Sharanasthala endows an individual with the feeling and knowledge of God’s presence in his/her own soul and begins a direct dialogue with Shiva. This sublime feeling enables the seeker to see Shiva within himself/herself and in every other human being. The soul becomes filled with Shiva-Jnan, Shiva-Bhakti and Shiva-worship. Every thing becomes Shivamaya (filled with Shiva’s presence, and not Maya of illusion). At this stage one does not falter; one is self-sustained and self-aware of Shiva’s Grace.
 From the book "Vachana", pub: Basava Samiti Bangalore 2012.