Sunday, September 18, 2005

Thirumoolar -- 2

The Murthi of the great saint Thirumoolar in HIS temple in Thiruvaduthurai near Kumbakonam.

Hymn from Thirumanthiram:
தெளிவு குருவின் திருமேனி காண்டல்
தெளிவு குருவின் திரு நாமம் செப்பல்
தெளிவு குருவின் திருவார்த்தை கேட்டல்
தெளிவு சிவகுருவுரு சிந்தித்தல் தானே

English Translation:
It is but to see the GURU's Holy Form
It is but to chant the GURU's Holy Name
It is but to Hear the GURU's Holy Word
It is but to muse on the GURU's Holy Being,
Thus it is the soul its illumination receives.


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6:00 PM  
Blogger Narayanan Venkitu said...

Is it Thirumoolar's Thirumandhiram?

8:00 PM  
Blogger mysorean said...


Nice one!

Next time I go to Kumbakonam, I will not miss this temple!

And the hymn was very profound. Clearly explaining the purpose for which the senses exist.

9:30 PM  
Blogger Sriram C S said...

I'm including thiruvAvAduthurai in my Diwali trip!! I just purchased a copy of tirumanthiram translated in English!! Wonderful start Venky!!

10:34 PM  
Blogger TJ said...

Expecting more!

2:44 AM  
Blogger Swahilya said...

One of my favourite verses in Tirumandiram which I have really experienced. Seeing the form of the Guru with the eyes, gives clarity of mind's vison. Hearing the words of the Guru, Chanting the Name of the Guru and Meditating upon the Form of the Guru - all helps to know the Guru or Dispeller of Darkness within. This is one among the 10 verses, volunteers of Akshara Foundations have chanted in the Tirumandiram audio cd - (a review of which is there in my blog. Aham)

4:23 AM  
Blogger Ganesh said...

guys we also need to include kitchennete soul into this.

10:32 AM  
Blogger Venky Krishnamoorthy said...

Narayanan, This is Thirumoolar's Thirumanthiram.

Swahilya -- How can I get a copy of the CD.

7:22 PM  
Blogger Kasthuri Srinivasan said...

Nice one again. Keep up the good work.

8:50 PM  
Blogger Sriram C S said...

@Ganesh - Sure. We can do that.
@Arjuna - Buddy, why don't you send an invite to Kitchenette Soul as Ganesh has requested? One more joins the fun!! :)

9:32 PM  
Blogger Arjuna_Speaks said...

That was beautiful Venky :)..

2:17 AM  
Blogger Sriram C S said...

And interestingly, the actual Guru that we worship, is Dakshinamoorty, the person who doesn't speak. In this verse too there is no mention of the Guru teaching or saying anything.

2:49 AM  
Blogger Swahilya said...

Venky: This is available at the Akshara Foundations in Chennai. You stay in Pittsburg I guess. I may visit Chicago in December and will carry them with me. You may get it then or if you happen to be in Chennai sometime.
*Arjuna: My reply to your e-mail was returned. How do I post on this blog?

7:28 AM  
Blogger Arjuna_Speaks said...

Swahiliya - did u send to

I also sent u an invitation..did u receive it? Please do send me an email to the above address. I shall send you an invitation immediately :)

11:13 AM  

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