70. Key to purity

Do not steal, do not kill.
Do not utter falsehood.
Do not get angry.
Do not be intolerant towards others.
Do not indulge in self-praise.
Do not find fault with others.
This is inner purity.
This is outer purity.
This is the way to win over our Kudala-sanga, Shiva.
— Basavanna

Insight

Violence, greed, falsehood, anger, jealousy, intolerance, self-adulation, finding fault with others. If these add-ons are eliminated awareness flows in.

Focus

Stripped of all add-ons what remains is awareness. Add-ons bring in impurity. Otherwise, awareness is untarnished.

AACHAARA
Vachana No. 60 to 84

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Vachana Text 70

Kalabeada, kolabeada,
husiya nudiyalu beada.
Muniya beada.
Anyarige asahya padabeada.
Tanna bannisa beada.
Idira haliyalu beada.
Ide antaranga shuddhi,
ide bahiranga shuddhi.
Ide namma Koodala-sangananolisuva pari.
-- Basavanna

70. ಬೇಡ, ಬೇಡ

ಕಳಬೇಡ, ಕೊಲಬೇಡ.
ಹುಸಿಯ ನುಡಿಯಲು ಬೇಡ.
ಮುನಿಯ ಬೇಡ.
ಅನ್ಯರಿಗೆ ಅಸಹ್ಯ ಪಡಬೇಡ.
ತನ್ನ ಬಣ್ಣಿಸ ಬೇಡ.
ಇದಿರ ಹಳಿಯಲು ಬೇಡ.
ಇದೇ ಅಂತರಂಗ ಶುದ್ಧಿ.
ಇದೇ ಬಹಿರಂಗ ಶುದ್ಧಿ.
ಇದೇ ನಮ್ಮ ಕೂಡಲಸಂಗನನೊಲಿಸುವ ಪರಿ.
-- ಬಸವಣ್ಣ

 

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