The Worthy Souls (501-504)
501: Give Freely to Sivajnanis
Give a wee bit to Sivajnani,
You shall attain Siddhi, Mukti and heavenly bliss;
Give a world of gold to the witless,
You shall become poor losing all joys.
502: Lord’s Devotees are Elevated Souls
Death waits for the moment due
And seizes lives;
But the Lord seizes Death’s life;
Such indeed, His Prowess is;
He blesses all who know Him true;
They who sought Him, immortals became.
503: Lord’s Feet are unto a Self-Effulgent Lamp
I gave Him not up even while in womb;
I forgot not the truth of His holy Feet;
I gave up falsehood and sought them;
The Feet of Lord of matted locks
Are a Lamp no oil feeds.
504: Lord does Things Appropriate to Those of Tender Love
Those that are destined to be
Let them be;
Those that are destined not to be
Let them not be;
Those that are destined to go
Let them go;
Those that are destined to come
Let them Come;
The Mighty Nandi shows all
And witnesses all
All things appropriate,
To those of tender love for Him.
The Unworthy Souls (505-508)
505: Giving to Unworthy is Undesirable
Well may you tender her;
And with fresh grass feed her,
The barren cow can no milk give;
Even so is giving
Unto those who neither good nor holy are;
Unto a crop they are,
Raised in season improper.
506: Do not Give to Those Who Have no Love for God
Give only unto those
Who follow the way of Yoga, Iyama, and Niyama,
And who adore Lord, in constancy abiding;
To give those who have no love for God,
A heinous crime, indeed it is.
507: He Who Gives to Sivajnanis will Become a Jnani
He who gives to Gods, Guru,
And the Goodly ones
Who are of passions rid,
Will a Jnani become,
Imparting Jnana appropriate to disciples several;
For him is not the burning hell,
That is destined for perpetrators
Of deadly sins five,
Who know not consequences dire.
508: Do not Give to Unworthy; the Giver and the Receiver Both
You may give away wealth
As massive as a mountain;
Yet if you give it
To those that adore not our Lord,
You shall with them reach
The Seventh Hell of ineffable pain.