rAgam : kalyANi
Composer : Thyagaraja Swamikal
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nidhi chAla sukhamA?
rAmuni sannidhi sEva sukhamA?
nijamuga balku manasA
dadhi navanItha kshIramulu
dASarathhi dhyAna bhajana sudhArasamu ruchiyO?(nidhichAla)
dama Samamanu gamgA snAnamu sukhamA?
kUpa snAnamu sukhamA?
mamathA bandhana yutha narasthuthi sukhamA?
thyAgarAja nuthuni kIrthana sukhamA? (nidhichAla)
Oh, Mind ! Be honest in making it clear, whether acquisition of material wealth
opportunity to be of service to Lord Sri Rama, is more conducive and
satisfying ! Milk,
butter and curd on the one side and ambrosia of meditation
and worship of Sri Rama on
the other - Which one is a better choice ? Controlling
one's senses as good as a dip in
the serene Ganges or enjoyment of worldly
pleasures comparable to bathing in a well
having mire and dirt - which is
better ? Would it not be a better alternative to sing the
glory of the kindly
Lord, as is done by wise ones like Thyagaraja, than engaging in the
of mortals swollen with insolence and deception ?