Shiva & Parvati’s Marriage: The Symbolism of the Story
The story is a reminder that when we talk of Adiyogi, we are not talking of a genteel, civilized man but of a primal figure, in a state of absolute oneness with life. He is pure consciousness, completely without pretension, never repetitive, always spontaneous, forever inventive, ceaselessly creative. He is simply life itself
That is the fundamental requirement of the spiritual process. If you sit here as a mere bundle of thoughts, beliefs, and opinions – that is, with a memory stick that you have picked up from outside – you are simply enslaved to the psychological process. But if you sit here as a piece of life, you become one with the existential process. If you are willing, you can access the whole universe.
Life has left everything open for you. Existence has not blocked anything for anyone. It has been said, “Knock, and it shall open.” You don’t even have to knock because there is no real door. If you know how to keep aside a life of memory and repetition, you can walk right through. The way to realization is wide open.