Tuesday, September 11, 2007

From Sri Rudram

Sri gurubhyo namaha.

From the Sri Rudram which occurs in the Krishna Yajur Veda and is the hymn to beat all hymns and the favourite of Shiva!

''Aayam me hastho bhagavaanayam me bhagavattara,
Ayam me viswa beshajo ayam shivaabhimarsana.''

This my hand is my God,
This is higher than God to me,
This is the medicine for all sickness to me.
For this touches Shiva and worships him.
''OM namo bhagavathe rudraaya vishnave mruturme paahi,
Praanaanaam grandhi rasi rudro vishaanthakaThenaa annena aapya swa.''
Om, my salutations to God,
Who is everywhere,
And to the Rudra
Let not death come near me.
You Rudra who lives in the junction of the soul and senses,
I pray to you who destroy everything, to be within me,
And due to that be satisfied,
With the food that I take as offering.