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Worthless asceticism by purandara

Discussion in 'Snippets of Life (Non-Fiction)' started by sunkan, May 14, 2007.

  1. sunkan

    sunkan Gold IL'ite

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    “Udara vairagyavidu namma<?XML:NAMESPACE PREFIX = O />
    Padumanabhanalli lesa bhakuti illa…”

    English translation of the song will be as below:

    “Worthless asceticism it is (they have)
    No devotion at all towards our ‘lotus-in-naval’ Lord
    Waking up in early morning hours shivering
    Taking a dip in the river with proud feeling
    Hiding in heart vanity, cruelty and enmity fully
    Casting wonder on people around deceitfully
    From the hearth of bronze smith’s foundry
    Obtaining idols of Gods of bronze and brass
    Anointing them to show off with costly perfumery
    Performing grand pujas in utter hoax
    Rosary in the hand mouthful of chants profound
    Wearing a mask of scholarship in countenance
    Stealthily relishing the beauty of women around
    Presenting a picture of a saint of pretence
    Showing high devotion thus in deceit
    As if there is none other in close pursuit
    Like an actress putting up a false show
    For the sake of livelihood without inner glow
    Leave this possessiveness and self pride
    Seek friendship of real saints and seers
    Believe silently that it is all the will of God
    Any other manner not thinking of Purandara Vittala
    (Will be worthless asceticism it is…)
     
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  2. Kamla

    Kamla IL Hall of Fame

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    How true:) So Sunkan, looks like Purandara had the same scenario all those years ago too? So not much has changed in the world:)

    L, Kamla
     
  3. Manjureddy

    Manjureddy Gold IL'ite

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    yes Kamla
    " the more things change, the more they remain the same" ....or some such thing, as seen on those glossy posters young people have around !

    manjula
     
  4. sunkan

    sunkan Gold IL'ite

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    nothing changes kamala only we lives change...regards sunkan
     

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