How to stop the bad things and make world a better place ?
ಞ್ಯಾನದ ಬಲದಿಂದ ಅಞ್ಯಾನದ ಕೇಡು, ನೋಡಯ್ಯ
ಜ್ಯೋತಿಯ ಬಲದಿಂದ ತಮನ್ತದ ಕೇಡು, ನೋಡಯ್ಯ
ಸತ್ಯದ ಬಲದಿಂದ ಅಸತ್ಯದ ಕೇಡು, ನೋಡಯ್ಯ
ಪರುಷದ ಬಲದಿಂದ ಅವಲೊಹದ ಕೇಡು, ನೋಡಯ್ಯ
ಕೂಡಲ ಸನ್ಗನ ಶರಣರ ಅನುಭಾವದಿಂದ
ಎನ್ನ ಭವದ ಕೇಡು, ನೋಡಯ್ಯ.
GYAnada baladinda aGYAnada kEDu, nODayya
jyOtiya baladinda tamantada kEDu, nODayya
satyada baladinda asatyada kEDu, nODayya
paruShada baladinda avalohada kEDu, nODayya
kUDala sangana sharaNara anubhAvadinda
enna bhavada kEDu, nODayya.
By the power of knowledge, is the destruction of ignorance, You see.
By the power of light, is the destruction of darkness, You see.
By the power of truth, is the destruction of falsehood, You see.
By the power of paruSha stone, is the destruction of iron, You see.
By the experience of the refugees of Lord of kUDala sangama,
is the destruction of my birth cycle, You see.
1. There are lots of misdeeds happening in the world,
from petty crimes around the corner to across the world
under various banners. What is the solution for this ?
Should we take a weapon and fight ? How many ill-doers
can the weapon eliminate ? At one point even the clarity
who is miscreant may be lost or there would be new set
of miscreant coming up ! Looks like an endless battle ?!
basavaNNa gives beautiful solution. When the room is
dark, there is no point in fighting with the darkness
with all the vigor. One would only get exhausted. Just
light the lamp. You need not even ask the darkness to
leave ! That is the solution. Sew the good deeds.
Propagate the good knowledge sincerely. The poisonous
seeds may not find enough place to grow ! As there
were not seeds of goodness already in place the poisonous
one grew. As much is the spread of goodness so
much less would be the growth of negatives making the
world around us a better place to live.
2. The experience of the devotees is the prime thing
to thank for our spiritual well being. If the seers of
ancient times kept their knowledge to themselves, where
would all these advancements come from ? The reason
to venerate our great saints - like basavaNNa.
3. paruSha is a stone when touches the iron, the iron
object becomes golden. Used in alchemy.