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What is here is not there

In Wit on 7 August 2013 at 8:00 pm

Verse by Krishna, in disguise as an old man, when visited by Ghatotkacha in Telugu film Maya Bazaar (1957)

chiranjeeva chiranjeeva sukhi bhava sukhi bava
eruga kunda vachavu eruka leka potavu
idi vedam ide vedam, idi vedam ide vedam
atu unnadi, itu ledu
itu unnadi atu ledu
idi vedam, ide vedam
chiranjeeva chiranjeeva sukhi bhava sukhi bhava

china chepanu peda chepa
china maayanu penu maya
adi swaaha idi swaha
atu nene……, itu nene……..
atu nene, itu nene
chiranjiva chiranjeeva sukhi bhava sukhi bhava

Krishna, disguised an old man, addresses Ghatotkacha

Krishna, disguised an old man, addresses Ghatotkacha

May you live long and be happy, my child
You came  without knowing
You will go without knowing
This is the truth, this is the truth
What is here is not there
What is there is not here
Over the small illusion, the big illusion
Over the small fish, the big fish
This is swaha that is swaha
This swaha, that swaha
May you live long and be happy, my child

Note: “swaha” is a term meaning handling/disposing/tackling.  Above it conveys: small fish tackled by big fish, small illusion tackled by big illusion.  I think of it as also being engulfed by … small illusion engulfed by big illusion.

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