The Dancing Shiva

Nataraja

The Dancing Shiva

Shiva is one part of the Trinity-Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.

He is said to be in deep penance and disturbing his deep focus can mean a fury that can unleash devastation  never seen before. But at the same time it is believed that he is easy to please. Devotion and prayer to him he grants you whatever  you want.

He is the free spirited supreme soul that most sanyasies follow. They are the ones that have renounced the world, In so doing, one is never born again, just like the great one ‘Buddha’. They are the ones that beg for their existence on this earth. Just sit and ponder about it for a minute… Perhaps what most of the world sees as  very important is like for them a grown up looking at a toy car or doll.  Just a memory with no importance.

When Shiva’s consort Parvati asks him the meaning of life  and the true understanding of all that exists, Shiva communicated to her at nonverbal frequency, a level so high we human can’t comprehend and in his narration he divulges over 200 tantras which humans can use to reach enlightenment.

The first tantra is breath. It is the observation of the cycle of breath that is the first thing all living things do. It is the never taught nor learnt, just done. This is the tantra so famously used by Lord Buddha to reach enlightenment. This is an amazing technic to initiate the process of mediation. Try it and you will be amazed.

There are I think five of them that is related to sex and here in the west these are the ones that peaked the interest of so many. Hence the curiosity of Kama Sutra began.

This is barely even scratch the surface of a very interesting subject – birth and death – after all most are scared to enter the deep ocean of our subconscious mind, just satisfied with hand me down beliefs and dogmas.that are known as religion.

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15 thoughts on “Nataraja

  1. He who is formless and the also the epitome of perfection of form. A translation from a Sanskrit verse in praise of Lord Shiva.

  2. Shiva is and will always be my favorite.
    I feel like he is more human 😉 , at least from the stories and the mythology based on him. Good one !

    • Thanks as usual KG….Shiva is very fascinating to read about. I read ‘The book of Secrets’ by Osho, I have more to go. Will get to it after my busy schedule is over. Probably when I fly next.

      • Good. Would like to hear more from you on that 🙂

      • I’m sure you must have heard of Rajneesh, if not let me know. I really enjoyed his books. There is a sort of freedom with his way of life. Very misunderstood!!

        If you need more details let me know.

      • I have heard of him. Guess I do have one book of his with me 🙂 But I am not a big fan of non-fiction. I think he has a big ashram in Pune , which we tried to visit but were late.

      • Yes that is the guy,,,you got it! The Art of ecstasy is another wonderful book. Well these are all very deep subjects…..But once you get into that way of thinking it is eternal.

  3. wonderful post- love the story and spirituality of the image!

  4. Great photo and very informative – thank you!

  5. Such a wise post. I am so lucky to find this today, I had been embracing a small amount of change and can spot the tao of this now! Thank you for beautifully explaining more about Shiva. Such a healing post. Wishing you a wonderful Autumn.

    • Thanks a million for visiting, it has been a while since I have heard from you. Hope all is well…..Perhaps busy making your next hit play I guess.

      I always LOVE your comments, because most of the time it even richer than the post it seems.

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