Hymns of Thayumanavar
If I ask Brahma the Creator,
''How is it that you decreed thus?''
He will say: ''It is your karma.''
But that karma cannot talk,
For it is the product of the mind.
And if I search the mind
We will be left only with bodha (consciousness).
If we search the bodha
We will see that bodha emanateth from Thee.
This is not false.
All the holy scriptures
Say unvarying that Thou art all,
Thou art the Support and the Supported.
And so, Thou art the Dancer
And the one who maketh me dance, too,
In this world below.
Thou art the Grace.
Thou art the munificient Lord of silent jnana, too.
Oh! Thou Sivam
That is Truth-Knowledge-Bliss!
The Cosmic Principle
That is Total-Fullness-Perfect!