Jnanappana or the Song of Divine Wisdom, a rare treasury of transcendental knowledge and its relevance in day-to-day life, is written in a simple, unassuming style. It is full of comments of contemporary lifestyle in the perspective of the short lived nature of life as well as its pleasures. Jnanappana was composed by the famous poet Poonthanam[SIZE=-1]Namboodiri. [/SIZE]Poonthanam was a great devotee and a recipient of the grace of Guruvayoorappan. Composed in a literary style called `Panapattu,' as suggested by the title, `Jnanappana' consists of about 360 short lines in verse form simple in language, musical in sound, rich in meaning and filled with philosophical wisdom, the poem is a veritable treatise on `namasankirtan' or devotional worship. As it contains 360 lines, I am dividing the whole song and posting each section in different posts. The verses are in Malayalam.