15. Guru’s touch
On burning coal,
if a blade of grass is placed,
the grass will be consumed by the burning coal.
On the Guru’s feet,
if the grass called one’s body is placed,
the whole body is
charged with Linga, the Shiva Consciousness,
— Jedara Dasimayya (http://shivasark.in/gurus-touch/ )
Dasimayya is on the mark when he talks about the grass and the burning goal. What about his observation about the seeker and the Guru?
In contact with the Guru, if the seeker becomes grass like ie with no individuality and no opinions, only then can the Guru reach him to the core of his being and the two become one.
So, as Jean Klein says listen, just listen.
Don’t even try to understand or remember, just listen.
When I read the Vachanas with this attitude, as Basavanna says, the Sharana who speaks to me through the Vachana opens up to me, For the moment I become one with Vachana, one with Sharana and one with Shiva.
That’s why Jedara Dasimayya says:
You offer me —
an elephant, no, I won’t have it.
wealth, no, I won’t have it.
a huge kingdom, no, I won’t have it.
Give me the wise sayings of your Sharanas.
If you grant me even for a moment their words,
Ramanatha, Shiva, you have given Yourself.
Shiva has given me his Sharanas’ words –the Vachanas.
Only, I’ve to listen, only listen.