Thursday, 5 December 2019

Tirumantiram (Mantra 57-66) Preface: Greatness of The Agamas


pāyiram

ākamac ciṟappu


0057
añcaṉa mēṉi arivai ōr pākattaṉ
añcoṭu irupattu mūṉṟu uḷa ākamam
añcali kūppi aṟupattu aṟuvarum
añcā mukattil arum poruḷ kēṭṭatē.
0057: Agamas From The Fifth Face Of Siva
The Lord that consorts the blue-hued One
Has the Agamas twenty-five and three;
Bowing low, the six and sixty sought
The Fifth-Faced One the Agamas' deep import to expound.

0058
aṇṇal aruḷāl aruḷum civā ākamam
eṇṇil irupattu eṇ kōṭi nūṟu āyiram
viṇṇavar īcaṉ viḻuppam uraittaṉar
eṇṇi niṉṟa ap poruḷ ēttuvaṉ yāṉē.
0058: Agamas Innumerable
The Sivagamas the Lord by Grace revealed;
In number a billion-million-twenty-eight
In them the Celestials the Lord's greatness gloried;
Him, I too shall muse and praise.

0059
paṇṭitar āvār patiṉeṭṭum pāṭaiyum
kaṇṭavar kūṟum karuttaṟi vāreṉka
paṇṭitar taṅkaḷ patiṉeṭṭup pāṭaiyum
aṇṭa mutalāṉ aṟañcoṉṉa vāṟē
0059: Agamic Truths In 18 Languages
In eighteen various tongues they speak
The thoughts which Pandits alone know;
The Pandits' tongues numbering ten and eight
Are but what the Primal Lord declared.

0060
aṇṇal aruḷāl aruḷum tivyā ākamam
viṇṇil amarar tamakkum viḷaṅka aritu
eṇṇil eḻupatu kōṭi nūṟu āyiram
eṇṇilum nīrmēl eḻuttatu ākumē.
0060: Agamas Deep In Content
The Agamas, the Lord by Grace revealed,
Deep and baffling even to the Gods in Heaven;
Seventy billion-millions though they be;
Like writing on the waters, eluding grasp.



0061
paraṉāyp parā param kāṭṭi ulakil
araṉāyc civa taṉmam tāṉē col kālattu
araṉāy amararkaḷ arccikkum nanti
uraṉ āki ākamam ōṅki niṉṟāṉē.
0061: Agamas Revealed
The Infinite revealing the Infinite Vast
Came down to earth, Siva's Dharma to proclaim,
The immortals, then, Him as Nandi adored,
And He stood forth the Agamas articlating.

0062
civam ām parattiṉil catti catācivam
uvamā makēcar uruttira tēvar
tava māl piramīcar tammil tām peṟṟa
nava ākamam eṅkaḷ nanti peṟṟāṉē.
0062: Agamas Transmitted
From Siva the Infinite to Shakti and Sadasiva,
To Maheswara the Joyous, to Rudra Dev and Brahmisa,
So in succession unto Himself from Himself,
The nine Agamas our Nandi begot.

0063
peṟṟa nal ākamam kāraṇam kāmikam
uṟṟa nal vīram uyar cittam vātuḷam
maṟṟu av viyāmaḷam ākumkāl ōttarantu
uṟṟa nal cuppiram collu makuṭamē.
0063: Nine Agamas
The Agamas so received are Karanam, Kamigam,
The Veeram good, the Sindam high and Vadulam,
Vyamalam the other, and Kalottaram,
The Subram pure and Makutam to crown.

0064
aṇṇal aruḷāl aruḷum civākamam
eṇṇili kōṭi tokuttiṭum āyiṉum
aṇṇal aṟainta aṟivuaṟi yāviṭiṉ
eṇṇili kōṭiyum nīrmēl eḻuttē
0064: Import Of Agamas
Numberless the Sivagamas composed,
The Lord by His Grace revealed;
Yet they know not the wisdom He taught;
Like writing on water, the unnumbered fade.

0065
māriyum kōṭaiyum vārpaṉi tūṅkaniṉṟu
ēriyum niṉṟaṅku iḷaikkiṉṟa kālattu
āriya muntami ḻumuṭa ṉēcolik
kārikai yārkkuk karuṇaicey tāṉē.
0065: Revealed Alike In Sanskrit and Tamil
Devoid alike of rain and summer's gift of dew
Even the flashing lake had lost it's vernal bloom
Then did He in Sanskrit and Tamil at once,
Reveal the rich treasure of His Compassion to our Lady Great.

0066
aviḻkiṉṟa vāṟum atukaṭṭu māṟum
cimiṭṭalaip paṭṭuyir pōkiṉṟa vāṟum
tamiḻccol vaṭacol eṉumiv viraṇṭum
uṇarttum avaṉai uṇaralu māmē.
0066: Key To Mystery Of Life
Life takes its birth, stands preserved awhile,
And then its departure takes; caught
In that momentary wave of flux, Him we glimpse,
The Lord who in Tamil sweet and northern tongue(Sanskrit)
Life's mystery revealed.




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