In order to understand another’s views, sometimes we need to understand from whence they arise. This gives rise to belief, of more importantly, [B]faith[/B].
I will start off by saying that ‘I believe in all beliefs’ because to only believe in one aspect of a multidimensional and multi-purpose Being really kinda places limitations on It.
Still, having the notion of an ‘abstract Deity’ was just too [I]abstract.[/I] Even Lord Jesus realised that when he said: "The way to The Father is through Me’. I needed a ‘Divine Image’ I could relate to.
I always had a fascination and quite a few profound experiences within the Hindu Faith and as soon as I saw the first image of Lord Shiva, I immediately felt it, like a bolt of lightning…but I am [I]still[/I] not satisfied with any of the artistic representations of Him. lol
I am actually a member of the Shaiva Bhairav sect. Yep, I know I am placing limits on my God, but I will [I]always[/I] pay my dearest love and worship to the beheader of Brahma and destroyer of Daksha’s sacrifice (Aum Namah Shivaya).
I am also a firm believer in Vedanta (Advaita Vedanta) in accordance with the works and principles of Adi Shankacharya and my spiritual practice combines two schools of opposing Yogic Tradition culminating in a third- viz: Jnana Yoga and Bhakti Yoga, both reconciling into Laya Yoga.
I believe that the Divine Soul can be everywhere and nowhere simultaneously as described by Sruti and we can say either ‘neti neti’ or ‘aham Brahmasmi’ according to the laws of particle physics alone.
You go into that ‘rabbit hole’ and come out the other end of it, only to arrive at the entrance [I]to[/I] that ‘rabbit hole’ even before you first went into it and just see yourself standing there…then you watch yourself watching yourself standing there and suddenly, the whole universe looks like a scene out of ‘Becoming John Malkovich’. lol
So, basically yup, Hindu person and in the attempt to get to know/like me, I’ll answer any question I can as honestly as I can. Thanks.
न च प्राणसंज्ञो न वै पंचवायुः, न वा सप्तधातुः न वा पञ्चकोशः । न वाक्पाणिपादं न चोपस्थपायु, चिदानन्दरूपः शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम् ।। 2 ।। )
न मे द्वेषरागौ न मे लोभमोहौ, मदो नैव मे नैव मात्सर्यभावः । न धर्मो न चार्थो न कामो न मोक्षः, चिदानन्दरूपः शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम् ।। 3 ।। )