By A.C. Haktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
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The normal realizing of Shiva advised via tales and teachings from the Shiva Mahapurana
• Explains Shiva’s contradictory varieties, comparable to destroyer or benefactor, and the way his shape relies on the desires of the devotee
• finds how Shiva’s teachings let one to determine 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: 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 means of Shiva himself--Vanamali selects the basic tales of Shiva, either these from his darkish wild part and people from his benevolent peaceable aspect.
Vanamali discusses Shiva’s many avatars equivalent 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 along with his sons Ganesha and Kartikeya. studying Shiva’s recognition of outsiders, Vanamali explains why ghosts and ghouls are his attendants and why his maximum devotees are demon kings, like Ravana. She comprises well-known Shiva tales comparable to the Descent of the River Ganga and Churning the Milky Ocean in addition to those who display the starting place of the pageant of lighting, Diwali; his construction of the cosmic couple, or hierogamos; and the way Shiva and Parvati taught the realm the secrets and techniques of Kundalini Shakti. the writer additionally attracts upon Shaivite teachings to demonstrate the diversities among Western technology and Vedic technology and their factors for the origins of recognition.
Integrating Shiva’s aspects, the fierce and the peaceable, Vanamali finds that Shiva’s shape relies on the wishes of the devotee. knowing his teachings permits one to work out throughout the illusions on the root of all grief and alienation in human lifestyles, for Shiva is the wielder of maya who doesn't fall lower than its spell. whereas Ganesha is called the remover of stumbling blocks, Shiva is the remover of tears.
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Such an unattached karma-yogé never thinks that action in Kåñëa consciousness is meant for enjoying sense pleasure or avoiding pain. The sannyäsé renounces everything, including activities prescribed by the scriptures, in favor of cultivating knowledge of the Absolute. The yogé retires from active service and, desiring to see the Supersoul within his heart, spends his days in meditation with half-closed eyes. But he whose work is a sacrifice for the satisfaction of the Supreme makes no endeavors for his physical requirements.
If it happened in any other way, then material variegatedness would not be visible in this phenomenal world. So if a person fails to inform himself about the very subtle laws and workings of material nature, and at the same time he argues that all activities are sanctioned and inspired by the Supreme Lord, then he is reducing the Supreme Lord's position and making Him out to be partial and unjust. The Lord never favors one and discriminates against another. Factually, He advises everyone to give up all material activities, which are by nature unstable and temporary.
The foolish karmé cannot comprehend that because he has forgotten Lord Kåñëa and is trying to usurp His position, the Lord's external potency, mäyä, has tied a noose around his neck with the rope of the three modes of nature and is making him suffer excruciating pains. Although all of his activities are within the grip of the three modes of material nature and orchestrated by mäyä, still the grossly foolish karmé believes that he is the master of his 31 situation. Thus he busies himself with trying to make better arrangements for living in the world of duality.