Pambatti Siddhar : Like the drops of water

Pambatti Siddhar was one of the lineage of 18 Tamil masters or ‘siddhars’. His poems traditionally contain an address to a dancing snake, which may be understood as a reference to the powerful kundalini energy that may be released in spiritual realisation. Although Pambatti Siddhar is said to have lived for 123 years, virtually nothing is known about his life.

Like the drops of water that will not adhere to the leaf of the lotus
such is the desire of the world
Push it away leave it and
worship and adore adore o dancing snake
the feet of the dazzling
blazing brilliant white light
shining everywhere

Translation Kamil V. Zvelebil

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