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Why learn of anything but Rama?

From: Mani Varadarajan (
Date: Wed Apr 23 1997 - 15:06:04 PDT

kaRpaar iraama piraanai allaal maRRum kaRparO?
puRpaa muthalaap pulleRum paathi onRu inRiyE,
naRpaal ayOththiyil vaazum charaacharam muRRavum,
naRpaaluk uyththanan naanmukaNnaar peRRa naattuLE. 

				thiruvaaymozhi 7.5.1
				(by Nammalvar)

Why would anyone want 
   to learn anything but Rama?

Beginning with the low grass
   and the creeping ant
with nothing

he took everything in the good city Ayodhya
   everything moving,
      everything still,

he took everything
   everything born 
of the lord
   of four faces,

he took them all
   to the very best of states

			[translated by A.K. Ramanujan]