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How can worship of shiva linga give moksha? In Shaiva Siddhanta and also Shakta Siddhanta, the concept of Nada and Bindu is very important. What is creation? Creation is basically limiting the unlimited. In the world, there are objects and beings distinct from each other. Your body is different from my body. Experiencing in this manner is the world. For this your body has a periphery, my body has a periphery. They have to be limited, then only you can experience us as diff....
How can worship of shiva linga give moksha?
In Shaiva Siddhanta and also Shakta Siddhanta, the concept of Nada and Bindu is very important.
What is creation? Creation is basically limiting the unlimited.
In the world, there are objects and beings distinct from each other.
Your body is different from my body.
Experiencing in this manner is the world.
For this your body has a periphery, my body has a periphery.
They have to be limited, then only you can experience us as different from each other.
Limiting the unlimited.
There is the ocean.
Then you will water from that ocean into a bottle.
Then you leave it in the ocean itself.
Now, this bottle has a distinct existence even while being part of the ocean.
That is because the water inside the bottle is limited, restricted by the wall of the bottle.
The whole creation is based on this concept of limiting the unlimited.
Even while speaking how do we utter different words which are distinct from each other?
The sound that comes out of the voice box in the throat is plain sound, plain vibrations.
When we restrict its flow with the throat muscles, tongues, lips, and palate the various vowels and consonants are formed.
Say P and see what you are doing with your lips to pronounce it, say T and see what you are doing with your tongue to pronounce it.
For each vowel and each consonant, you use parts of your throat and mouth in a distinct restrictive way.
Restrict the flow of the homogeneous vibration.
That is how alphabets and words are produced.
After 4.32 billion years after pralaya, when lord shiva wanted to create the world again, what he introduced was the concept of a homogenous sound and its restriction.
This homogenous sound is called Nada and its restriction is called Bindu.
Nada and Bindu together stand for the entire will to create, knowledge of how to create, and the process of creation itself.
Naa is Shiva, Bindu is Shakti.
But see Bindu is not different from Nada.
From Nada, Bindu has emerged.
This mithuna bhava that they are joined together inseparably but distinct from each other, in Ardhanareeswara, it is a single body but with distinct male and female sides.
This mithuna bhava is present in Shiva Linga.
Shiva Linga stands for creation.
Bindu is the foundation of the world.
The world has sprung out from the Bindu and Nada is the foundation of Bindu.
In Shiva Linga both Nada and Bindu are there together.
Birth is creation.
Rebirth is creation.
So when the world disappears where does it go? Back into the Bindu in an anu rupa, in a sukshma rupa.
If the Bindu has to disappear, where will it go?
Into Nada, in which it has occurred.
The world dissolves into Bindu and Bindu dissolves into Nada.
Like a tortoise.
Its head, hands and legs come out of the shell.
But they can not move away from the shell, they can not move independently.
And they are withdrawn into the shell only.
So if you want to avoid rebirth, understand this concept and worship Shiva Linga, that Shakti is part of Shiva as Nada.
Then she limits herself as Bindu while still being part of Nada.
From the concept of Bindu, the whole universe comes into existence.
This mithuna bhava is what Shiva Linga stands for.
The Linga portion is Shiva and the peetha upon which it is mounted is Shakti who are always together.
Just as they stand for creation, they stand for dissolution as well.
The Linga has the power to create and also the power to dissolve.
If you understand this concept and worship Shiva Linga, then there will be no more births for you.
Every time you see a linga, this is the concept that should come to your mind.
बिन्दुनादात्मकं सर्वं जगत् स्थवरजंगमम्।
बिन्दुनादात्मकं लिंगं जगत्कारणमुच्यते॥
तस्माज्जन्मनिवृत्यर्थं शिवलिंगं प्रपूजयेत्॥
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