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Baahoora Bommanna (ಬಾಹೂರ ಬೊಮ್ಮಣ್ಣ)

Full Name: Baahoora Bommanna
Pen Name (Vachana Signature): Sangana Basavanna Saakshiyaagi Brahmeshwaralinga.
Kayaka (Occupation): A farmer


When water is poured on hot metal
is it taken in by heat or the metal?
If you know this you are body-linga-related.
When milk is about to boil and water is sprinkled on it
is it taken in by the milk or the vessel?
If you understand the finality of this
you are action-knowledge-soul related.
If you understand the inner truth of these two
then it is practice for action and union for knowledge.
This quality is play of Basavanna,
a play for those who know Brahmeshwaralinga.
[Vachana No.1852] [1]

Baahoora Bommanna belonged to Baahooru of Muddebihala taluk in Bijapur district. He was a farmer. 41 of his vachanas with the signature phrase Sangana Basavanna Saakshiyaagi Brahmeshwaralinga.

Closing your mouth can you eat through nose?
Closing your nose can you smell with your mouth?
Closing your eyes can you see with your ears?
Closing your ears can you hear with your eyes?
If you say soul is one for all these
it can be seen in its proper nature in its proper place.
Whatever sthala you believe in you must have faith in it.
This is devotion of Sanganabasavanna
This is the canvass to draw Brahmeshwaralinga.
[Vachana No.1859] [1]

With agriculture as you see the result in front of you.
With martial art as you conquer the enemies in front of you.
Knowing the path-of-good-action and secret of dharma
swim across the darkness of demonic karmas there
is nothing more than this to win.
This is faith of worshiper of Thing,
the relation of Sanganabasavanna.
This is the backdrop of faith to know Brahmeshwaralinga.
[Vachana No.1854] [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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