Monday, February 22, 2010

Dedication to the spirit

ಮರದ ಹಣ್ಣೊಂದು ಕೊಳೆತರೆ ಮರ ಸಾಯುವುದೆ ಮಂಜುನಾಥ |
ಮರದ ಬೇರ‍ೇಹೊದರೆ ಮರವಿನಿಲ್ಲ ಮಂಜುನಾಥ ||
ಮನುಜನ ಅಂಗವೊಂದು ಹೊದರೆ ಮನುಜ ಸಾಯುವನೆ ಮಂಜುನಾಥ |
ಮನುಜನ ಹ್ರುದಯ ಹೊದರೆ ಅವ ಹೆಣವಾದಂತೆ ಮಂಜುನಾಥ ||

Translation - 
(If a fruit of a tree rots, will the tree die Lord Manjunatha |
If the root of the tree goes, there is no more a tree Lord Manjunatha ||
If a organ of a human dies, will the human die Lord Manjunatha |
If the heart of a human goes, the human is a corpse Lord Manjunatha ||)

Background -
Over the weekend, I realized that a relative of mine lost a kidney. One of her kidneys had to be removed (for reasons best known to doctors). The family members are all very sad (rightly so). But she (the patient) was very courageous and showed great "HEART" in trying to calm down the emotions of her visitors. A kidney cannot kill the spirit. The spirit is in the HEART.

This blog is a dedication to her "Never say die" attitude. She may never read it.

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