Sunday 12 January 2014


2014-02  Thirumoolar Thirumandiram: One Humanity, One God!

Saint Thirumoolar is the very fountainhead of Shaiva Siddhanta, and Thirumandiram is considered the final authority on subtle matters of philosophy and theology in Shaiva Siddhanta. In fact, it is said to contain the whole of Shaiva Siddhanta.

In this second posting on Thirumoolar, we shall see two of his famous aphorisms, namely, 
"Love is God" and "One Race, One God".

அன்பும் சிவமும் இரண்டு என்பர்  அறிவிலார் 
அன்பே சிவம் ஆவது யாரும் அறிகிலார் 
அன்பே சிவம் ஆவது யாரும் அறிந்தபின் 
அன்பே சிவமாய்  அமர்ந்து இருந்தாரே      [பா. 270]

Anbum Sivamum irandu enbar arivilaar
Anbe Sivam aavadu yaarum arikilaar
Anbe Sivam aavadu yaarum arindapin
Anbe Sivam aai amarndu irundaare.    [verse 270]

The ignorant prate* that Love and Siva are two,

But none do know that Love alone is Siva

When men but know that Love and Siva are the same,

Love as Siva, they ever remained.        [verse 270]

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ஒன்றே குலமும் ஒருவனே தேவனும் 
நன்றே நினைமின் நமன் இல்லை நாணாமே 
சென்றே புகும் கதி இல்லை நும் சித்தத்து
நின்றே நிலை பெற நீர் நினைந்து உய்மினே   [பா. 2104] 

Ondre Kulamum Oruvane Devanum
Nandre ninaimin Naman illai nANAme
Sendre pukum gathi illai num sitthatthu
Nindre nilai pera neer ninaindu uymine.  [verse 2104]

One is the Race; One, indeed, is God
Thus intensely hold, No more will death be;

None Other is Refuge, With confidence you can seek;

Think of Him and be redeemed, In your thoughts, holding Him steadfast.   [verse 2104]



1 comment:

  1. You had posted about it a year back. I read both the postings on thirumandhiram. Very informative and good.