Lingayat believes only in Vachana scriptures
vachana of the elderly is the touchstone.
Have faith that vachana is the linga called Sadaashiva.
If you have faith, you are the victor.
Bitter to the palate, yet sweet to the stomach
the vachana of Koodalasanga's sharanas is like tasting neem
The Vedas shivered,
scriptures stood aside,
logic became dumb,
aagama just went away,
all because our Koodalasangayya
had his food in the house of untouchable Maadara Chennayya.
What if you read the Vedas,
listen to the scriptures, do chanting and perform penance?
What use all this
if you cannot touch the mind of Koodalasangayya?
Look, for the linga
The Veda is not proof,
shaastra is not proof
word is not proof.
dwelling in the proximity of the body
your sharana hid it in himself and used
found in the experience of the vachana
is in all the Vedas, aagamas, shaastras and puraanas.
not found in the experience of the vachana
is not there in all the Vedas, aagamas, shaastras and puraanas.
that is in the experience of the vachana
cannot be reached by all the Vedas, aagamas, shaastras and puraanas.
that is in the experience of the vachana
is beyond all the Vedas, aagamas, shaastras and puraanas,
Apramaana Koodalasangamadeva -2441
I shall put leather sheath to the Vedas
I shall put shackles on the shastras
I shall skin the back of Tarka
I shall cut off the nose of Agamas.
most generous Koodalasangamadeva
I am vassal of Maadara Chennayyas house. -359 
Shall I say scriptures are great?
They praise karma.
Shall I say the Vedas are great?
They tell of animal sacrifice.
Shall I say shruti is great?
It searches what is before one’s eyes.
As you are not in any of those, Koodalasangama,
You can be seen in nothing but three kinds of daasoha. -364 
In the cradle of ignorance placing the child of knowledge
tying the cradle up with the rope of the Vedas and scriptures
mother illusion sings a lullaby.
Unless the cradle breaks,
the rope tears and the lullaby stops
Guheshwara linga cannot be seen. -447 
The Vedas are Brahma’s make-believe,
the shaastras are Saraswatis vanity,
the Agamas are the sages’ imbecility,
the puranas are the ancients’ futility.
If one can know and negate these,
go beyond and stand in the truth of Guheshwara,
he is the truly liberated one. -607 
The Veda is matter of study,
shaastra is the gossip of the fair,
purana is the session of the rogues,
logic is the fight of goats,
bhakti is show for profit,’
and Guheshwara is the sublime beyond -609 
The Vedas were ruined, being unable to penetrate.
Shaastras were ruined, being unable to attain.
The puranas were ruined, being unable to fulfill.
The elders were ruined, being unable to know themselves.
Their intelligence ate them.
Guheshwara, how will they know you? -610 
The reading of an entire epic by Vyasa
cannot equal the recital of a single vachana of ours;
one hundred shatarudriya yagas cannot equal
the study of a hundred and eight vachanas of ours;
the chanting of a hundred thousand gay athri japa
cannot equal the recital of a thousand vachanas of ours,
Kapilasiddha Mallikaarjuna -969
The Vedas, Shastras, Aagamas, Puraanas
are all nothing more than
the husk of pounded paddy.
Why pound them or rinse them?
Once you sever the head of the wandering mind
its one sheer no-thingness, Chennamallikaarjuna. -1225 
Do not follow, do not follow the Vedas.
Do not linger, do not linger with shaastras.
Do not make use, do not make use of puraanas.
Do not strain, do not strain yourself following aagamas.
Hold the hand of Saurashtra Someshwara
and do not get tired, do not get tired caught in web of words. -1511
The Vedas are teachings of Brahmins.
Shaastras are words of marketplace.
Puraanas are gatherings of ruffians.
Agama is untrue word.
Logic, grammar and poetry are
languages of those who do not have linga on their body.
Thats why there is no one greater than
the spiritually experienced who knows himself, Kalideva. -1896 
 Number indicates at the end of each Vachana is from the book "Vachana", pub: Basava Samiti Bangalore 2012.
|Lingayat follows Monotheism||Lingayat does not believe in Heaven, Hell|
 From the book "Vachana", pub: Basava Samiti Bangalore 2012.