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The ‘soul’ is one of the words you can use to talk about your innermost being, the essence of who you are.

Being must be felt. It can’t be thought.

The soul is your innermost being. The presence that you are beyond form. The consciousness that you are beyond form, that is the soul. That is who you are in essence.

Being is not only beyond but also deep within every form as its innermost invisible and indestructible essence.”

To know yourself as the Being underneath the thinker, the stillness underneath the mental noise, the love and joy underneath the pain, is freedom, salvation, Enlightenment.

In today’s rush we all think too much, seek too much, want too much and forget about the joy of just Being.

– Eckhart Tolle







The awakening of consciousness is the next evolutionary step for mankind.

To awaken within the dream is our purpose now. When we are awake within the dream, the ego-created earth-drama comes to an end.

Spiritual Awakening is awakening from the dream of thought.

Every morning we awaken from sleep and from our dreams and enter the state we call wakefulness. A continuous stream of thoughts, most of them repetitive, characterizes the normal wakeful state.

If there were nothing but thought in you, you wouldn’t even know you are thinking. You would be like a dreamer who doesn’t know he is dreaming. When you know you are dreaming, you are awake within the dream.

“When you awaken, nature awakens too.”

– Eckhart Tolle








You are not IN the universe, you ARE the universe, an intrinsic part of it. Ultimately you are not a person, but a focal point where the universe is becoming conscious of itself.”

Internal and external are ultimately one.”

You are the Universe expressing itself as a human for a little while.

“You are this Universe experiencing itself, very briefly, as a human”

You are not separate from the whole. You are one with the sun, the earth, the air. You don’t have a life. You are life.

“That stillness and vastness that enables the Universe to be, is not just out there in Space. it is also within you.”

“You are the Universe becoming conscious of itself.”

“You are not just a person. You are a conscious and Formless Presence.”

“We are all part of the One Life that manifests itself in countless forms throughout the Universe. ”

“The one consciousness that expressing itself in countless forms throughout the universe. But always one.”

“The Ego creates separation, and separation creates suffering.”

– Eckhart Tolle




“Those who have not found their true wealth, which is the radiant joy of Being and the deep, unshakable peace that comes with it, are beggars, even if they have great material wealth. They are looking outside for scraps of pleasure or fulfillment, for validation, security, or love, while they have a treasure within that not only includes all those things but is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer.




“Unhappiness or negativity is a disease on our planet. What pollution is on the outer level is negativity on the inner.”

Just as the dog loves to chew bones, the human mind loves its problems.

Suffering is necessary until you realize it is unnecessary.

Suffering has a noble purpose: the evolution of consciousness and the burning up of the ego.

“The more you identify with your Mind, the more you suffer”

“The greater part of Human pain is Unnecessary. It is self – created as long as the unobserved Mind Runs your Life”

“As long as the ego runs your life, there are two ways of being unhappy. not getting what you want. getting what you want.”

“If you had not suffered as you have, there would be no depth to you as a human being, no humility, no compassion.”

“You will be free to let go of your unhappiness the moment you recognize it as Unintelligent . Negativity is not intelligent.”

The fires of suffering become the light of consciousness.

– Eckhart Tolle




Love is a state of Being. Your love is not outside; it is deep within you. You can never lose it, and it cannot leave you. It is not dependent on some other body, some external form.

To love is to recognize yourself in another. The others “otherness” then stands revealed as an illusion pertaining to the purely human realm, the realm of form.

“Feeling the oneness of yourself with all things is true love”

What is love? To feel the presence of the one life deep within yourself and all creatures; to be it! Therefore, all love is the love of God.

Sensing the formless essence in another and recognizing it as one with your own essence – that’s what love is.

True love is transcendental.  Without recognition of the formless within yourself, there can be no true transcendental love.  If you cannot recognize the formless in yourself, you cannot recognize yourself in the other.

– Eckhart Tolle



Life isn’t as serious as the mind makes it out to be.

You are not your mind.

“Be the observer of your mind.”

“Your unhappiness ultimately arises not from the circumstances of your life but from the conditioning of your mind.”

“Be there as the witness of your mind.”

Be present as the watcher of your mind – of your thoughts and emotions as well as your reactions in various situations.”

“Every time you create a gap in the stream of the mind,
the light of your consciousness grows stronger.”
“The good news is that you can free yourself from the mind. This is the only true liberation”.
“The mind exists in a state of “not enough” and so is always greedy for more. When you are identified with mind, you get bored and restless very easily.”
“Boredom, anger, sadness, or fear are not “yours,” not personal. They are
conditions of the human mind. They come and go. Nothing that comes and Goes is “you”.
– Eckhart Tolle


What is God? The eternal one life underneath all the forms of life. What is love? To feel the presence of the one life deep within yourself and all creatures; to be it! Therefore, all love is the love of God.

“Underlying the sense – perceived universe there is the un-manifested life: the eternal one consciousness out of which every life form emerges. And you are that.”

God is not a personality outside of you. What God is, is inextricably part of what you are. God is the dimension of depth within you.

You find God the moment you realize that you don’t need to seek God.

“The One Life, the one consciousness that pervades the entire universe and takes temporary form to experience itself as a stone or blade of grass, as an animal, a person, a star or a galaxy.”

Neither God nor Being nor any other word can define or explain the ineffable reality behind the word.”

-Eckhart Tolle


MIND – ECKHART TOLLE.  “Your mind is an instrument, a tool. It is there to be used for a specific task, and when the task is completed, you lay it down.”

The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very
destructive. To put it more accurately, it is not so much that you use your mind wrongly –
you usually don’t use it at all. It uses you. This is the disease. You believe that you are your
mind. This is the delusion. The instrument has taken you over.

“The mind is incessantly looking not only for food for thought; it is looking for food for its identity, its sense of self. This is how the ego comes into existence and continuously re-creates itself.”

Consciousness is a vast ocean and thinking is the waves & ripples on the surface of the ocean.

Thinking is no more than a tiny aspect of the totality of consciousness, the totality of who you are.
The thinking mind is a useful and powerful tool, but it is also very limiting when it takes over your life completely, when you don’t realize that it is only a small aspect of the consciousness that you are.

“Fear seems to have many causes. Fear of loss, fear of failure, fear of being hurt, and so on, but ultimately all fear is the ego’s fear of death, of annihilation. To the ego, death is always just around the corner. In this mind-identified state, fear of death affects every aspect of your life.”

                   – ECKHART TOLLE

Siva Prakasar

Siva Prakasar (also Ṣiva Prakāṣa or sometimes Ṣiva-prakāṣa Dēṣikar), was a tamil ( துறைமங்கலம் சிவப்பிரகாசர், கற்பனைக்களஞ்சியம் ) poet and philosopher lived during the late 17th and early 18th centuries. He was also called as ‘Thurai mangalam Sivaprakasar’ , ‘Karpanai Kalangiyam’ , ‘Sivanuputhi chelvar’. He had contributed more than Thirty four Thamizh books for the Thamizh Literature. And also well known for translating early kannada works into the Tamil language. and for creating his own poetry.


Siva prakasar, the real poet who was blessed as ‘Sivanuputhichelvar’ by the grace of God. He is acclaimed as ‘Karpanai Kalangiyam’ by renowned scholars of Tamil – speaking world. He compiled ” Neerotta Yamaha Anthathi ” to defeat an arrogant Poet. Those Venpa verses will not make both lips to touch. And also written ” Yesu matha niragaranam ” (The Refuting the Religion of Jesus).
Family background

Sivaprakasar was born in a town called Kanchipuram in Thondaimandalam in Tamil Nadu, South India into an orthodox Saiva Tamil (Desikar) family around the middle of the 17th Century. Sivaprakasar’s father was a respected spiritual leader. His father Kumara swamy Desikar was the archaka and Dikshithar for the People of Thondai mandalam. His father left his family and gone to Thiruvannamalai with his disciples. There he planned to become a Sage. But it failed. God made him to get married. Kumara Swamy Desikar got three sons and a daughter. Siva prakasar was the first child. And his siblings were Karunai prakasar, Velaiyar and Gnambikai ammal.

His sister Gnambikai married Perur Santhalinga swamigal.After sometime, Perur Santhalinga Swamigal became Tabasi and sent away Gnambikai to her brother. There were no children for them.

Karunai prakasar married Kamathci . And he wrote more than five books in Tamil. Seegalathi sarukkam, Ishtalinga Agaval. He demised at the age of Eighteen at Thiruvengai. So, There were no children for Karunai prakasar.

Velaiyar married Meenatchi Ammal. He got a son named Sundaresanar. Velaiyar wrote more than seven books. Mayilathula, Nallur puranam, Mayilai thirattai mani maalai, Ishta linga kaithala maalai, Kumbakona Sarangathevar history as Veera singhathana puranam, Gugai Namachivaya Desikar history as Namchivaya leelai and Krisnanan history as Paarijatha leelai. And attain mukthi motcha at Perumathur at the age of seventy two.

Sundaresanar married Karpagammal. He settled down his family in Valavanur. They got a son named Swaminatha Desikar. Swaminatha Desikar converted himself to Christianity, changed his name as Susai and married Gnasounthari.

To learn Tamil Grammar, Siva prakasar along with his brothers Karunai prakasar, Velaiyar went to Thirunelveli and found Valliyur Thambiran as their master. This teacher accepted him as his student after Sivaprakasa Swamigal had demonstrated his exceptional proficiency in this subject. The pandit taught him everything he knew, but when Sivaprakasa Swamigal tried to pay for his tuition fees, he refused, saying that he would like to have the payment in a different sort. This pandit had been having a bitter feud with another scholar. Sivaprakasa Swamigal’s teacher said, ‘Go to this man, defeat him in a contest of Tamil prosody, and as a condition of his defeat, make him prostrate to me’. Sivaprakasa Swamigal accepted the assignment, located the rival scholar, and challenged him to compose spontaneous verses, on a specified topic that they would both pick, that had no labial sounds in them. That is to say, the verses had to be composed without any letters such as ‘m’ and ‘p’, which are sounded by putting the lips together. The scholar was unable to compose even a single verse with this restriction, whereas Sivaprakasa Swamigal managed to produce thirty-one venpas on the prescribed theme. The rival scholar accepted defeat and went to prostrate before Sivaprakasa Swamigal’s grammar teacher. To defeat the arrogant Poets he sang ” Tiruchendur Neerotta YamahaAnthathi “
The Journey to Pommair palayam

Sivaprakasa Swamigal travelled widely all over Tamil Nadu. Peraiyur Santhalinga Swamigal met him along his way. They planned to visit Mailam Murugan Temple. There they met Sivagnaana Balaya Swamigal. Siva prakasa Swamigal became the First and Prime disciple of Sivagnaana Balaya Swamigal.

Great poet Sivaprakasar, who was blessed as ‘Sivanuputhichelvar’ by the grace of Aadhi Sivagnaana Balaya Swamigal has composed thirty two volumes of poetry in praise of Lord Shiva and Sri Sivagnana Balaya Swamigal.In the following five works of significance, he explains us the wisdom of his guru, which he had experienced personally.
Thurai mangalam

Then he went to Thurai mangalam stayed along with Annamalai reddiyar, a donor and devotee of Saiva Siddantha. He started a mutt in so many places particularly in Thuraimangalam nearby Vaali kandapuram. He worshipped Virudhachalam Pazhamalai nathar Temple.
Final years

He attain mukthi motcha in Nallathur near by Pondicherry, while he was thirty two.
sivaprakasa swamigal jeeva samadhi temple
Contribution to Thamizh literature
Translation works

Prabhulinga Leelai is a 15th-century Virasaiva work, written in Kannada and comprising 1,111 verses. It was originally composed when a Virasaiva scholar, Camarasa, was challenged to produce a work that was greater than either the Mahabharata or the Ramayana Shortly afterwards Camarasa had a dream in which Virabhadra, the son of Siva, asked him to write a long poem Camarasa subsequently composed Prabhulinga Leelai in eleven days, after which he presented it at the court of his king, where it was approved by both the monarch and the scholars who had challenged him. This Kannada work was translated into Tamil verse by Sivaprakasa Swamigal as “Prabhulinga Leelai”.
Few Samples of his Poems

These verses are from his “Nanneri” poem . Particularly this poem verses were written by Sivaprakasa Swamigal as a marriage gift to his sibling’s .

1. நன்னெறி

6 . தம்பதிகள் ஒற்றுமை

காதல் மனையாளும் காதலும் மாறின்றித்

தீதில் ஓருகருமம் செய்பவே – ஓதுகலை

எண்ணிரண்டும் ஒன்றுமதி என்முகத்தாய் நோக்கல்தான்

கண்ணிரண்டும் ஒன்றையே காண்.

பொருள் விளக்கம்:-

பதினாறு கலைகள் நிரம்பிய முழு மதி போல் முகத்தை உடையவளே, ஒரு விஷயத்தை இரண்டு கண்களும் தான் நோக்குகின்றது, ஆனால் பார்வை ஒன்று தான். அது போல் கணவனும், அன்பு மனைவியும் இரண்டு நபர்கள். ஆனாலும் சிந்தனையில், செயலில் ஒத்து இருந்தால் சிறந்த பலன்கள் பெறுவார்கள்.

In English:-

6.United couples

The loving wife and her devoted husband

should always act with the same aim in life.

For, the two eyes in a face though separate

both see only one object at the same time.

2.”Naalvar Naan Mani Maalai” – 18th verses.

நால்வர் நான்மணி மாலை

18 அப்பர் (கலித்துறை):

பாட்டால் மறைபுக ழும்பிறை சூடியைப் பாடிமகிழ்

ஊட்டா மகிழ்சொல் லிறைவனைப் பாடி உவப்புறுக்க

வேட்டால் மலிபெருங் கல்லவன்போல மிதப்பனெனப்

பூட்டா மறிதிரை வார்கடற் கேவிழப் போதுவனே
Tamil Works

Siva Prakasar’s Literary works include:

Tiruchendil Neerotta Yamaha Anthathi
Thiruvengai Kalambagam
Thiruvengai Kovai
Thriuvengai Ula
Thiruvengai Alangaram
Thirukoova Puranam
Seekalathi Puranam
Periyanayaki Ammai Nedunkazhi nedilasiriya virutham
Periyanayaki Ammai Kalithurai
Naalvar Naan Mani Maalai
Ittalinga Maalai
kaithala Maalai
Niranjana Maalai
Sathamani Maalai
Sona Saila Maalai
Pitchadana Nava Mani Maalai
Siva Nama Mahimai
Kurunkazhi Nedil
Nedunkazhi Nedil
Sidhantha Sigamani
Vendantha Soodamani
Pazhamalai Anthathi
Thala Venpa
Kocha Kalippa
Tharukka Pari Bashai
Prabhu Linga Leelai (Translated from Kannada)
Yesu Matha Niragaranam (The Refuting the Religion of Jesus)

Books about Sivagna Bala Swamigal, Pommapura Aadeenam

Sivaprakasa Visagam
Sivagna Bala swamigal Thaalattu
Sivagna Bala swamigal Thirupalli ezuchi
Sivagna Bala swamigal Pillai Thamizh
Sivagna Bala swamigal Nenjuvedu Thoothu
Sivagna Bala swamigal Kalambagam

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