands;
The nine categories afterward stated
That to the Primal Lord belong;
When Jiva that stands in states nine
Reaches the Turiya States Three,
Then shall he Siva become;
This the goal of Siddhanta (Philosophy).