chakkani rAja mArgamu
chakkani rAja mArgamu lunDaga sandula dUranela O manasA
chikkani pAlu mIgada unDaga chIyanu gangA sAgara mElE
kanTiki sundaramagu rUpamE mukkaNTi nOTa celagE nAmamE tyAgarAjintanE
nelakonnadi daivamE iTuvaNTi shrI sAkEta rAmunimuni bhaktiyanE
O mind! When the spacious royal path to salvation is available, why should you take to by-lanes? When nutritious creamy milk is available, will anyone think of detestable toddy Ð Gangasagaram? When you can feast your eyes on the ravishingly beautiful form of SRI RAMA, when LORD SHIVA is eternally chanting the name of SRI RAMA, who has condescended to grace the abode of Tyagaraja, why should you resort to devious and labyrinthine paths instead of the royal path to salvation?