Light may be a brief happening in your mind or it isn’t eternal but it’s limited with the possibility of attaining the divine. Even the sun’s light, leaves the shadow of darkness behind, as darkness is all-enveloping concept. Once you describe the divine as all-pervading concept, you’re obviously pertaining to the divine, because darkness is a concept which creates worry for your ownself!
Light always comes from a source that’s burning itself out- it’s a beginning as well an end- So is “Shiva”. It’s a source of uniting with your own self that’s omnipresent!
हर आरम्भ का मैं ही अंत हूँ , हर आरम्भ मेरा ही अंत होगा… ॐ नमः शिवाय
So once we say Shiva, it’s the vast emptiness of existence and also within the same lap of this vast emptiness that each creation is imbibed!
Importance of Mahashivratri
Mahashivratri is significant and important for people that are on the spiritual journey. People observe. Mahashivratri is observed as Shiva’s anniversary, those with worldly ambitions see this day as the day on which Shiva conquered all his enemies. But, for the ascetics, it’s the day he became one with Mount Kailash.
He became sort of a mountain – absolutely still. Within the yogic tradition, Shiva isn’t worshipped as a God, but considered as AdiGuru, the primary Guru from whom the science of Yoga originated. After many millennia of meditation, he became absolutely still, that day is Mahashivratri. All movement in him stopped and he became utterly still, so ascetics see Mahashivratri because the night of stillness.
Mahashivratri holds the opportunity to bring yourself upto the experience of vast emptiness within every person, which is also the source of all creation. Shiva is understood as the creator and destroyer!
On the contradictory, he’s referred to as the most compassionate one. He’s known as the best of the givers. The yogic lore is hidden around with many stories about Shiva’s compassion, his ways of expression of the compassion are incredible and astonishing at an equivalent time period. So, Mahashivratri can be seen as a special time for receiving his blessings. It’s the blessings that you must not pass without knowing the minimum flash of the vastness of impending emptiness that we call as Shiva an evening of wakefulness!