Shunyasampadane

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Shunyasampadane is an edited work that compiles the vachanas and dialogues of various Veerashaiva saints. it forms an important part of the holy works of Veerashaivism. The word Shunyasampadane can be roughly translated as 'the acquisition of nothing.' Shunya can be translated as 'nothingness,' 'void' or 'empty.' It is part of the important concepts associated with enlightenment in the Indian traditions.

A record of the dialogues of various saints, the Shoonya Sampadane is a collection of vachanas of the important vacanakaras of the 12th century. The authors of the Shoonya Sampadane have woven through narrative the vachanas into a cohesive structure around an available or a new story. There are four versions of the Shoonya Sampadane, composed between 15th and 16th century. The last of the four versions was (re)edited and printed by P.G. Halakatti in 1930.

20th-century editions[edit]

Halakatti, P.G., ed. 1930. Guluru Siddavirana Shoonyasampadane.

Basavaraju, L, ed. 1969. Shivaganaprasadi Mahadevayyana Prabhudevara Shoonyasampadane. Chitradurga: Shri Brahanmatha Samsthana.

Vidyashankar, S., and G.S. Siddalingaiah, eds. 1998. Halageyaryana Shoonaysampadane. Bangalore: Priyadarshini Prakashana.

References[edit]

Ayyappapanicker, K. 1997. Medieval Indian Literature: Surveys and selections. New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi.

Ullagaddi, Saroja. "Shoonya Sampadane." http://www.vsna-tx.org/2007/WaniMarch07-1.pdf