MahaShivaRatri – the Great Night of Shiva – The Lord of Destruction and The Lord of Peace
In the Hindu male trinity – Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh [Shiva] – Lord Shiva is the Lord of Destruction. Some time ago i asked a pandit who is the Lord of Peace and he replied, “Lord Shiva”. How can the Lord of Destruction also be the Lord of Peace? It took a few years of sadhana [spiritual practice] and the guidance of Guruji, Pujya Swami Chidanandji Saraswati and the spiritual masters for me to consciously ‘destroy or let go that which was preventing me from discovering the Peace within’ to understand and know that Lord Shiva, the Lord of Destruction is also the Lord of Peace.
We pray to Lord Shiva to destroy, dissolve or transform all that is preventing us from being at peace and discovering the truth that we are. We prefer to stay in our comfort zone even though we want change. Lord Shiva’s destruction makes room for new creation and a new way of life.
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