101. Eat, thinking of Shiva

It’s not proper to eat in silence.
After offering the food to Linga, Shiva,
for every morsel going into the mouth,
one must say, ‘ I surrender to you, Shiva.’
Hankering after the pleasure subsides,
if one eats thinking of Kudala-sanga, Shiva.
— Basavanna



Let me offer the food to Shiva and then eat the same food as His prasaada or gift with blessings.


For every morsel of food I eat, I say, Shiva. Taking his name, I make sure I stay in awareness.

Vachana No. 100 to 104



Vachana Text 101

Moanadalumbudu aachaaravalla.
Lingaarpitava maadida balika,
tuttigomme Shiva-sharanenuttira beaku.
Koodala-sangana nenevutta undade.
-- Basavanna

101. ಕೂಡಲಸಂಗನ ನೆನೆಯುತ್ತ ಉಂಡರೆ

ಮೋನದಲುಂಬುದು ಆಚಾರವಲ್ಲ.
ಲಿಂಗಾರ್ಪಿತವ ಮಾಡಿದ ಬಳಿಕ,
ತುತ್ತಿಗೊಮ್ಮೆ ಶಿವ ಶರಣೆನುತ್ತಿರಬೇಕು.
ಕರಣವೃತ್ತಿಗಳು ಅಡಗುವವು,
ಕೂಡಲಸಂಗನ ನೆನೆವುತ್ತ ಉಂಡಡೆ.
-- ಬಸವಣ್ಣ


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