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  1. Last 7 days
    1. Warning: Many native English speakers find who versus whom difficult and frequently get it wrong. This is also due to the fact that it is falling out of fashion and is often seen as archaic.
    2. The easy way to tell if you need who or whom is to substitute it for he or him and see which one makes sense.

      Yep, that's the trick that I use too :)

  2. Nov 2020
  3. Oct 2020
    1. Anti-Features

      I don't think this is what Anti-Features means. Here he's listing things that this tool lacks, some of them being good things, like the "Does not require updating every time a new Ruby version comes out". That's a feature, not an anti-feature!

      Check out how F-Droid uses the term. Anti-feature means things that are present that aren't wanted. Undesirable "features" that are present.

      Unless they are just implying (but not explicitly saying):

      Anti-features that are not included

    1. In agent-oriented programming the antonym is depender, though in general usage the common term dependent is used instead. There is no common language equivalent for dependee', however – other metaphors are used instead, such as parent/child. The circumlocutions “A depends on B” and “B is depended on by A” are much more common in general use than “A is the depender, B is the ' dependee ”.
    1. Logistically speaking, I suppose "depender" and "dependee" would be more accurate, though neither of those are proper english words as far as I know.
  4. Sep 2020
  5. Aug 2020
    1. "Great Time sits enamoured at your feet" Time is personified as an unrequited lover figure who admires the beauty of the statue. As the statue is permanent being who does not bend at Time's will, Time pleads to the statue to speak. The statue's feet are permanently locked into the ground despite's Time's efforts.

    1. Here's what 20 seconds of googling turned up: University of Rochester Grammar Style Guide oh hey look, a stackoverflow thread The truth about grammar: bailout versus bail out and there are so many more...
    1. I think the conjugation is particularly helpful to see why it should be two separate words: "log in" -> "logging in" -> "logged in"
    2. Perhaps someone should give an example of when 'into' is ever correct. "Turn into bed" is definitely incorrect, unless one is morphing into the form of a bed. But what about "he fell into the hole", "she went into the house", or "Star Trek Into Darkness"?
    1. Lie: I felt sick, so I lay down.Here’s where it can get a bit tricky. The past tense of lie is lay, but not because there is any overlap between the two verbs. So when you say, “I lay down for a nap,” you’re actually using the verb lie, not lay, despite the way it sounds.
    1. “Blogging” has a poor brand within many high status employers, whereas “memos” and “essays” do not. Try to categorize your writing as these things rather than a blog post.

      Interesting alternatives for the word "blogging"

  6. Jul 2020
    1. source | edit | rollback | link

      I can see (here) another reason people might incorrectly spell the verb roll back as "rollback": because they are including it in a list of other single-word words separated only by spaces. If one were to include the space in "roll back" as it should have, then it would "break" this meaningful-whitespace design/layout.

    1. set up

      This is the past participle of the verb "to set up".

      Also: do a web search for "be set up" vs "be setup".

    2. The verb set up, on the other hand, is usually found as an open compound (two words, no hyphen) in both American and British English.
  7. Jun 2020
    1. Either, plus presumably "bug-fix." The word has almost surely been coined multiple times by people who hadn't heard it before, because the utility is obvious. In some universe where English was required to always make sense, the one-word or hyphenated forms would be the most likely, since two words implies that "bug" is an adjective.
    2. It’s a “bug” and you “fix” it - so properly, in English, it’s a “bug fix” - but very often it’s shortened to “bugfix”.
  8. May 2020
    1. The element dem in epidemic, endemic, and pandemic comes from the ancient Greek word demos, which meant people or district:

      Interesting how a word (pandemic) that literally means "all people" has ended up (only) meaning a disease that effects all people. Yet nowhere in the word does it say anything about a disease.

    1. Is "customizability" an English word? Yes. It is a root word in English, "custom," with English suffixes added according to the rules of English morphology. So even if it isn't in the dictionary, it is a perfectly legitimate English word.
    2. Customizability is a popular word that arose of jargon in software and computer related circles . It is not yet a formally recognized and would not be correct utilized it is not yet a formally recognized and would not be correct utilized in formal writing outside of its common reference to the flexibility of a design and it's ability to be altered to fit the user.
    1. except, as anticipated a little earlier, any custom services

      This seems like it might not be the correct way to use "anticipated". Seems like it is meaning "as mentioned earlier". Certainly an uncommon usage, anyway.

  9. Apr 2020
    1. the spelling "Web site" (and the less questionable "web site") is an anachronism from the 1990s that is still in use by the NYT and some other conservative print media in the US while most others (including the online sections of the NYT!) today use "website".
    2. Website is not a proper noun (as opposed to the Internet), hence not capitalized.
    3. English tends to build new compound nouns by simply writing them as separate words with a blank. Once the compound is established (and the original parts somewhat "forgotten"), it's often written as one word or hyphenated. (Examples: shoelaces, aircraft...)
    4. Web site / website seems to be somewhat in a transitional stage, being seen as an "entity" that web page hasn't reached yet. Depending on which dictionary you check you will find web site and website, but only web page, not webpage.
    1. The non-extension page, example.html

      Identifying something by what it is not: Thought it was interesting how they call it a "non-extension page" to clarify that it's not an extension page. I guess that might be the clearest way to clarify that.

  10. Mar 2020
  11. Feb 2020
    1. The beforn seyd creatur was mech comfortyd bothe in body and in sowle be this good mannys wordys and gretly strengthyd in hir feyth. And than sche was bodyn be owyr Lord for to gon to an ankres in the same cyté whych hyte Dame Jelyan. And so sche dede and schewyd hir the grace that God put in hir sowle of compunccyon, contricyon, swetnesse and devocyon, compassyon wyth holy meditacyon and hy contemplacyon, and ful many holy spechys and dalyawns that owyr Lord spak to hir sowle, and many wondirful revelacyons whech sche schewyd to the ankres to wetyn yf ther wer any deceyte in hem, for the ankres was expert in swech thyngys and good cownsel cowd gevyn. The ankres, heryng the mervelyows goodnes of owyr Lord, hyly thankyd God wyth al hir hert for hys visitacyon, cownselyng this creatur to be obedyent to the wyl of owyr Lord God and fulfyllyn wyth al hir mygthys whatevyr he put in hir sowle yf it wer not ageyn the worshep of God and profyte of hir evyn cristen, for, yf it wer, than it wer nowt the mevyng of a good spyryte but rathyr of an evyl spyrit. The Holy Gost mevyth nevyr a thing ageyn charité, and, yf he dede, he wer contraryows to hys owyn self, for he is al charité. Also he mevyth a sowle to al chastnesse, for chast levars be clepyd the temple of the Holy Gost, and the Holy Gost makyth a sowle stabyl and stedfast in the rygth feyth and the rygth beleve. And a dubbyl man in sowle is evyr unstabyl and unstedfast in al hys weys. He that is evyrmor dowtyng is lyke to the flood of the see, the whech is mevyd and born abowte wyth the wynd, and that man is not lyche to receyven the gyftys of God. What creatur that hath thes tokenys he muste stedfastlych belevyn that the Holy Gost dwellyth in hys sowle. And mech mor, whan God visyteth a creatur wyth terys of contrisyon, devosyon, er compassyon, he may and owyth to levyn that the Holy Gost is in hys sowle. Seynt Powyl seyth that the Holy Gost askyth for us wyth mornynggys and wepyngys unspekable, that is to seyn, he makyth us to askyn and preyn wyth mornynggys and wepyngys so plentyuowsly that the terys may not be nowmeryd. Ther may non evyl spyrit gevyn thes tokenys, for Jerom seyth that terys turmentyn mor the devylle than don the peynes of helle. God and the devyl ben evyrmor contraryows, and thei schal nevyr dwellyn togedyr in on place, and the devyl hath no powyr in a mannys sowle. Holy Wryt seyth that the sowle of a rytful man is the sete of God, and so I trust, syster, that ye ben. I prey God grawnt yow perseverawns. Settyth al yowr trust in God and feryth not the langage of the world, for the mor despyte, schame, and repref that ye have in the world the mor is yowr meryte in the sygth of God. Pacyens is necessary unto yow for in that schal ye kepyn yowr sowle." Mych was the holy dalyawns that the ankres and this creatur haddyn be comownyng in the lofe of owyr Lord Jhesu Crist many days that thei were togedyr.

      Margery's meeting with Julian

    1. all

      First of all,

    2. as

      "as" is not necessary here. This is very minor mistake but since you are doing excellent job I am going to point out any mistake I find to contribute the project towards perfection.

    1. data is collected

      data that is collected, or data collected

    2. and applications to forecasting and estimation of dynamic causal effects.

      and its applications to forecasting and estimation of dynamic causal effects.

      The word "its" is necessary since it refers to the noun econometric techniques.

    1. Entreaties

      An unfamiliar word, I searched the definition to better understand the excerpt. One definition according to the OED: An earnest or humble request. Also: the action of making such a request; supplication. Here he uses a word with a very innocent connotation to describe what his mother has asked of him. In most traditional texts, prior to the novel, women always seemed to be portrayed as innocent and truthful. His mother is being portrayed here in that exact manner. As a result, this further enhances the idea that this text still contains elements of traditional pre novel texts.

      "entreaty, n." OED Online, Oxford University Press, December 2019, www.oed.com/view/Entry/62972. Accessed 12 February 2020.

      Mowat, Diane, and Daniel Defoe. Robinson Crusoe. Oxford University Press Canada, 2008.

    1. mail box

      Yes! Someone calling it a mail box instead of an inbox. You rarely see this. (But this might be because they are native to a different country, India.)

  12. Dec 2019
    1. [...] means that some text is missing. Brackets are necessary to avoid confusion. Without brackets, the reader might think that the original author used ellipsis. And the last thing we want when we quote text is to confuse the reader.
    1. Falkland

      Lucius Cary, 2nd Viscount of Falkland (c. 1610-1643), fought on the Royalist side during the Civil War and was killed in action at the First Battle of Newbury.

    2. and the field on which that patriot fell.

      Victor is referring to Chalgrove Field in Oxfordshire, where the revolutionary leader John Hampden was fatally wounded in a battle with Royalist leader Prince Rupert.

    3. Charles I.

      In 1642, the absolutist monarch Charles I of England (1600-1649) gathered forces loyal to him, and used Oxford as a home base to combat the rebelling Parliamentarian Forces led by the Earl of Essex, Thomas Fairfax, and Oliver Cromwell. The conflict culminated in the execution of the monarch for treason in 1649. See Ann Hughes, The Causes of the English Civil War 2nd ed (New York: Palgrave Macmillon, 1998).

    4. Hampden

      Victor's admiration for John Hampden (1595-1643)--a leading English dissident opposing Charles I in the early years of the English Revolution--sits uneasily with his earlier nostalgia for the days of Charles I. Where the Creature had shown a consistent and clear sympathy with the radical Enlightenment, Victor seems as confused about the reactionary and progressive elements of the English past as he had about the modern and premodern versions of "natural philosophy" in the history of science. See also Iain Crawford, "Wading Through Slaughter: John Hampden, Thomas Gray, and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein," Studies in the Novel, 20.3 (1988): 249-61.

    5. we proceeded to Oxford

      No university in Europe could have been more the opposite of the University of Ingolstadt (where Victor learned his science) than Oxford University, the seat of theological learning and a holdout against any form of Enlightenment sciences. Victor is also initially nostalgic for the days of Charles I when the absolute monarch was beleaguered in the early years of the English Revolution (1642-1659). He later praises the republican opponent of Charles I, John Hampden. What version of England's political past Mary Shelley means to commemorate in this chapter remains an interesting question.

    6. Gower

      Sir Thomas Gower, 2nd Baronet (c. 1605–1672) twice served as the High Sheriff of Yorkshire and supported the Royalist cause during the Civil War. In his 1823 edition of Shelley's novel, her father William Godwin changed "Gower" to "Goring," the name of another Royalist leader in the Civil War, and the 1823 change is retained in the 1831 revision of the novel.

    1. Goring

      George Goring, 1st Earl of Norwich (1608-1657), was an English politician and soldier, supporting Charles I against Parliament and an aggressive military strategist. His reputation for insubordination and "insolence" led the great English historian Lord Clarendon to remark that he "would, without hesitation, have broken any trust, or done any act of treachery to have satisfied an ordinary passion or appetite" [in Lord Clarendon, History of the Rebellion (1702-4)]. In editing the 1818 version of the novel in 1823, William Godwin had changed "Gower" in Mary Shelley's original text to "Goring," doubtless following Clarendon's History. The 1818 text had referred to another Royalist supporter of Charles I, Sir Thomas Gower, 2nd Baronet (1594-1651).

  13. Nov 2019
    1. Because they're more integrated and try to serialize an incomplete system (e.g. one with some kind of side effects: from browser/library/runtime versions to environment to database/API changes), they will tend to have high false-negatives (failing test for which the production code is actually fine and the test just needs to be changed). False negatives quickly erode the team's trust in a test to actually find bugs and instead come to be seen as a chore on a checklist they need to satisfy before they can move on to the next thing.
  14. Oct 2019
    1. So don’t assume that there’s something wrong with your kid every time he’s anxious or upset. Our teenagers — and their brains — are up to the challenges of modern life.

      Stress is part of life and our brains need the new things that come out as we modernize because we have to keep on learning.

    1. Australian-ness. Australians, like the Scots, tend to call a spade a spade. The English aren’t usually so direct. Englishness is all about subtlety and insinuation.  Over the centuries, they have refined their public discourse and developed high-level, advanced techniques like (damning with) faint praise.

      True, it was very annoying to work with the English on software projects...

  15. Sep 2019
    1. This phrase book is aimed to help newcomers to the U.S understand what some popular local idioms really mean.

      A nice little phrase guide to US English.

  16. Jul 2019
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    1. 注意!wait(for)有強調「時間流逝」或「遲到」的意味,在此不適用。

      see expect

  18. May 2019
    1. So don’t assume that there’s something wrong with your kid every time he’s anxious or upset. Our teenagers — and their brains — are up to the challenges of modern life.

      Stress is part of life and our brains need the new things that come out as we modernize because we have to keep on learning.

    1. Why Speak If You Don't Need to? The-Case for a Listening Approach to Beginning Foreign Language Learning.

  19. Apr 2019
    1. “But beyond the pleasure of Dreyer’s prose and authorial tone, I think there is something else at play with the popularity of his book,” he explained. “To put it as simply as possible, the man cares, and we need people who care right now.”

      I believe that the main reason why Benjamin Dreyer's Dreyer's English: an Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style is so well-read, is that he's funny.

      The humor is dry as a paper board, for example:

      The NSA may be reading your emails and texts, but I’m not. If you prefer “Hi John” to “Hi, John,” you go right ahead.

      and:

      For the sake of clarity, we use hyphens to helpfully link up a pair or passel of words preceding and modifying a noun, as in: first-rate movie fifth-floor apartment middle-class morality nasty-looking restaurant all-you-can-eat buffet However, convention (a.k.a. tradition, a.k.a. consensus, a.k.a. it’s simply how it’s done, so don’t argue with it) allows for exceptions in some cases in which a misreading is unlikely, as in, say: real estate agent high school students And though you may, now that you’re staring at these constructions, wonder worryingly about the reality of that estate agent or the sobriety of those school students, I’d urge you to stop staring and move on. (Staring at words is always a bad idea. Stare at the word “the” for more than ten seconds and reality begins to recede.)

      Another thing, Dreyer is both funny and witty. Here's a bonus example of this:

      As a lexicographer friend once confided over sushi, the dictionary takes its cues from use: If writers don’t change things, the dictionary doesn’t change things. If you want your best-seller to be a bestseller, you have to help make that happen. If you want to play videogames rather than video games, go for it. I hope that makes you feel powerful. It should.

  20. Mar 2019
    1. “Bartleby, the Scrivener,” Herman Melville

      Ms. Massicot assigned this novella in her English class my junior year in high school. Fifty years later, Bartleby still informs my decision making everyday. Especially when responding to academics and educational institutions.

  21. Feb 2019
    1. ಹಾಲೆಂಜಲು ಪೆ[ಯ್ಯ]ನ, ಉದಕವೆಂಜಲು ಮತ್ಸ್ಯದ,ಪುಷ್ಪವೆಂಜಲು ತುಂಬಿಯ,ಎಂತು ಪೂಜಿಸುವೆ ಶಿವಶಿವಾ, ಎಂತು ಪೂಜಿಸುವೆಈ ಎಂಜಲನತಿಗಳೆವಡೆ ಎನ್ನಳವಲ್ಲ.ಬಂದುದ ಕೈಕೋ ಕೂಡಲಸಂಗಮದೇವಾ.

      The calf’s leftover, The milk The fish’s leftover, The water The bee’s leftover The flower How can I worship? O Shiva! Shiva! How can O worship? To get over Leftovers! Is beyond me Take whatever comes O Kudalasangama Deva —Basavanna

      Source

    1. ಮುನಿದೆಯಾದಡೆ ಒಮ್ಮೆ ಜರೆದಡೆ ಸಾಲದೆಅಕಟಕಟಾ, ಮದನಂಗೆ ಮಾರುಗೊಡುವರೆಹಗೆಗೆ ಮಾರುಗೊಟ್ಟು ನಿನ್ನವರನೊಪ್ಪಿಸುವರೆಕೂಡಲಸಂಗಮದೇವಾ

      When angry, Isn’t it enough to jeer at me once? I Alas! Is it right To hand me over to love-god How can you hand over Your people By yielding to your foe? O Lord Kudalasangama -Basavanna

      Source

    1. ಹಂದಿಯೂ ಮದಕರಿಯೂ ಒಂದೇ ದಾರಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಸಂಧಿಸಿದಡೆ ಹಂದಿಗಂಜಿ ಮದಕರಿ ಕೆಲಕ್ಕೆ ಸಾರಿದಡೆ ಈ ಹಂದಿಯದು ಕೇಸರಿಯಪ್ಪುದೆ ಚೆನ್ನಮಲ್ಲಿಕಾರ್ಜುನಾ ?

      When a pig and and an inebriated elephant Meet on the same road If the the elephant moves aside Will the pig become a lion? O Channamallikarjuna

      -Akkamahadevi

      Source

    1. ಅಮೃತಕ್ಕೆ ಹಸಿವುಂಟೆ ? ಜಲಕ್ಕೆ ತೃಷೆಯುಂಟೆ ?ಮಹಾಜ್ಞಾನಸ್ವರೂಪಂಗೆ ವಿಷಯವುಂಟೆ ?ಸದ್ಗುರುಕಾರುಣ್ಯವ ಪಡೆದು ಲಿಂಗಾರ್ಚನೆಯಂ ಮಾಡುವಮಹಾಭಕ್ತಂಗೆ ಬೇರೆ ಮುಕ್ತಿಯ ಬಯಕೆ ಉಂಟೆ ?ಅವರುಗಳಿಗೆ ಅದು ಸ್ವಯಂಭು ಸಹಜಸ್ವಭಾವ.ಇನ್ನು ತೃಪ್ತಿ ಅಪ್ಯಾಯನ ಅರಸಲುಂಟೆ ?ಉರಿಲಿಂಗಪೆದ್ದಿಪ್ರಿಯ ವಿಶ್ವೇಶ್ವರಾ.

      Is the drink of immortals hungry? Is water thirsty? Does Ultimate Knowledge embodied Have lust? The great Bhakta On whom the true guru has bestowed Compassion and performs Linga worship: Dis he have any other desire For liberation? For such ones It is born of itself and their nature Why search for for source of contentment? O Vishweswara dear to Urilingapeddi

      Source

    1. ಸಿಡಿಲುಹೊಯ್ದ ಬಾವಿಗೆ ಸೋಪಾನವುಂಟೆ ? ಷಡುವರ್ಣರಹಿತಂಗೆ ಬಣ್ಣವುಂಟೆ ? ಕಡಲದಾಂಟಿದವಂಗೆ ಹರುಗೋಲುಂಟೆ ? ಬಿಡದೆ ಕಟ್ಟಿದ ಒರೆಗೆ ಸಂಧಾನವುಂಟೆ ? ಒಡಲಿಲ್ಲದವಂಗೆ ಒಡವೆಯುಂಟೆ ? ನುಡಿಯುಂಟೆ ಎಮ್ಮ ಅಜಗಣ್ಣದೇವಂಗೆ ?

      Does the thunder-hit well have any steps? Does someone rid of six hues have any color? Does someone ,after crossing the sea, have any boat? Does the scabbard put away have any use? Does someone without the body have any ornament? Does our Ajagannadeva have any language?

      -Muktayakka

      Source

    1. ಅಂಜಿದಡೆ ಮಾಣದು, ಅಳುಕಿದಡೆ ಮಾಣದು,ವಜ್ರಪಂಜರದೊಳಗಿದ್ದಡೆ ಮಾಣದು, ತಪ್ಪದುವೋ ಲಲಾಟಲಿಖಿತ.ಕಕ್ಕುಲತೆಗೆ ಬಂದಡೆ ಆಗದು ನೋಡಾ.ಧೃತಿಗೆಟ್ಟು, ಮನ ಧಾತುಗೆಟ್ಟಡೆ ಅಪ್ಪುದು ತಪ್ಪದು,ಕೂಡಲಸಂಗಮದೇವಾ.

      If you get afraid It will not leave you If you falter It will not leave you If you are in a diamond cage It will not leave you You cannot prevent What is inscribed on your forehead Look! All your likes and wants Do not work Even if the mind loses firmness And its sap, What should happen Is unavoidable O Lord Kudalasangama -Basavanna

      Source: HS Shiva Prakash

    1. ಹಗಲು ನಾಲ್ಕು ಜಾವ ಅಶನಕ್ಕೆ ಕುದಿವರು.ಇರುಳು ನಾಲ್ಕು ಜಾವ ವ್ಯಸನಕ್ಕೆ ಕುದಿವರು.ಕಂಡವರ ಕಂಡು ಮಂಡೆಯ ಬೋಳಿಸಿಕೊಂಬುವರು.ಉಂಬುವರ ಕಂಡು ಉಂಬುವರು.ಪುಣ್ಯಕ್ಷೇತ್ರ ಪುರುಷಕ್ಷೇತ್ರ,ಅಷ್ಟವಿಧಾರ್ಚನೆ ಷೋಡಶೋಪಚಾರವೆಂಬುದಲ್ಲದೆತಮ್ಮ ನಿಧಾನವ ಸಾಧಿಸುವ ಭೇದವನರಿಯದೆಷಡುಸ್ಥಲಜ್ಞಾನಿಗಳೆಲ್ಲಾ ಸತ್ತರಲ್ಲಾ ಗುಹೇಶ್ವರಾ.

      During four quarters of the day They fret and fume for food During four quarters of the night They fret and fume for misery When they see others shave off their heads They shave off their heads When they see others eating They eat Talking about places of pilgrimage Eight and sixteen types of worship Unable to puzzle out How to find their own treasure The experts of six-phased system Perished O Goggeshwara

      Source: HS Shiva prakash

    1. ಅಯ್ಯಾ ನೀನೆನಗೆ ಗುರುವಪ್ಪಡೆ, ನಾ ನಿನಗೆಶಿಷ್ಯನಪ್ಪಡೆ,ಎನ್ನ ಕರಣಾದಿ ಗುಣಂಗಳ ಕಳೆದು,ಎನ್ನ ಕಾಯದ ಕರ್ಮವ ತೊಡೆದು,ಎನ್ನ ಪ್ರಾಣನ ಧರ್ಮವ ನಿಲಿಸಿ,ನೀನೆನ್ನ ಕಾಯದಲಡಗಿ, ನೀನೆನ್ನ ಪ್ರಾಣದಲಡಗಿನೀನೆನ್ನ ಭಾವದಲಡಗಿ, ನೀನೆನ್ನ ಕರಸ್ಥಲಕ್ಕೆಬಂದುಕಾರುಣ್ಯವ ಮಾಡಾ ಗುಹೇಶ್ವರಾ

      O master, if you are my guru And I, your desciple Rid me of the qualities of my senses Remove the karma of my body Eliminate the ways of my prana Stop the ways of my prana Hide in my body Hide in my prana Hide in my imagination Come on to my palm Bestow compassion on me Goggeshwara

      -Allamaprabhu

      Source: HS Shiva Prakash

    1. ಹಾಲು ತುಪ್ಪವ ನುಂಗಿ ಬೇರಾಗಬಲ್ಲುದೆ ? ಸೂರ್ಯಕಾಂತದ ಅಗ್ನಿಯನಾರು ಭೇದಿಸಬಲ್ಲರು ? ಅಪಾರಮಹಿಮ ಚೆನ್ನಮಲ್ಲಿಕಾರ್ಜುನಾ, ನೀನೆನ್ನೊಳಡಗಿಪ್ಪ ಪರಿಯ ಬೇರಿಲ್ಲದೆ ಕಂಡು ಕಣ್ದೆರೆದೆನು.

      After swallowing the ghee Can milk be apart from it? Who can separate the sunstone From its fire? O Channamallikarjuna Of numberless glories I saw How you are hidden in me Without being apart And opened My Eyes -Akkamahadevi

      Source: HS Shiva Prakash

    1. ಈಶಲಾಂಛನವ ತೊಟ್ಟು ಮನ್ಮಥವೇಷಲಾಂಛನವ ತೊಡಲೇತಕ್ಕೆ ?ಇದು ನಿಮ್ಮ ನುಡಿ ನಡೆಗೆ ನಾಚಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲವೆ ?ಅಂದಳ ಛತ್ರ, ಆಭರಣ, ಕರಿತುರಗಂಗಳ ಗೊಂದಣವೇತಕ್ಕೆ ?ಅದು ಘನಲಿಂಗದ ಮೆಚ್ಚಲ್ಲ, ಎಂದನಂಬಿಗ ಚೌಡಯ್ಯ

      After wearing the mark of the lord Why wear that of love-god? Isn’t this a shame On your words and deeds?

      Wagons, parasols, ornaments Horses and elephants -Why all this mess?

      It is not pleasing To Linga, the Absolute

      Says Chowdayya, the Boatman

      Chowdayya the Boatman

      Source: HS Shiva prakash

    1. ಎಣ್ಣೆಯಿದ್ದು ಎಳ್ಳು ನನೆಯದ ಭೇದವಕಿಚ್ಚಿದ್ದು ಕಲ್ಲು ಸಿಡಿಯದೆ ಭೇದವಕಾಮವಿದ್ದು ಕನ್ನೆಯನನುಭವಿಸದ ಭೇದವಪರವಿದ್ದು ಪ್ರಾಣನ ಪ್ರಕೃತಿಯ ಹರಿಯದ ಭೇದವನರರೆತ್ತ ಬಲ್ಲರೈ? ರಾಮನಾಥ.

      The secret of sesame seed Not drenching in spite of Having oil; Of stone not exploding in spite of Having heat; Of not enjoying the virgin In spite of having lust; Of not cutting off breath and nature In spite of being beyond How can mortals understand this? O Ramanatha -Dasimayya the Weaver

      Source: HS Shiva prakash

    1. ಕೂಟದಿಂದ ಕೂಸು ಹುಟ್ಟುವಡೆಬ್ರಹ್ಮನ ಆಟಕೋಟಲೆಯೇಕೆ ?ಸ್ಥಿತಿ ಆಟದಿಂದ ನಡೆವಡೆವಿಷ್ಣುವಿನ ಭೂತಹಿತವೇಕಯ್ಯಾ ?ಘಾತಕದಿಂದ ಕೊಲುವಡೆರುದ್ರನ ಆಸುರವೇತಕ್ಕೆ ?ಇಂತಿವೆಲ್ಲವೂ ಜಾತಿಯುಕ್ತವಲ್ಲದೆತಾ ಮಾಡುವ ನೀತಿಯುಕ್ತವಲ್ಲ.ಇದಕಿನ್ನಾವುದು ಗುಣ ?ಭೇದಿಸಾ, ಗೂಡಿನ ಗುಮ್ಮಟನೊಡೆಯ ಅಗಮ್ಯೇಶ್ವರಲಿಂಗ.

      If the baby is born of sexual union Why Brahma’s boast? If existence is all play Why Vishnu’s kindness to beings? If killing is though treachery Why Rudra’s monstrous cruelty? Because all these are birth-dependant They are not made of our deeds Where is virtue in this? Penetrate this secret Agamyeshwara, Lord of Gummata -Manu Muni Gummatadeva

      Source: HS Shiva Kumar

    1. ಸರ್ವಾಂಗಲಿಂಗವಾದ ಶರಣನ ಕಾಯಆವ ದೇಶದಲ್ಲಿ ಆಳಿದಡೇನು?ಎಲ್ಲಿ ಆಳಿದಡೇನುರಿ ಉಳಿದಡೇನು?ಕಾಯ ಉಳಿಯದೆ ಬಯಲಾದಡೇನು?ಅದೇತರಲ್ಲಿ ಹೋದಡು ಲಿಂಗೈಕ್ಯಪದಕ್ಕೆ[ಕುತ್ತ] ಕೊಡಲಿಲ್ಲವೆಂದನಂಬಿಗ ಚೌಡಯ್ಯ.

      When every body part Of sharana becomes Linga What if his body falls In which place? What if it stays or falls? What if it did not stay And turns into void? Wherever he goes There is no glitch For his identity with Linga -Chowdayya the Ferryman

      Source: HS Shiva Kumar

    1. ಪರಮಪದವಿಯ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಕೊರಳಲ್ಲಿ ಕಟ್ಟಿಕೊಳ್ಳಿ.ಪರಮಪದವಿಯ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಎದೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಇರಿದುಕೊಳ್ಳಿ.ಎನಗೆ ನಿಮ್ಮ ತೊತ್ತು ಸೇವೆಯೆ ಸಾಕು, ಮಹಾಲಿಂಗ ಕಲ್ಲೇಶ್ವರಾ.

      Wear the highest honour round your neck Keep the highest honour in your heart I am content with the service of being your slave O Mahalinga Kalleshwara

      -Havinhala Kallayya

      Source: HS Shiva Kumar

    1. ಕಂಥೆ ತೊಟ್ಟವ ಗುರುವಲ್ಲ,ಕಾವಿ ಹೊತ್ತವ ಜಂಗಮವಲ್ಲ,ಶೀಲ ಕಟ್ಟಿದವ ಶಿವಭಕ್ತನಲ್ಲ,ನೀರು ತೀರ್ಥವಲ್ಲ,ಕೂಳು ಪ್ರಸಾದವಲ್ಲ.ಹೌದೆಂಬವನ ಬಾಯ ಮೇಲೆಅರ್ಧಮಣದ ಪಾದರಕ್ಷೆಯ ತೆಗೆದುಕೊಂಡುಮಾಸಿ ಕಡಿಮೆಯಿಲ್ಲದೆ ತೂಗಿ ತೂಗಿ ಟೊಕಟೊಕನೆ ಹೊಡೆ ಎಂದಾತ ನಮ್ಮ ಅಂಬಿಗರಚೌಡಯ್ಯ.

      Whoever just wears a sack Is no guru Whoever just carries a saffron garb Is no jangama Whoever is just tied down to virtue Is no devotee of Shiva Just water and food Are no sacred offerings If anyone says Yes- Pick up a sandal weighing half a mana Swing it And hit him non-stop,

      Says Chowdayya the Ferryman

      Source: HS Shiva Kumar

    1. ಕಾಯಕರ್ಮವ ಅನುಭವಿಸುತ್ತ ಮತ್ತೆ , ದಿವ್ಯಜ್ಞಾನದ ಮಾತದೇತಕ್ಕೆ ?ವಾಗ್ವಾದಕ್ಕೂ ದಿವ್ಯಜ್ಞಾನಕ್ಕೂ ಅನುಪಾನಉಂಟೆ ?ರಸವಾದದ ಬೇರ ಕದ್ದ ಚೋರನಂತೆ,ಅದರ ಭೇದವನರಿಯ, ಅದ ವೇಧಿಸಿ ಕಾಣ.ಕಳಂಕ ಹೋದ ಹೊಲಬನರಿಯ, ಆ ಚೋರನ ಮಾತ ವೇದಿಗಳೊಪ್ಪುವರೆ ?ಇಂತಿ ಭೇದವ ತಿಳಿದು, ಷಡುಸ್ಥಲವೇದಿಗಳಾಗಬೇಕು.ಮರುಳಶಂಕರಪ್ರಿಯ ಸಿದ್ಧರಾಮೇಶ್ವರಲಿಂಗವ,ಅರಿವಿನಲ್ಲಿ ವೇಧಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳಬೇಕು.

      While experiencing body’s karmas Why talk of the sacred wisdom? Has logic anything to do with sacred wisdom? The speech of a thief who has stolen The alchemical root Unable to penetrate its mysteries: Will the wise accept his word? Understand its mysteries Become wise in the six-phased path Realise Sidhdharama Dear to Marulasidhdha In awareness

      Source: HS Shiva Kumar

    1. ಅಂಕ ಕಳನೇರಿ ಕೈಮರೆದಿರ್ದಡೆಮಾರಂಕ ಬಂದಿರಿವುದ ಮಾಬನೆನಿಮ್ಮ ನೆನಹ ಮನ ಮರೆದಿರ್ದಡೆಮಾಯೆ ತನುವನಂಡಲೆವುದ ಮಾಬುದೆಕೂಡಲಸಂಗಯ್ಯನ ನೆನೆದಡೆ,ಪಾಪ ಉರಿಗೊಡ್ಡಿದರಗಿನಂತೆ ಕರಗುವುದಯ್ಯಾ.

      When the soldier in the battle Is careless with the hand Won’t the enemy soldier Come to stave him? If one is careless about The mind remembering you Will maya forget to eat up the body? Remember Father Kudalasanga, O friend, Your sins will melt like sealing wax -Basavanna

      Source: HS Shiva Kumar

    1. ಕಾಯವೆಂಬ ಕಲ್ಪಿತವ ಕಳೆದು, ಪ್ರಾಣವೆಂಬ ಸೂತಕವ ಹರಿದು,ನಿಜಭಕ್ತಿ ಸಾಧ್ಯವಾದಲ್ಲದೆ ಲಿಂಗಪರಿಣಾಮವನೆಯ್ದಿಸಬಾರದು (ವೇಧಿಸಬಾರದು?)ಅನು ಮಾಡಿದೆ, ನೀವು ಕೈಕೊಳ್ಳಿ ಎಂದಡೆ ಅದೇ ಅಜಾÕನ.ನಮ್ಮ ಗುಹೇಶ್ವರಲಿಂಗಕ್ಕೆ ಕುರುಹಳಿದು ನಿಜ ಉಳಿದವಂಗಲ್ಲದೆಪದಾರ್ಥವ ನೀಡಬಾರದು ಕಾಣಾ ಸಂಗನಬಸವಣ್ಣಾ.

      After getting rid of the fantasy of the body After tearing up the contamination of life-breath Unless true devotion becomes possible You cannnot bring anyone to the bliss of Linga If someone says: ‘ I have made it, and You can take it’- That is ignorance O Sangana Basavanna No offering to anyone Unless he has not destroyed all traces For Goggeshwara Linga Retaining only the truth of the self -Allamaprabhu

      Source: HS Shiva Kumar