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Teachings from the Poems of Kanakadasa

I am a humble non-entity and you are the donor of the entire world. I am without any wisdom and you are the all influential Lord, granting salvation to the devotee.

Just as the learned ones bring up a young parrot, teach it and pleasingly to listen to its gentle words, O Lord, kindly instruct me so that my tongue utters your string of names, and protect me forever.

Protect us, O Lord forever.

Haribhakti Sara of Kanakadasa