29 dheera shankaraabharaNam mela
Aa: S R2 G3 M1 P D2 N3 S
Av: S N3 D2 P M1 G3 R2 S
buddhi rAdu buddhi rAdu peddala suddulu vinaka
buddhi rAdu buddhi rAdu bhUri vidyala nErcina
dhAnya dhanamulacEta dharma mentayu jEsina ananya bhaktula
vAgamrta pAnamu sEyaka
mAnaka bhAgavatAdi rAmAyaNamula jadivina mAnusAvatAra carita
yOgamu labhyasincina bhOgamu lentO galigina tyAgarAja
nutudau rAma dAsula celimi sEyaka
However highly educated one may be, real wisdom will not dawn on him unless he is inspired by the association and teachings of great men.
Extensive charity alone will not securewisdom unless one has drunk deep of the teachings of devotees inspired by pointed devotion to the Lord. Even if one is
engaged in constant study and exposition of epics like the Ramayana and the Bhagavata, unless he has the close association of saints, true wisdom is unattainable. One may have attained mastery in yoga. He may
even be able to command the Siddhis, leading to supernatural enjoyment, but if he does not secure the friendship, good will and advice of the cherished devotees of Rama, real wisdom will elude him.
Lyrics contributed by Lakshman Ragde. Meaning from Compositions of Tyagaraja
by TK Govinda Rao.