manasaa eTulOrtunE - Click to listen (Shivkumar Kalyanaraman)!
16 cakravaakam janya
Aa: S R1 G3 P D2 N2 S
Av: S N2 D2 P G3 R1 S
manasA eTulOrtunE nA manavini cEkonavE
dinakara kula bhUSaNi dInuDavai bhajana cEsi
dinamu gaDupu manina nIvu vinavadEla guNavihIna
kalilO rAjasa tAmasa guNamula galavAri celimi
galasi melasi tiruguchu mari kAlamu gaDapaka nE
sulabhamugA kaDatEranu sUcanalanu teliya jEyu
ilanu tyAgarAja mATa vinavadEla guNavihIna
O unworthy mind! How long can I put up with you, if you do
not listen to my counsel? Follow my advice.
Spend your time in singing the glory of shri Rama ,the jewel of the
human race, with humility and devotion.
In this Kaliyuga, instead of wasting time associating with men of sloth
and lethargy and those who are engaged in
worldly activities all the time, you should adopt the pleasant way of
devotion and redeem yourself. You do not
appear disposed to heed to the counsel of Tyagaraja.
Notation available here at Shivkumar Kalyanaraman's Krithi Archive. Also, listen to the music class here.
Lyrics contributed by Lakshman Ragde.