Shambo Shambo Shambo Shambo – I chant Shambo the name of Shiva, on this day of Maha Sivayatri – the night of Siva.
“The Petromax does not talk, but it shines and sheds light all around. The Jessamine does not speak, but it wafts its fragrance everywhere. The lighthouse sounds no drum, but sends its friendly light to the mariner. The unseen beats no gong, but its omnipresence is felt by the dispassionate and discriminating sage.
Behind all names and forms is the one nameless, formless Essence. Behind all governors is the one supreme governor of governors. Behind all lights is the one Light of lights. Behind all sounds there is the soundless supreme silence. Behind all teachers is the one supreme Guru of Gurus.
Behind all these perishables is the one imperishable Absolute. Behind all these motions is the one motionless infinite. Behind time, minutes and days is the one timeless eternity. Behind hatred, riots and wars is the one hidden love.
Just as air is formless and at the same time takes the form as of a cyclone, so also, God who is formless in his un-manifested or transcendental state, assumes a from for the pious worship of his Bhaktas his devotees, and reveals himself in the form in which the devotee loves the most.”
In this manifested state Lord Siva holds the destructive power but in reality is the regenerator and not the destroyer. Lord Siva is the God of love and his grace is infinite; he assumes the form of Guru out of the intense love for mankind. The dance of Siva is the rhythm and movement of the world spirit and as he dances the darkness vanishes. Siva the one that is eternally happy, the auspicious one, the one that is merged with Om; ever free and ever pure.
Shiva’s dance is eternal, the rhythm of life eternal and we elevate our own life force to merge with the ultimate chanting the name of Shiva, Om Namah Sivaya, or in another form Shambo, or reciting the Maha Mrutynjaya Mantra the life giving mantra that bestows liberation. It brings protection, inner prosperity, health, wards off accidents and brings long life. Repeat this mantra 3, 9, 27 or 108 times, or all night on Maha Sivayatri; the night of Siva.
Om Tryambakan Yajamahe
Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam
Urva Rukam Iva bhandhanat
Mrityou Muksiya Ma Mrtat
We worship the fragrant Lord Siva, the one with three eyes, who sees the whole universe through his two eyes and goes beyond to see the whole truth, all knowledge through his third. May he liberate us from the bondage of the vine and liberate us from death. The cucumber is full of seeds as potential but needs a good farmer, as we need a good farmer to liberate us from the negative thought waves, may Lord Siva farm us and liberate us to bring us to pureness, joy and peace.
May you all find a replete and peaceful heart this Sivayatri and all days and all nights. Be with the sun, be with the moon, love your surroundings and Siva will cross your path, be love, be joy.
Om Namah Sivaya OM
Mangala / Nicky.
Maha Sivayatri Tuesday 13th Feb 2018.