Mahasivaratri Talk Part 2 Being Siva


Cybertalk: In Part 2 of his Mahasivaratri talk for 2002, Bodhinatha speaks more on both being Siva and being separate from Siva, the crux of monistic theism, our wonderful and ancient Saiva Siddhanta philosophy. Gurudeva gave us the concept of the soul body and the essence of the soul. Our soul body is maturing and is separate from God Siva's soul body. But in its essence as Parasiva--the Self--and Satchitananda--all-pervading energy and consciousness, our soul is identical to God Siva.

Photo of  Gurudeva
Monists, from their mountaintop perspective, perceive a one reality in all things. Dualists, from the foothills, see God, souls and world as eternally separate. Monistic theism is the perfect reconciliation of these two views.
—Gurudeva