स्थाल्यां वैडूर्यमय्यां पचति तिलखलं चान्दनैरिन्धनौघैः
सौवर्ण्णैर् लाङ्गलाग्रैर्विलिखति वसुधामर्कतूलस्य हेतोः।
च्छित्त्वा कर्प्पूरखन्डान् वृतिमिह कुरुते कोद्रवाणां समन्तात्
प्राप्येमां कर्म्मभूमिं न भजति मनुजो यस्तपो मन्द्यभाग्यः॥
sthālyāṁ vaiḍūryamayyāṁ pacati tilakhalaṁ cāndanairindhanaughaiḥ
sauvarṇṇair lāṅgalāgrairvilikhati vasudhāmarkatūlasya hetoḥ|
cchittvā karppūrakhanḍān vṛtimiha kurute kodravāṇāṁ samantāt
prāpyemāṁ karmmabhūmiṁ na bhajati manujo yastapo mandyabhāgyaḥ||
In spite of having been blessed with the rare fortune of being born in the Karambhoomi of Bharatavarsha, if one just does not take care to perform divine deeds like penance, but spent his time making a porridge in of useless lumps remaining after extracting oil from sesame seeds (ellinpinnaakku) in a vessel made of vaidurya (lapiz lazooli), in turn using best sandalwood as fuel, or if one tries to till the soil with golden plough to sow the seeds of silk cotton, or if one tries to cultivate inferior grains like bajra with the field protected by a large stone fence made of large rocks of camphor , one can only say that he is either the victim of misfortune or he is ignorant of the greatness of his birth and is plodding on like an idiot.
The poet of course might be exaggerating the silly deeds of the people in spite of their fortune of having birth in this land, but it is definite that mere birth will not take one to great heights but his good deeds alone can make his day.
Have a nice and happy day
with profound respect and warm regards
K V Ananthanarayanan
त्यजन्तु बान्धवाः सर्वे निन्दन्तु गुरवो जनाःI
तदापि परमानन्दो गोविन्दो मम जीवनंII
let all my relatives abandon me, let the great people insult me, still I am in supreme bliss since my life is GOVINDA alone.
Iकृष्णात् परं किमपि तत्वं अहं न जाने"I