20 February 2020

Lord Shiva shows us how to overcome darkness and ignorance

During the Indian calendar month of Fagan (early spring) Hindus globally will celebrate Mahashivatri, paying homage to the auspicious Lord Shiva.

Lord Shiva is known as Neelkanth (the one with the blue throat) because He drank poison, released from the churning of the ocean, with a smiling face and showed how to “overcome darkness and ignorance”. However, he held the poison in his throat, as swallowing it or spitting it out would have destroyed him and also the universe.

In our everyday lives, we are faced with poison in the form of insults. Spitting these out is our negative reactions and tolerating is akin to swallowing them. In either case, there is suffering. How can we aspire to be like Lord Shiva?

Gaining Spiritual Knowledge

When faced with an insult, do the following questions and statements arise:

  • Why me?
  • It’s not my fault!
  • I didn’t do it!
  • Why should I be insulted for something someone else did?

It is possible to remain unaffected in any unfavourable situation. For this, one needs answers to questions like “Who am I?”, “Who runs the world?”, “What is Karma?”. In order to understand who is at fault and who is suffering.

Akram Vignan, the spiritual science founded by Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan, provides us with the right awareness to understand the answers to these questions. Pujya Dada Bhagwan has said, "When you drink the poisons this world serves you (when you accept all suffering, mistreatment, abuse, that you receive at the hands of others), then you too become Shankar or Shiva (Liberated being)."

Curious to know more? Come and join us on the Dada Bhagwan Foundation Exhibition – Mission: Home. For more information lookup - uk.dadabhagwan.org