The Temple of God

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By Civivakkiyar
(9th Century)

English version by Kamil V. Zvelebil

In bricks and in granite,
in the red-rubbed lingam,
in copper and brass
is Siva's abode --
that's what you tell us,
and you're wrong.

Stay where you are
and study your own selves.
Then you will BECOME
the Temple of God,
full of His dance and spell
and song.

enlight's picture

wow, inspiring, who was this

wow, inspiring, who was this Civivakkiyar? and the translation is superb as if it was originally written in English.

Looking outside as an object vs. looking inside by abiding. So important. Maybe the difference between religions and spirituality.

enlight | Sun, 09/21/2008 - 18:20
madan_gautam's picture

The Temple of God

The Temple of GOD is nothing but your True Inner Self.

madan_gautam | Mon, 01/05/2009 - 14:43