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Vemana satakam was composed by Kumaragiri Vemareddy popularly known as
Yogi Vemana, a 14th century Telugu poet.
He used simple colloquial language in his poems with native Idioms. A poet of
the people, a philosopher of equality and a fighting saint, his poems were a
direct comment on the social structure at that time, which are relevant even to
contemporary society. His satakas are known by his name as Vemana Satakam.
The meter chosen by Vemana for his poetry is Ataveladi (which literally mean
danseuse). The structure of his poems is of 4 lines, with the last line being
Viswadabhirama Vinura Vema a chorus, which meant The beloved of
Vishwada, Listen O Vemana!!
His specialty is being the Chaatu padyam, a genre of poetry poems with hidden
meaning. So high was the regard for Vemana that a popular Telugu saying goes
'Vemana's word is the word of the Vedas'.









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1)annidhaanamulanu nannadhaaname goppa
kannathallikaMte ghanamulEdhu
ennagurunikanna nekkudu lEshayaa
vishvadhaaBhiraama vinuravEma


There is nothing equal to giving food to a hungry man; no one greater
than one's mother; and no one worth respect more than ones teacher.
These are eternal truths says Kavi Vemana





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2)kallalaaduvaani graamakartha yeRugu
sathya maaduvaani svaami yeRugu
bedhdhathiMdipOthuAO beMdlaameRuMguraa
vishvadhaaBhiraama vinuravEma.


The village head knows the person who lies and treats him accordingly.
God knows his people and hence grants their wishes accordingly. A wife
knows the gluttony of her husband and provides food accordingly Says
Kavi Vemana



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3) elukatholunudechchi yEdaadhi vuthikina
nalupu nalupEgaani thelupuraadhu
koyyabomma dhechchi kottinaAObalukunaa
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravema.

A mouse skin doesnt whiten even if washed for a year. A wooden toy
doesnt speak even if beaten up. Thus, it is not possible to change the
intrinsic qualities of some one





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4) paala neediginta groluchunundenaa
manujulellarugoodi madhyamandru
niluvadhaganichota niluva nindhaluvachchu
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravema.

If one stands below a palm tree or in the house of an arrack dweller and
drinks milk, people would think that he is drinking arrack not milk. It is
important to understand where not to do a thing





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5) poojakanna neMcha budhdhipradhaanaMbu
maatakanna neMcha manasu dhtRDamu
kulamukanna migula guNamu pradhaanaMbu,
vishvadhaaBhiraama vinuravEma.


More than the prayers, it is the intention that matters. Whoever big
promises one makes, they are meaningless if not kept. Also, it is a persons
nature that is important than the caste he is born in.





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6) aathmashudhdhi leni yaachaaramadhiyela?
Bhaandashudhdhi leni paakamela?
chiththashudhdhi leni shivapoojalelaraa?
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravema.


Any work without conviction is a waste. Food cooked in an unclean vessel
is not consumable. A prayer not done wholeheartedly is meaningless.






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7) Mrugamadhanbujooda mIdha nallaganuMdu
bariDavillu dhaani parimaLaMbun
guruvulainavaari guNamulIlaaguraa!
vishvadhaaBhiraama vinuravEma.

Incense stick looks black in color, but when lit, the fragrance is very pleasant.
Thus are the qualities of a virtuous man




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8) raamudokaduputti ravikula mIdErche
kurupathi janiyiMchi kulamuAOjeRache
ilanu buNyapaapa mIlaagu kaadhoko
vishvadhaaBhiraama vinuravEma.


Suryavamshams, the Clan of Sun, glory lasted through ages due to the virtuous
King Rama. Contrarily, the misdeeds of King Duryodhana made Kuru Vamsha (the
Clan of King Kuru) infamous. Thus are the effects if virtue and vice.





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9) kulamu galuguvaaAOdu gOthraMbu galavaaAOdu
vidhyachEtha viRRavIguvaadu
pasidi galuguvaani baanisakodukulu!
vishvadhaaBhiraama vinuravEma.


The Virtuous, Well respected and the Educated, all, depend on the Rich for their
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10) kalla nijamulella garaLakaMTu derugu
nIru pallamerugu nijamugaanu
thallithaanerugunu thanayuni janmaMbu
vishvadhaaBhiraama vinuravEma.


The Almighty knows the truth from lies. Water flows towards slope. Only a
mother knows the real nature of her son.




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11) anaga nanaga raaga mathishayilluchunuMdu
dhinagadhinaga vEmu thiyyaganuMdu
saaDhanamunapanulu samakooru DharalOna
vishvadhaaBhiraama vinuravEma.

Practicing keeps a voice melodious. If neem leaves are eaten daily, then one tends
to relish its taste. In the same away, however tedious a job might be, practice
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12) kulamulEnivaadu kalimichE velayunu
kalimi lEnivaadu kulamu dhigunu
kulamukanna Bhuvini galimiyekuuvasumI
vishvadhaaBhiraama vinuravEma.


Even a lower caste man is treated great if he has riches; a higher caste man
doesnt get him respect if he is a pauper. It is money that is more important than
riches in this world



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13) dhaathakaanivaani dharachugaa vEdina
vaadu dhaatha yaune vasuDhalOna
avuru dhurBhayaune yabDhilOmuMchina
vishvaDhaaBhiraama vinuravEma.


Repeated requests cannot induce philanthropy in an un-giving man. However well
one washes a weed from the roof top, it cannot become a sacred grass.




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14) aathmayaMdhe dhtRShti nanuvagaa nonariMchi
nishchalamuga dhtRShti nilipenEni
athadunIve summi yanumaanamElaraa
vishvaDhaaBhiraama vinuravEma!


Concentrate on the lessons given by a teacher and serve him whole heartedly.
This is the only way to attain liberation in this life




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15) vaMpukaRRa gaalchi vaMpu dhIrchagavachchu
goMdalanni piMdi gottavachchu
gaTinachiththu manasu karigiMparaadhu
vishvadhaaBhiraama vinuravEma.

One can try straightening a curved stick, crushing huge mountains, but cannot
change a hard hearted man.





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16) nITilOni vraatha niluvaka yunnatlu
paatijagathilEdhu paramulEdhu
maatimaatikella maarunu moorKhuMdu
vishvadhaaBhiraama vinuravEma.

Words written on water are useless. Such is the nature of a wretched man. It is
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17) chaMpagoodadhetti jaMthuvainanu
chaMpavalayu lOka shathruguNamu
thElukoMdiAOgottaAOdhE lEmi chEyuraa
vishvadhaaBhiraama vinuravEma.

It is important to change the evil nature of a man, instead of destroying the man
himself. If the tail of the scorpion is cut, it will no longer harm anyone, thus is the
evilness in a person is removed, he will no longer harm anyone.



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18) araya naasthiyanaka yaddumaataadaka
thattupadaka madhini dhannukonaka
thanadhi gaadhanukoni thaabettunadhe pettu
vishvadhaaBhiraama vinuravEma.

An act of charity is fulfilling only if given whole heartedly, without expecting favor
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19) chippabadda svaathichinuku muthyaMbaaye
nItibadda chinuku nItagalise
braapthikaluguchOta phalamEla thappuraa
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

Only that rain drop captured in an oyster becomes pearl. The others become a
part of the water. Thus, only those who are patronized by virtuous people (here it
is indicated as the king) will outshine in their lives.



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20) pattupattaraadhu patti viduvaraadhu
pattenEni bigiyaAO bittavalenu
pattidudachukanna badi chachchutayemElu
vishvadhaaBhiraama vinuravEma.

One must not be adamant on having all his words to rule. But if once one takes a
stand, one should never step back. (The poet opines that) It is better to commit
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21) alanu bugga puttinappudE kShayamaunu
kalanuM gaaMchulakShmi kallayagunu
ilanu bhoga Baagya mIthIru kaadhokO
vishvadhaaBhiraama vinuravEma.

Bubbles created when waves hit the shore, perish immediately; Riches dreamt
vanish on waking up from sleep; Thus are the worldly riches, it is unwise to
believe them to be permanent.


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22) pettipOyalEni vattinarulu Bhoomi
buttanEmi vaaru gittenEmi
puttalOnaAOjedhalu puttavaa?gittavaa?
vishvadhaaBhiraama vinuravEma.

People who cannot help others in need are not worth living; like the termites
which are born in thousands yet of no use to anyone.




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23) hIna guNamuvaani nilusERa nichchina
eMthavaanikaina nidumu galugu
Iga kadupuAOjochchi yittattu sEyadhaa?
vishvadhaaBhiraama vinuravEma.

A fly if enters ones stomach will create unbearable pain; Thus will be the
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24) mEdipaMduchooda mElimai yuMdu
pottavippichoodaAOburuguluMdu
pirikivaani madhini biMkamIlaaguraa
vishvadhaaBhiraama vinuravEma.

Unless a ripe full fruit is opened, one will not see the worms in its core; similarly
unless a demanding situation arises, the real nature of a boasting coward is not
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25) chiththa shudhdhi kaligi puNyaMbu
kOMchamaina nadhiyuAOkodhuvakaadhu
viththanaMbu maRRivtRkShaMbunaku neMtha
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

A small seed is where the huge banyan tree comes from; Such is an act of charity;
Even if the act is small, the results are huge and fulfilling





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26) vEmu paaluvOsi prEmathO beMchina
chEdhuvirigi thIpiAOjeMdhabOdhu
OgunOgegaaka yuchithajnYu detulaunu?
vishvadhaaBhiraama vinuravEma.

even if a neem tree is groomed with milk, it will still be bitter in taste; such is the
nature of a wicked man.. even if he is taught good qualities, he cannot give up on
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27) kanakamtRgamu Bhuvini gadhdhu lE dhanakaye
tharuNi vidichi chaniye dhaasharaThiyuAO
dhelivi lEnivaadu dhEvudetlaayeraa
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

Lord Rama left Devi Seeta, on her behest to capture the golden deer, without a
second thought of the possibility of a golden deer to exist. How can such a
thoughtless act be performed by a God? (This also has a woven meaning that
even though the Gods act might seem thoughtless, it has a divine purpose to it)



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28) aadithappuvaaralaBhimaana hInulu
gOdeRuAOgani kodhdhivaaru
koodi kIdu sEyaAOgrooruMdu thalapOyu
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

A wicked person looks upright, but does harm to his fellows; He will not consider
good from bad and doesnt think twice in causing harm to others.





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29) modhata naashabetti thudhilEdhupommanu
parama lOBhulaina paapulakunu
usuru thappakaMtu nuMdElu dhebbagaa
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

Do not promise huge monetary help and then show a bare hand; the curse of the
disappointed man will strike like a lightening. Do not promise if you cannot fulfill
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30) jananamaraNamulaku sarvasvathaMthruAOdu kaaAOdu
modhataAOgarthakaaAOdu thudhanukaaAOdhu
nadumaAOgarthananuta nagubaatu kaadhoko
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

Man cannot decide when to be born or to die. Then how can he decide his course
of life. One who doesnt realize that he cannot write his destiny is a fallacious fool




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31)nparaga RaathiguMdu bagulagottaga vachchu
goMdalanni piMdi gottavachchu
kaTina chiththu manasu karigiMparaadhu
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

One can grind a huge mountain to pieces and cross any obstacles. But it is
impossible to soften a stone hearted man.




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32)lakShmiyElinatti laMkaapathi purammu
pillakOthipauju kollabetteAO
chEtukaalamayina jerapa nalpulechaalu
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.


The prosperous kingdom of Ravana was destroyed by a bunch of monkeys. Thus is
the fate, if one is destined to be doomed, it can happen at anyones hand



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33)chaMpadhaginayatti shathruvu thanachEthaAO
jikkenEni gIdu sEyaraadhu
posaAOga mElu chEsi pommanutE chaalu
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

When an enemy is caught it is wise and human to forgive and liberate him,
instead of putting him to death.




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34)chettupaalu janulu chEdhaMdhu rilalOna
nenapagoddu paalaveMtha hithamu
padhuguraadumaata paatiyai Dhara jellu
vishvadhaaBhiraama vinuravEma.

The sap (or milk) from trees is good for consumption; but popular opinion instead
favors the consumption of buffalo milk which causes heat and ignorance. Thus is
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35)enni chOtla thirigi yEpaatu padinanu
aMtanIyaka shani veMtadhirugu
Bhoomi kroththadhaina BhOkthalu kroththalaa
vishvadhaaBhiraama vinuravEma.

The fate of a person doesnt change even if he changes places. Sani (Saturn, who
has a negative effect on a human life) will show his effects wherever one lives.




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36)thaviti kariya vOva dhaMdulaMbulagaMpa
shvaanamaakramiMchu saamyamagunu
vaishyavaruni sommu vasudha nIchula paalu
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

The poet gives an example of being penny wise pound foolish. When a person
goes for the chaff got out of pounding rice, the dog comes and eats away the rice.
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38)thalliyunnayapudE thanadhu gaaraabamu
laame pOvaAOdhannu narayarevaru
maMchikaalamapude maryaadhanaarjiMpu
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

As long as ones mother is alive, one can enjoy being pampered; similarly as long
as the times are good, one must remember to earn good name and respect




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39)thaRachu kallalaadu DharaNIshuliMdlalO
vELavELa lakShmi vedalipOvu
nOtikuMdalOna nuMdunaa nIraMbu
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

Prosperity doesnt stay in the homes of those who lie, be it a king, as water
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40)gaaju kuppelOnaAO gadhalaka dhIpaMba
dhettuluMdu jnYaana mattuluMdu
thelisinatti vaari dhEhaMbulaMdhuna
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

Those who realize the Almighty through their devotion and various yogas,
emanate wisdom like a glass lantern with a light at its heart.


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41)vaana kuriyakunna vachchunu kShaamaMbu
vaana kurisenani varadhapaaRu
varadha karuvu reMdu varasathO neRugudI
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

Anything beyond or below optimum requirement is useless. No rains will lead to
famines and heavy rains lead to floods both being adverse to prosperity.



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42)mEka kuthuka batti medachannu gaduvugaa
aakalEla maanu naashagaaka
lObhivaani naduga laabhaMbu lEdhayaa
vishvadhaaBhiraama vinuravEma.

It is useless to seek help of a miser; it is like hoping to fulfill ones hunger by
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43)muShti vEpachettu modhalaMta prajalaku
baraga moolikalaku banikivachchu
nirdhayaathmakuMdu nIchudeMdhulakaunu
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

A person without pity and generous is not beneficent to the society. A neem tree
is better than him whose bitter roots have medicinal qualities.




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44)gaMgigOvupaalu gaMtedainanu chaalu
kadividainanEmi Kharamupaalu
Bhakthikalugu koodu pattedainanujaalu,
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

A spoonful of Cows milk is more useful than a pot of donkeys milk. Similarly, a
little food served affection is more fulfilling.




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45)alpudepudu palku naadaMbaramugaanu
sajjanuMduAObalkuAOjallagaanu
kaMchumrOgunatlu kanakaMbu mrOgunaa
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

A less valuable copper makes more noise than the more valuable Gold; thus are
the qualities of a lesser man, who boasts of himself and a great man, who talks
less about himself and well to everyone.


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46)vErupuruguchEri vtRkShaMbujeRachunu
chIda purugu jEri chettuAOjeRachuAO
kuthsithuMduchEri guNavaMthuAOjeRachuraa
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

Like a termite which enters a tree though its root and destroys it, so does a
sinister man destroys a virtuous one with his company




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47)thanuva dhevarisommu thanadhani pOShiMpa
dhravya mevarisommudhaachukonaga
braaNa mevarisommu paaripOvaka nilva
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

The human body that holds life is itself shot lived; it perishes when the time
comes. Hence what is the use in accumulating wealth for its sake?



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48)aasha paapajaathi yanniMtikaMtenu
aasachEtha yathulu mOsapOre
choochi viduchuvaare shudhdhaathmuleMdhaina
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

Even great sages lost the fruit of their labor due to greed; one who doesnt
indulge in greed is the real enlightened one and only he can attain liberation.



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49)thanakugalgu pekku thappulunuMdagaa
Ogu nErameMchu norulaMgaaMchi
chakkilaMbugaaMchi jaMthika naginatlu
vishvadhaaAbhiraama vinuravEma.

Janthika and Chakkilam are two Andhra snacks which made by spirally wound
dough and deep fried.
A wicked person always tries to find fault with others though he has many faults
within himself. It is like a Janthika (with more twisted spiral) mocks at chakkilam
(with lesser twist) and calling it twisted one This comparison is similar to the
popular saying The pot calling the kettle black
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50)chikkiyunnavELa siMhaMbunainanu
bakkakukka kaRachi bhaaDhapettu
balimilEni vELaAO paMthaMbu chelladhu
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

The world is like a weak dog which will try biting a useless lion (lion which has lost
its fighting energy). Hence it is better for an impoverished man not to make
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51)chadhivi chadhivi koMtha chadhuvaMga chadhuvaMga
chadhuvu chadhivi yiMkaAO jadhuvu chadhivi
chadhuvu marmamulanu chadhuvalEdayyenu
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

However much or longer does one study, unless it helps one to realize the
ultimate truth about the human life, it is useless.




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52)shaaMthame janulanu jayamunoMdhiMchunu
shaaMthamunane gurunu jaada theliyu
shaaMtha Bhaavamahima jarchiMchalEmayaa
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

Everything is possible when done with patience and serenity. All great teachers
are known for these qualities. The greatness of these qualities cannot be
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53)ichchuvaani yodhdha nInivaaduMdenaa
chachchugaani yIvi saaganIdu
kalpatharuvu kriMdha gachchapodhunnatlu
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.


If a thorny bush covers the ground at the foot of the Kalpavrikhsa (According to
Indian mythology, a tree that is a giver of all boons), it makes the ground
unapproachable and the tree useless to any. Thus is the nature of miser or a
wicked man; if a generous person befriends them, they will make him
unapproachable to others.
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54)oruni jeRachedhamani yullamaMdheMthuru
thamaku jERurugani DharaNI narulu
thammuAO jeRuchuvaadu dhaivaMbulEdokO
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

People, who wish to harm others without a second thought about the misgivings
of their doings, will not be spared by the Almighty. They will in turn be harmed by
their own actions; yet do not come upon this realization


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55)aashakOsivEsi yanalaMbuchallaarchi
gOchibigiyagatti guttudhelisi
nilichinattivAde neRayOgiyeMdhaina
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

One who has left all desires of worldly things, controlled his temperamental
nature, practices abstinence and has a pure heart with the acceptance of the
truth about the Creator, is the real saint.



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56)thaamasiMchi chEyathagaAO dhettikaaryaMbu
vEgiriMpa nadhiyu viShameyugunu
pachchikaayadhechchi badavEya phalamaune?
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

Do not perform any act in haste. This will spoil the results. Like, even if a raw
mango is plucked and thrown at the ground, it will not ripen; also, hasty ripening
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57)kulamulOna nokaAOdu guNavaMthuduMdina
kulamu velayu vaani guNamu chEtha
velayu vanamulOna malayajaMbunnatlu
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

Like a sandalwood tree spreads its fragrance in the entire forest, thus the birth of
great persona will bring glory to their kin



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58)niMdunadhulu paaru nilachigaMbhIramai
veRRivaagu paaRu vEgaAOborli
alpudaadurIthi nadhikuMdu naadunaa?
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

The Wise are like rivers flowing full and peaceful, their words full of wisdom.
Unlike them, the worthless people act with ignorance and cause upheaval like the
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59)nikkamaina maMchinIlamokkatichaalu
dhaLuku beLuku raaLLu thattedEla
chaatupadhyamilanu chaaladhaa yokkati?
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

No fake colored stone has the same value as a diamond; a sensible word is like a
diamond and is more worthy than any useless babble



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60)alpudenni vidhyalabhyasiMchina gaani
ghanuAOdugaadu hINa januAOdegaani
parimaLamula mOya gaardhabhamu gajamaune
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

Just as a donkey carrying loads of perfumes cannot become an elephant, thus a
mean mind cannot become great by learning great qualities (Learning without
wisdom is vain)



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61)nILLalOna mosali nigidi yEnuAOgu battu
bayata gukkachEtha bhaMgapadunu
sThaanabalamugaani thana balimikaadhayaa
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

A crocodile can get hold of an elephant in its abode of water; but out of it, it
cannot even combat a skinny dog; thus is the power of a position.




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62)nILLalOna mInu nigidi dhooramupaaru
bayata mooredaina baaralEdhu
sThaanabalimigaani thana balimikaadhayaa
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

When in water, a fish can swim miles together in a twitch. Yet, cannot move a bit
on land, eventually its life is lost too. This signifies the importance of knowing the
power one has in a certain place and position.




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63)nILLamIdhanOda nigidi thinnagaAObraaku
bayata mooradaina baaralEdhu
nelavu dhappuchOta nErpari koragaadu
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

A boat can sail and reach land easily in water. But on land, it cannot move an inch.
Thus is the advantage of a right position. Even a very capable person fails in a
disadvantageous situation.


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64)kOthi nokatidhechchi kroththaputtamugatti
koMdamruchchulellaAO golichinatlu
nIthihInunodhdha nirbhaagyuluMdhuru
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

Like the chimpanzees dress up a monkey, place it on a throne and pay respects,
immoral people flock around a worthless man. This signifies that an immoral man
gets immoral peoples respect only.




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65)maatalaadavachchu manasudhelpaAOgalEdu
thelupavachchuAOdhannu theliyalEdu
suriyabattavachchu shoorudu kaalEdu
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

Any number of words can be uttered, yet fail to explain the intention of a person;
it is easy to advise than to follow. Just by holding a sword one cannot fight, nor
can become valiant warrior.



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66)thanakulEni naadu dhaivaMbu dhoorunu
shanakuAO galigenEni shaivamEla?
thanaku dhaivamunakuAOdhagulaata mettidhO?
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

In days of prosperity, man doesnt remember Go. When bad times befall, he
blames the God. Alas, see how the relationship of man and God work!!





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67)immu dhappuvELa nemmalanniyumaani
kaalamokkarIlathi gadapa valayu
vijayu dimmu dhappi viratuni golvadaa
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

During difficult times, one must learn to live a humble existence to avoid
hardships. Didnt the valiant Arjuna (in Mahabharata) live in King Viratas palace
as an impotent man?




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68)thappulennuvaaru thaMdOpa thaMdaMbu
lurvijanulakella nuMdu dhappu
thappulennuvaaru thamathappulerugaru
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

In this world, there are many, who find defects in others. Such people do not
realize their own faults.





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69)aashachEtha manuju laayuvu galanaaLLu
thiruguchuMdru bhramanuAOdhrippalEka
murikikuMdamaMdhu musurunIgala BhaMgi
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

Man lives in an illusion that this life is forever and tries to satisfy the worldly
wants like flies swarming a dirty dump. Even though it provides for fleeting
satisfaction, it doesnt give deliverance to human life.




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70)EmigoMchuvachche nEmi thaaAOgonipOvuAO
buttuvELa narudu gittuvELa
Dhanamu lechatikEguAOshaanechchatikinEgu
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

We do not bring any riches with us when we are born; we cannot take any worldly
riches with us when we die. We cannot go wherever money goes, still the human
minds vacillates for money during it life!!



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71)vidhyalEnivaadu vidhyaadhikula cheMtha
nuMdinaMtha paMdithuMdukaadu
kolanihaMsalakadaM gokkera yunnattu!
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

Just like a stork is a stork even if it mingles with a group of swans, a ignorant man
doesnt become knowledgeable just by being in the company of a wise man.




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72)mirapagiMjachooda mIdha nallaganuMduAO
gorikichooda lOsaAOjuruku manunu
sajjanulaguvaari saaramitluMdaraa!
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

A chilly seed looks black and weak, but when one bites it, one will experience the
strong burning taste. Thus are the appearances and good qualities of a person




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73)kulamulOna nokadu guNAhInuduMdinaAO
kulamuchedunu vaani guNamuvalana
velayuAOjeRakunaMdhu vennuvedalinatlu
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

Like a wilt deteriorates the taste of a sugarcane, an unworthy, ignoble descendant
destroys the good name of a family/clan.




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74)aMtharaMgamaMdhu naparaadhamulu chEsi
maMchi vaanivalene manujuduMdu
itharuleRugakunna nIshvarudeRugadaa?
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

An ignoble man may act noble and deceive his fellow men. But how will he
deceive the Omnipresent and Omniscient Almighty?




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75)nEranannavaaAOdu nerajaaNa mahilOna
nErunannavaaAOdu niMdhajeMdhu
UrukunnavaaAOde yuththamayOgiraa!
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

A conceited man unmindfully boasts of his knowledge and becomes a laughing
stock. A wise man is humble in spite of his knowledge





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76)paamukanna lEdhu paapiShtijIvaMbu
attipaamu cheppinatlu vinunu
Khaluni guNamu maanpu ghanulevvarunulEru
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

The nature of a poisonous snake is to bite and kill anyone who comes to its
vicinity; yet, one can train it to behave. But no wise man can change the vile
thinking of a wicked man.



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77)uppulEni koora yeppudhu ruchulaku
pappulEni thiMdi phalamulEdhu
appulEnivaade yadhika saMpannudu
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

Without salt, however well food is cooked, it is tasteless. Without Dal (Red gram
which is the main protein ingredient in Indian meal), food is not nutritious;
similarly, however rich a man might, if he owes money to others, his riches do not
get him the value one deserves. A prosperous man is the really one who doesnt
owe money to others.


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78)maatalaadanErchi manasu raMjilajEsi
paragaAO briyamucheppi badalakunna
nokarichEtha sommulooraka vachchunaa
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

Empty words of praise might make a wealthy man happy, but he will not pay for
it; only hard work pays and makes one prosperous.





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79)vaana raakadayunu braaNaMbu pOkada
kaanabada veMtha ghanunakaina
gaanaAObadinamIdha galiyetlunaduchuraa
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

No one can determine when the weather changes (to rain) or when the life leaves
ones body. The path of fate takes its own turn in this Kali Yuga.
(Kali Yuga (Devangar:

, lit. "Age of Kali", "age of vice"), is one of the four


stages of development that the world goes through as part of the cycle of Yugas,
as described in Indian scriptures, the others being Satya Yuga, Treta Yuga and
Dvapara Yuga Courtesy Wikipedia)


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80)anuvugaani chOta nadhikula manaraadhu.
koMchamaina nadhiyuAO godhuvagaadhu
koMda yudhdhamaMdhuAO goMchemaiyuMdadhaa!
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

Do not act lofty in adverse situations; being humble doesnt undermine the
greatness of a person. Remember that even a huge mountain seems to be a small
reflection in a mirror.



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81)maganikaalamaMdhu maguva kaShtiMchina
suthula kaalamaMdhu suKhamunoMdhuAO
galimi lEmi reMduAOgala veMthavaariki
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

If a woman strives and struggles for her familys prosperity with her husband, she
can enjoy the fruits of that labor when the sons come handy. Everyone has to go
through the cycle of hardships and prosperity in their life. But one must learn to
accept both with equanimity



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82)DhanamugoodaAO betti dhaanaMbu chEyaka
thaanuAOdhinaka lessa dhaachukonaga
thEnenIga koorchi theruvari kiyyadhaa
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

When a man accumulates riches, neither uses it for his own pleasure and comfort
nor on charity, such wealth will be taken away by others. Like the bee
accumulates the honey, without consuming, ends losing it up to people who tap
the honey comb.



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83)gaMga paarunepuAOdu gadhalani gathithOda
murikivaagu paaru mrOthathOda
pedhdhapinnathanamu pErmiyIlaaguraa,
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

Great Men are like the river Ganges, which flows serenely and calmly (except
when in floods. The lowly people are like the dirty canals, full of noisy flies and
mosquitoes. They are loud and raspy of their own behaviour.



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84)uththamuni kadupuna nOgu janmiMchina
vaaAOsucheRachu vaani vaMdhamellaAO
jeRaku vennuputti cherapadhaa thIpella?
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

Like a pest eats away the sweetness of the sugarcane, a wicked son destroys the
good name of the father and the family




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85)alpajaathi vaani kadhikaaramichchina
dhoddavaarinella dholagaAOjEyu
jeppuMdhinedukukka cheRakuthIperugunaa?
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

Like a shoe eating dog doesnt savor the taste of Sugar cane, a lowly man doesnt
understand the importance of great men. If given undue authority, they will get
rid of these great men.




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86)alpudainavaani kadhika bhaagyamugalga
dhoddavaari dhitti thOlaAOgottu
alpajaathi moppe yadhikula nerugunaaH
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

A lowly person if given great prosperity will drive away great people. How can he
understand the importance of great men?





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87)edhdhukainagaani yEdaadhi thelipina
maataAOdhelisi naduchu marmamerigi
moppe theliyalEdu muppadhEMdlakunaina
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

An ox can be trained for a year to follow instructions and work for its master. But
a moron cannot be made to understand the secrets of work even after being
trained for 30 years.



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88)paalu paMchadhaara paapara paMdlalOAO
chaalabOsi vaMdaAOchaviki raadhu
kutila maanavulaku guNamEla galguraa
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

Like a bitter fruit cannot be made sweet by adding up sugar and milk, devious
wicked men will never learn good principles





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89)kaani vaanithOdaAO galadi melaAOguchunna
gaanivaanivalene kaaMthuravani
thaadikriMdhaAObaalu thraagina chaMdhamau
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

Do not make acquaintance with an undeserving deceitful man. Even if a man
drinks milk standing below a palm tree, people will think he is consuming arrack;
similarly by being in the company of a deceitful man, a good man will also be
misunderstood



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90)kOpamunanu ghanatha koMchamaipOvunu
kOpamunanu migulaAOgOdu galgu
kOpamadachenEni kOrkelIdEru
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

Patience is the guardian of ones good name; Ones anger ruins the good
reputation accumulated over time; all deeds can be achieved through patience
and calm.




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91)kaniyu gaanalEdu,kadhalaAOpa daanOru
viniyu vinagalEdu vismayamuna
saMpadha thalavaani sannipaathaM bidhi,
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

One who is affected by his wealth cannot differentiate good from bad, will not
use his god given mouth to utter kind words and will not be able to relish the
goodness of the enlightening teachings




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92)goddutaavu bithuka guMdaAOgoMpOyina
paMdluraalaAOdhannu baalanidhu
lObhivaani naduga laabhaMbu lEdhayaa
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

If one takes a pot to milk a barren cow, it kicks ones teeth off. In this way, if one
asks monetary help from a miser, one will not get help, but in turn will be
humiliated.




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93)nILLalOna mInu neramaaMsa maashiMchi
gaalamaMdhu AOjikku kariNi Bhuvini
aashadhagili narudu naalaagu chedipOvu
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

Like a fish falling prey to the bait of food and losing life, so does a human who falls
prey to the worldly (ephemeral) comforts. Instead of seeking the liberation in the
Almightys knowledge



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94)chachchipadina padhuvu charmaMbu kaMdalu
pattiperaki thinunu baraga gradhdha
gradhdhavaMtivaadu gajapathi kaadokO
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

A wicked king harasses his subjects like a vulture picking at a dead body of an
animal.





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95)mailakOkathOda maasina thalathOda
nodalu muriki thOda nuMdenEni
nagrakulajudaina nattittu piluvaru
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

Just because a man is born in a good caste doesnt make people respect him. A
dirty, unkempt man will be detested by people even if from a good caste and
family




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96)inumu virigenani yinumaaru mummaaru
kaalchi yathukavachchu kramamugaanu
manasu virigenani marikoorpa vachchunaa
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

If an Iron piece is broken, it can be heated and mended. But if a heart is broken by
hash words, it cannot be mended. Hence, one need to be careful when
pronouncing hard words that it might break someones heart




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97)kaanivaanichEtha gaasu vIsaMbichchi
veMta dhiruguvaade veRRivaadu
pilli thinna kOdi bilichina palukunaa
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

Once a cat eats a rooster, however much one gives a call, it cannot reply. Thus is
giving loan to a useless man, he will never repay however much one asks him




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98)puttina janulella bhoomilO nuMdina
buttunaa jagaMbu patlashepudu
yamuni lekkarIthi naruguchoo nuMdhuru
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

If no one wants to die, then there will be no place left to live; Every one lives their
life as per the span written in Yamas records.




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99)karmameppusaina gadichipOvagaraadhu.
Dharmaraaju dhechchi thaganichOtu
gaMkubhattujEsEAO gatakataa dhaivaMbu!
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

One has to eat the fruits if ones doing (or ones destiny). Has not the great
Dharmaraja (or Yudhistir of MahaBharata) lived as Kankubhattu, in the
patronization of a smaller man like King Virat?



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100)kOkaNaMbupovaAO gukka siMhamugaadhu
kaadhikarugaAO baMdhi gajamukaadhu
vErujaathi vaadu vipruMdu kaalEdu
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

A dog doesnt become a lion by going to Kerala (in reference to Andhra land); a
pig doesnt become an elephant even if it goes to the sacred Varanasi. Similarly, a
Brahmin is one who has Bramha Gyan (The divine knowledge of Almighty);
everyone cannot claim to be one.



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101)viththamugalavaani vIpuna buMdaina
vasudhalOnaAOjaala vaarthakekku
bEdhavaaniyiMta beMdlaina neRuguru
vishvadhaabhiraama vinuravEma.

If a rich man gets a sore on his back, it becomes big news to the world; but even a
great ocaasion like a wedding in a poor mans house, doesnt catch the notice of
his neighbours. Such is the value given to properity in this world