65. Gulf apart

Desire does not subside.
Anger does not leave you.
Unless you give up speaking harshly
and stop finding faults in others,
where are you, where is Shiva?
Go away, you fool.
Until you realize that the world of birth-death-birth
that you live in is an area of darkness,
Where is Kudala-Sangayya,
Shiva and where are you, Oh fool?
— Basavanna


Let me know myself as I am and not as I wish to be. I am desire. I am anger. I am fear.


Let me watch my desire without judging it, without reacting. Just watch. As I watch, desire melts away, only the watcher who is all awareness prevails.

Vachana No. 60 to 84



Vachana Text 65

Aratavadagadu, kroadha tolagadu,
kroora kubhaashe kuhaka bidadannakka
neenettalu Shivanettalu marule.
Bhava-roagavemba timira tiliyadannakka
Koodala-sangayyanetta?Neenetta, marule?
-- Basavanna

65. ಕೂಡಲಸಂಗಯ್ಯನೆತ್ತ? ನೀನೆತ್ತ?

ಅರತವಡಗದು, ಕ್ರೋಧ ತೊಲಗದು.
ಕ್ರೂರ ಕುಭಾಷೆ ಕುಹಕ ಬಿಡದನ್ನಕ್ಕ
ನೀನೆತ್ತಲು ಶಿವನೆತ್ತಲು ಹೋಗತ್ತ ಮರುಳೆ.
ಭವರೋಗವೆಂಬ ತಿಮಿರ ತಿಳಿಯದನ್ನಕ್ಕ
ಕೂಡಲಸಂಗಯ್ಯನೆತ್ತ? ನೀನೆತ್ತ? ಮರುಳೇ!
-- ಬಸವಣ್ಣ
ಸಹಾಯ : (ಸಾಲಿನ ನಂಬರ್ ಅನುಸರಿಸಿ)
1. ಅರತು (ಆಸೆ) ಅಡಗದು 2. ಬಿಡದನ್ನಕ = ಬಿಡದವರೆಗೆ
4. ಭವ = ಹುಟ್ಟು-ಸಾವು-ಹುಟ್ಟು ; ತಿಮಿರ = ಕತ್ತಲೆ;
ತಿಳಿಯದನ್ನಕ್ಕ = ತಿಳಿಯದೆಇರುವವರೆಗೆ


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