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Shanthi Nilava Vendum
By Sethumadhava Rao
Translated by P. R. Ramachander
Shanthi nilava vendum, ulagile,
Athma shakthi onga vendum
Gandhi mahathma kattalai adhuve,
Karunai orumai, kadir oli parvai
1. Kodumai cheythathor manam athu thirunda,
Nargunam athu pugattiduvom,
Madamai, acham aruppom, makkalin,
Masila nallozhukkam valarppom.
2. Dhidam tharum ahimsa yogi naam,
Tandai athmanandam perave,
Kadamai maravom, avar kadan theerpom,
Kalakkamindri aram valappom endrum
Peace should prevail in this world,
The strength of the soul should increase.
This is the order of the great Gandhi,
Mercy, unity and clear sight
1. To correct the mind that did evil,
We would teach them good character,
We would cut away foolishness and fear,
And nurture good stainless character of people.
2. We are practitioners of ahimsa which gives strength,
For our father (Gandhi) to get divine joy,
We would not forget our duty; we would repay his debts,
And always nurture dharma with out any fear.