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Quotes on Lord Shiva - Lalleshwari - Manikkavacakar - Mahanirvana - Kaulajnananirnaya Tantra

I lost you out of ignorant attachment to my body. Then I wasted my time searching high and low. Finally I found you within, O Shiva, then we united in Bliss. Only though the grace and compassion of Siddhanath could this have happened.

When the mirror of my mind became clear, I realized the fundamental principle that resides in my relatives and others dear to me. And this non-dual knowledge completely destroyed all thoughts of 'you' and 'I'. I came to know that the entire world is not different from the divine.
Lalleshwari – a 14th century poetess saint

The embodied soul is supreme, whole, eternal, consisting of nothing, stainless. It is the ultimate atomic particle, the Natha. It is supreme Shiva, all pervading. It is the ultimate jiva, it is Hamsa, the soul of Shakti.

Kaulajnananirnaya Tantra

Quotes on Lord Shiva from Mahanirvana Tantra

You have no form,
even though with the help of Maya,
you take on myriads of forms.
You have no beginning,
though you are the beginning of all.
It is you who creates, upholds and dissolves the worlds.
Mahanirvana Tantra

Look here, don’t leave me!
If you leave me,
I’ll insult you saying,
“O Madman who wears the fierce elephant’s skin!
O Madman who wears the tiger’s skin!
O Madman who ate the poison!
O Madman surrounded by the fire of the town’s crematorium!
O Madman who has me as His slave!”
Manikkavacakar – 10th century Tamil Poet

Poem dedicated to Lord Shiva by Mahadevi Akka

I have fallen in love, O mother with the
Beautiful One, who knows no death,
knows no decay and has no form;
I have fallen in love, O mother with the
Beautiful One, who has no middle, has
no end, has no parts and has no features;
I have fallen in love, O mother with the
Beautiful One, who knows no birth and
knows no fear.
I have fallen in love, O mother with the
Beautiful One, who is without any family,
without any country and without any peer;
Chenna Mallikarjuna, the Beautiful, is my husband.
Fling into the fire the husbands who are subject
to death and decay.
Mahadeviyakkha