An International book with 234 cosmic spirit art pictures of Tirumular's Tirumantiram, Universal wisdom deciphered and received by M. Namasivayam in deep meditative mood during 2000 - 2003, is on its way.
Author: M. Namasivayam
Published by Tirumular Trust / to be printed in Feb 2018.
In Tirumular's Tantra, the human body is a living temple, awaiting the realization and awakening of divine consciousness within it. In the scriptures, Tirumular describes the tempering of the physical body using yogic techniques.
A guru (spiritual preceptor) is described by Tirumular as an illuminator who imparts knowledge and helps the disciple glow with spiritual wisdom. Because Siddha gurus have realized the Self, there is no distinction between the guru and Shiva, the Lord. At the same time, Tirumular describes Shiva as pure sound vibration, light and fire that ultimately dissolve into unified consciousness. To realize Shiva is to realize oneself as the eternal flame of Spirit. The gurus of Siddha serve as links in a chain, connecting practitioners to the immortal Siddha masters and to Lord Shiva, the divine fire.
He tells us that the highest goal in life is the attainment of the love of God. This is possible only through our loving attitudes toward other beings without any discrimination. The Tirumantiram is dedicated not only to the advancement of the individual, but to the welfare of all existence. Tirumular teaches us that 'bliss shared is bliss multiplied.'
The Nine Tantras of Tirumular cover the following aspects of the yogic journey in Siddha:
Divine Instruction, Transitoriness of body, wealth, youth and life, Non-Violence, Yogic Diet, The Glory of Giving, How to be Love-Possessed, Learning, listening and containing, the Middle Path
Agastyam and the Siddha Masters, 8 Heroic deeds of Shiva, Skeleton and skull, Creation, sustenance and destruction, Bestowal of Grace, Worthy and unworthy (Ripe and Unripe) souls, Consequences of damaging the holy temple (body), Darshan (Presence) of God, Patience, Seeking the company of the Holy
Ashtanga Yoga, Yama and niyama (disciplines for yogic life), Asanas (postures and movements), Pranayama (breath control), Pratyahara (sense control), Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (meditation), Samadhi (bliss consciousness), Wheel of time, Auspicious days, Mudras, Mastery and transmutation of sexual energy (Pariyanga Yoga)
Ajapa (meditative breathing technique), Forming Mandalas, Archana (puja rites), Shakti-Bheda - Tiripurai Chakra (Goddess and other mandalas), Mantras, Use of Mantras
Suddha Saivam (purification), San Marga Saivam (the True Path), Jnana (wisdom), Path of Knowledge, Path of Yoga, Path of Kriya (techniques), Path of Devotion, In God's world, In proximity to God, Descent of Grace, One in God, Inner Faiths
Darshan (presence) of Shiva Guru, Grace of Guru, Knower, Knowledge and Known, Renunciation, Tapas (disciplines), Jnana flows from God's Grace, False Robes, Robes of Tapas, Holy Ashes, Robes of Jnana, Shiva's Robes, The Fit and Unfit Disciple
The Six Adharas (the stars of the Pleiades and the chakras), The Cosmic Lingam (form of Shiva), Holy Tradition, Light of Grace, Shiva Puja, Maheswara Puja (worship of devotees), Greatness of Holy Ones, The Samadhi of the Path to the Perfect Cave, Samadhi rituals, Rise of Bindu (cosmic seed), Cosmic Sun, Microcosmic Sun, Jiva Prana (soul power), Compassion for all living things
Five divisions of the Body, Going beyond the body, Higher Steps, Unity and Existence, The Six Essences, Dawn of Jnana, Three liberations, Three embodiments, Caused-Causal Experiences, Experience in the Eight-petalled Sphere (3rd Eye), Mukti (liberation), Total Absorption, Truth, Experimentation
Darshan of Guru Monastery (presence of the immortal Siddha masters), Pranava (Aum) Samadhi, Light, Attainment of Akasha (space within), Sat-Chit-Ananda (Being-Consciousness-Bliss), Dawn of manifestness, Levels of Liberation, Dialogue of Symbolism, Transcendental (silent) Samadhi, Greatness of Limitless Beyond, Greatness of the Realized, The All-Pervasive
In our online forum, we will learn the Tantras of Tirumular, discuss their meanings and master the practices. integrate and contemplate the secrets of the Siddhas and the path of Tantra. Techniques, meditations and practices will be explored by group members, 'experimenting' as Tirumular prescribes. Siddha practice is playful, blissful and non-judgmental, reminding us to balance the seriousness of study with daily, joyful immersion in God's loving grace.
Siddha is the root of all mysticism, yoga, alchemy and metaphysics. It transcends religion, culture and society. It is inspiring, compassionate, powerful and wise. Be a part of the Yoga of Siddha Tirumular study group and make part with this site.