Hymns of Thayumanavar
How many the vices
The virtue of nonkilling dispels in me,
Whom nothing of that virtue is!
How many the horrors, the injustices,
The hard hearted cruelties,
How vast the barrenness of ignorance,
How overweening the pride, the hypocrisy of heart,
How deep the indifference
Even when the righteous path is shown!
How far, far astray from the path of Grace
Ordained for liberation!
How close the striving,
How restless the thinking
Of the cabals that aimless flourish.
How many the unwanted things
Thou have in my path placed
Like attachment to the body
That is illusory unto Indraja *!
I , who have become Thy slave,
Should I be their slave too?
Oh! Thou, Param that is Bliss
Encompassing in Pervasive Fullness,
The Universes many and Spaces vast!