Shiva is never born and he has no end. He is eternal. He is the fourth state of consciousness, known as the 'Turiya avasta' (the meditative state), that is beyond the waking, sleeping and dreaming state.
There are some versus in Sanskrit in which Shiva’s description is so beautiful. 'Namami-shamishan nirvan roopam, vibhum vyapakam brahma-ved swaroopam. Nijam nirgunam nirvikalpam niriham chidakashmakashvasam bhajeham.' "It is the lord, it is the most powerful, it is all over, spread everywhere. There is no place that it is not. It is that space, that consciousness where all the knowledge is present. It was never born and it has no attributes. It is a state of Samadhi where there is nothing, just the inner sky of consciousness. That is what is Shiva." We have three states of consciousness – waking, dreaming and sleeping, and there is a fourth state of consciousness where we are neither awake, nor dreaming, nor sleeping. It is a state where the mind is awake but the body is resting, and you know you are present, but do not know where you are - this is Shiva. And this state is experienced in meditation. If you start to enter that state where you are not dreaming or sleeping, you enter the state of samadhi, where you are free from worries.
Шасси коснулось земли, самолет начал торможение, а у меня из глаз полились слезы отчаяния..
Я не была в Индии более года, здесь всё казалось таким чужим и неприступным. Святая Земля.. сколько греха было совершено за это время, это место не для меня, я недостойна находиться тут. Я помню, как чистило в прошлый раз, лишь после болезни я осознала что была на грани жизни и смерти.
Ощущение полного непринятия. Другой мир, иная планета. Что я здесь делаю? Ведь я так хотела снова поехать в Индию, что со мной стало за этот год? Что произошло? Я должна найти ответы на эти вопросы.
Take a backseat, stop thinking about yourself, your worries, and take time out to see what's around you. Travel to know that you're not the centre of the universe. If only you can fullfill your role as an ardent audience to nature's majestic show, your job's done. There's a sense of fulfillment about it too.
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Always looking for serenity amidst the madness!
The folks at @moustachehostel in Pushkar suggested hiking up to the Savitri temple to see the sunset. I couldn’t make it for sunset the previous day and thought I’d go for the sunrise instead, something that would involve an early start.
I hadn’t planned to hike on this trip at all, as is evident by my choice of clothing and footwear 😆 but as it turned out, it was less of a hike and more of a climb. Lots and lots of stairs, some flat, some really high, but all in all quite convenient!
And I wasn’t alone. I met Piaa, another traveller, in the hostel in the wee morning hours, and we decided to do this together. It was still pitch dark when we set out. We started early, at 5:30, because we were told it would take about an hour to reach the top and we definitely wanted to be there for the sunrise. Turns out, we did it in little over half an hour, and were there wayyyy before sunrise, so we perched ourselves on the rocks and just... took it all in.
Truth be told, I’m looking for a little peace right now. It’s been the longest, most stressed out day ever, and I’m sitting in the airport, typing this out, waiting for my boarding call, and all I want right now is a little bit of serenity, inside and out. Just like this blissful Pushkar morning.
38 2,30912 November, 2019
Escape the ordinary.🤘 Dayara Bugyal, Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand, India.