80. Cry, Oh Goat

Cry, oh goat, cry,
as they quote scriptures to take your life.
Cry in front of those well versed in the Vedas.
Cry in front of those well versed in the Shastras.
For making you cry, Kudala-sangama-deva, Shiva,
shall make them pay for it.
— Basavanna

Insight

No animal slaughter, even if scriptures prescribe it.

Focus

Peace for all – humans, plants, animals.

AACHAARA
Vachana No. 60 to 84

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Vachana Text 80

Maatina maatinge ninna kondiharendu,
ele hoate alu, kandaa!
Veadavanoadidavara munde alu, kandaa!
Shaastravanoadidavara munde alu, kandaa!
Neenattudakke takkudamaaduva
Koodala-sangama-deava.
-- Basavanna

80. ಅಳು, ಕಂಡಾ! ಎಲೆ ಹೋತೇ

ಮಾತಿನ ಮಾತಿಂಗೆ ನಿನ್ನ ಕೊಂದಿಹರೆಂದು
ಎಲೆ ಹೋತೇ ಅಳು, ಕಂಡಾ!
ವೇದವನೋದಿದವರ ಮುಂದೆ ಅಳು, ಕಂಡಾ!
ಶಾಸ್ತ್ರವನೋದಿದವರ ಮುಂದೆ ಅಳು, ಕಂಡಾ!
ನೀನತ್ತುದಕ್ಕೆ ತಕ್ಕುದ ಮಾಡುವ ಕೂಡಲಸಂಗಮದೇವ.
-- ಬಸವಣ್ಣ

 

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