"Annamacharya likens the Samsara to 3 things:
1. a poisonous fruit - Musidi pandu - known for its external charm,
2. a serpent incessantly emitting poison and
3. a razor with its sharp edge smeared with honey.
Men, he says, go to appropriate the poisonous fruit of Samsara lured by its external charm.
Like fools, who lick honey smeared on the sharp edge of the razor and thereby get their tongue bruised, these men fall preys to seemingly pleasant Samsara and thus get themselves entangled in it.
They go to play frolic with this venomous serpent with the least awareness of the consequences. Annamayya expresses his anxiety over man becoming sense-indulgent:
"Alas! What would be the fate if the mind itself becomes a slave of sense objects? What would be the fate of the kingdom if the king himself joins the band of thieves? What would be the fate of man if his mouth itself starts relishing bitter?"
by Dr. H.L. Chandrasekhara, p. 103