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How is Life? Like a Straw in the Ocean! - Prayer from Thayumanvar Songs

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Prayer song in Tamil


ஆழித் துரும்பெனவே அங்குமிங்கும் உன்னடிமை 
பாழில் திரிவதென்ன பாவம் பராபரமே


Shloka as Romanized text


Azith thurumbenavE aN^gumiN^gum unnaDimai
pAzil thirivathenna pAvam parAparamE

Meaning of the Prayer Song:

 Oh the Supreme without any superior!
What a sin that your slave (I) is worthlessly
wandering around like a straw in the ocean!


1. Azi - ocean; pAz - ruin.

2. How much of time we waste (often staying very serious) about
the worthless things in life focusing on this today, that tomorrow 
and at a later stage when turning back there was nothing worthy
achieved by all those struggles! Holding on to the feet of Lord Shiva
is the smartest worthy thing.

c.f. வேழம்பத்து ஐவர் வேண்டிற்று வேண்டிப் போய்
ஆழம் பற்றி வீழ்வார் பல ஆதர்கள்
கோழம்பத்துறை கூத்தன் குரைகழல்
தாழும் பத்தர்கள் சாலச்சதுரரே.

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