49. What is it that Shiva loves?

They say Shiva is in love with naada, the sound.
No, Shiva is not a lover of naada, the sound.
They say Shiva is in love with the Vedas.
No, Shiva is not a lover of the Vedas.
Shiva is a lover of neither naada or Veda.
Our Kudala-sangama-deva, Shiva
is the lover of bhakti, devotion



No Vedas, no naada. Let me ever be in awareness, in loving awareness.


I love Shiva. Shiva loves me. I hug awareness. Awareness hugs me.

Vachana No. 46 to 59



Vachana Text 49

Naada-priya Shivanembaru,
Naada-priya Shivanallayya.
Veada-priya Shivanembaru,
Veada-priya Shivanallayya.
Naada-priyanoo alla,
Veada-priyanoo alla,
Bhkti-priyanamma Koodala-sangama-deava.
-- Basavanna

49. ಯಾವುದು ಪ್ರಿಯ?

ನಾದಪ್ರಿಯ ಶಿವನೆಂಬರು,
ನಾದಪ್ರಿಯ ಶಿವನಲ್ಲಯ್ಯ.
ವೇದಪ್ರಿಯ ಶಿವನೆಂಬರು,
ವೇದಪ್ರಿಯ ಶಿವನಲ್ಲಯ್ಯ
ನಾದಪ್ರಿಯನೂ ಅಲ್ಲ,
ವೇದಪ್ರಿಯನೂ ಅಲ್ಲ,
ಭಕ್ತಿಪ್ರಿಯ ನಮ್ಮ ಕೂಡಲಸಂಗಮದೇವ.
-- ಬಸವಣ್ಣ


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