Always two, never one

August 24, 2012

I got this lovely sight of two Thunbergia sp flowers together.


It reminded me about a very delightful song about two being always better than one….

thanimaiyilE……. thanimaiyilE inimai kaaNa mudiyumaa… nalliravinilE sooriyanum theriyumaa… (thanimaiyilE)

thuNai illaadha vaazhvinilE sugam varumaa… adhai solli solli thirivadhanaal sugam varumaa… (thuNai) manamirundhaal vazhiyillaamal pOgumaa(2) verum manthirathaal maangaai vizhundhidumaa…. (thanimaiyilE)

malarirundhaal maNamirukkum thanimai illai seng kaniyirundhaal suvai irukkum thanimaiyillai (malar) kadal irundhaal alai irukkum thanimaiyillai (2) naam kaaNum ulagil yEdhum thanimai illai (thanimaiyilE)

pani malaiyil thavamirukkum maamuniyum kodi padaiyudanE bavani varum kaavalarum kavidhaiyilE nilai marakkum paavalanum indha avaniyellaam pOtrum aaNdavan aanaalum…(thanimaiyilE)

Rough translation:

Can one find sweetness in being alone? Can one see the sun in the middle of the night?

Is there pleasure in a life without a companion? Can pleasure be got by going around saying that? If there is a mind to it, will there not be a way? Will a mango fall just by chanting a mantra?….Can one find sweetness in being alone?

f there is a flower, there is the scent…there is no solitude If there is fruit, there is the taste…there is no solitude If there is a sea, there are the waves, there is no solitude Whatever we see in this world…nothing is solitary….Can one find sweetness in being alone?

The sage meditating on the snowy mountain The army marching with its pennants The poet who forgets himself in poetry Even the God whom this whole world praises….Can one find sweetness in being alone?