"Salutations to Lord Shiva"In this Salutation to Shiva, I try to understand his varied forms. Shiva makes you fall in love with Him because of what He is. He is non dual, He is complete but seems so varied, so non comprehensible.,
The vanquisher of Cupid who is also the originator of Kamasutra
He is the pure, changeless, attribute less, transcendental consciousness and He is also the one who is Shav without Shakti
Who is neither light nor darkness, Neither form nor energy, Neither sound nor matter
Siva alone exists - He is timeless, spaceless, birthless, deathless, decayless.
He is beyond the pairs of opposites
Somewhere he is untouched by pleasure and pain, good and evil and other places He dances the cosmic dance and shows all passions in His leela.
Who cannot be seen by the eyes - but can be realised within the heart
Somewhere He dances in supreme joy and somewhere He performs Tandav in anger.
He the giver of wishes, happiness and love as also He is the giver of Mukti or the final emancipation.
Somewhere I see him as the dweller in the cremation-ground and somewhere I see Him as the Greatest God of all
The Jivas and the world originate from Him, exist in Him, are sustained and rejected by Him and are ultimately merged in Him.
He is the fierce some, He is the ascetic, He is passionate, He is Satyam, Sivam, Sundaram
He is the renunciate – He is the lingam
He is the most awe-inspiring and terrifying deity, Rudra, with Trisul or trident in His hand – He is the most charismatic, blissful with Ganges flowing from his hair.
He is the most easily angered (Rudra)- He is the most easily pleased (Asutosha).
He embraces beauty of Parvati and the serene Himalayas- He is surrounded by Chandals, Bhutas, pretas and Ganas .
He is the source of all knowledge and wisdom- He is so simple, a Bholenath.
He is beyond Prakriti and Purusha- He is Ardhanareshwara
He is the ever pervading conciousness- He is the 11 Rudras
He is the formless Lingam- He is the five faced pasupatinath
He is the Guru – He is the Jivan-mukta, the liberated one In Me the universe had its origin,
In Me alone the whole subsists;
In Me it is lost—Siva,
The Timeless, it is I Myself,
Sivoham! Sivoham! Sivoham! On Namah Shivaye I am Shiva By Neeta Singhal Scroll Down to read more
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