Determination in Spirituality!
Prayer of the Day
Prayer from Akka Mahadevi Vachana
ಛಲ ಬೇಕು ಶರಣಂಗೆ ಪರಧನವನೊಲ್ಲೆನೆಂಬ
ಛಲ ಬೇಕು ಶರಣಂಗೆ ಪರಸತಿಯನೊಲ್ಲೆನೆಂಬ
ಛಲ ಬೇಕು ಶರಣಂಗೆ ಪರದೈವವನೊಲ್ಲೆನೆಂಬ
ಛಲ ಬೇಕು ಶರಣಂಗೆ ಲಿಂಗ ಜಂಗಮ ಒಂದೇ ಎಂಬ
ಛಲ ಬೇಕು ಶರಣಂಗೆ ಪ್ರಸಾದ ದಿಟವೆಂಬ
ಛಲವಿಲ್ಲದವರ ಮೆಚ್ಚ ನಮ್ಮ ಕೂಡಲ ಸಂಗಮ ದೇವ
Song as Romanized text
Cala bEku sharaNaMge paradhanavanolleneMba
Cala bEku sharaNaMge parasatiyanolleMba
Cala bEku sharaNaMge paradaivavanolleMba
Cala bEku sharaNaMge liMga jaMgama oMdE eMba
Cala bEku sharaNaMge prasaada diTaveMba
Calavilladavara mecca namma kUDalasaMgamadEva
Meaning of the Prayer Song:
Determination is required for the sharana to say, "No" to wealth of others;
Determination is required for sharana to say, "No" to the wife of others;
Determination is required for the sharana to say, "No" to other divines;
Determination is required for the sharana to say, "Linga and devotees are same";
Determination is required for the sharana to say, "Grace is assured";
Our Divine of Kudalasangama does not appreciate those without determination!
1. Cala - determination; olle - decline;
2. if a person gets distracted towards the diversions on the way,
it is hard for that person to reach the destination.
In the same way, one may have good intention and interest too in the spiritual path.
However, if the person does not have the will to stand determined
against the impulses of wealth, women, fear, etc
to confidently say, "Lord Shiva will definitely bless me"