ಅತ್ತಲಿತ್ತ ಹೋಗದಂತೆ ಹೆಳವನ ಮಾಡಯ್ಯಾ ತಂದೆ,
ಸುತ್ತಿ ಸುಳಿದು ನೋಡದಂತೆ ಅಂಧಕನ ಮಾಡಯ್ಯಾ ತಂದೆ,
ಮತ್ತೊಂದ ಕೇಳದಂತೆ ಕಿವುಡನ ಮಾಡಯ್ಯಾ ತಂದೆ,
ನಿಮ್ಮ ಶರಣರ ಪಾದವಲ್ಲದೆ
ಅನ್ಯ ವಿಷಯಕ್ಕೆಳಸದಂತೆ ಇರಿಸು,
attalitta hOgada.nte heLavana mADayyA ta.nde,
sutti suLidu nODada.nte andhakana mADayyA ta.nde,
matto.nda kELada.nte kivuDana mADayyA ta.nde,
nimma sharaNara pAdavallade
anya viShayakkeLasada.nte irisu,
Not digressing here and there, make me a lame person, my Father !
Not letting sight around and away, make me blind, my Father !
Not letting hear something else, make me deaf, my Father !
Other than Your refugee's feet, keep not getting dragged
into anything else, Oh the Divine of kUDalasangama !!
1. The one who would be an achiever would be the one
with focus - on the right target. Having got to know the
Glorious Lord shiva, one needs to keep the mind fixed
in God to continue to enjoy the Bliss the Lord showers.
Digressing in focus would make one find at a much
displaced location from the path towards the target.
a. imAhum rudrAya tavase kapardine
kshayadvIrAya prabharAmahe matim - shrI rudram
b. Let my breasts not join with the shoulders of anyone other than your devtee.
Let my hand do no work but for You,
In the night and day let my eyes not see anything else,
If you give this boon, who cares where the sun rises !