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Gurupurada Mallayya (ಗುರುಪುರದ ಮಲ್ಲಯ್ಯ)

Full Name: Gurupurada Mallayya
Pen Name (Vachana Signature): Gurupurada Mallayya


My feet becoming foundation stone,
my legs becoming pillars,
my arms becoming supporting beams,
my skeleton becoming the structure,
my lips becoming inner doors,
my guru’s grace becoming linga,
my body becoming the centre stage,
my heart-lotus becoming worship,
my ears becoming windows,
my remembering tongue becoming bells,
my head becoming gold cupola,
my eyes becoming never fading lights,
my skin becoming pure enclosure,
my thought becoming food for you
thus existed, Gurupura Mailayya.
[Vachana No.1671] [1]

Gurusiddhadeva (c. 1400) has used his own name as signature and nothing is known about his life and 4 of his vachanas are available. They focus on fickleness of mind, and the stance of Shiva-devotion.

Looking at my mind
that changes shape every moment,
looking at my body that alters every day
fear rises in me always.
Looking at the mind
that thinks of the eternal in a minute
fear rises in me always.
This mind doesn’t let me think of you,
this mind has become the enemy, Gurupura Mallayya.
[Vachana No.1672] [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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