Like the above picture of the large statue of Lord Siva, that was swept from its temple high in the Himalayas after an unusually large spring melt at the source of the Ganges River in India, if one practices yoga on a daily basis with meditation, they reap over time a solid base of mystical personal experiences that no matter how the world swirls around them, they remain like Siva, impassive in ever changing surroundings.
So, it looks to me that Lord Siva got tired of his temple and decided that he wanted more of the Mother Ganges around him. Symbolically, it’s a perfect picture of what is known in India as Siva/Shakti (male/female). Siva, with his great heart and devotion to the Mother, holds her fiery Shakti (energy), as She flows around Him.
For those who are seekers looking for a spiritual path that is outside the boundaries of most religions here in the West, some will be attracted to the movements of Yoga with its graceful transitions and challenging asanas. Yoga, if done as part of a spiritual practice will, in time reveal to the student who their Beloved is, If they don’t know already, and bring them closer if they do.
By going inside one’s self through meditation and yoga, one becomes strong in body and subsequently can hold the spiritual energy that awakens in their spine. This experience awakens their memory to their link to the Divine. The journey is long but is so worth it.
Swami Laxman Das Jaya
aka John Shinavier
Shares his guru and Her “Kali Natha Yoga” every Saturday at 3 pm for 90 minutes at: 4870 W. Adams, 90016