July 20th, 2014

Avaiyar - Vinayagar Agaval (Fragments) An Ode To Ganesh

Vinayagar Agaval

by Avaiyar

English version by Layne Little
Original Language Tamil

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.......He appeared as a mother
and showered his grace upon me.
Cleaved from me
the confusion that...
"Once born, I shant die."

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Assuming the Guru's guise
and keeping a sacred foot
upon this Earth,
he establishes life's meaning.

He joyously bestowed the grace
of the Path of No-Suffering.

Wielding his tusk as a weapon,
he weeds out
the cruel fruits of action.

My ears devour his teaching
without ever being filled.

He reveals the insatiable
Clarity of Wisdom.
The means to master the five senses.

He has sweetly graced me
with joyous compassion.


He proclaimed
that single thought
which shrinks
the delusionary power of the senses.

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He sweetly graced me
with the ability to contemplate
the six faces gross
and the four faces subtle.

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He made me know myself.
He showered me with grace.
He pulled out past karma...
by its root.

Without a single word or thought
my mind is one with him.


He has concentrated my mind,
clarified my intellect,
and said,
"Light & Darkness
share a common place."


He presses me down
into the grace giving ecstasy.

In my ear
he renders limitless bliss.

He has weeded out all difficulty
and shown the path of grace.

Poetry Chaikhana | Avaiyar - Vinayagar Agaval