Shiva is auspiciousness. Shiva is bliss. Shiva is the consciousness. More importantly, Shiva is the Self of one and all.
It is said that God sleeps in rocks, dreams in plants, wakes up in animals and becomes aware of Himself in human beings. Human being is the vehicle for Universal consciousness to the Glory of the Self as the creation.
Lord Shiva is giving a call for all of us to wake up from the dream of limited concept of self, based on body-mind-intellect complex to experience nature of Him in the core of our being. To experience Lord Shiva as our inner Self and as the Self of the whole creation is to the find deeper meaning in life which frees us from the conflicts imposed by the perceived qualities of creation.
Pure awareness is one‟s Self.
Pure awareness is the Self of one and all. Pure awareness is Lord Shiva whose nature is existence, consciousness and bliss. Everything and everyone is Lord Shiva. There is nothing other than Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva is the inner reality of mind and body and outer reality of cosmos. Blissful nature of Lord Shiva is the sum and substance of the Universe.
Shiva and Shakti
Shakti is the energy of Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva and Shakti are one. Shiva is Shakti and Shakti is Shiva. They are inseparable like heat in fire or fragrance of flower. She is the Self-awareness of Shiva and also the power of consciousness by which everything else is revealed. She expresses in the form of infinite Will, Wisdom and Action of Lord Shiva. As Universal Mother, she creates, sustains and destroys the whole Universe.
Shiva and Jiva
Jiva is the atomic soul manifested from Lord Shiva. Shiva is jiva and jiva is Shiva. By His own power of Will, Lord Shiva takes the form of infinite number of atomic souls or javas by restricting His
power of Will, Wisdom and Action. The essential nature of Lord Shiva existence, consciousness and bliss does not get affected in spite of His expansion as creation.
Parama Shiva and Spanda Shakti
Parama Shiva is the transcendent form of Shiva unaffected by taking the limited form of jiva. In His transcend form, He is pure awareness. Shakti – the energy, in the form of subtlest vibration is the heartbeat of Parama Shiva. Because of pulsation of Spanda Shakti, whole of the Universe is created sustained and dissolved. She is also called Para Shakti in this form.
Shiva and Universe
The creation is nothing but Lord Shiva. Universe consisting of five elements space, air, fire, and water and earth element are nothing but forms of energy. Energy is of the form Shakti – the expression of Lord Shiva. In other words, the creation is the creator.