Teachings from Tirukkuruntandakam



Seated firmly without fatigue or fidgeting, bring your upper eyelids close to the lower. Subdue the five senses, fill your heart with love for the Lord alone. Let thought flow freely on that one alone. There in the effulgence emerging, you will see the Lord who is a body of light. Those who do so, do surely see the truth. (Tirukkuruntandakam, 18)

Tirukkuruntandakam is a poetic work of Alwars. The main theme of Tirukkuruntandakam is that the soul is wholly dependent on God who is the sole supporter and it can hope to escape the suffering by means of sincere prayers and worship to Him.

(Source page 31 of Philosophy and Theistic Mysticism of the Alvars by S. M. Srinivasa Chari)