18. O Name of Siva! the torrents of your recitation which beat back (all) terribleobstacles and are like fierce lions in destroying the elephant-like obstacles to thebillowing bliss of Siva enjoyment when will they swamp me, rendering me unable evento take breath? 19. O Name of Siva! Weakness, laziness, aversion, illness, dejection, let not suchoverpowering conditions obstruct my sport in the waves of your recitation; let these, byall means, impede everything else all around; my salutations to you, carry out this wish of mine! 20. What more (need be said), O Name of Siva! Some who have known the taste of the nectar of your recitation do not, in this universe, care even a straw for the position of Indra (the lord of the heavens) or Brahma (the creator); on the other hand, they fleeleaving them even as fire. 21. O Name of Siva! Your devotees are capable of making Earth into Heaven andHeaven into Earth, and of making the Universe Indra-less and Brahma-less or have a newIndra and a new Brahma; but in their innate quietude, they are indifferent. 22. O Name of Siva! Some indescribable clouds (
., your devotees) shine forth asornaments to the world, cooling the earth by putting down the blazing and uncontrollablefire of Kali through the downpour of your ambrosial bliss, making for the plentifulgrowth of the proper fruit(s) and destroying the dense darkness in the quarters. 23. O Name of Siva! Those that delight in your two letters (Si-va) as the sole absolutetruth and have (thereby) become laden with that supreme bliss which is hard of accesseven to gods like Brahma, do not have either pleasure in getting the desirable or pain ingetting the undesirable; neither do they have fear from anybody nor do they become thesource of fear for anyone. 24. “Are Indra and other lords of the quarters or Brahma capable of (even) casting aharsh look in the direction of one in this world who holds me on his tongue or in his ear”– thus do you, O Name of Siva, often roar under the guise of the great sounds of yourrecitals. 25. “These devotees will certainly bind me to their tongue” – as if in fear of this, OName of Siva! You sport rendering fruitful even their playful remarks that they will makea blade of grass into the Golden Mountain and the Golden Mountain into a blade of grass. 26. O Mother, Siva’s Name! Whichever great deity is desired by those who worshipyou only, abandoning everything completely, do you not yourself gratify the eyes andears (of those devotees) with the forms and talks of those respective deities, and create(for them) the great bliss that has no end?
27. O Mother, Siva’s Name! If man has yet the sense of shame, how could hemention as equal in the matter of your generosity those well-known objects in this