By Kirpal Singh
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The conventional figuring out of Shiva informed via tales and teachings from the Shiva Mahapurana
• Explains Shiva’s contradictory varieties, similar to destroyer or benefactor, and the way his shape depends upon the desires of the devotee
• unearths how Shiva’s teachings enable one to work out in the course of the illusions on the root of all grief and alienation in human lifestyles
• Explores Shiva’s relationships with Durga, Shakti, Sati, and Parvati and together with his sons Ganesha and Kartikeya
Shiva, the main historical and complicated deity of the Hindu pantheon, has been portrayed in lots of contrasting lighting fixtures: destroyer and benefactor, ascetic and householder, wild demon slayer and calm yogi atop Mount Kailash. Drawing from the Hindu sacred textual content the Shiva Mahapurana--said to be written by way of Shiva himself--Vanamali selects the fundamental tales of Shiva, either these from his darkish wild part and people from his benevolent peaceable part.
Vanamali discusses Shiva’s many avatars comparable to Shambunatha and Bhola, in addition to Dakshinamurti who taught the shastras and tantras to the rishis. She explores Shiva’s relationships with Durga, Shakti, Sati, and Parvati and together with his sons Ganesha and Kartikeya. studying Shiva’s attractiveness of outsiders, Vanamali explains why ghosts and ghouls are his attendants and why his maximum devotees are demon kings, like Ravana. She contains well-known Shiva tales reminiscent of the Descent of the River Ganga and Churning the Milky Ocean in addition to those who display the beginning of the pageant of lighting, Diwali; his construction of the cosmic couple, or hierogamos; and the way Shiva and Parvati taught the area the secrets and techniques of Kundalini Shakti. the writer additionally attracts upon Shaivite teachings to demonstrate the variations among Western technological know-how and Vedic technological know-how and their causes for the origins of recognition.
Integrating Shiva’s facets, the fierce and the peaceable, Vanamali unearths that Shiva’s shape is dependent upon the desires of the devotee. knowing his teachings permits one to work out throughout the illusions on the root of all grief and alienation in human existence, for Shiva is the wielder of maya who doesn't fall below its spell. whereas Ganesha is called the remover of stumbling blocks, Shiva is the remover of tears.
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The Guru holds a direct commission from God, and works under instructions just as any vice-regent would do on behalf of a king. Again Gurus are of two types: 1. Swateh Sant Gurus: They are born Sants who come into the world with direct commissions, as for instance, Kabir Sahib and Guru Nanak. They start the work of spiritual knowledge and instructions right from a tender age. They need no special training from anyone, since they come from the Most High for this purpose. Such beings, when they come, simply flood the world with the light of Spirituality, and establish a line of Gurmukh Gurus for carrying on the work long after them.
Scriptures, however sacred and authoritative, contain bare references to spiritual regions and record the experiences of their authors, but can neither impart spiritual instruction nor be a guide on the spiritual path. 33 GODMAN The Word of the Master works as an “Open Sesame” to the heavenly regions. He holds the key that unlocks the Kingdom of God, now a lost province to us. It is out of compassion and love for the lost sheep that the Shepherd comes out of his fold, treads the stony path in an endless search, picking up lost souls here and there.
But as we look the other way and turn to the world abounding in diverse forms, we see a Pole-star shining in its majesty, reflecting the Light of Heaven. Such a pure soul (Word made flesh or Godman) with authority to give spiritual instructions to the seekers after God, is as much a Guru as the Shabd Itself, for he himself is a living embodiment of Shabd and with Shabd as stock in trade freely distributes It to whomever he likes. Kabir speaks of himself: I come from the Kingdom of God to administer the Law of God.