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Quotes And Teachings From Jnanappana of Poonthanam

In simple language the Jnanappana expounds deep Vedantic philosophy. It sings of the meaninglessness of worldly pursuits and of the arrogance of wealth and ancestry and the beauty and effectiveness of chanting the divine name in Kali Yuga.

We enter this world all alone
We leave it all alone too
In this brief interlude when we meet
How worthless is rivalry!
When life finds richness in the goal of purushartha
Why yearn for paltry material riches?
The splendour of the noonday sun could be ours
Why then settle for the meagre firefly!
When baby Krishna dances in our hearts
Why, ever, do we need babies of our own?