From whatever, aye, whatever, man gets free,
From what, aye, from that, no more of pain hath he
Whatever thing, a man has renounced, by that thing; he cannot suffer pain.
Yaadhanin Yaadhanin Neengiyaan Nodhal
Adhanin Adhanin Ilan.
'Renunciation' made- ev'n here true pleasures men acquire;
'Renounce' while time is yet, if to those pleasures you aspire
After a man has renounced (all things), there will still be many things in this world (which he may enjoy); if he should desire them, let him, while it is time abandon (the world).
Ventin Un Taakath Thurakka Thurandhapin
Eentuiyar Paala Pala.
'Perceptions of the five' must all expire;-
Relinquished in its order each desire
Let the five senses be destroyed; and at the same time, let everything be abandoned that (the ascetic) has (formerly) desired.
Atalventum Aindhan Pulaththai Vitalventum
Ventiya Vellaam Orungu.
'Privation absolute' is penance true;
'Possession' brings bewilderment anew
To be altogether destitute is the proper condition of those who perform austerities; if they possess anything, it will change (their resolution) and bring them back to their confused state.
Iyalpaakum Nonpirkondru Inmai Utaimai
Mayalaakum Matrum Peyarththu.
To those who sev'rance seek from being's varied strife,
Flesh is burthen sore; what then other bonds of life
What means the addition of other things those who are attempting to cut off (future) births, when even their body is too much (for them).
Matrum Thotarppaatu Evankol Pirapparukkal
Utraarkku Utampum Mikai.
Who kills conceit that utters 'I' and 'mine',
Shall enter realms above the powers divine
Shall enter realms above the powers divine.
Yaan Enadhu Ennum Serukku Aruppaan Vaanorkku
Uyarndha Ulakam Pukum.
Who cling to things that cling and eager clasp,
Griefs cling to them with unrelaxing grasp
Sorrows will never let go their hold of those who give not up their hold of desire.
Patri Vitaaa Itumpaikal Patrinaip
Patri Vitaaa Thavarkku.
Who thoroughly 'renounce' on highest height are set;
The rest bewildered, lie entangled in the net
Those who have entirely renounced (all things and all desire) have obtained (absorption into God); all others wander in confusion, entangled in the net of (many) births.
Thalaippattaar Theerath Thurandhaar Mayangi
Valaippattaar Matrai Yavar.
When that which clings falls off, severed is being's tie;
All else will then be seen as instability
At the moment in which desire has been abandoned, (other) births will be cut off; when that has not been done, instability will be seen.
Patratra Kanne Pirapparukkum Matru
Nilaiyaamai Kaanap Patum.
Cling thou to that which He, to Whom nought clings, hath bid thee cling,
Cling to that bond, to get thee free from every clinging thing
Desire the desire of Him who is without desire; in order to renounce desire, desire that desire.
Patruka Patratraan Patrinai Appatraip
Patruka Patru Vitarku.