Hymns of Thayumanavar
Adoration to the God-Guru who is Knowledge-Bliss (1/11)
With flowers in out-stretched hand,
Hair standing on end in joyous thrill,
Eyes melting in love, tears streaming as a river -
Thus do I not immerse myself into the fervent Sea of Mukti.
And so hail Thee not as
Oh! Swayambu! Oh! Sambu!''
And adore Thee not in faltering words of ecstatic joy;
And pursue not the path of Sanmarga.
When such indeed is my unholy condition
Will you ever accept me in Thy rapturous Grace?
With the holy munis, Sanaka and the rest,
Seated by Thine side in prayer,
Thou revealed the path indescribable by a singe word
And conferred the bliss of Svarupa *.
Thou, who is seated on the crimson lotus
At the foot of the wild banyan tree.
Oh! Thou, the Primal Source of Siddhanta Mukti.
Oh! Chinmayananda Guru! Dakshinamurthi *!
That is seated high on the hilltop of Sivagiri. *
 Dakshinamurti - South facing Siva Guru, who is pictured as seated on a hilltop
under the wild banyan tree, imparting supreme wisdom in silentness
by His hand gesture chin-mudra to the four Rishis -
Santha, Sananda, Sanatha, Sanathkumara.
 Sivagiri - Tirusira Hill - Tiruchirappalli Hill -
Now known as the Rock Fort in the town of Tiruchirappalli.