Saturday, August 02, 2008

Sri Nataraja's Grace...

[I posted this earlier in my YahooGroup - I thought I could share it with a wider audience]

As I was meditating over Lord Nataraja, esp moved by His Grace in recent times (which extends even to this mundane world), the poem(?)below sprang into my mind. I thought I should share it with you.

Sri Nataraja - The Lord of Dance

Who can understand the Grace of The Lord,
The Lord of Dancers, Sri Nataraja,
Whom even the greatest Gods and Immortals adore,
Admiring the Lord who seems very close, yet so far in comprehension,
Blessing even the forgetful, Apasmara
Who forgot His Presence,
Whose right hand asserts to His devotee, Abhaya, 'Fear not!'
And, whose left hand points to the essense of all Knowledge,
The purpose, The means, The Fate, The Abode of All - His Left Leg,
Which has been raised,
To offer salvation to all miseries,

Him I praise,
Who conferred Bliss to Sri Patanjali and Vyagrapadhar,
In Chidambaram, The reflection of Kailash, on Earth,
The Lord, who captured my heart with His endearing smile
Protecting me always, Though I have done
Naught to earn His Grace,
Who supports me, the most undeserving one.

He asserts, 'Why Fear, when I am Here?' ,
His Dance, pervades the entire universe,And Transcends it.
Dear Devotee,Forget not the Father,
Who will never Forget you,

When millions of years of penance,
Of Greatest Sages, have not exposed
A Glimpse of His Glory,
A tear, A cry, For Help,
From a person, even the most undeserving,
Brings Him running for Help.

Fools talk if the Lord is the Greatest,
Doing petty comparisons.He Blesses even them.
People say He is revealed only by Vedas,
While the Vedas themselves stand,Awed,
By His Glory,
Ashamed of not being able to portray
A ray of His Grace.

There is no need for Mantras
Nor Tantras, Nor Yantras.
All that is needed,I assert,
Is a heart that yearns for His Grace.
Fear Not.
Call Him once.
And make Him yours.

Sri Subrahmanyoham
Sriram V Iyer
PS:- Image Attribution: Copyrighted to Himalayan Academy Publications, Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii.


Blogger Swahilya Shambhavi said...

Beautiful! Thank you for the sharing.

10:53 AM  
Blogger Sriram V Iyer said...

Dear Shambhavi,
Glad to know you liked it...


4:12 AM  

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