सुराचर्यप्रज्ञं गुरुमुपगते चापि कुमतौ
नवाणी कारुण्यं मयि कृतवती किंचिदभवे !
निर्मग्नः प्रभवति न तद्विन्दु मपि वा
ग्रहीतुं सच्छिद्रो यदि भवति कुम्भस्तदव मामू
– ” श्रृंगारलहरी”
Though my Guru is as learned as Brihaspati, the Goddess of Learning was not in the least kind to me – a wicked one – Oh Mother !
A bored pot immersed in the ocean of nectar cannot take even a drop of it. My predicament is the same as that of the pot. Hence do protect me, Mother.