Verses of Vemana – 67
peda peda guudi penagoniyundunu
viswadhabhirama vinura vema
Commentary: The human magnet is, in one sense, diametrically opposed to the ordinary magnet. While in the latter like poles repel, in the former like-minded attract one another. Good draws good and evil, evil. Vemana says that this is similar to the blind associating with the blind, the lame with the lame and the poor with the poor. The underlying message is that if one is willing to change oneself, all one has to do is to change one’s company: the company of men and more importantly the company of thoughts. It is that simple.