Feb 14, 2006
Here is a quick and simple translation of a beautiful song, on the occasion of the V- Day..
Yakkai thiri; Kaadhal sudar
Yakkai (body) is a wick; love is the flame. The whole purpose of the wick is to light; flame helps that. Without flame, the wick is useless. The wick sacrifices itself for holding the flame.
Jeevan nadhi; kaadhal kadal
Soul is a river; love is the sea. All the rivers, no matter how long, big and violent they are; they ultimately mix in the sea. The sea takes in all the rivers; and rivers that mix in the sea lose their identity and they are just called sea.
Piravi pizhai; kaadhal thirutham
Birth is a mistake; love is the correction. Don’t regret at being born; there is love. The god does the mistake of creation; and then he corrects it with love. Without being corrected, a mistake can never stand alone. It will always remain a mistake.
Irudhayam kal; kaadhal sirpam
Heart is a stone; love is the sculpture. A stone can serve several functions; as a simple paper-weight, to kill someone, to build home, as a resting place, etc., but a sculpture on it changes it totally. It gives beauty to the stone, which was missing altogether but always hidden beneath.
Jenmam vidhai; kaadhal pazham
Birth (again) is a seed; love is the fruit. A seed, after growing up tall as a tree, becomes a tree and gives fruits. The fruits most often define the use of the tree. The seed is bitter; the fruit is sweet. The fruit came from the seed; or the other way around? (
Lokam dwaitham; kaadhal advaitham
The world is dual; love is singular. World, by and large, is made of men and women; love is made of only one – the pair. Two is better than one? Why does everybody want to be #1?
Sarvam soonyam; kaadhal pinnyam
(Thanks to Yours Truly, I am able to complete this missing link):
Everything (sarvam) is zero (soonyam). Love is infinite (pinniyam). IMHO, it is amazing!! The reciprocal of zero is infinity. Vairamuthu says all in the world is equivalent to nothing (and useless); and love is everything. Truly amazing!!
Maanudam maayam; kaadhal amaram
Life is an illusion; love is undying.