yadā kiñcijjño’haṁ dvipa iva madāndhaḥ samabhavaṁ
tadā sarvajño’smītyabhavadavaliptaṁ mama manaḥ|
tadā mūrkho’smīti jvara iva mado me vyapagataḥ||
When I knew very little, my mind was painted with the arrogance that I know everything. As I cultivated little knowledge through the union of wise, it dawned in me that I was a fool, and the fever of arrogance relinquished its hold on me summarily!
A lion may be starved, old, close to death, or in a difficult spot with no majesty to display. Yet, the lion, an epitome of dignity, who relishes the fresh meat of the temples of an elephant in rut, does not stoop to eat dried blades of grass.
parivartini saṁsāre mṛto ko vā na jāyate|
sa jāto yena jātena yāti vaṁśaḥ samunnatim||
All those who have ascended the tree of materialism, unfailingly fall in an unending ocean called hell. I Salute the guru, who has shown the path of liberation from the cycle of birth and death or this materialistic World.
The washing away of the mire of sins, the lighting of the lamp of wisdom are achieved by the water used to cleanse the feet of the Guru. It is also the ferry that helps man cross the ocean of materialistic existence.