In the following Vachana, Akka Mahadevi says:
“HasivAdare UroLage bhikshaannamgalumtu
Trusheyaadare kere baavi hallamgalumtu
CennamallikArjunayya Atmasamgaatakke niinenagumtu.”
Stating that happiness is not conditional, but lies in being content with little.
If hungry, there is food in the town to ask for.
If thirsty, there are lakes, wells and streams to quench it from.
For sleeping, there are discarded buildings.
Oh, Lord! (ChennamallikArjuna) as for the soul, You are its companion.