Within the Gaze: An Exploration of the Inner Eye
In the tranquil solitude of a mindfulness garden (at Thekke Gramam near Anikkode with his disciples. A hermitage the "Ramananda ashrama" and a Brahmin residence agraharam, at a site now known as the Chittoor Gurumadhom) , a great scholar and guru of the Malayalam language, Thunchaththu Ramanujan Ezhuthachan, pondered the mysteries of existence. He composed a poem called "Hari Nama Kirthanam," which captured the essence of his introspection.
Beneath the sun's ethereal embrace, he wrote:
അർക്കാനലാദി വെളിവൊക്കെ ഗ്രഹിക്കുമൊരു
കണ്ണിന്നു കണ്ണു മനമാകുന്ന കണ്ണതിനു
കണ്ണായിരുന്ന പൊരുൾ താനെന്നുറയ്ക്കുമളവാനന്ദമെന്തു! ഹരിനാരായണായ നമഃ
The warm rays dance across our world,
Illuminating the hidden corners of the soul.
An eye within an eye, a dream within a dream,
We perceive, yet our vision extends beyond the seen.
In the shadow of the mind, a deeper truth resides,
An omnipresent force, the unyielding eye that guides.
And oh, the blissful wonder that emerges when we see,
The eternal essence, the power concealed in thee.
With reverence, I bow before this invisible might,
The silent conductor of the cosmic symphony, so bright.