ಅಟಮಟ ಕುಟಿಲ ಕುಹಕವೆಂಬ ಬಿರುಗಾಳಿ ಹುಟ್ಟಿತ್ತು,
ಆ ಬಿರುಗಾಳಿ ಹುಟ್ಟಲೊಡನೆ ಜ್ಞಾನಜ್ಯೋತಿ ಕೆಟ್ಟಿತ್ತು,
ಜ್ಞಾನಜ್ಯೋತಿ ಕೆಡಲೊಡನೆ ನಾ ಬಲ್ಲೆ ಬಲ್ಲಿದರೆಂಬ
ಅರುಹಿರಿಯರೆಲ್ಲರು ತಾಮಸಕ್ಕೊಳಗಾಗಿ ಸೀಮೆದಪ್ಪಿ ಕೆಟ್ಟರು ಕಾಣಾ ಗುಹೇಶ್ವರಾ.
the storm of falsehood, cunningness and deceitfulness took birth.
Soon after the birth of that storm, the light of knowledge extinguished.
Soon after the light of knowledge extinguished,
the so called wise men and knowledgeable elders engulfed by darkness were ruined beyond the limits, you see Guhesvara!
Some argue that ego is needed to be successful. They probably mean that knowledge, confidence, training, hard work are needed to be successful. Once successful, an extreme effort to be aware of the success and the factors contributing to it is a must for the individual to not wander away in the darkened alleys created by the ego.