tAmasinci cEya dagadetti kAryambu
vEgirimpa nadiyu vishamamagunu
pacci kAya decci paDavEya Phalamune
తామసించి = in anger or hurry
చేయదగదు = it is not advisable to do
ఎట్టి = any
కార్యంబు = work
వేగిరింప = if one hurries
అదియు = that
విషమమగును = would turn critical
పచ్చికాయ = raw fruit
తెచ్చి = having brought
పడవేయ = having thrown
ఫలమౌనె = would it ripen
Vemana talks about the way the work should be approached. This works for all including leaders and managers. He says any work should not be begun in a hurry. It means without the right kind of situation and preparation. Vemana tells here that a task begun thus in a hurry would turn critical at some point. We have all experienced this at some point of time in our lives. A well begun task is is no doubt half done. But it's end depends on many other facts too! It would reach the culmination only if it is begun at teh right time and with right situation.
The simile Vemana uses is that of a raw fruit kept carelessly not ripening by itself. The fruit has to be plucked at the right age and kept under right conditions. Only then it would turn into a fruit.
In all the Satakams of great poets, the idea sound too simple in the first glance. But, the difference is that they have seen it as important where we have not!!
Let us enjoy great works and words of wisdom!!