71. May my mind remain steady

I won’t kill animals.
I won’t yield to cravings.
I won’t seek another woman.
I know it’s not going to be easy.
May my mind remain still, like a measuring vessel.
Make it happen, Kudala-sangama-deva, Shiva.
— Basavanna

Insight

I resolve not to yield to cravings now. Next moment, cravings rush in. I admit my weakness. Only Shiva has to see to it that my mind remains steady.

Focus

Every time a thought crosses my mind, I say Shiva. This is the sure way to hang on to awareness no matter what thoughts float in, and not to be carried away.

AACHAARA
Vachana No. 60 to 84

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Vachana Text 71

Kollenayya praanigala.
Mellenayya baayichchege.
Ollenayya para-satiyara sangava.
Ballenayya munde todakuntembuda.
Ballada baayante onde manava maadi
nillendu nillisayya Koodala-sangama-deava.
-- Basavanna

71. ಹಿಂಸೆ ಬೇಡ

ಕೊಲ್ಲೆನಯ್ಯ ಪ್ರಾಣಿಗಳ.
ಮೆಲ್ಲೆನಯ್ಯ ಬಾಯಿಚ್ಚೆಗೆ.
ಒಲ್ಲೆನಯ್ಯ ಪರಸತಿಯರ ಸಂಗವ.
ಬಲ್ಲೆನಯ್ಯ ಮುಂದೆ ತೊಡಕುಂಟೆಂಬುದ.
ಬಳ್ಳದ ಬಾಯಂತೆ ಒಂದೇ ಮನವ ಮಾಡಿ,
ನಿಲ್ಲೆಂದು ನಿಲಿಸಯ್ಯ, ಕೂಡಲಸಂಗಮದೇವ.
-- ಬಸವಣ್ಣ
ಸಹಾಯ : (ಸಾಲಿನ ನಂಬರ್ ಅನುಸರಿಸಿ)
5. ಬಳ್ಳ = ಅಳೆಯುವ ಪಾತ್ರೆ 6. ನಿಲಿಸಯ್ಯ = ಮನಸ್ಸನ್ನು ಇರಿಸು

 

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