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Yemi Chesina Nemi
By Saint Thyagaraja
Translated by P. R. Ramachander
Yemi chesina nemi Sri Rama,
Swami karuna leni varilalo
Kama moha dasulai Sri Ramuni,
Kattu theliya leni varilalo
1. Immu kalikina nemi illaliki,
Sommu pettina nemi,
Kamma vil thuni keli thelisi yemi,
Thammi kandivani karunaleni varilalo
2. Savamu chesina nemi kalimini puthroth,
Savamu kalikina nemi
Pulilo nanya bheeja janidhuni koni yemi,
Shivakara Sri Ramuni daya leni varilalo
3, Meda kattina nemi andhuna,
Laandharu jodu kattina nemi
Chediyalunu meppincha thelisi yemi,
Eedu leni Ramuni dayaleni varilalo
4. Rajyamelina nemi bahujanu lola,
Aajya pravahamutho nanna midina memi,
Poojyudaina Ramuni daya leni varilalo
5. Guruvu thanaina nemi kandike menu,
Guruvai doshina memi,
Vara mantra manyula kupadesinchina nemi,
Va thyagarajanu thuni daya leni varilalo
Without the mercy of Rama,
What is the use of doing anything in this world?
The slaves of passion and desire, can never,
Understand Sri Rama,
What is the use of their doing anything.
1. What is the use of earning lot of money?
What is the use of buying ornaments to wife?
What is the use of being engulfed in passionate play?
If you are not having the mercy of Rama, with lotus eyes.
2. What is the use of doing fire sacrifices?
What is the use of begetting good sons?
What is the use of adopting a son? Is it a wealth?
If you are not having the kindness of Sri Rama.
3. What is the use of building big houses?
What is the use of several lamps hanging in your house?
What is the use of having power to attract many women?
If you are not having the kindness of incomparable Rama.
4. What is the use of becoming a king and ruling?
What is the use of becoming great so that others worship you?
What is the use of feeding others with pouring of ghee?
If you do not get the kindness, of the worshipful Rama.
5. What is the use of being teacher to many people?
What is the use of others praising you as a great one?
What is the use of being able to teach great mantras to others?
If you do not get kindness of Rama, the lord of Thyagaraja.