Ssshhh for Shiva
February 5, 2018
Namah Te from Vancouver!
i hope this message finds all my fellow seekers infinitely, incessantly and independently Joyous!
Shreya hi jnana abhyasat jnanat dhyana vishishyate
Greater is knowledge than rituals, greater than knowledge is understanding.
The world recently celebrated Maha-Shiva-Ratri with lots and lots and lots of milk and mantras. Why? Bhagavan Shiva is ashutosha (The most easily pleased). All Bhagavan Shiva wants is bhakti (devotion).
Let our devotion to God be greater by evolving from rituals to understanding with our friend the E-Vichara…
E-Vichara (February 5, 2018) — — Ssshhh for Shiva
- Every seeker has 3 birthdays a year, the day God manifests or Mahashivaratri, the day Guru manifests or Gurupurnima, the day we manifest or birthdate — these 3 days are ideal opportunities to reflect on how our past year has passed and how our future year will flow
- To deepen our reflection, on Mahashivaratri one should initiate ratri (disengagement) from all karma (actions) that is not dharma (responsibilities) — our routine experience with ceasing from activities is going to sleep, on Mahashivaratri we have to keep vigil of Chit (Divine Light)
- Practicing upasana (closely sitting) at Bhagavan Shiva’s altar we use milk for this symbolizes sattvik vrttis (pure thoughts) — only if there is a akhanda abhisheka (unbroken flow) of reflection towards Shiva (the Egoless) are we able to pierce through tamas (ego) to experience Atita (Transcendence)
- Practicing upasana (closely sitting) at Bhagavan Shiva’s altar we use mantras for this symbolizes manah trayate (pure mind) — only if there is a akhanda japa (unbroken flow) of reflection towards Shiva (the Egoless) are we are able to sublimate the noisy mind to experience restful Mukti
- Practicing upasana (closely sitting) at Bhagavan Shiva’s altar is a yoga (mission) to be lived, not a karma (action) in space and time — by perpetual deep reflection one changes anatma vasanas (extroversion) to atma vasanas (introversion) empowering us to be sugandhi (cheerful) like Bhagavan Shiva
- Practicing upasana (closely sitting) at Bhagavan Shiva’s altar is a darshana (vision) to be lived, not a karma (action) in space and time — by perpetual deep identification one grows out of bandha (ignorance) to Moksha (Freedom) empowering us to be abhaya (fearless) like Bhagavan Shiva