Do not ruin the body!
Prayer of the Day
Prayer from Akka Mahadevi Vachana
ತಾನಿದ್ದೆಡೆಗೆ ಬಂದುದ ಲಿಂಗಾರ್ಪಿತವ ಮಾಡಿ
ಒಲಿಸ ಬಂದ ಪ್ರಸಾದಕಾಯವ ಕೆಡಿಸಲಾಗದು.
Song as Romanized text
taan iddeDege baMduda liMgaarpitava maaDi
olisa baMda prasaadakaayava keDisalaagadu.
Meaning of the Prayer Song:
To refuse is stubbornness;
To accept is the physical nature;
Whatever the thing be,
that which comes to our own place,
offering that to the Shivalinga
and then enjoy it is the appropriate!
The body that came as the favor from
the Divine of Kudalasangama
shall not be ruined.
1. olle - refuse.
2. One extreme is to refuse things staying rigid, torturing the body.
The other extreme is to accept everything that is impulsive
like how the animals respond.
The appropriate way to lead life would be neither to run with
the greed behind the impulses, nor to live in rejection of everything,
but to stay contended offering everything that is coming our way
to the Lord Shiva and then accept it.
Because the body has been given to us by the immense Grace of Lord Shiva
to accomplish the Bliss with Him. It would be foolish to ruin it.