The State of Avastas
O Meikandaa of splendorous Vennainallur!
When I stand poised in wakefulness – the first
Of the five avastas, I cannot know of the other four
Though in that state I am fully equipped with
All the instruments of perception. So, how am I
To cognize the other four? Enlighten me.
Translation: Dr. T. N. Ramachandran,Thanjaavoor ,2003