52. Thankless labour

As they go with measuring the quantity,
they get drained out;
does the measuring vessel get tired?
As they go on walking, they get tired;
does the path get tired?
As they go on with physical exercise, |
they get exhausted;
does the stick they use (for the exercise) get tired?
The ignorant devotee engaged
in worship of the Linga, gets tired;
does the Linga that he worships get tired?
Worship without awareness is futile,
Kudala-sangama-deva, Shiva,
like the work which goes unnoticed
and unpaid by the king.
— Basavanna

Insight

I’m tired because I have moved away from awareness.

Focus

Awareness is existence. Awareness is joy.

BHAKTI
Vachana No. 46 to 59

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Vachana Text 52

Alevutta alevutta balaluvarallade
kolaga balaluvade?
Nadevutta nadevutta balaluvarallade
batte balaluvade?
Shravava maadutta maadutta balaluvarallade
koalu balaluvade?
Nijavanariyada bhakta balaluvanallade
Linga balaluvade?
Koodala-sangama-deava arasariyada bittiyo!
-- Basavanna

52. ಬೇಡದ ಆಯಾಸ

ಅಳೆವುತ್ತ ಅಳೆವುತ್ತ ಬಳಲುವರಲ್ಲದೆ
ಕೊಳಗ ಬಳಲುವುದೆ?
ನಡೆವುತ್ತ ನಡೆವುತ್ತ ಬಳಲುವರಲ್ಲದೆ
ಬಟ್ಟೆ ಬಳಲುವುದೇ?
ಶ್ರವವ ಮಾಡುತ್ತ ಮಾಡುತ್ತ ಬಳಲುವರಲ್ಲದೆ
ಕೋಲು ಬಳಲುವುದೇ?
ನಿಜವನರಿಯದ ಭಕ್ತ ಬಳಲುವನಲ್ಲದೆ
ಲಿಂಗ ಬಳಲುವುದೆ?
ಕೂಡಲಸಂಗಮದೇವ ಅರಸರಿಯದ ಬಿಟ್ಟಿಯೋ!
- ಬಸವಣ್ಣ
ಸಹಾಯ : (ಸಾಲಿನ ನಂಬರ್ ಅನುಸರಿಸಿ)
2. ಕೊಳಗ =ಅಳೆಯುವ ಪಾತ್ರೆ
4. ಬಟ್ಟೆ =ದಾರಿ 5. ಶ್ರವ =ಕವಾಯತ್ತು
9. ಅರಸನ ಗಮನಕ್ಕೆ ಬಾರದ ಬಿಟ್ಟಿ ಕೆಲಸ

 

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