Thought for the Day

Shiva represents "Samta" which is defined as equanimity, impartiality, evenness etc. We are asked by the lord to first practise equanimity in all our actions. As the Lord says in Bhagavad Gita (2.48), "Be it success or failure, keep your mind equipoised. Do not get disturbed'" This "Samta" is the nature of God. Shiva always identifies himself as brahman, even while marrying Parvati or while killing asuras. That is Shiva's "Samta". That is his main characteristic as a diety. - PP Swamiji