"சித்தர் என்றும் சிறியர் என்றும் அறியொணாத சீவர்காள் !
Siththar enrum siriyar enrum ariyonaatha seevarkaal!
சித்தர் இங்கு இருந்த போது பித்தர் என்று எண்ணுவீர்
Siththar ingu iruntha poathu piththar enru ennuveer
சித்தர் இங்கு இருந்தும் என்னபித்தன் நாட்டிருப்பரே;
Siththar ingu irunthum ennapiththan naattirupparae;
அத்தன் நாடும் இந்தநாடும் அவர்களுக்கெ லாமொன்றே
aththan naadum inthanaadum avarkalukke laamonrae."
- சிவவாக்கியர் (Sivavaakkiyar)
For the first time I wish to share some of my views about the Siththars and their views. My idea is not stress or indulge any ideas that I am posting here. Also I never try to create an image for myself. It is not possible for me also. I only consider the grace of the guru as important one and I am a common Tamil girl.
According to me, Siththars and Siththalogy is the one that has not found recognition because of the ruling class. The reason behind not finding recognition may be time, society, political reasons. By discussing this we may not attain anything. At this point I need to mention one more point also. There are no evidences that the angels have dropped the Siththars onto the earth. Also there are no proofs that at their time of birth, the planets and stars has blessed them. There is no information which says that they are the representatives of god.
Also in the literature of the Siththars, they have written everything with a hidden meaning with a notion that it should not reach to the hands of evil people. The Siththars who have spoke about the equality has a important note about the point that it should not reach anybody's hands. If we go deep into the topic and think, it will result in discussion and argument only.
All the Siththars are the representatives of the common people and ancient Tamilians. Their attempts in their life, hard work search, research, clarifications all these only have made them to attain wisdom and reach to the level of a scientist. Because of the rulers they were not noticed to a great extent. They were living in the forests, mountains in the arms of the mother nature. It is a bothering thing that most of their inventions have been hidden as days passed.
There is nothing more worse than being forgotten by the common people about the great people who were living among the common people. Among the books of the Siththars, the wondering point is that some of them are the fake ones. To identify those fake ones and to differentiate is the only way we can convey our humbleness to them. This cannot be done by an individual or by a community of people, rather it must be done by the entire Tamilians.
As a part of it this blog is one such attempt only. My idea is not to worship them as a blind belief. My idea is only to travel with their ideas and attain a clarity. In that series I just take the content from the books, I have got and visualise them here in the blog. After all my studies is over, with the grace of the guru I wish to research all of them.
Siththars are beyond the discussions and descriptions, we need to understand the inner sense. Those who realise this would never call them as Siththars. I do not wish to talk anything about those people who call them as Siththars. The song of the Sivavaakkiyar can only be the answer for them.
"முத்திசேரச் சித்திஇங்கு முன்னளிப்பேன் பாரெனச்
muththisaerach siththiingu munnalippaen paarenach
சத்தியங்கள் சொல்லி எங்கும் சாமிவேடம் பூண்டவர்
saththiyangal solli engum saamivaedam poondavar
நித்தியம் வயிறு வளர்க்க நீதி ஞானம் பேசியே
niththiyam vayiru valarkka neethi gnanam paesiyae
பத்தியாய்ப் பணம்பறித்துப் பாழ்நரகில் வீழ்வரே
paththiyaaip panampariththup paazhnaragil veezhvarae"
- சிவவாக்கியர் (Sivavaakkiyar)
Finally, Siththars are respectable people but not beyond the comments.
"ஐயுணர்வு எய்தியக் கண்ணும் பயமின்றே
aiyunarvu eythiyak kannum payaminrae
மெய்யுணர்வு இல்லா தவர்க்கு
meyyunarvu illaa thavarkku."
- திருவள்ளுவர் (Thiruvalluvar)
Original - www.siththarkal.com
Translated by - சந்தியா