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Thirumanthiram


MarkspacerSacred Books of Saivism

MarkspacerThe Siddhas and siddhis

MarkspacerThirumular, Life History

MarkspacerThirumantram Preface

MarkspacerMythology in Thirumantiram

MarkspacerOm Namasivaya

MarkspacerThirumantram, an outlook

MarkspacerThirumular Pranayamam

MarkspacerAgamic Psychology

MarkspacerTantric Guidance

MarkspacerThirumantram


Thirukkural
MarkspacerVirtue

MarkspacerWealth

MarkspacerKamam

MarkspacerSearch by Kural No


PART I. VIRTUE
Markspacer1. The Praise of God

Markspacer2. The Excellence of Rain

Markspacer3. The Greatness of
spacerAscetics


Markspacer4. Assertion of the Strength
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Domestic Virtue
Markspacer5. Domestic Life

Markspacer6. The Goodness of the Help
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Markspacer7. The Obtaining of Sons

Markspacer8. The Possession of Love

Markspacer9. Cherishing Guests

Markspacer10. The Utterance of
spacerPleasant Words


Markspacer11. The Knowledge of
spacerBenefits Conferred:
spacerGratitude


Markspacer12. Impartiality

Markspacer13. The Possession of Self-
spacerrestraint


Markspacer14. The Possession of
spacerDecorum


Markspacer15. Not coveting another's
spacerWife


Markspacer16. The Possession of
spacerPatience, Forbearance


Markspacer17. Not Envying

Markspacer18. Not Coveting

Markspacer19. Not Backbiting

Markspacer20. The Not Speaking
spacerProfitless Words


Markspacer21. Dread of Evil Deeds

Markspacer22. The knowledge of what
spaceris Befitting a Man's
spacerPosition


Markspacer23. Giving

Markspacer24. Renown

Ascetic Virtue
Markspacer25. The Possession of
spacerBenevolence


Markspacer26. The Renunciation of
spacerFlesh


Markspacer27. Penance

Markspacer28. Inconsistent Conduct

Markspacer29. The Absence of Fraud

Markspacer30. Veracity

Markspacer31. The not being Angry

Markspacer32. Not doing Evil

Markspacer33. Not killing

Markspacer34. Instability

Markspacer35. Renunciation

Markspacer36. Knowledge of the True

Markspacer37. The Extirpation of
spacerDesire


Fate
Markspacer38. Fate


photoTantric Guidance, from Thirumantram

Verse 844.

pârillai nîrillai pankayam onruNtu
târillai vêrillai tâmarai pûttatu
ûrillai kâNum oLiyatu onruNtu
kîlillai mêlillai kêLviyir pûvê

There is a lotus
That neither land nor water knows;
No stalk, no root - yet the lotus has blossomed!
There was no city - yet there is a light!
Neither above nor below is a flower that no one has heard of.

Verse 283.

puNarcciyuL âyilai mêl anpu pôla
uNarcciyuL ânkê oTunkaval lârkku
uNarcciyil lâtu kulâvi ulâvi
aNaittalum inpam atuvitu vâmê

Like the sweet love experienced in sexual intercourse,
So, in the Great Love, let yourself succumb to God;
Thus sublimed in Love, all your senses stilled,
Abounding in Bliss Supreme, That this becomes.

Verse 825.

pûcu vanavallâm pûcip pularttiya
vâca narunkulal mâlaiyuñ câttik
kâyak kulali kalavi yorTunkalan
tûcit tuLaiyurat tûnkâtu pôkamê

Anointing her body with diverse unguents,
Bedecking her tresses with fragrant flowers,
Enjoy the damsel in erotic union;
If thou but know how to shoot
Prana breath through the sushumna,
Their enjoyment never ceases.

Verse 826.

pôkattai yunnavê pôkâtu vâyuvu
môkattai veLLiyu mîLum viyâlattil
cûtotta menmulai yâLunar cûtanun
tâtir kulaintu talaikaNTa vârê

When they seek enjoyment
The breath stands still;
The full-breasted damsel and fervent male
Stand in union exalted;
As liquid silver and gold
Their erotic emissions
Commingle in rapture.

Verse 827.

kuNTanung kaNTiyung kâtalcey yôkattu
maNTalang koNTiru pâlum veLirirkum
vaNTiyai mêrkoNTu vânîr uruTTiTat
taNToru kâlun taLarâtu ankamê

In the sex-yoga that is practiced
By the male and the female,
Upward they drive the coach of breath
Whose wheels are on the right and the left;
There they collect the waters of Heaven
And never do their limbs become tired.

Verse 828.

ankap puNarcciyu mâkinra tattuva
mankattil vintu varukinra pôkattup
pankap paTâmar parikarit tuttammait
tankik koTukkat talaivanu mâmê

This is the meaning of that union:
When semen flows during sex,
The yogi does not let it go,
But checks it
And retains it within,
And then he becomes a master.

Verse 829.

talaivanu mâyiTun tanvali ñânan
talaivanu mâyiTun tanvali pôkân
talaivanu mâyiTun tanvali yuLLê
talaivanu mâyiTun tanvali añcê

He becomes the master of jñâna,
He becomes the master of enjoyment,
He becomes the master of himself,
He becomes the master of the senses.

Verse 830.

añcu kaTikaimêl ârâng kaTikaiyil
tuñcuva tonrat tuNaivanpâl
neñcu niraintatu vâykoLâ tenratu
pañcu kaTikai pariyanka yôkamê

This is pariyanka yoga
That lasts five ghaTikas [=2½ hours];
Beyond, in the sixth,
The damsel sleeps in the arms of her lover
In blissful union
That fills the heart
And passes description.

Verse 841.

minniTai yâLumin nâLanaing kûTTattup
ponniTai vaTTattin uLLê pukappeytu
tannoTu tannait talaippeyya vallârên
maNNiTaip pallûli vâlalu mâmê

If you can get to the Divine
In the Golden Circle within [the cranium]
And join there in union,
You may live on earth
A million trillion years.

Verse 842.

vânka lirutalai vânkalil vânkiya
vînka valikkum virakari vârillai
vînka valikkum virakari vâLarum
ônkiya tannai utampaNNi nârê

Inhaling, exhaling, and retaining the breath-
None knows its techniques of control,
And those of skill who know it
Offer themselves entirely to the Lord.

Verse 843.

utamarin tankê oruculip paTTâr
katamarin tankê kapâlang karukkum
itamarin tenrum iruppâL orutti
patamarin tummuLê pârkkaTin tâLê

Knowing the way of self-oblation,
If they get into the Mystic Circle of the Divine,
They reach the True Way;
And their hair turns dark
In eternal youthfulness,
And the One Shakti will abide within.




Namasivayam


Significance of Siva

The Trident and the Snakes

The Ganges

Siva and his family

Symbolisim

Siva and His Titles

Siva and Tantra

Aspects of Lord Siva

Siva Murthy

Siva As Nataraja

Dakshinamurthy

Siva Pariwar

Famous Saints of Saivism

Samkara and Shankara

Shankara, the destroyer

Siva and the NayanMars

Naraayaneeyam


Significance of Narayana

Symbols of Vishnu

Garuda and Adisesha

The Ideal King and Ideal Man

Lord Krishna

Concept of Avatars

Matsya & Kurma

Varaha Avatar

Narashima Avatar

Vamana & Parusurama

Rama & Krishna

Buddha & Kalki

Mother of Universe


Devi: The Great Goddess

Devi, The Creator

Parvati, Durga & Sakthi

Lakshmi, Goddess of Wealth

Saraswati, Vidya Devi

The beloved Gods


Ganesh

Skanda

Aiyyappa

Anjaneya