Sharana Vachana about Basavanna

Out of the timeless Parashiva principle
Consiousness was born;
Embodiment of
That immaculate supramental consiousness
Is Basavanna; from him
Were Nāda, Bindu and Kalā
When these were made one, the incarnate light,
Integral, perfect, circular shaped,
Became the form of Linga,
Out of this Mahālinga arose
The fivefold Sādākhya. Therefore, I call
The timeless Sarana the Primal Linga,
Because Linga arose from Basavanna.
O Mahālinga Guru Sivasiddhēshvara Lord!
[1]

--Tontada Siddhalingeshvara

Basavanna is Beyond Time and Timelessness;
Basavanna is The three gods' root and soil;
Basavanna is The primal purity that transcends
Nāda, Bindu and Kalā.
Because that Nāda incarnate
Is Basavanna, I say, again and again,
Hail, O hail!
To Basavanna's feet:
Mark that, Chenna Mallikārjuna Lord!

--Akkamahadevi

ಗುರುವಾಗಿ ಬಂದೆನಗೆ ದೀಕ್ಷೆಯ ಮಾಡಿದಿರಿ,
ಲಿಂಗವಾಗಿ ಬಂದೆನ್ನ ಮನದ ಮಲಿನವ ಕಳೆದಿರಿ,
ಜಂಗಮವಾಗಿ ಬಂದೆನ್ನ ಪ್ರಪಂಚಕತನವ ಕಳೆದು ಪರಮ ಸೀಮೆಯ ಮಾಡಿದಿರಿ.
ಇಂತಿವೆಲ್ಲವೂ ಬಸವಣ್ಣನಾಗಿ ಎನಗೆ
ಪ್ರಸಾವ ನೀಡಿಸಲಹಿದ ಕಪಿಲಸಿದ್ದಮಲ್ಲಿಕಾರ್ಜುನ
ಇನ್ನೆನಗತಿಶಯವೇನೂ ಇಲ್ಲ.

-- -- ಸಿದ್ದರಾಮೇಶ್ವರ ಸವಸ[2]

[1]: Book “Essence of Shatsthala”, Vachana No 53 (Page No.32), Pub: Karnataka University, Dharwad, 1978.
[2]: 1311th Vachana in the 4th Volume, (Samagra Vachana-Samputa in 15 volumes) Publisher: Kannada Pustaka Pradikhara Govt of Karnataka, Bangalore, 2001.

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