Veerashaiva philosophy professes six stages (6 stalas); Bhakta as 1 st Stage, Maheshwara as 2 nd , Prasadi as 3 rd , Pranalingi as 4 th , Sharana as 5 th and Aikya as 6 th (Ch. 5, Sl. 23, SN. 219).
Wearing of Linga by Veerashaivas:
A Veerashaiva has to wear refers to Ista Linga after getting holy advise and blessings from a qualified master. He must wear it upto his last breath (Ch.6, Sl. 27, SN. 299).
Wearing Ling brings divine blessings, takes away all sins. Even the masters of Agamas (sages with mastery on vedic scriptiures) have accepted the concept of wearing Linga (Ch. 6, Sl. 28, SN. 300)
Similar philosophy is also proposed in Rigveda in a Sloka, “Pavitram Te Vititam Brahamanspateie Prashurgatrani Paryeshi Vishwatah”.
The Lord Shiva is superior like other Gods (Brahma, Vishu etc.,) Similarly, among seven crore Mantras available for mankind the Panchakshara Mantra (Om Namah Shivaya) is significantly important (Ch. 8, Sl. 2, SN. 406).
Achaara (virtue) is best dress for all. A person without Achaara (right virtue) will be subjected to criticism in this world, hence virtue is must for existence (Ch 16, Sl. 13, SN. 915)
Knowledge (Jnana) and Contemplation (Dyana):
Knowledge helps us to understand the meaning or true perspective of objects in life. But, the contemplation enables devotees to understand the inner meaning and assists in deeper analysis. Thereofre, Dyan is essential and inheritable. ( Ch. 16, Sl. 17, SN. 919)
Knowledge is required for Mukti (Salvation). The human beings can not achieve salvation only through Karma (work or profession) in 100 crore lives. Therefore both appropriate knowledge and proper Karma are important in life. ( Ch. 16, Sl. 26, SN. 928).
Tapassu (Innate involvement):
Tapassu, the innate involvement of body and mind, is the basis for all achievements. For this tapassu, the body is required. Hence, one should have sound body. Therefore, one need not resign from the physical body to achieve the ultimate objective in life (Ch. 16, Sl. 42, SN. 944).
Dharmaachara/ Religions Principles:
Non-violence, truth, integrity, bachelorhood, courtesy, forgiveness, charity, worshipping, chanting and meditation are the basic religious principles.
Shiva is must for Prana (Lord is required for life):
The energy of life has come from Lord Shiva. Without this divine energy in the body, a man can not attain achievements in worldy life as also true experience of Lord Shiva (Ch. 17, Sl. 25, SN. 1014).
Importance of Guruvakya (Master's Preachings):
Without the master's preachings, the mind of disciple can not get enlightenment in life. This is similar to sun light requirement for blooming of lotus/ flower. Further, the disciple will get bright prospects from Master's divine preachings like sunlight makes lotus flower to bloom fully and beautifully (Ch. 17, Sl. 71, SN. 1055).
Shivadwaita (Preaching of Veerashiva Philosphy):
Now, the Veerashaiva Philosophy and its principles are taught in illustrative manner to Shivacharya. You should verify and test the disciples before preaching these principles further and not for everybody. However, the persons who listen to these holy principles and understand their inner essence can get salvation from all sins (Ch.20, Sl. 86, SN. 1325)
Practice is key for Mukti:
Veerashaiva or any person should listen to this Veerashaiva philosophy or Lord Shiva's Preachings. If any individual listens, understands and practices the practices these principles with utmost sincerity, he will be blessed with Mukti or ultimate salvation in life (Ch. 21, Sl. 2, SN. 1330).
God helps those who help themselves:
God gives divine blessings to everyone, the people get blessings through blessing hands, religious preachings or through his Satsanga / divine touch (Ch. 21, Sl. 38, SN. 1366)
As we can from the foregoing paragraphs, it is crystal clear that Veerashaiva Phlosophy is being taught elaborately in this sacred book.