Aho! citta! cintaya
|Ragam: Shankarabharanam||Thalam: Misra Chapu
Arohanam: S R2 G3 M1 P D2 N3 S
Avarohanam: S N3 D2 P M1 G3 R2 S
ahO citta cintayA kim tayA hanta tE viSayEsu
bahu vyAmOhadAyihu duh-svapnasamEsu Esu dustyaja matsarAgraharOpa kArisu
manda hasita madhu manjumukhAmbujam indIvarAkSiNamiti mA mA gaNaya
syandipUtika pAsAndramidam sarvam nindanIyamiti nikhila budhajana nigathitam khalu hA
kaLakaLa bhAshigu kathamayi calitEshu kalitadara hasita kamramukhEshu
kalaya mA ratimAnishu sutEshu kaluSa nirayapAta kaNTha baddha shIlAnukArisu
madabharamantha rAmatAnga rutangama madanIya mrgamada maNiharmyAdini
vada vada vastUni vapushivilayajusi dadati mudam kiyadacira ruci lasita capalAni hA
Oh Mind! Behold! Why should you indulge in sensual enjoyment?
It enhances your greediness and draws you towards jealousy, desire, anger, etc. which are akin to bad dreams and hence are to be condemned.
Do not count on the maidens, merely going by their pleasant sweet smile, lotus-like face, etc. They are just the collection of blood, flesh, dripping & stinking plegm etc. The wise men indeed have proclaimed that all these are condemnable.
Do not count on the pleasant smile, beautiful, cool lotus face and the red lotus-like eyes, etc. of ladies who attract by their intoxicating talk, smiling by revealing their attractive teeth. This only will bring forth the despicable sins tied very hard like a stone around the neck.
Do not count on those who walk majestically with the gait of an elephant; those who sport intoxicating musk paste; those who live in huge mansions. Though these may give delight, they are transient and lead you to fickle-mindedness.