Verses of Vemana – 43
pattupattaradu pattu viduvaradu
patteneni bigiya batta valayu
batti viduchutakanna baraga jachuta melu
viswadhabhirama vinura vema
Commentary: This is an inspiring verse on determination. Vemana urges that we should think carefully before taking up any course of action. If we are not sure about accomplishing it, it is better that we do not start it!
But once the mind is made up to do it, we have to use dynamic will power to follow through and no matter what the circumstances are, no matter what reverses come we should keep on with rugged determination until the goal is reached. Far better it is to let go life than to let go the will.
So just, press on.
 Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. – Calvin Coolidge