103. Prasaada

To say ‘no’ is detachment.
To say ‘yes’ is the nature of the body.
Whatever comes to you, first offer it to Shiva,
then enjoy it as His gift.
This is the right conduct.
No harm should be caused to the body
which is Shiva’s gift.
This body is the instrument to obtain
Kudala-sangama-deva’s love.
— Basavanna

Insight

How do I become free from the thought of desirable and undesirable? I shall not seek anything or avoid anything.

Focus

Whatever comes to me, comes into awareness, is prasaada, Shiva’s gift.

PRASAADA
Vachana No. 100 to 104

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Vachana Text 103

Ollenembudu vairaagya.
Olivenembudu kaaya-guna.
Aava padaarthavaadadeanu?
Taaniddedege banduda
Lingaarpitava maadi bhoagisuvude aachaara.
Koodala-sangama-deavana olisabanda
prasaada kaayava kedisalaagadu.
-- Basavanna

103. ಪ್ರಸಾದ

ಒಲ್ಲೆನೆಂಬುದು ವೈರಾಗ್ಯ,
ಒಲಿವೆನೆಂಬುದು ಕಾಯಗುಣ.
ಆವ ಪದಾರ್ಥವಾದಡೇನು?
ತಾನಿದ್ದೆಡೆಗೆ ಬಂದುದ
ಲಿಂಗಾರ್ಪಿತವ ಮಾಡಿ ಭೋಗಿಸುವುದೆ ಆಚಾರ.
ಕೂಡಲಸಂಗಮದೇವನ ಒಲಿಸಬಂದ
ಪ್ರಸಾದ ಕಾಯವ ಕೆಡಿಸಲಾಗದು.
-- ಬಸವಣ್ಣ

 

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