Who Is Shiva: Man, Myth or Divine?

Who is Shiva? Many stories and legends surround this figure. Is he a god? Or a construct of collective imagination? Or is there a deeper meaning to Shiva, revealed only to those who seek?
 
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Who is Shiva? Many stories and legends surround this most prominent figure of Indian spiritual traditions. Is he a god? Or a myth constructed from Hindu culture’s collective imagination? Or is there a deeper meaning to Shiva, revealed only to those who seek?

ఎవరీ శివుడు : మనిషా, కల్పనా లేక దైవమా?


Sadhguru: When we say “Shiva,” there are two fundamental aspects that we are referring to. The word "Shiva" means literally, “that which is not.” Today, modern science is proving to us that everything comes from nothing and goes back to nothing. The basis of existence and the fundamental quality of the cosmos is vast nothingness. The galaxies are just a small happening – a sprinkling. The rest is all vast empty space, which is referred to as Shiva. That is the womb from which everything is born, and that is the oblivion into which everything is sucked back. Everything comes from Shiva and goes back to Shiva.

The word "Shiva" means literally, “that which is not.” On another level, when we say “Shiva,” we are referring to a certain yogi, the Adiyogi or the first yogi, and also the Adi Guru, the first Guru.

So Shiva is described as a non-being, not as a being. Shiva is not described as light, but as darkness. Humanity has gone about eulogizing light only because of the nature of the visual apparatus that they carry. Otherwise, the only thing that is always, is darkness. Light is a limited happening in the sense that any source of light – whether a light bulb or the sun – will eventually lose its ability to give out light. Light is not eternal. It is always a limited possibility because it happens and it ends. Darkness is a much bigger possibility than light. Nothing needs to burn, it is always – it is eternal. Darkness is everywhere. It is the only thing that is all pervading.

But if I say “divine darkness,” people think I am a devil worshiper or something. In fact, in some places in the West it is being propagated that Shiva is a demon! But if you look at it as a concept, there isn’t a more intelligent concept on the planet about the whole process of creation and how it has happened. I have been talking about this in scientific terms without using the word “Shiva” to scientists around the world, and they are amazed, “Is this so? This was known? When?” We have known this for thousands of years. Almost every peasant in India knows about it unconsciously. He talks about it without even knowing the science behind it.

 

 

The First Yogi

On another level, when we say “Shiva,” we are referring to a certain yogi, the Adiyogi or the first yogi, and also the Adi Guru, the first Guru, who is the basis of what we know as the yogic science today. Yoga does not mean standing on your head or holding your breath. Yoga is the science and technology to know the essential nature of how this life is created and how it can be taken to its ultimate possibility.

Sadhguru at Kanti Sarovar

This first transmission of yogic sciences happened on the banks of Kanti Sarovar, a glacial lake a few miles beyond Kedarnath in the Himalayas, where Adiyogi began a systematic exposition of this inner technology to his first seven disciples, celebrated today as the Sapta Rishis. This predates all religion. Before people devised divisive ways of fracturing humanity to a point where it seems almost impossible to fix, the most powerful tools necessary to raise human consciousness were realized and propagated.

One and the Same

So “Shiva” refers to both “that which is not,” and Adiyogi, because in many ways, they are synonymous. This being, who is a yogi, and that non-being, which is the basis of the existence, are the same, because to call someone a yogi means he has experienced the existence as himself. If you have to contain the existence within you even for a moment as an experience, you have to be that nothingness. Only nothingness can hold everything. Something can never hold everything. A vessel cannot hold an ocean. This planet can hold an ocean, but it cannot hold the solar system. The solar system can hold these few planets and the sun, but it cannot hold the rest of the galaxy. If you go progressively like this, ultimately you will see it is only nothingness that can hold everything. The word “yoga” means “union.” A yogi is one who has experienced the union. That means, at least for one moment, he has been absolute nothingness.

When we talk about Shiva as “that which is not,” and Shiva as a yogi, in a way they are synonymous, yet they are two different aspects. Because India is a dialectical culture, we shift from this to that and that to this effortlessly. One moment we talk about Shiva as the ultimate, the next moment we talk about Shiva as the man who gave us this whole process of yoga.

Who Shiva is Not!

Unfortunately, most people today have been introduced to Shiva only through Indian calendar art. They have made him a chubby-cheeked, blue-colored man because the calendar artist has only one face. If you ask for Krishna, he will put a flute in his hand. If you ask for Rama, he will put a bow in his hand. If you ask for Shiva, he will put a moon on his head, and that’s it!

Shiva, sculpture at the entrance of Adiyogi Alayam

Every time I see these calendars, I always decide to never ever sit in front of a painter. Photographs are all right – they capture you whichever way you are. If you look like a devil, you look like a devil. Why would a yogi like Shiva look chubby-cheeked? If you showed him skinny it would be okay, but a chubby-cheek Shiva – how is that?

In the yogic culture, Shiva is not seen as a God. He was a being who walked this land and lived in the Himalayan region. As the very source of the yogic traditions, his contribution in the making of human consciousness is too phenomenal to be ignored. Every possible way in which you could approach and transform the human mechanism into an ultimate possibility was explored thousands years ago. The sophistication of it is unbelievable. The question of whether people were so sophisticated at that time is irrelevant because this did not come from a certain civilization or thought process. This came from an inner realization. This had nothing to do with what was happening around him. It was just an outpouring of himself. In great detail, he gave a meaning and a possibility of what you could do with every point in the human mechanism. You cannot change a single thing even today because he said everything that could be said in such beautiful and intelligent ways. You can only spend your lifetime trying to decipher it.

Shiva & Shakti shrines from 8-12 century AD

In this country, in ancient times, temples were built mostly for Shiva, no one else. It was only in the last 1000 or so years that other temples came up. The word "Shiva" literally means "that which is not." So the temple was built for "that which is not." "That which is" is physical manifestation; "that which is not" is that which is beyond the physical. A temple is a hole through which you enter into a space which is not. There are thousands of Shiva temples in the country, and most of them don’t have any form as such. They just have a representative form and generally it is a linga.

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4 years 8 months ago

the statue ''Shiva, sculpture'' above is very similar face to tv actress kamyia punjabi .

2 years 9 months ago

The whole article is either based upon ignorance or distortion of truth, 'Nothingness' is not a term of physics, then we know that if subatomic particles are destroyed through their anti-particles ( electron-positron collision) Energy and momentum are conserved, and the particles are replaced by photons or other elementary particles but "Not Nothingness".

4 years 5 months ago

maya refers to illusion..something u percieve with your 5 senses..

2 years 7 months ago

Very simply... your philosophy is greatly flawed. You said that "spirituality is not about being precise and logical." Is that a logical statement? You said that you seek "freedom from the mind." If you state that logic is unimportant but wish for the reader to see you as "making sense" then you have freedom from the mind, because there is no sense, logic, or reason in your explanation of spirituality. Rahul, you have simply tried very valiantly to fit your spirituality into reality (where we all must reside), and it does not work.

4 years 8 months ago

Wrote this poem and created a postcard as a Facebook feed on Jan. 31st. Reading this article, I could not resist recollecting the poem and sharing:

3 years 4 months ago

Indeed, Divine.

1 year 1 month ago

Challenge of our intellect! we think we know everything. But what we know is nothing when compared to what is there!

4 years 8 months ago

Why would a yogi like Shiva look chubby-cheeked?

Devi offer some food to Shiva.........Please maaaaaaaaaaa :-)

2 years 9 months ago

The whole article is either based upon ignorance or distortion of truth, 'Nothingness' is not a term of physics, then we know that if subatomic particles are destroyed through their anti-particles ( electron-positron collision) Energy and momentum are conserved, and the particles are replaced by photons or other elementary particles but Not Nothingness'

4 years 8 months ago

Just Superb! Now words to explain the beauty and the depth with which Sadhguruji has explained Shiva! Chittananda Roopah, Shivoham Shivoham!!

4 years 4 months ago

He answer this (somewhat) in page 48 of the book Circus of the Mind. It's there on google books.

2 years 7 months ago

The sense of nothingness implies no objectives or materialistic forms, that is which the eye cannot decipher. Being nothing isn't just a matter of a demolished, energy less state, it is that with boundless energy.

4 years 8 months ago

I liked the explanation, would say loved it, but what i found was that Shiva meant "the auspicious one". And this article does not answer why i should pray Shiva, if he was a yogi !

3 years 3 months ago

What is expressed by Sadguru is about his first hand experience. Such experience cannot be experienced by reading literature. One has to bunji jump into the inner expanse of one self and only then we can understand what Sadguru wants to say but it will be difficult to come to the same wave-length as of Sadguru to understand what he wants to say about the Universe which is embodied within us and not outside. We are arguing without contemplating the possibility of what Sadguru says. I feel he has point and scientific logic.

4 years 7 months ago

There is a concept that Shiva is without beginning and without ending,- It belongs to which level, either Adiyogi or nothingness/non-being?

2 years 9 months ago

The whole article is either based upon ignorance or distortion of truth, 'Nothingness' is not a term of physics, then we know that if subatomic particles are destroyed through their anti-particles ( electron-positron collision) Energy and momentum are conserved, and the particles are replaced by photons or other elementary particles but 'Not Nothingness'.

4 years 8 months ago

Feel blessed to knw Shiva through sadguru

4 years 4 months ago

I feel, the Mahadev is a sensation, a feeling of encouragement and enthusiasm that persists in all hearts, but the effect of Halahala led him into a mysterious trance which depicted just a void state of mind, not a coma, no, but just a white screen, totally void, even when he walked, even when he took a breath and tried to socialize. And the trance generally was related to cosmic movements and galaxial movements as it is said, that he contained the entire universe in his system through Yog and Jaap.

4 years 8 months ago

Maya is something one is entrapped in, means you are in THAT, Actually WHICH IS NOT. In other words what you are perceiving is an illusion and in realty do not exist. On the other hand SHIVA is beyond perception ans is in everything and at the same time NO THING. No one has ever able to explain shiva, it is beyond expression, only possibility is to experience shiva, as we say in sanskrit, DARSHAN.

3 years 3 months ago

READ THIS YOU WILL UNDERSTAND WHO WAS HE

4 years 7 months ago

Darkness, Nothingness, If the God is nothingness. How one come from zero?

2 years 9 months ago

The whole article is either based upon ignorance or distortion of truth, 'Nothingness' is not a term of physics, then we know that if subatomic particles are destroyed through their anti-particles ( electron-positron collision) Energy and momentum are conserved, and the particles are replaced by photons or other elementary particles but "Not Nothingness'.... :p :p

4 years 8 months ago

is this argument supported by the Vedas??

4 years 4 months ago

shiva (or god) can be explained by following 8 words : niravaya, niraamaya, nirakula, niravarana, nirupama, niradhara, nirmaya, nirdwandwa...

If one understand true meaning of the above 8 words,, they will start understanding first level of what is shiva (or god)

4 years 8 months ago

MAYA is illusion... that which is actually not while Shiva is NOTHINGNESS . Beyond Matter, beyond energy.

3 years 1 month ago

"In the yogic culture, Shiva is not seen as a God. He was a being who walked this land and lived in the Himalayan region"..... this has confused me.

So shiva was some human who realised the true self of nothingness and became god.... because I always thought Shiva to be a personification by disciples of the experience they felt when they explored their inner dimensions....and since most of these realisations occured in the himalyas , it became a belief that one can find shiva in the Hims.However, that's some theory of mine...but when you say shiva was a human who walked this earth ...is shaking my understanding so far.

4 years 7 months ago

Its a mocking mystery that one comes from zero ! If God himself is dark then how can he lead others ?? So the blind leads the blind ????

2 years 9 months ago

The whole article is either based upon ignorance or distortion of truth, 'Nothingness' is not a term of physics, then we know that if subatomic particles are destroyed through their anti-particles ( electron-positron collision) Energy and momentum are conserved, and the particles are replaced by photons or other elementary particles but Not Nothingness :p :p

4 years 8 months ago

Marvellous article on 'Shiva'!

4 years 2 months ago

Who Is Shiva: Man, Myth or Divine? ---- one of the criminal ,fatefull , killer

2 years 7 months ago

Sadhguru you say you havent read the scriptures. How then do you quote so much from them?

4 years 8 months ago

Nice article. But I have a question about the process of creation that you spoke of in the below lines. Can you explain that more, what we know already but dont realize it?

"But if you look at it as a concept, there isn’t a more intelligent concept on the planet about the whole process of creation and how it has happened. I have been talking about this in scientific terms without using the word “Shiva” to scientists around the world, and they are amazed, “Is this so? This was known? When?” We have known this for thousands of years. Almost every peasant in India knows about it unconsciously. He talks about it without even knowing the science behind it."

3 years ago

We do know Shiva represents light and dark because of his ability to give life but taking life as well. There are so many representations of Shiva that can confuse us about his real nature but he perfectly represents the eternal conflict of human being. That's why i can understand your point of view about Shiva as a divine darkness. For me Shiva is an hybrid divine, that makes us closer to him.

Thanks for your sharing

4 years 7 months ago

Very good understanding. Nice comment. Thank you Kalyan

2 years 9 months ago

The whole article is either based upon ignorance or distortion of truth, 'Nothingness' is not a term of physics, then we know that if subatomic particles are destroyed through their anti-particles ( electron-positron collision) Energy and momentum are conserved, and the particles are replaced by photons or other elementary particles but Not Nothingness. :p :v

4 years 8 months ago

Only nothingness can hold everything

4 years 2 months ago

Nice Article. BUT ONE POINT OF CONTROVERSY IS HOW ADI YOGI BE DEFINED IN FORM OF DEVIL OR DARKNESS. In the cosmic energy unison of cells or any kind of friction causes light ! So in any mental state where sad guru resides you will see ochre hues or maybe shimmer of Ray. When we practice meditation we try to visualize upon Shiva and try to focus on the third eye which lights up our soul.

Regards

2 years 7 months ago

Go nice n easy there is no such thing as 8meaning leads u to know illusion #infinity is beyond human knowledge.
Just follow your karmic instinct.

4 years 8 months ago

Shambho is the auspicious one. And why pray to him? Just use the technology he invented (or created).

2 years 11 months ago

he word “Shiva” literally means “that which is not.”

4 years 7 months ago

Absolutely.

2 years 9 months ago

The whole article is either based upon ignorance or distortion of truth, 'Nothingness' is not a term of physics, then we know that if subatomic particles are destroyed through their anti-particles ( electron-positron collision) Energy and momentum are conserved, and the particles are replaced by photons or other elementary particles but Not Nothingness

4 years 8 months ago

One of Shiva's names is Yogeshwara, the Lord of Yoga.

4 years 1 month ago

Does one not accept that one plus a negative one equals zero? Modern science readily accepts particles and anti-particles which when combined obliterate each other. Particles and anti-particle pairs bubble out of "empty space" and disappear back into it - this is necessary for all quantum field theories to work. Nothingness never remains nothingness. It is quite unstable. But everything arising from this nothingness, must return to it. This is an aspect of our universe - nothing becoming something and then returning to nothing and the cycle repeats endlessly. It would be a mistake to get too hung up on this aspect.

Do not think of Shiva in the way in which most think of a "God." Shiva as a teacher, showed humans that their senses in fact blind them to reality. He taught how to remove all this "noise" and discover one's true nature and that of our universe. Physicists will tell you that this world has many more dimensions than the three spatial and one time dimensions that are normally perceived by people. Shiva does not require worship as a God, in fact Shiva would see it as rather pointless, instead he should be respected as the greatest of teachers. That is not even necessary, no demands were or are made. The techniques that Shiva gave were a gift, free for anyone to practice. But it is left to the person to decide whether to make use of this gift or ignore it.

I will tell you this - the reality of yourself and this universe cannot be understood by explanation. You cannot get it from a book or a website. I can give you all the physics of golf and a thorough detailing of the principles and how to play it. But does that make you a golfer? Does it make you a world class player? Of course, it does not. The same goes here, only magnified a million times. So many go around saying they are enlightened and describing what it is and what they experienced. So many more read or watch and follow them. One does not become enlightened by reading a book, just as reading a book on golf does not make one a world class golfer. One doesn't need to intentionally follow the techniques, given by Shiva so long ago, to become enlightened. Many have become truly enlightened around the world, without consciously knowing they were following a technique given by Shiva. But in the end, the principals underlying these techniques are the only ways and in all the other effective techniques others have given or described, it is always these principals which are responsible for success. My advice practice these techniques, what does one have to lose? No need to give up belief in nor take up a particular religion - the techniques require no worship.

2 years 6 months ago

the argument that everything in the universe which is or ever was came form nothig is a false statement. Something cannot come from nothing. A fasle statement can never be true, It can be believd falsely, but that does not nor ever will make it true,. But, since it cannot be defended rationally in logic or in reason, it will be belived and argued by those who fail to realize there mistake in asserting it. Only God is eternal and outside of space time. But God is not nothing or not-ness. God IS, was, and always will be. The light is the light of God. And god doesnt need the material form to create light. God is light. most who hear that false statement, based on misunderstanding on exactly what advanced physics says, and do not posess the knowledge to refute it, or who want to be in agreement and so just imagine that in some way it must be true. either way its still incorrect. and should be corrected.regardles of anything and everythig else that is good. saying something came form nothing is a serious error. And will mislead and falsely inform many.

4 years 8 months ago

Sadhguru, Amidst all these beautiful yogic explanations, how did Siva in real time look like, please show us....

2 years 9 months ago

The whole article is either based upon ignorance or distortion of truth, 'Nothingness' is not a term of physics, then we know that if subatomic particles are destroyed through their anti-particles ( electron-positron collision) Energy and momentum are conserved, and the particles are replaced by photons or other elementary particles but Not Nothingness :p

4 years 7 months ago

In Jainism Adinath Trithankar is also referred from Kailash Pravat, where he had his Samadhi. His is also symboliased with Bull as Shiva. Is there any connection between them. Could anyone enlighten me in this topic?

2 years 8 months ago

Nice article but I have to differ at one point, probably it's just the way we explain the situation... Science (Physics) does not say that the whole creation came from "nothing"...it simply says that the "model" of describing creation is not sufficient yet to describe the laws before creation(Big bang; but there are constant search and evaluation whether its just an explosion or multiple explosions or even something totally different than that process) .

Nothingness in our daily life intuition is just absence of matter or form. Whereas from more deeper study of nature by quantum physics we now very certainly know there is always energy even in so called vacuum, and its doing its own job all the time..probably "Leela"...as we say in our shastras, but again it is not "nothing" rather it is "not a thing" because it can't be described by the model of names and forms...

Rather the Shanti mantra describes it in a very beautiful manner (even mathematical to some extent).."Purnamadha purnamidam.."

Namaskar

4 years 8 months ago

It is wonderfully aligned with science.... that is an unique and the beauty of Shiva!

3 years 9 months ago

Who Is Shiva: Man, Myth or Divine? ---- one of the criminal ,fatefull , killer , paka gentle man ,

2 years 5 months ago

You need to be able to differentiate between metaphysics and physics. At the same time need to know the connection between them. And just for your physics lesson-Space as you define, is 95% empty - by space I don't mean just the sky, even an atom is 95% empty. Please google and check it out yourself.

4 years 8 months ago

Until we sense, it is nothing

2 years 9 months ago

The whole article is either based upon ignorance or distortion of truth, 'Nothingness' is not a term of physics, then we know that if subatomic particles are destroyed through their anti-particles ( electron-positron collision) Energy and momentum are conserved, and the particles are replaced by photons or other elementary particles but Not Nothingness

4 years 7 months ago

I think in Jainism, it is said Rishabha Maharishi merged with Kailash. Sadhguru has also said this elsewhere. About the bull I don't know. Maybe many people experienced him as the ultimate so they sa him as Shiva itself?

2 years 8 months ago

Wow, so you have now figured out the basics of everything.
What do you think this "science" is? What is the basis of everything? Keep questioning and then you will reach a point of "OK, had enough..." There is no "ultimate" solution for the seeking mind. And therefore NOTHINGNESS. Because Nothingness can only be the basis of everything - at least the mind stops with its dwelling. Or else you can keep "dwelling" but there will be no SOLACE. When there is complete solace in the mind, you have reached... Till then, all this knowledge we have gathered is just information - another garbage when one wishes to walk the spiritual life. All the best, aum

4 years 8 months ago

superb explanation

3 years 8 months ago

I experienced the same.

2 years 5 months ago

Actually its not empty but unknown, 97% of the universe is unknown. Friedman maybe correct about the subatomic physics, but this lecture was never meant to be scientific in the first place.

4 years 8 months ago

From "that which is not"
Every thing was born
In the expansive darkness
Drop lets of light were formed

In Shiva there is absolute emptiness
But with Shakti the spell was broken
And from that infinite nothingness
Creations truth was explosively spoken...................

Pranams Sadhguru

2 years 9 months ago

The whole article is either based upon ignorance or distortion of truth, 'Nothingness' is not a term of physics, then we know that if subatomic particles are destroyed through their anti-particles ( electron-positron collision) Energy and momentum are conserved, and the particles are replaced by photons or other elementary particles but Not Nothingness :p

4 years 7 months ago

Well nothingness of course, isn't it?

2 years 8 months ago

Please stop polluting your knowledge to people who wish to be "nothing". Yes, I have degrees, etc. but that is not what I wish to be. I do not wish to be someone SMART like an Einstein. I just wish to be.... just as it is..... LIFE. I do not care about what this SCIENTIST has to say or this other person has to say.... Spirituality is not really about being precise and logical - this are that of the mind. We just wish to live freely, happily and experience this piece of LIFE. I do not care if the Earth is round or flat or if it revolves around the SUN. This is knowledge. I do not wish for more knowledge, my mind is already cluttered with years of garbage. All knowledge is basically accumulation, and accumulation is BONDAGE (not freedom). I seek freedom, from the body, mind and intellect. This does not mean that I wish to die. NO. I wish to live and experience life beyond what can this logical dimension of dualities. Would love to be in PEACE, and in oneness with everything else, and the basis of creation itself. Listen, if you are not into spirituality, kindly do not keep posting your materials and knowledge of what is RIGHT and WRONG. All the best with your endeavours.

4 years 8 months ago

This is quite informative and enriching but I have a doubt. In some other literature the word MAYA is also referred to as 'that which is not', so, are both the same thing?

3 years 8 months ago

Kalyan, Shi-va, is 'thought', aware of the thinking. The power of creation,that belongs to the thought, is Shakti. What 'you' think, 'you' become, is said in this context. It is this thought, that ALWAYS exist. No-thing else. It is this thought that is true at all times - in past, present and future. When there is only thought and the consciousness of the thought, there is no creation. It is bliss,eternal and infinite knowing. It is 'that', which is described as nothingness/ darkness in the article. It is infinite, but the moment a word called ' infinite' is used,it has been made finite through finite words/speech. Hence ' that' can be only described in negation. It is not this, not this, not this etc as - It is not the body, not the mind, not the intellect, not enjoy-er, not the enjoyed etc. When you negate everything finite, whatever remains, automatically becomes infinite. Now to the deeper question of what 'we' know, but don't realize? It is the truth. The truth, that the eternal truth is not different from you, or in other words, Tat-twam- Asi or at a higher level, Aham-Brahman-Asmi. The moment you 'realize' ' that' is not different from you, you become 'that' - Shi-va ! Today, Mahashivratri, marks the union of Shiva the thought and it's power of creation, the Shakti. Hope this helps. Hari Om :)

2 years 5 months ago

u made the point ..

4 years 8 months ago

pranam sadhguru,
help "me" to dissolve...

2 years 9 months ago

The whole article is either based upon ignorance or distortion of truth, 'Nothingness' is not a term of physics, then we know that if subatomic particles are destroyed through their anti-particles ( electron-positron collision) Energy and momentum are conserved, and the particles are replaced by photons or other elementary particles but Not Nothingness...

4 years 5 months ago

When i think of Shiva i think of the circle of life.
Is there anyone who can tell what the difference is between Shiva and Mahesh?

2 years 8 months ago

Please stop polluting your knowledge to people who wish to be "nothing". Yes, I have degrees, etc. but that is not what I wish to be. I do not wish to be someone SMART like an Einstein. I just wish to be.... just as it is..... LIFE. I do not care about what this SCIENTIST has to say or this other person has to say.... Spirituality is not really about being precise and logical - this are that of the mind. We just wish to live freely, happily and experience this piece of LIFE. I do not care if the Earth is round or flat or if it revolves around the SUN. This is knowledge. I do not wish for more knowledge, my mind is already cluttered with years of garbage. All knowledge is basically accumulation, and accumulation is BONDAGE (not freedom). I seek freedom, from the body, mind and intellect. This does not mean that I wish to die. NO. I wish to live and experience life beyond what can this logical dimension of dualities. Would love to be in PEACE, and in oneness with everything else, and the basis of creation itself. Listen, if you are not into spirituality, kindly do not keep posting your materials and knowledge of what is RIGHT and WRONG. All the best

4 years 8 months ago

Great as always from the Master!..From my little understanding...Maya means illusion or embodiment of illusion but Shiva is reality. When we transecend Maya, we can reach complete awareness and reach the ultimate. Become one with Shiva

3 years 4 months ago

Everything even including us, derived from nothing, a mere reflection of time we call it our world, Adi dev is here between us but it require open eyes to see him, look deeper inside yourself, if you are lucky enough you will find him.........

2 years 5 months ago

when we talk about nothingness, then one cannot even named it to finite as anything or any-being. So shiva is like one form in person when talking on Earth. but who is holding all this form, stars and beings is simply unknown or vast or ultimate truth or nothingness and in every human, being it is exist, so all that same. and i felt that practically when i realized as nothing is outside, everything is within and is without, no boundaries. A state of ahaa.. or touch to that self enlightenment, and again back to my 5 senses.