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  197.     

0056.Abhirami Andhadhi Slogan 54

54

To Get Rid Of Poverty

Tamil Transliteration

Illamai solli oruvartham paal sendru ezhivupattu
Nillamai nengil ninaikuvirael niththam needuthavam
Kallamai kattra kayavartham paal oru kaalaththilum
Sellamai vaiththa thirupurai paadhangal saermingalae

Traslation

Trumpeting poverty going begging
Getting insult backed humiliation in return
Those who contemplate on redemption
Ask for refuge from the Lady of three cities,
The Saviour of my soul
Preventing association with the rougues,
The habituated criminals devoid of penance
By surrendering unto Her feet

Simple Meaning:

If anybody wants to avoid humiliation resulting from our declaration of poverty and asking for help, the way is surrender unto the feet of Thripurasundari the savior, preventing my association with unscrupulous elements who are not habituated to good practices like penance.

Commentary

The blessing highlighted by Abhirami Bhattar is his alienation by Abhirami from the people who are never associated with penance.
His wrong declaration to the king also was during his meditation, a state when he was away from the outer world having only Abhirami in his mind;
So blessings of Abhirami cannot go wrong is the intended meaning
 
rajagopal. h..

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  198.     

Riches And Poverty

Men speak of riches and poverty, two extremes of our reality,
But, for many, it would seem, they never enter either extreme,
Some, attaining all they require, never seek to rise any higher,
Some are content living small, but into poverty they never fall.

There are two other extremes, as many chase present dreams,
Woven into the present reality, we see the realm of spirituality,
In the scope of man’s diversity, is an indifference we can see,
Creating in some indecision, caused by man’s worldly religion.

While many recognize The Lord, by many, God is just ignored,
And all following Jesus Christ, become rich in this present life,
But, all who choose to ignore, God, will remain spiritually poor,
Giving rise to spiritual poverty, along with a spiritual prosperity.

There’re men who go to church, week after week as they perch,
Within their very favorite pew, but, never have been born anew,
Hearing those they espouse, thinking there are in God’s house,
Empty sermons are all they preach, as Truth they do not teach.

Many religious people you know, are churched, but never grow,
Falling away, into apostasy, becoming impoverished spiritually;
The poor shall always be friend, until this Age comes to an end,
As true riches all believers see, when with God we enter Eternity.

(Copyright ©05/2010)
 
Bob Gotti

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  199.     

What Is Poverty?

What does poverty really entail?
How bad does it have to get?
For some a bad economy
Is poverty from where they sit

But if you look back to hard times
During the early years
It’s not having a home to live in
The hopelessness can bring tears

The Great Depression had it all
No jobs and no place to dwell
Barely enough to eat or nothing at all
These folks went through hell

Thread bare was the term for clothing
Dirt poor was a phrase as well
Looking at black and white pictures
Oh yes, you can surely tell

It’s a time when we hope God
Is able to see
That folks need His help because
They have slipped into poverty!
 
Marilyn Lott

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  200.     

Poor Humanity

What is the use of God's creation?
When a poor man has no relation
What is worst than food scarcity?
Which is more painful than poverty?
What is the greatness of this earth?
When people are starving to death!
Where is the government's treasury?
When the poors are living in misery!
Some say God is having all the fame
Is not poverty a greatest shame?
I will not say a country is poor
I will only say humanity is poor!
Poverty buries all our multi talents
Many of us are going out of stations!
When a country is having famine
Alas poor men's words have no meaning!
Who is there to wipe out their tears?
And how many problems they still have to bear?
I hope one day poors get united and arise
That day I shall sing 'Poors are wise'!
 
kanndasa dasan

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