SOME INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT LORD SIVA IN SRIMAD BHAGAVATHAM!
In Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna says: “Among Rudras, I am Lord Siva!”
Srika Prabhupada has written many points about Siva in srimad Bhagavatham. Let us see some important points:
SRIMAD BHAGAVATHAM (4-2-1): SIVA’s QUALITIES:
(1) Lord Siva is described as the best of the gentle because he is not envious of anyone,
(2) He is equal to all living entities,
(3) all other good qualities are present in his personality.
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(4) The word siva means “all auspicious.”
(5) No one can be an enemy of Lord Siva.
(6) He is so peaceful and renounced that he does not even construct a house for his residence, but lives underneath a tree, always detached from all worldly things.
(7) The personality of Lord Siva symbolizes the best of gentleness.
SRIMAD BHAGAVATHAM (4-2-2): SIVA IS OUR SPIRITUAL MASTER:
(8) Lord Siva, the spiritual master of the entire world, is free from enmity, is a peaceful personality, and is always satisfied in himself.
(9) He is the greatest among the demigods.
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(10) Lord Siva is described here as caracara-guru, the spiritual master of all animate and inanimate objects.
(11) He is sometimes known as Bhutanatha, which means “the worshipable deity of the dull-headed.” Bhuta is also sometimes taken to indicate the ghosts. Lord Siva takes charge of reforming persons who are ghosts and demons, not to speak of others, who are godly; therefore he is the spiritual master of everyone, both the dull and demoniac and the highly learned Vaisnavas.
(12) It is also stated, “vaisnavanam yatha sambhuh”: That is, Sambhu, Lord Siva, is the greatest of all Vaisnavas. On one hand he is the worshipable object of the dull demons, and on the other he is the best of all Vaisnavas, or devotees.
(13) He has a sampradaya called the Rudra-sampradaya.
(14) (Sati or Dakshayini is His wife) The word sati means “the most chaste.” Whenever there is consideration of chastity, Sati, this wife of Lord Siva and daughter of Daksa, is considered first.
SRIMAD BHAGAVATHAM (CANTO-4, C-2):
WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF SOMEONE IS ENVIOUS OF SIVA?
(15) Nandideva, the servant of Lord Siva says: “May those who are envious of Lord Siva, being attracted by the flowery language of the enchanting Vedic promises, and who have thus become dull, always remain attached to fruitive activities.”
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SRIMAD BHAGAVATHAM (4-2, T-33):
(16) A Vaisnava is always tolerant, and Lord Siva is considered the topmost Vaisnava, so his character, is excellent. From his point of view, he did not see anyone as lower or higher, because he is a Vaisnava.
SRIMAD BHAGAVATHAM (4-3-10):
(17) “One who has developed love for Visnu must develop love and respect for Visnu’s devotees. Lord Siva is considered the foremost personality amongst the Vaisnavas. Vaisnavanam yatha sambhuh.”
SRIMAD BHAGAVATHAM (4-3-11):
(18) Lord Siva is the most beloved of all living entities. He has no rival. No one is very dear to him, and no one is his enemy. No one but you could be envious of such a universal being, who is free from all enmity.
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(19) In Bhagavad-gita (9.29) the Lord says, samo’ham sarva-bhutesu: “I am equal to all living entities.” Similarly, Lord Siva is a qualitative incarnation of the Supreme personality of Godhead, so he has almost the same qualities as the Supreme Lord. Therefore he is equal to everyone; no one is his enemy, and no one is his friend, but one who is envious by nature can become the enemy of Lord Siva.
SRIMAD BHAGAVATHAM (4-3-12):
WHY SIVA GIVES BOON EVEN FOR DEMONS?
(20) Lord Siva is also called Asutosa, which refers to one who is satisfied very easily and who offers to any person the highest level of benediction.
(21) For example, once a devotee of Lord Siva wanted the benediction that whenever he touched someone on the head, that person’s head would at once be separated from his trunk. Lord Siva agreed. Although the benediction asked was not very commendable because the devotee wanted to kill his enemy, Lord Siva considered the devotee’s good quality in worshiping and satisfying him and granted the benediction. Thus Lord Siva accepted his bad qualities as magnificently good qualities.
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SRIMAD BHAGAVATHAM (4-7-22):
(22) As soon as Lord Visnu was visible, all the demigods—Lord Brahma and Lord Siva, the Gandharvas and all present there—immediately offered their respectful obeisances by falling down straight before Him.
LORD SIVA PRAYS TO KRISHNA IN SRIMAD BHAGAVATHAM (4-7-29):
(23) Lord Siva said to Krishna: My dear Lord, my mind and consciousness are always fixed on Your lotus feet, which, as the source of all benediction and the fulfillment of all desires, are worshiped by all liberated great sages because Your lotus feet are worthy of worship. With my mind fixed on Your lotus feet, I am no longer disturbed by persons who blaspheme me, claiming that my activities are not purified. I do not mind their accusations, and I excuse them out of compassion, just as You exhibit compassion toward all living entities.
THE GANDARVAS PRAYS TO KRISHNA IN SRIMAD BHAGAVATHAM, (4-7-43):
(24) The Gandharvas said: Dear Lord, all the demigods, including Lord Siva, Lord Brahma, Indra and Marici and the great sages, are all only differentiated parts and parcels of Your body. You are the Supreme Almighty Great; the whole creation is just like a plaything for You. We always accept You as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and we offer our respectful obeisances unto You.
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