English translation of the Tamil Spiritual Classic by Saint Tirumular
TANTRA NINE – Verses 2890 to 2913 of 3047
2890: The Perfect Ones Practice Yoga Daily
Level up Mind-Garden in equanimity
In devotion’s net, plant the cotton tree
By salvation’s rope enter the place of Three,
Daily do they ascend thus,
Who perfection filled are.
2891: The Six Evils Dwell Within and God’s Warning to Them
The Owl, the Snake, the Parrot and the Cat,
The Mynah and the Quail
They, all, within dwell;
As the Owl nears the Mynah
The Mouse warns Mynah, screeching loud.
2892: Kundalini Yoga Alone Drives Away Triple Pasas
In the toddy measure* of foul smell
That a derisive laugh draws and (senses) to shambles sends,
He placed the white rats three;
If on the fire* placed, they run;
Else they remain;
How will they ever go?
2893: Libertion Possible Only By Renunciation
They enter the Forest dense,
No more will they see the Sky above,
The Five Steeds together entered,
The Six Camels were closed up, entire;
If they leave the Forest dense,
The Three will near come.
2894: Worldly Desires Lead to Perdition
Food, raiment and phialled unguents,
Necklace, waistband and bangles lovely,
They who (as goal) saw,
Unto a garment piece on a high rock laid,
Into the deep pit of six sins they fall
And there immersed are.
2895: Kundalini Removes Obstacles to Reach Sahasrathala
Beyond the Islet beyond to the Mountain on the Bank
They daily thrice journeyed,
To superintend the Field there,
She there is, who moves the Mountain obstacle within stands;
Her place we know not.
2896: Kundalini Unites in Siva
The Kite and Parrot together beat the drum loud
The Shapely Lady her wedding celebrated,
The Form of the holy Element she attained,
In that state, rapturous She remained.
2897: Goal of Jiva is to Seek Liberation
The mating Bird pecked at food
And approaching its partner fed it
Unto it easy is the Goal to reach
For those who eat of Ghee in the melting Fire within
And away the Darkness drive.
2898: Mystic Flower Within
Leaves none, bees none, Flower there is;
Top none, sheath none, root there is;
Bunch none, Flower to pluck there is;
Head none to wear;
The Branch that bent withers not.
2899: The Truly Great Vision the Lord in Cranial Cavity
Visioning the Banyan tree that stands Beyond,
They adore the holy Lord and in Him unite;
Those who transcend the Five Sorrows exceeding
Are the truly great;
Low at Lord’s Feet they lie;
And there they remain.
2900: Conquer Senses and Reach Siva
In the Way of Loud Call of Jiva
Is a Forest that stretches two leagues far;
Inside stand Robber that ceases and binds,
If the White Guard chases the Black thieves
And away shout them loud
Then does Jiva the Roof of Safety reach.
2901: Sweet Ambrosia and Bitter Nux Vomica Within the Body
In the tank where bloomed Kotti and Lily
Are Neem and Nux Vomica, too;
They who eat not the Salad of Plantain sweet,
With candy and honey mixed,
Lo! hanker after the fruit of nux vomica.
2902: Sakti Grants Grace to Jiva
As He-Bee and She-Bee
The Lord is seated on the throne
The multi-hued umbrella aloft canopying,
The Lowly Bee, of Pasa embodied,
Drinks of (nectar), the She-Bee by Her glance grants;
That verily is rapture surpassing.
2903: Jivas Graze in the Backwood of Worldly Desires
What to do with those cows
In the backwoods of desires graze?
Take them beyond,
And lead them to Feet of Lord;
Discipline them in ways superior;
Thus manage the herd;
Until then, their thoughts turn not
From the backwoods of worldly pleasures.
2904: Lord in Sahasrathala
In the Water Above, the Lotus blossomed,
In the Water Below, the Lily arose
To those who can see light in the Cross-beam above
The Lord is unto a cool Watermelon,
That fruits even in regions low.
2905: Attaining Liberation in Sahasrathala
Six the Birds in the house of Five,
Hundred the birds at the top of Tree,
Having ascended the Seven Steps high,
You shall sure reach the Home.
2906: Light Dawns in Sahasrathala
Within the Bathing Well,
Where they water draw
The roundly Earth swells
And Water springs;
Bind your breath and with Rope-Work
And center your thoughts;
Well may the Light Divine dawn.
2907: Reach the Holy Temple of Sahasrathala
Seven the circling Seas, eight the Mountain ranges
In the depths of Space is Fire, Rain and Wind
And the Land expansive;
Visioning it, if you dwell in it
That verily a Holy Temple is.
2908: Body Invaded by Indriyas
Embracing in warmth and pregnancy developing,
They made this body and (the couple) left;
The body-pole thus erected;
The bewitching Birds of Deep well invaded;
This way was it made, through lives successive.
2909: Lord’s Love is Supreme
Two there are, the wedding drum and the wedding Thali;
Stronger than the wedding drum and thali is the crow-bar;
Stronger than the drum, thali and crow-bar
Is the love that comes of Lord’s Grace.
2910: Vision Siva and Attain Golden Form
They who saw the Fish, remain looking at the fish;
They who saw the Hare, are of the Three rid;
He who controlled the battle tumultuous,
See the Hidden Truth,
His form golden becomes.
2913: Lord is Hidden Deep Within
In the Tank where Reeds flourished,
In Creepers spread and entwined filled,
The Lord is not unto the stork that on them gently walks
Deep into the Rocky Floor, He dives
For Jiva’s redemption to grant.
2912: Yoga Way to Liberation
Of three leagues is the Garden below,
Of half a league is the Forest above,
Frontiers blurring the two routes intermingled;
They who can see the Frontiers clear
Can quick cross the backyard
And reach the Hamlet safe.
2913: No More Karmas if Yoga is Attained
When after Ploughing, Seed is cast,
And copious Rains fall,
And it soaks the Land,
No more will Karmas germinate;
Sure He comes,
The Lord of flourishing matted locks.