Hymns of Thayumanavar
Pervasive Cosmic Form (29/33)
Secret of the Intelligence of the Infinite Space
Foolish I am, unto one,
Who wishing to drive away the elephant
Makes motions of it with his hand inside a pot.
Hoping to unite indissolubly with Thee,
I dissolve salt in water,
Burn camphor in fire,
And stand disappointed!
When Thou, the Being Supreme of compassion great were,
Then was I, too.
But only to me are the bonds of
Anava, karma and the rest.
Did not thus limiting me,
The holy scriptures speak even then?