All time is good, Each day is good


If our people ask
say that it is an auspicious moment,
say that the zodiac signs
and constellations match,
say that there is bond of relations,
say that today is better than tomorrow.
The reward of worshipping
Koodalasangamadeva will be yours. -Guru Basava/101 [1]

How can I regard those who depend
on such days as Monday, Tuesday, and
the holy nights like Shivaratri
for doing their linga worship,
as equal to the devotees of Shiva?

Is the day great or the linga great?
Those who forget the greatness of the linga,
and believe in the greatness of the day
are guilty of the five-fold deadly sins.
We should not see the face of such sinners.
Those who fast on Monday, Bhouma day,
Vyatipata day, Sankranti and Shivaratri
are condemned to eternal hell.
Therefore, we should not see the face of such sinners,
Koodala Chennasangayya. -Chennabasavanna/928 [1]

Do not say
then or today or some other time.
Today is the day
for him that say I surrender to Shiva,
Today is the day
for him that say I surrender to Hara.
Today is the day
for him that thinks our Koodalasanga
without break. - Guru Basava/8 [1]

Listen you ritualist, who worship linga
at dawn, noon and in the evening,
what is dawn and what is evening time to a devotee?
Our Koodala Chennasangamadeva
will not be pleased with the illusionists, who,
staying in the shade of the great Meru Mount,
look for their own shade. -Chennabasavanna/712[1]

I do not know the date or the day
I do not know the auspicious or the inauspicious moment.
knowing these, they talk of seven days and eighteen castes.
We do not know these.
We treat one night as a week and one day as another week.
the night as a day, light as a day
bhavi as one caste
bhakta as one caste.
We know only this
Basavapriya Koodalachennasangamadva- Sangameshwara Appanna/2047[1]

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

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