Thursday, June 6, 2013

సమ ప్రవృత్తి - equanimity of God

దృషద్ విచిత్ర తల్పయోః భుజంగ మౌక్తిక స్రజోః
గరిష్ఠరత్న లోష్ఠయోః సుహృద్ విపక్ష పక్షయోః
తృణ అరవింద చక్షుషోః ప్రజా మహీమహేంద్రయోః
సమ ప్రవృత్తికః కదా సదాశివం భజామ్యహం

-- శ్రీ రావణ కృత శివ తాండవ స్తోత్రం నుంచి (వైశాఖ మాస శివరాత్రి సందర్భంగా )

Lord sadASiva is the lord of lords or mahAdEva. RAvaNa was a great devotee of Siva who has really described God in the form of Siva. { RAvaNa failed to adhere to righteousness or dharma and met his end in the hands of God in the form of Rama; that does not come in the way of his devotion to the God in the form of Siva; in all times rAma is not different from Siva }

in Siva tAnDava stotra rAvaNa describes the "equanimity" or "equal vision" of God towards all the subjects as follows:

दृषद्-विचित्र तल्पयोः dRshd-vicitra talpayOH = in hard stone floor as a bed and beautifully made bed or seat (talpa could mean a bed or a couch something like sofa)
भुजंग मौक्तिक स्रजोः bhujanga-mauktika srajOH = in the garland of snake and a beautiful garland made up of best pearls
गरिष्ठरत्न लोष्ठयोः garishTha ratna-lOshThayOH = in the great gem stone like a diamond and a lump of dried clay
सुहृत्-विपक्ष पक्षयोः suhRd-vipaksha pakshayOH = in the friendly side and the enemy side
तृण​-अरविन्द चक्षुषोः tRNa-aravinda cakshushOH = in the blade of grass (considered lowest of living beings) and in the god of creation (considered as highest of living beings)
प्रजा-महीमहेन्द्रयोः prajA-mahImahEndrayOH = in ordinary person and an emperor of emperors
सम प्रवृत्तिकः कदा सदाशिवं भजाम्यहम् sama-pravRttikaH kadA sadASivaM bhajAmi aham = When will I adore such Lord sadASiva who always sees equally among all beings!

Let the grace of such equanimous vision of LORD be on one and ALL!

--Today is mAsa SivarAtri of second month vaiSAkha of Sri Vijaya nAma samvatsara...
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