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If you really use Shiva as a device to transform yourself, if you just see the evil and the good, the beautiful and the ugly, everything is a part of him, you would revere the ugly and the beautiful the same way
Either you can make this body into a Shava or a Shiva- a corpse or the ultimate
There are innumerable creation myths with Shiva as protagonist because a single metaphor is never adequate to describe the mysteries of the universe
The basis of creation is Shiva but the first act of creation is from Shakti.
Breaking the laws of the physical nature is spiritual process. In this sense, we are outlaws, and Shiva is the ultimate outlaw. You cannot worship Shiva, but you may join the Gang
If you want to step into the next moment as a completely new being, Shiva is the way
Shiva was stoned, no question about that. But he was not such a cripple that he needed chemicals from outside. He is not using substance. He is The Substance
That which is not in your perception is darkness. So we said, ‘Shiva is the dark one’ because he is that which you are yet to perceive. He is that which you are yet to perceive. What you are yet to perceive is darkness. What you have perceived is light.
If somebody looks pleasant and does terrible things, that would be evil. If somebody has to do terrible things, they should at least look terrible isn't it? So, Shiva put on the right kind of costume and became Kalabhairava to create Bhairavi Yatana for you
The moon is referred to as soma, the source of intoxication. Shiva has the moon because he's a great yogi who is intoxicated all the time, but he sits in great alertness. To enjoy intoxication, you must be alert. That's how yogis are- totally drunk, but fully alert

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A yogi is one who has experienced union with the whole of existence. What Adiyogi represents, therefore, is knowing, not knowledge
Moving the world from outdated belief to seeking truth is Mission Adiyogi
You would have no problem with anything if only you could accept Lord Shiva who is a terrible combination of everything put together.
Adiyogi is the world’s first yogi. The only yogi. The rest of us are just his sidekicks.
Adiyogi will leave an imprint on your consciousness. His image will stick with you in such a way that you will turn inward.
Adiyogi is not one more monument but a galvanizing force to transform the world from a mass of believers to seekers of truth
In the yogic tradition, Shiva is the unfathomable emptiness from which creation springs and into which it collapses.
Shiva is just born out of reverberation. He has no parentage, no antecedents, no lineage
The most significant aspect of Shiva is that he opened his third eye. What it means is, through these two eyes you can only see that which is physical. So this arousal of a new dimension of perception, through which one can perceive that which is beyond the physical, is referred to as- The Third Eye
Holding on to my breath only to bring the Grace, knowledge, energy and Enlightenment of Adiyogi to all
Nothing in this world is left out of Shiva's life. He is so complex and so complete
Shiva is not described as light, but as darkness..Darkness is everywhere. It is the only thing that is all pervading
Nandi is not expecting Shiva to come out tomorrow. He is not anticipating or expecting anything. He is just waiting. He will wait forever. That quality is the essence of receptivity
The basis of existence and the fundamental quality of the cosmos is vast nothingness. The galaxies are just a small happening - a sprinkling. The rest is all vast empty space, which is referred to as Shiva. That is the womb from which everything is born, and that is the oblivion into which everything is sucked back
Light is not eternal. It is always a limited possibility because it happens and it ends. Darkness is a much bigger possibility than light. Nothing needs to burn, it is always - it is eternal. Darkness is everywhere. It is the only thing that is all pervading.
Shiva is not a god up There but a living presence Here
The lore says Shiva opened his third eye and burnt Kama. But desire does not happen outside, it happens within you. If you burn the desire within you, if everything you know as yourself dies, you become Living Death - an eternal existence
The snake indicates that Shiva's energies have reached the peak. Snake is a symbolism of Kundalini, the unmanifest energy within you. A coiled-up snake is hard to see unless it moves. Kundalini is also such that only when it moves, you realize there is so much power within you
The freedom to believe or not believe is one of the tremendous contributions of Adiyogi to the spiritual culture of the world
Ghora means “terrible.” Aghori means that which is “beyond terrible.” Shiva is an aghori - he is beyond the terrible. The terrible does not touch him, nothing repels him.
This is what Adiyogi is - he's absolute exuberance at the same time equanimity
This work that Adiyogi did, in terms of contributing to human consciousness, no other being has ever made such a huge contribution
Guru Purnima celebrates the human ability to rise beyond physical nature, and the Greatness of Adiyogi, who made this possible.
Adiyogi made a dimensional change in the way people perceive and understand the existence and the source of creation. And he made himself a bridge between a simple piece of creation and the source of creation.
Adiyogi predates all religions. He is not a being from the past. He belongs to the present and more significantly to the future
He is the most beautiful and he is the most ugly. He is the most wonderful and he is the most terrible. His friends are all demons and freaks and goblins and all other kinds, but he is the highest God.
I am not a devotee of Shiva. I never worshiped him. But he invaded me & became my life breath. There is no way I can shake him off
My fascination for this glorious (Kailash) form only seems to grow by the year. Leaves me incredulous and drenched in what I value most.
Mahashivratri celebrations are an example that spiritual process need not be burdensome. One can go through every aspect of life, including spirituality, in a joyful & celebratory way
Shiva means “that which is not; that which is dissolved.
Adiyogi spells not religion but responsibility, the very source of yoga. A scientific approach to human wellbeing.
When Shiva opened his third eye, fire came out of it. This fire indicates that within himself, he burnt everything.
Shiva is Bholenath, the lord of ignorance
I am not your destination, just an open doorway. A doorway to all that Adiyogi stands for – all his knowing and all the possibilities
Shiva means absolute acceptance. Not an iota of resistance
Nandi symbolizes eternal waiting. One who knows how to simply sit and wait is naturally meditative. Nandi is sitting, very active, full of alertness, full of life, but just sitting that is mediation
India is a dialectical culture, we shift from this to that and that to this effortlessly. One moment we talk about Shiva as the ultimate, the next moment we talk about Shiva as the man who gave us this whole process of yoga
Adiyogi is a symbol, a possibility, and a source of tools to transform yourself and create your own Destiny
In the Hindu way of life, it is said that Kailash is the Abode of Shiva. It does not mean he is still sitting up there dancing or hiding in the snow. It means he deposited his knowing there.
Thrishul symbolizes the three fundamental aspects of life. This can be called Pingala, Ida, Sushumna or man, woman & divine. These are the three basic nadis- the left, the right & the central - in the energy body of the human system
Everything that we’re doing here in this culture is essentially towards Mukthi, that there is a possibility of transcending all limitations and getting there. There has never been a more revolutionary idea on this planet. That you can transcend the very limitation… the very dimension in which you exist.
In the yogic culture, Shiva is not known as a god, but as the Adiyogi or the first yogi - the originator of yoga
Even though Dhyanalinga resembles the shivalinga, which represents a Hindu icon of Shiva, it is not limited to Hindu symbolism but is a science of establishing eternal energies.
Adiyogi represents an ancient, state-of-the-art technology, predating religion, for inner wellbeing
Jyotirlingas are very powerful tools if one knows how to make use of them.
The science of liberation Adiyogi transmitted 15,000 years ago is as alive & vital as ever
We recognized Adiyogi as Shiva because he perceived “that which is not”.
Adiyogi is here to liberate you from disease, discomfort, and poverty - above all, from the very process of life and death.
Adiyogi predates all religion. He can become a unifying phenomenon on the planet.
Adiyogi does not spell religion. Adiyogi spells responsibility - our ability to take our very life process in our hands
He is the most beautiful, but he is also the ugliest. He is a great ascetic, and also a family person. He is the most disciplined, but also a drunkard and a drug addict. He is a dancer, and he is also absolutely still. Gods, demons and all kinds of creatures in the world worship him.
Adiyogi offered the science of yoga - tools for self-transformation that endured because of their sheer efficacy, not enforcement
The ultimate possibility that we refer to as Shiva is very alive and accessible, and it has always been
Like His dreadlocks, a million strands of knowing cascade. Knowing beyond the grasp of any being, but the shower of Grace is free
Shiva is uncouth, but people couldn't help worshipping him because he's intense
MAHAKALA is the lap in which creation happens
Shiva is the peak of perception. May an element of Shiva become a part of your life
May you taste the Abandon and Bliss of the dimension called Shiva
Absolute stillness and ultimate movement are the nature of Shiva, and that is the way
The spine of knowledge that the Adiyogi created is the source of almost everything you can call spiritual on the planet.
If you do anything intensely and strongly enough, Adiyogi insisted, you will at some point hit a dead end. and Divine is the dead end
Shiva's Trishul represents the three fundamental aspects of life. In the yogic tradition it is called Rudra, Hara and Sadashiva
Among all the Gods you can see, you will see Shiva is the most athletic-looking God. He is a fit God. Not an old man who'll bless you.
Kedarnath itself is a tremendous space. The utterance of the sound "Shiva" attains a completely new dimension and significance in Kedar. It is a space which has been specially prepared for this particular sound.
In the yogic culture, Shiva is not seen as a God. He was a being who walked this land and lived in the Himalayan region
I want you to take the calendar God out of your mind and understand that Shiva means limitless expanse of existence
I want the world to know that the originator of yoga is the Adiyogi, Shiva himself
Adiyogi destroyed the idea of heaven before it was created, saying, “You are the problem - you are the possibility.”
The dimension of Shiva is the canvas on which everything in existence is painted
In the yogic lore, we never saw him as God. We see him as 'Adiyogi' that is the first yogi. Because he never introduced himself, we gave him a name. We said he is 'Adiyogi', because he is the first yogi we saw. He never bothered to introduce himself, he is that kind.
When a being beyond time and space touches you, you also become beyond time and space
For a human being, the visual impact is the largest. In that sense, it is not about the size of the Adiyogi, but the geometry. We needed a certain size to get the geometry in place easily
Coimbatore - a city of culture, commerce and civilization, a city of heart and heritage, where Dhyanalinga and Adiyogi reverberate as a spiritual possibility for all that seek
Shiva means "that which is not." Nothingness is the basis of existence and the fundamental quality of the cosmos
Dhyanalinga is not to be worshiped – it needs to be experienced. The linga is a doorway to the unlimited nature of existence
O' Shambho what to say of the power of Ignorance. A wisp of life called Man who lingers in your lap, lives and dies by a puff of Breath, Says you are just stone, If you are stone what is man
In the yogic tradition, Shiva is held as started the yogic process. On the path of yoga, we do not consider Shiva as a god, but as a Guru