24. Wherever I look …

Wherever I look, I see only you, Shiva.
All this vast visible universe stretched out
is your very Self, Shiva.
You are Eyes to this universe.
You are Face to this universe.
You are Arms to this universe.
You are Feet to this universe,
Kudala-sangama-deva, Shiva.


Awareness all round. Shiva everywhere. I see a thing when it rises in awareness. This awareness is not located just in me; this awareness is universal. I experience seeing the moon because this distant moon, me, the space in between and beyond -- all these float in Awareness. If I were to see this universal awareness in the form of a giant, VIRAT PURUSHA, how do I describe this Shiva? Only a poet has the vision. Yes, a Sharana is a poet too.


I listen with my whole body. I’m listening. I’m Awareness. There is no border to this awareness, nor does it have a centre.

Vachana No. 23 to 45



Vachana Text 24

Ettetta noadidadattatta neene deava.
Sakala-vistaarada roohu neene deava.
Vishvato-chakshu neene deava.
Vishvato-mukha neene deava.
Vishvato-baahu neene deava.
Vishvato-paada neene deava,
— Basavanna

24. ಎಲ್ಲೆಲ್ಲೂ ನೀನೇ ಶಿವ

ಎತ್ತೆತ್ತ ನೋಡಿದಡತ್ತತ್ತ ನೀನೇ ದೇವ.
ಸಕಲವಿಸ್ತಾರದ ರೂಹು ನೀನೇ ದೇವ.
ವಿಶ್ವತೋಶ್ಚಕ್ಷು ನೀನೇ ದೇವ.
ವಿಶ್ವತೋಮುಖ ನೀನೇ ದೇವ.
ವಿಶ್ವತೋಬಾಹು ನೀನೇ ದೇವ.
ವಿಶ್ವತೋಪಾದ ನೀನೇ ದೇವ,
--- ಬಸವಣ್ಣ
ಸಹಾಯ : (ಸಾಲಿನ ನಂಬರ್ ಅನುಸರಿಸಿ)
2. ಸಮಸ್ತ ವಿಶ್ವದ ರೂಪ 3. ಚಕ್ಷು = ಕಣ್ಣು


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