Basava



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The Lord of the Meeting Riv...

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“Listen, O lord of the meeting rivers,
things standing shall fall,
but the moving ever shall stay.”
Basava, The Lord of the Meeting Rivers: Devotional Poems of Basavanna

“The rich will make temples for Siva. What shall I, a poor man, do? My legs are pillars, the body the shrine, the head the cupola of gold.”
Basava

“In a brahmin house
where they feed the fire
as a god

when the fire goes wild
and burns the house

they splash on it
the water of the gutter
and the dust of the street,

beat their breasts
and call the crowd.

These men then forget their worship
and scold their fire,
O lord of the meeting rivers!”
Basava, The Lord of the Meeting Rivers: Devotional Poems of Basavanna



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