XIX-III

A pundit keeps eyes on his own task,
He wont let to know his secret mask.
To me he says Give up counting beads,
For his own neck feels holy threadís need.
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1.         Counting beads, (tasbeeh) viz. the rosary notes. Brahmenís sacred thread; a rosary too, is called zunnar in Persian and janaou in Hindi or Sanskrit. The Muslim keeps a rosary of 100 or 101 beads for counting purpose whereas the Christian keeps a rosary of 165 beads to keep a count.