Western academics in the field of religious studies are often amazed that there have been no wars between the followers of Shaivism and Vaishnavism, they are apparently different. But when you look under the veil, Sanatana Dharma teaches that it is all one.  In the Mahabharata, Krishna teaches Arjuna that there is no difference between Lord Shiva and himself. Tulasidas shows the most beautiful reverence for Lord Shiva, and so should we all.  In truth God is one, the rivers to him are different, that’s all.  The Shiva Purana describes Hanuman as an avatar of Lord Shiva too. This is the intermingling is how Hinduism survives and teaches pluralism and acceptance of the faith of others, whether Jesus, Allah, Krishna, Sub Ek.

21. If I even dream that I recieve the grace of Lord Shiva and Parvati, my work written in the local language will be blessed beyond belief!

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Hanuman Dass's blogs directly here. He is founder of Godharmic.com as is the co-author of The Power of Dharma and The Eternal Path

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