Hymns of Thayumanavar
If I am to sing melting songs
I do not have the devotional love in me.
If I am to recite the Vedas
And the holy Tevaram songs of the Saints Three
I do not have the music in me.
If I am to practice yoga a little
The body does not permit it.
If I am to give up food
It looks like giving up life itself.
If I think of performing some light kiriyas
I find no respite from desire ridden activities.
Or if I am to seek the truth of jnana,
In silentness of mauna,
Numerous are the conditions required
That are not consummated.
Oh! Thou,the Flood of Ambrosia
That comes to quench my thirst
That arose in mature jnana!
Oh! Thou the Peerless Greatness Rare!
Oh! Thou Sivam
That is Truth-Knowledge-Bliss!
The Cosmic Principle
That is Total-Fullness-Perfect!