Monday, April 17, 2006

Journey that never ends...

"స్వర్గాలను అన్దుకొనాలని వడిగా గుడి మెఠ్లెకేవు
సాఠి మనిషి వేదన చూస్తూ జాలి లేని శిలవైనావు
కరుణను మరిపిన్చేదా చదువు సమ్స్కారం అన్టె
గున్డె బన్ఢగా మార్చేదా సామ్ప్ఱదాయం అన్టె

నువ్వు తినే ప్రతి ఒక మెతుకు ఈ సన్ఙం పన్డిన్చిన్దే
గర్విన్చే ఈ నీ బ్రతుకు ఈ సమాజమే మలిచిన్ది
రుణం తీర్చు తరుణం వస్తే తప్పించుకు పోతున్నావా
తెప్ప తగలబెటేస్తావా యేరు దాటగానే "

Sorry for those who cannot read telugu, you may find my feeble attempt in translation below. These lines by Sirivennala SeetharamaSastry (Movie: Rudraveena), stand true to their meaning irrespective of race/religion/sex. They portray the human nature in the most simplest yet profound way...

"Pleasures you seek and attempt to please Him
I see no misfortune could melt your heart
compassion did they miss in your education
or is it the culture that turned you stone hearted?

who sow the seeds of every meal you cherish,
who made your life a success till you perish,
are you turning back when you need to share
will you burn the log that took you to shore? "

This truth of life, a journey that we embark to reach heights continues...if only we are more consciously aware of our social responsibilities, our journeys may light up many lives on the way, I say.

* May be a lighter post next time! :)

30 Comments:

Blogger Ajit Chouhan said...

1st from me 2....very meaningful and thought provoking yaar.

Mon Apr 17, 03:12:00 AM  
Blogger Dalicia said...

very nice telugu script! :)
thank you for your easter wishes.
do you celebrate easter? you must be quite busy at work...nice to see your post

Mon Apr 17, 08:39:00 PM  
Blogger laks said...

Wow... Quite thoughtful.

Best of luck for ur journey!

I just blogrolled ya.

Cheers

Mon Apr 17, 08:46:00 PM  
Blogger Ash said...

should learn to read telugu .....is one but that makes life more difficult for me as i would have to learn all the languages in this age of mine which i guess would be difficult...

nice words....good that people are bilingual and tri and multi lingual so that such good thoughts travel across languages....

cya.......
ignore the 1st para
cya

Ash

Tue Apr 18, 02:29:00 AM  
Blogger rebel_on_loose said...

Whoa...tht ws real thoughtful!
Motivating indeed!

Tue Apr 18, 06:21:00 AM  
Blogger Sudarshan said...

So meaningful..so truely relevant and practical!!!

Tue Apr 18, 09:57:00 AM  
Blogger Vamsee said...

Ajith,Rebel_On_Loose, Suds - Yupp you bet :)

elaine - Telugu words are not perfectly scripted here, but thanks:) Yeah, i was running around my little niece who was searching her easter eggs in mud, So yes I did celebrate easter :)

Laks - thanks buddie:)

Ash - how many languages can you speak ;)

Tue Apr 18, 10:14:00 PM  
Blogger Ash said...

i just speak three languages and can understand a few others or rather i could as i was had heard a lot of them spoken in the university ....

Ash

Wed Apr 19, 04:45:00 AM  
Blogger .:: Rosh ::. said...

Reached here frm Jo's blog. Thanks for considering the visitors who cant read/understand telugu...am one of them :)
I've heard couple of songs frm Rudraveena but have no clue which one is this..could u pls clarify?
Very meaningful verse.
If it is not too much to ask could you pls help me with this ?

Wed Apr 19, 10:15:00 AM  
Blogger Arz000n said...

Thanks for translating it for all of us...

Nice thoughts...journey never ends...

Wed Apr 19, 08:38:00 PM  
Blogger Ajay said...

hmm
good post
thought provoking

Wed Apr 19, 10:09:00 PM  
Blogger My Ramblings... said...

A good one. :)
And you are right with that.

Thu Apr 20, 04:53:00 AM  
Blogger Jackal said...

nice one Vamsee.......

Thu Apr 20, 12:23:00 PM  
Blogger Sudarshan said...

I'm glad u translated...good one:-) Motivating and inspiring!!

Fri Apr 21, 06:15:00 AM  
Blogger Vamsee said...

Ash - me too I can speak 3 and half :) [Thanks to my ex roomies who taught me half tamil] ;)

Magic Lens - Welcome here, glad you liked it...These verses are from 'Chuttu Pakkala Choodara' song in Rudraveena. I will let you know if I find the lyrics you asked.

ArZ00n, ajay, My Ramblings, Jackal, Suds - You bet :)

Fri Apr 21, 08:51:00 AM  
Blogger Jagan said...

nenu okka sari chepthe , onthe salli chepnatu ...did i get it right ?

Wed Apr 26, 04:26:00 AM  
Blogger :: The Protector :: said...

nice touts... never ending journeys....

how ya doing? long time.....

take care

Cheers!
:)

Fri Apr 28, 03:09:00 AM  
Blogger Shikha said...

I had learnt telugu alphabet some time back..but now i dont remember anything:P

Tue May 02, 01:06:00 AM  
Blogger Sudarshan said...

Heyyyyy where's u lol..haven't seen ya for ages!! busy eh?

Tue May 02, 11:35:00 AM  
Blogger Ajay said...

nice thought buddy

Tue May 02, 02:27:00 PM  
Blogger Obi Wan said...

Is there anybody out there? (Except the truth of course)!

Tue May 09, 09:24:00 PM  
Blogger Sudarshan said...

You've quit blogging?

Wed May 17, 06:53:00 AM  
Blogger Sudarshan said...

:-(

Thu Jun 01, 08:30:00 AM  
Blogger Isis Panthea said...

A very good translation I must say...though as you said, the meaning is much more provocative when one understnads telugu...

Nice space here...Kepp up the good work.

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Blogger Ravz ™ said...

meeru just inspiring ga raastaara leka emaina paniki oche pani chestaara ? mee gurinchi ekkuva teleekunda ila raayadam tappu anukunte sorry : but am curious, naaku ee post nachchindi anduke ila comment chesa ! If it hurts am sorry, but from your blogs, for a persin of your maturity, it shouldn't ! kabatti naa q ki direct answer ikkade kottandi, nenu malla visit cheinappudu chusta !

Mon Dec 24, 02:36:00 AM  
Blogger Vamsee said...

Parledhu Ravi - ee rojulo otti raasevaalu/chepevaalu ekkuve and so I wouldnt blame you for your curiosity :) Melaga try chestunaa naa daily routine lo "paniki oche panlu" baaga embed cheyataaniki...

School lo unappudu ekkuvua time spend chesedhaani fund raisers/ social activities lead cheyataaniki...ippudu work lo padi konchem side track avuthunaanemo ana bayam tho nannu nenu check chesukuntunappudu ilaantivi raasthu untaa :)

Nenu chese chinna chinna panlu - hopefully when I look back after few yrs will make a difference too :)

Wed Dec 26, 05:00:00 PM  

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