Hymns of Thayumanavar
However much I learn,
However much I listen,
My heart does not attain oneness.
The ahankara that inflates I-ness
Has not disappeared even a bit.
In all things egoity dominates my thought.
I know not charity, nor compassion
In all my life.
Even in dream have I not visioned
Goodness and holy penance.
Except lies, even for a change,
I have not spoken truth.
Except that I teach for others to hear,
I have not sat in meditation
And sought Divine Grace.
So worthless am I.
Has there been anyone
Seen or heard in the world,
So evil? Pray speak!
Oh! Thou, Param that is Bliss
Encompassing in Pervasive Fullness,
The Universes many and Spaces vast!