26. A symbol of awareness

Asking me to experience awareness,
the Guru placed the symbol on my palm.
See these sheep worshipping
the mere symbol,
forgetting one’s own awareness,
Chenna-sangama-deva.
Chenna-basavanna

Insight

The Linga on my palm is a symbol of awareness. I should gaze at it, filling my mind with the thought that this is Mahalinga, Awareness, assuming a form. If I’m thoughtlessly engaged in the mere act of ritualistic worship without paying attention to awareness, I’ll remain with the symbol, forgetting awareness.

Focus

I begin with worship. Worship with awareness. Worship is consumed by awareness. Only awareness.Only Shiva.

LINGA
Vachana No. 23 to 45

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Vachana Text 26

Ariva ariya heali
Sadguru-naatha kuruha kaiyalli kottanalla.
Tanna aruhane maredu,
kuruhane poojisuva
naragurigala noadaa,
Chenna-sangama-deava.
-- Chenna-basavanna

26. ಅರಿವಿನ ಕುರುಹು

ಅರಿವ ಅರಿಯ ಹೇಳಿ
ಸದ್ಗುರುನಾಥ ಕುರುಹ ಕೈಯಲ್ಲಿ ಕೊಟ್ಟನಲ್ಲ.
ತನ್ನ ಅರುಹನೆ ಮರೆದು,
ಕುರುಹನೆ ಪೂಜಿಸುವ
ನರಗುರಿಗಳ ನೋಡಾ,
ಚೆನ್ನಸಂಗಮದೇವಾ.
-- ಚೆನ್ನಬಸವಣ್ಣ
ಸಹಾಯ : (ಸಾಲಿನ ನಂಬರ್ ಅನುಸರಿಸಿ)
2. ಕುರುಹು = ಗುರುತು, ಇಷ್ಟಲಿಂಗ
5. ನರ ಕುರಿ = ತಿಳಿಗೇಡಿ

 

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