Obscuration in Tantra Two (430-440)
431: He is Within You Yet You Know Him Not
He is the One within; He is the Light within;
He moves not a wee bit from within
He and your heart are thus together,
Though, the heart His Form knows not.
432: The Lord Gave This Life
The Lord who gave life so sweet
Imprisoned me in pasas miseries;
A skeletal frame He fashioned,
With flesh and skin He clothed it;
Lighting then the spark of life
To annihilation He hastened me.
433: Even the Three Gods do not Know the Mystery of Life
With Hara, Hari and Brahma assembling
The Primal Lord fashioned this body,
The subtle organs of sense built-in;
Why the Holy One did it,
The three know not the mystery.
434: Adore and Attain
The Lord is the light of our eyes
He loves us
He is the Primal One
–Male, Female and Neuter is He;
Tongues praising and hearts melting,
They seek not the path
That leads to the Celestial Lake.
435: He Dispels the Darkness Within
The Primal Lord blesses all
Denizens of earth below and heaven above;
From the black chamber of the Soul
He dispells darkness;
And within radiates the pure rays of His dazzling light.
436: Dispel Darkness and Give Thine Light
Lord! Your Form fills all the worlds
Yet You are invisible;
How my eyes long to see You!
My senses clamour aloud
In desire contending;
Save me, my Lord;
And bless me with Your grace inscrutable.
437: The Hidden One Will Reveal Himself
I held my Lord in me concealed,
I adored Him in my heart’s depths,
Lo! He revealed Himself unto me
And blessed me–here below,
Well may you adore Him
Revealing the rapture abounding and love endearing
That too pleases Him far.
438: One Became Five
The Sadasiva that stood as one
And then Hara, Hari, and Brahma
Thus did the One become the familial five.
439: He is the Pure One
He is the Pure One
The Siddha in whom Pasa lies prostrate;
Be firmly seated on land here below
And Seek Him in ways felicitous–
That you may vision the Land Beyond;
Not doing this,
You are like one
Who is seated on the banks of Ganga,
Yet remains unwashed and impure.
440: The Eye Sees Not Itself
One clay, many the receptacles
One God pervades species all;
The eye sees things several
Yet itself it sees not;
Thus it is, we see not the God in us.