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


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


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

Vachana No. 60 to 84



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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