Sunday, August 8, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
Kambar asks which of those "knife-sharp eyed" ladies have been able to see the entire Rama? But they are fighting amongst themselves that shoulders are most beautiful, feet are the most beautiful etc. But people who have seen the shoulders have not seen the feet and vice versa.
The comparison from Kambar actually comes in the last line where he says these ladies who fight that Rama's shoulders, feet are beautiful have not seen him in entirety but only a part of him. This resembles people who fight that their religion, their god and their messengers of god are the best, but they have seen only a part and not in entirety. The poem goes as follows:
தோள்கண்டார் தோளே கண்டார் (Thol kandar Thole Kandar)
தொடுகழல் கமலம் அன்ன (Thodu kazhala kamalam anna)
தாள்கண்டார் தாளே கண்டார் (Thal kandar Thale Kandar)
தடக்கை கண்டாரும் அஃதே (Thadakkai kandarum Akthe)
வாள்கொண்ட கண்ணார் யாரே (Vaal konda kannar yaro)
வடிவினை முடியக் கண்டார் (Vadivinai mudiya Kandar)
ஊழ்கொண்ட சமயத்து அன்னான் (Oozh konda samayathu annan)
உருவுகண் டாரை ஒத்தார். (Uruvu Kandare Othhaar)
Of course this song inspired many poets including Kanndasan who wrote a movie song, தோள் கண்டேன் தோளே கண்டேன், தோளிலிரு கிளிகள் கண்டேன்....
I thought the linkage between a Buddhist Philosophy and Tamil literature is interesting!
One day while walking through the wilderness a man stumbled upon a vicious tiger. He ran but soon came to the edge of a high cliff. Desperate to save himself, he climbed down a vine and dangled over the fatal precipice.
I have been relishing myself on some good content on Zen and Buddhism and so would be sharing some stories which i liked.. These stories are widely discussed and largely available in many sites including the internet, but wanted to share the ones i really liked here...