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


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


Awareness is existence. Awareness is joy.

Vachana No. 46 to 59



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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