20. A stream of milk

A stream has water, silt and sand.
A Sharana’s Vachana is like a stream of milk
treated with sugar and Jaggery.
Charting my own path, I found,
is like digging a well —
only to drink salty water,
Kudala-sangama-deva, Shiva.
Basavanna

Insight

Why this stubbornness to find my own path, while the path walked by the Sharanas is in front of me?

Focus

I step aside, making room for awareness.

GURU
Vachana No. 11 to 22

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Vachana Text 20

Haala torege bellada kesaru, sakkareya malalu.
Tavaraajada nore tereyante aadyara vachanaviralu,
beare bhaaviya toadi uppu-neeranumbavana
vidhiyantaayittenna mati, Koodala-sangama-deava.
-- Basavanna

20. ಹಾಲತೊರೆ

ಹಾಲ ತೊರೆಗೆ ಬೆಲ್ಲದ ಕೆಸರು, ಸಕ್ಕರೆಯ ಮಳಲು.
ತವರಾಜದ ನೊರೆ ತೆರೆಯಂತೆ ಆದ್ಯರ ವಚನವಿರಲು,
ಬೇರೆ ಬಾವಿಯ ತೋಡಿ ಉಪ್ಪುನೀರನುಂಬವನ
ವಿಧಿಯಂತಾಯಿತ್ತೆನ್ನ ಮತಿ, ಕೂಡಲಸಂಗಮದೇವ.
-- ಬಸವಣ್ಣ

 

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