On 17-12-1990, when I went for my evening walk in the Sat-tal ashram, I was meditating upon God, our inability to know Him, and the way we cannot explain Him through any human language. After writing this day’s experience in my diary, again when I thought about this subject, I wrote this song after I retired to bed. I always kept a notebook and pen next to me on my bed and when inspiration comes, I will write down the words even in darkness on the note giving enough space to the word. This song is also written on my bed without light.
கடந்த காலம் திரும்பிடாது
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When I was reading Tukaram’s poems at Sat-tal ashram on 05-12-1990, inspired by their meaning, I wrote the next two songs
Repeatedly pounding the husk
Won’t give a single grain
However you learn
Without the knowledge of God
Learning too will become
A husk without a grain
Remember this in your heart
For me one can have knowledge without bhakti, but one cannot have bhakti without knowledge. Mere learning without bhakti is like pounding the husk. Similarly without proper knowledge bhakti will remain mere sentiment leading to blind faith. Knowledge helps to remove the ignorance. Without removing the outside cover one cannot eat raw paddy. If the outer cover is ignorance, knowledge helps remove it. But mere learning just for the sake of seeking information without bhakti will never lead to true knowledge.