Uppara Gudiya Somidevayya
|Uppara Gudiya Somidevayya
|Pen Name (Vachana Signature):
If one is god why then
approach them who are engaged in worship?
If one thinks one has achieved absolute nirvana
why the thrill of joy in mingling with those who play, speak, and praise?
Why go to other people’s door and allow to be commanded to stop, to go away?
For the great soul there is no distinction of here and there
He is always blissful wherever he is and whatever he does.
For the sharana who knows Gaarudeshwaralinga
There are no illusions. [Vachana No.1530] 
Uppara Gudiya Somidevayya His 11 vachanas are available under the signature Gaarudeshvaralinga. They deal with the relationship between body and soul, the significance of prasaada, and coordination of action and knowledge.
If you say snake contains poison
is it to be found in all its organs?
Poison is to be found in its one proper place.
If you say earth contains treasures
is it hidden everywhere?
If you say god is whole in all kinds of religion
is he to be found in godless evil people too?
He is to be found only in truly liberated absolute viraktas.
One should know where the treasure is and dig for it.
One should know where the poison is and clamp the mouth that contains it.
One should know where god resides and worship.
Thus for this wish, group of wishes, have three kinds of pollution. If One mingles with those who know
it will fetch fame, profit and good for creation.
One who acts with knowledge
and become one with Gaarudeshwaralinga has great bliss. [Vachana No.1531] 
 "VACHANA" English Version Translation by: O.L. Nagabhushana Swamy,
ISBN: 978-93-81457-12-2, 2012, Pub: Basava Samithi, Basava Bhavana Benguluru 560001.
 Shivasharaneyaru, by: Shri Somashekhar Munavalli and Shri Siddhayya Puranik, 1994, Pub: Shree Basaveshwara Peetha, Karnataka University Dharwad-580003.
 Heaven of Equality, Transalted by: Dr. C. R.Yaravintelimath and Dr. M. M. Kalburgi, 2003, Pub: Shree Basaveshwara Peetha, Karnataka University Dharwad-580003.