Hymns of Thayumanavar
Of the findings of the Vedagamas,
So palpable as the amla fruit on hand
Is Purusarta *.
Of these, if mukti exalted is considered,
Based on inference, intuition and experience,
There is nothing higher
Than transcendent samadhi.
There is nothing as One and Two.
But to say that neither you nor I am there is sophistry.
You are there and I, too, am there with my mind.
You well know the meaning of the statement -
''I am not.''
Will those who know not its meaning ever know?
Is the kevala state * that is described
Anything in comparison?
Oh! Thou Being Great that hath come to save me
Through the hands of Mauna Guru
That accepted me in silentness!
Oh! Thou Sivam
That is Truth-Knowledge-Bliss!
The Cosmic Principle
That is Total-Fullness-Perfect!
 The four objectives or paths of life: 1) Dharma 2) Wealth 3) Love 4) Liberation or mukti.
 Primordial slumber of the soul before it is activated to incarnate in a womb.