Kada theraratha manasa
Kada thera ratha manasa
Kada thera latha manasa
Edaleka bhajana chesi nee,
Edakalku nijamu thappurala thelisi
Kala chitha loukikamanu srung
Kalamanthu thagalalakaye yuloo,
Kala pathiniki nija dhasuda
Velasillu Thyagaraja mada vini
Oh mind , can you not get out of this mire,
Can you not without break sing prayers,
And know what is right and what is wrong.
Can you not become real slave to Krishna,
Who was tied to the mortar and not get chained,
To the path followed by bad people,
And follow the words of Thyagaraja.