First part: Happiness
In the field that is the world, the Sun floods it with light,
which is like the glitter of the diamond.
That is shadowed by the clouds.
The light pierces through the clouds.
When the flood of light is filtered through the sieve of clouds,
the dust settles down and the clearer part above it.
Young man concentrates on the art.
All these are the works of the great Sakthi.
Let her lead us to do what is to be done righteously.
Let our deeds be natural.
Charming deeds, Happy deeds, Powerful deeds,
untiring deeds, causing deeds, spreading deeds,
happening deeds, endless deeds,
Let the great Sakthi bless us.
Poetry, Protection, Feeding, Raising,
Pruning, Caring, Showering with light —
Let the great Sakthi bless us in these deeds.
By irrigating with love, ploughing with knowledge,
Removing the weeds of (baseless old) customs,
Growing the crop of Holy Scriptures,
Reaping the benefits of happiness and for consuming it,
we pray for the grace of the great Sakthi.
Let her bless us with them.
Note: Sakthi literally means Power and also the name of Goddess.
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