Waves of Siva’s Bliss
Sri Ramana Maharshi selected ten verses from, Sivanandalahari, the famous composition of Adi Sankaracharya in Sanskrit consisting of one hundred verses in praise of Lord Siva and arranged them in a specific order.
These verses are very potent in invoking the Grace of Lord Siva. They also contain spiritual ideas which are revealing, inspiring and insightful. One of the verses asks “Kim Durlabham” meaning what is impossible for one who worships Lord Shiva. The verses also cautions readers against fruitless worship of superficial gods.
As the auspicious Maha Sivaratri approaches we give below each verse selected by Sri Ramana Maharshi, their concise meaning (from Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi), original verse in Sanskrit, English transliteration and complete meaning of the verses. You can read it here.
Quote from Bhagavan
Unless and until a man embarks upon this quest of the true self doubt and uncertainty will follow his footsteps throughout life. The greatest kings and statesmen try to rule others, when in their heart of hearts they know that they cannot rule themselves. Yet the greatest power is at the command of the man who has penetrated to his inmost depth.