**THE ESSENCE OF RIBHU GITA
- Salutations to the Supreme Lord Siva, the pure Awareness
in the sky of consciousness in the Heart, by meditation on whom,
Ganesa, Guha, Mother-Sakti who is the embodiment of Siva’s
Grace, and myriads of Devas, saints and devotees have attained
their cherished goals. (Chapter 1, Verse 1).
- From the sky of consciousness of the Heart springs
forth the dancer Nataraja with his blissful consort Freedom,
to the delectation of his devotees who are thus liberated forever.
Unto that Ananda Natesa do we render our devout salutations.
- Unto that Form whose left half is the Mother of all
manifestation and whose right half is the Father of the same,
the jingle of the gems enclosed within the hollow golden anklet
of whose foot is the source of all scriptures, and whose three
eyes (Fire, Sun and Moon) are the illuminants of the universe,
to that Form be our devout salutations. May that divine Form
ever be our protection. (Ch.1, v.3)**