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Baachikayakada Basavanna (ಬಾಚಿ ಕಾಯಕದ ಬಸವಣ್ಣ)

Full Name: Baachikayakada Basavanna
Pen Name (Vachana Signature): Basavapriya Viswakamatakke Kaalikavimala Rajeshwarallnga
Kayaka (Occupation): A carpenter


Pollution of race, clan and caste has undone millions.
Pollution of birth has undone endless millions.
Pollution of word has deceived uncountable millions of rishis.
Pollution of soul has undone Vishnu, Shiva and Brahma.
Not kiiowing that yaddrishtam tannashtam
acquiring and gathering karma
all the fourteen worlds are taking birth again and again.
These heretic mad people who cannot leave this world of pollution
Can they attain parabrahma?
That’s why un-reachable un-evident un-seen
not caught in the web of name-form-action
Basavapriya Vishwakarmatakke Kalikavimala Raajeshwaralinga
is not for others.
[Vachana No.1846] [1]

Baachikayakada Basavanna was a carpenter. 30 of his vachanas have been traced with the signature Basavapriya Viswakamatakke Kaalikavimala Rajeshwarallnga.

Will a diamond-body allow to be pierced by a needle?
Will a tusker allow sheep to hoot at him?
Will a determined soldier allow a cowered threaten him?
Once knowing this determined truth
will a linga-bodied allow his body
to be troubled by organs and other trivialities?
Having seen this
why need a mirror to see the jewel on the palm?
Having seen it why ask the others about it?
Having known this
Basavapriya Vishwakarmatakke Kaalikavirnala Raajeshwaralinga
has destroyed birth.
[Vachana No.1848] [1]


[1] "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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