Saturday, May 10, 2008

Vemana 4

Vemana Padyam
గొడ్డుటావు పితుక కుండగొంపోయిన
పండ్లనూడదన్ను పాలనిడదు
లోభివానినడుగ లాభంబులేదయా
విశ్వదాభిరామ వినురవేమ

GoddutAvu pituka kunda gompOyina
PanDlanooDa dannu pAlanidadu
lOBivAninaduga lABambu lEdayA
ViswadABirAma vinura vEma

If you take a vessel to milk a barren cow, it will knock your teeth down. It will never yield any milk. Similarly if you ask a miserly person there is no benefit.

Vemana talks about penny pinchers. If a cow is having it's calf and giving milk to it, you can steal some milk from the cow for you also. Then, if the cow is barren, there is no use trying to get milk from it. Similarly if there is a person with some kindness in him and is helping others, you can also expect some help from him. But, if the person is a miser it is impossible to get any help from him. Rather he may even insult you!

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