Tayumanavar Quotes



It is easy to tame the rogue elephant.
It is easy to tie the mouth of a bear.
It is easy to mount the back of a lion.
It is easy to charm poisonous snakes.
It is easy to conquer the celestial and the noncelestial realms.
It is easy to trek the worlds invisible.
It is easy to command the angelic heavens.
It is easy to retain youth eternally.
It is easy to enter the body of others.
It is easy to walk on water and sit in burning fire.
It is easy to attain all of the siddhis (yogic powers).
But to remain still is very, very difficult indeed.


When is the day to be
That I attain the Supreme Bliss
Which devotees true, all, attained,
Whom neither Good nor Evil ever sought.

Tayumanavar (1706-1744), Tamil saint, mystic and poet