Sharanas need to recognise and greet others by seeing them

What brings you here? Are you well?
If you speak such things, does your wealth fly off?
If you say, ‘do sit down, please’ does the ground cave in?
Would a quick word of welcome blow your head off?
If you have nothing to offer, and yet no virtue too,
would Koodalasangamadevayya shun
chopping your nose off? -Guru Basava/112 [1]

If spoken, must be like string of pearls.
If spoken, must be like luster of ruby
If spoken, must be like translucent crystal
If spoken, linga must say yes, yes in acceptance.
If you speak but do not act bound by it
how will Koodalasangamadeva cherish you? -Guru Basava/260 [1]

Word is the illuminated linga,
sound is the infinite principle,
the lips and palate box
ot tne snarana is oeyona
nada, bidnu and kale.
o fool,
the sharana of Guheshwara
will not be polluted with speech. -Allama Prabhu/592 [1]

A sharana’s greeting another sharana on seeing him
with folded hands, saying, ‘I bow to you’
is the characteristic of devotion;
a sharana’s greeting another sharana on seeing him
by touching his feet,
is the characteristic of devotion;
if a sharana does not greet another on seeing him
and behaves as if he has not seen him,
Koodala Chennasanga’s sharanas will not pardon him.
-Chennabasavanna/905 [1]

[1] Number indicates at the end of each Vachana is from the book "Vachana", pub: Basava Samiti Bangalore 2012.

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[1] From the book "Vachana", pub: Basava Samiti Bangalore 2012.