Soddala Bacharasa (ಸೊಡ್ಡಳ ಬಾಚರಸ)
|Full Name:||Soddala Bacharasa|
|Pen Name (Vachana Signature):||Soddala|
|Kayaka (Occupation):||Secretary in the palace|
Gold conquers the most powerful of men,
woman conquers the most powerful of men,
the wealth conquers the most powerful of men.
Is there a man who is not conquered by the sight of gold?
Is there a man who is not conquered by the sight of woman?
Is there a man who is not conquered by the sight of wealth?
Alas! Woman, wealth and earth are the dust
blown in the world’s eye
and block their thoughts of you
Three-eyed Soddala. [Vachana No.2110] 
Soddala Bacharasa was very close to Bijjala and was a secretary in the palace. He was a devotee of Someshwara of Saurashtra. 102 of his vachanas with the signature Soddala are available.
Is he who eats and grows old a yogi?
Is he who cries for food a yogi?
Is he who weeps in sorrow a yogi?
Is he who suffers sickness of mind a yogi?
If you call them yogis, I shall cut your nose off instantly.
The yogi of yogis is Shivayogi Soddala.
Siddarama is the only Shivayogi. [Vachana No.2112] 
Lingadeva is the creator.
Shiva devotee is the most superior.
Not killing is dharma.
Rejecting anything earned through foul means is the rule.
Being without desire is the vow.
this is the right path, everything else false-
said Devaraaya Soddala. [Vachana No.2125] 
 "VACHANA" English Version Translation by: O.L. Nagabhushana Swamy, ISBN: 978-93-81457-12-2, 2012, Pub: Basava Samithi, Basava Bhavana Benguluru 560001.
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