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enta muddO enta sogasOShow Details
evari valla varNimpa tagunE
|How charming and how pretty! |
By whom is it possible to describe it?
enta vAralaina kAni kAma1Show Details
|No matter how great people are, |
they became besieged by thoughts of lust!
atta mIda kanulAsaku dAsulai2Show Details
satta bhagavata vEsulairi
dutta pAla ruci3 teliyu sAmyamE
dhurINuDau tyAgarAja nutuDu (enta)
|Ever fearing their mother-in-laws, having become slaves to lust, |
(but) they put on the appearance of true devotees of the Lord;
it is indeed like the pot knowing the taste of its contents – milk; how charming and how pretty is the Lord - praised by this Thyagaraja – who bears burden of the Universe! By whom is it possible to describe it?
- 1kAma – kAnta
- 2atta mIda kanulu – being slave to lust, and thence to the wife, one does not dare transgress orders of mother-in-law. Therefore, whatever they do, they watch whether it has the approval of their mothers-in-law.
- 3dutta pAla ruci – Container cannot know the taste of its contents. Tamil siddhar ‘siva vAkkiyar’ has stated same as under -
சுட்ட சட்டி சட்டுவம் கறிச்சுவை யறியுமோ? (பாடல் 497)
- suTTa saTTi saTTuvam kaRiccuvaiyaRiyumO’ – will the clay pot and ladle know the taste of curry? [Siddhar Vakkiyam]
- When read in conjunction with Anupallavi wordings – ‘minds besieged by lust’ (kAma cintAkrAntulu), this would mean that those whose minds are beseiged by lust – but pretend to be true devotees - cannot know the beauty of indwelling Lord. Similar sentiment is expressed in the kRti ‘rAma nIyeDa’ – rAga karaharapriya –
kAmini vESa dhAriki sAdhvI naDatalEmaina telusunA
- “Can a person playing the role of a woman know anything about the conduct of a chaste woman?”
- Sri Thyagaraja defines the true devotee in the Kriti 'bhakuni cAritramu' – rAga bEgaDa as follows –
Asakti lEka tA kOrucu jIvanmuktuDai Anandamunondu
bhaktuni cAritramu vinavE
- "Listen to the conduct of the devotee of Lord Sitarama who, devoid of all attachments, seeking (the Indwelling Lord) by himself, attains bliss by becoming Living Free."