Living with Reality – Ep. 15 – Stories of Lord Shiva

Celebrating the Hindu holiday, Mahashivratri, Dr. Svoboda shares stories of Lord Shiva, illuminating light’s ability to breakthrough even the darkest times.

In celebration of this year’s Mahashivratri, the Hindu holiday celebrating Lord Shiva, Paula Crossfield presents Dr. Svoboda’s wisdom-filled livestream from that morning, sharing stories depicting the auspicious blessings, lessons, and lilas of Lord Shiva. Mahashivratri is marked by the new moon during the final recession of winter, showcasing the ability for light to naturally overcome, even during the darkest of times. Om Namah Shivaya.

The Auspiciousness of Lord Shiva

In this Shiva-focused episode, Dr. Svoboda begins by introducing us to Lord Shiva through sharing devotions, describing his many names, and elucidating his place in Hinduism’s Trimurti as the destroyer—balancing the creator, Brahma, and Vishnu, the preserver. Depicting both Shiva’s terrifying and auspicious qualities, Dr. Svoboda shares how we can forge a relationship with this powerful, omnipotent, and eternal force.

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