Lingayat does not believe in Heaven, Hell (Swarga Naraka)


Divine world and mortal world are not separate.
Uttering the truth is divine world,
uttering untruth is mortal world.
Righteousness is heaven, unrighteousness is hell.
This is the truth, and
Koodalasangamadeva, you are the witness. -231 [1]

Are the divine world and mortal world different?
Are there many worlds in this one world?
Shiva’s world is where Shiva-achara is.
Where the Shiva devotee is, there the divine world is.
The devotee’s yard is Varanasi,
his body is Kailasa.
This is the truth Koodalasangamadeva. -232[1]

They speak of Kailasa and the mortal world.
What is Kailasa, what is mortal world?
They say
the word is the same here and there
the deed is the same here and there
those from Kailasa are all gods
those from the mortal world are all mahaganas.
They say
there is no death for a thousand years in the world of gods
there is the endless cycle of birth and death in mortal world.
Seeing this our sharanas
giving least value to either of the worlds
rising above the matters of this world
realizing their origin,
uniting with the Great Light
attained nothingness in that Light
O Appannapriya Chennabasavanna -Lingamma/1361[1]

While linga is in the palm
that palm is Kailaasa, that linga is Shiva.
That�s why Kailaasa is here, Shiva is here.
Therefore thinking that there is some other silver hill called Kailaasa
Rudra staying there is Shiva
Do not fall into the delusion of going to and coming back from
If you do not have faith in the blessed linga of the body,
what faith can you have?
Brother, do not be scattered and fractured.
Knowing the relation between linga and body
within and without becoming one
as camphor becomes flame in union with flame
being touched by the linga in whole of the body
is beyond comparison, Saurashtra Someshwara. -Adayya/1482[1]

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

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