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Compassion is the root of religion!

Prayer of the Day

Prayer from Basavanna Vachana 


ದಯವಿಲ್ಲದ ಧರ್ಮವದೇವುದಯ್ಯಾ ?
ದಯವೇ ಬೇಕು ಸಕಲ ಪ್ರಾಣಿಗಳೆಲ್ಲರಲ್ಲಿ 
ದಯವೇ ಧರ್ಮದ ಮೂಲವಯ್ಯಾ !

Song as Romanized text


dayavillada dharmavadEvudayyA ?
dayavE bEku sakala prANigaLellaralli 
dayavE dharmada mUlavayyA !

Meaning of the Prayer Song:

What can be a religion, if it does not have compassion?
Compassion is the thing needed in all the lives.
Compassion is the root of the religion.
Divine of Kudalasangama will not appreciate what is otherwise.


1. olla - appreciate
2. The root of the religion is the compassion.
Indeed, God has given us the body, instruments, 
world and enjoyments, primarily due to the compassion on us.
We are incapable of returning the favour,
but can only live in the feeling of thanks to God.
3. c.f. தயாமூல தன்மம் - அப்பர்


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