ಶಿವಃ ಶಕ್ತ್ಯಾಯುಕ್ತೋ ಯದಿ ಭವತಿ ಶಕ್ತಃ ಪ್ರಭವಿತುಂ
ನ ಚೇದೇವಂ ದೇವೋ ನ ಖಲು ಕುಶಲಃ ಸ್ಪಂದಿತುಮಪಿ |
ಪ್ರಣಂತುಂ ಸ್ತೋತುಂ ವಾ ಕಥಮಕೃತಪುಣ್ಯಃ ಪ್ರಭವತಿ ||
Lord Shiva is capable of action only when he is united with Shakti. Otherwise He is incapable of even the slightest movement. Such being the case O Divine Mother!, how can anyone, who has not accumulated enough punya (merit by doing good deeds), sing Your praises or prostrate before You who is the object of worship even for the Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva ?.
[this is the first sloka of Soundarya Lahari of Adi Sankaracharya]
(To be chanted six times a day to enable reunion of couple)
[Source: ‘Infallible Vedic Remedies” by Swami Shantananda Puri]