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Ardhanari Naga

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Shivaratri

The Night of Shiva is upon us again, and I'm planning to spend the day fasting, meditating, reading spiritual works, and basically contemplating all that is Lord Shiva. I can't exactly fast fast, I get sick and really dizzy, but I'll only be having some fruit and juice tomorrow. Whether you celebrate or not, I hope that you have a blessed and enlightening Shivaratri. It's a good day to think about all we have to be grateful for, and all we have learned and have yet to learn about ourselves and the Universe. To be humble, deep in thought and love for the world.

"The night of the rebel God Shivaratri is not a night to be slept over. One should try and be up through the night. It signifies being aware of everything you have and being grateful about it. Be grateful for the happiness which leads to growth, and also for sadness which gives a depth to life. This is the right way of observing Shivaratri." ~Sri Sri Ravishankar



I am not detachment nor salvation,
Nor anything reached by the senses;
I am behold all thought and form.
I am everywhere, and nowhere at all-
I am Consciousness and Bliss.

I am Shiva! I am Shiva!

-Shankaracharya

AUM Namah Shivaya!

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