22 kharaharapriyaa janya
Aa: S G2 M1 P D2 S
Av: S N2 D2 P M1 G2 S
Composer: Subramanya Bhaaratiyaar
manamenum peNNE vAzhi nI kELAionraiyE paTri UshalADuvAi
aDuttadai nOkki aDuttaDut-tulAvuvAi nanraiyE koL enil shErndu kai nazhuvuvAi
viTTu viDenradai viDAdu pOi vizhuvAi toTTadai mInamILavum toDuvAi
pudiyadu kANIr pulanazhindiDuvOm pudiyadu virumbuvAi pudiyadai anjuvAi
Addresing the mind personified as a young maiden, the poet says: O blessed mind,
listen! You latch on to one thing, and sway in its grip; anticipating the next thing, you move
from one to the next and again, the next thing; when asked to focus on the good, you manage to
give one the slip; when told to 'leave it alone!', you hang on to it with firmer grip; you keep
reverting to the same old thoughts; Let us lose ourselves in the new; you want the new, but are
at the same time, are fearful of it!
Lyrics contributed by Lakshman Ragde. Meaning contributed by Suhasini Jayakumar.