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Purandara Dasa's carefree state
« on: June 17, 2009, 05:03:53 PM »
Purandara Dasa sings in one of his compositions, a Ninda
Stuti, which reads as under:-

O Vittala, who is care-free in this world, you or me?
You have got the whole world to take care.
I have none because I have left everything in your care.
At nights you are afraid of thieves, because you wear
   gold and precious gems.
What do I wear, excepting Tulsi garland, why should I
   be afraid of thieves?
You have to safeguard the cows and calves in this world.
What do I care?  I sleep at the tree shade and my cows
   and calves are safe with you.
You have to vanquish all the rakshasas of this world.
For me, I am myself a rakshasa, if I vanquish me [ego]
   it is adequate.
Who is more carefree you or me, O Vittala!

Bhagavan Ramana also sings in Arunachala Padigam, Verse
9, in somewhat similar vein.

O Primordial God, I am the poorest in Knowledge, among
     such poors.
It is your care you should take care of me, who has come to
     you. What weight is heavy for you?
Let me not carry this load of world on my head by leaving you,
 it is enough for me.
O Primordial Arunachala!  Kindly do not forsake me from your

Saint Manikkavachagar sings in Tiruvachakam, Kovil
Tirupadigam., Verse 10:

You have given me to you, and you have taken me to you,
Who is cleverer amongst us?
I am getting endless bliss, what do you gain from me?
You have taken abode in my Heart, O Lord of Tiruperundurai.
O my father you have taken my body as your Temple
What in recompense can I give to you?

All Jnanis have the same bhava in their poetry.

Arunachala Siva.