Shiva Lingam Is Celibacy Absolutely Necessary

Query: Shiva Lingam Celibacy absolutely necessary... I just bought a small Shiva lingam. Where do I get ash to apply on forehead? Do I need to worship the lingam every day, How do I keep the lingam cool when away at work? Where do I get bel leaves? Is celibacy absolutely necessary? When is Shiva Ratri?


Kaivalya Jnani:
In all your queries... you have not specified the purpose of your purchasing a Shiva lingam! Shiva lingam is symbolic of the creative power of the Cosmos... the self effulgent power of the Cosmos... the beginningless Cosmos!

Lord Shiva who forms part of the trinity of Hindu gods... is considered the most powerful among all Hindu gods! Shiva (aka Mahesh) is deemed the destroyer... the ultimate maintainer of the Cosmos! If death did not exist in the Cosmos... the existence of the Cosmos would have negated! If something is born... it also must die... that is how the system... life in the cosmic system maintains itself.


Worshiping Shiva lingam denotes worshiping the ultimate Hindu entity... God Almighty himself! Amongst all the attributes of God almighty... death is considered most fearful. The controller of death... the master of death is none other than Lord Shiva under whose control acts Yama!

The evolution of life on Mother Earth gets started when a lingam copulates with Yoni. The moment the two meet... it results in creation of life! Lingam represents the masculine attribute of life... whereas Yoni... the feminine attribute! The combination of two is lethal for generation of life on Mother Earth!

Worshiping Shiva lingam... worshiping God almighty... worshiping the ultimate Creator of the Cosmos is the necessity of the day! In the field of spirituality... rituals play only the symbolic role. For a true seeker of spirituality... the symbolic attributes... the lingam and yoni are almost non-existent.


For reaching God Almighty... for gaining enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) in lifetime... worshiping Shiva lingam alone would not serve purpose. We need establishing absolute control over five senses and the mind. Furthermore, practicing absolute celibacy for a minimum period of 12 years in continuation is a must!

For reaching the stage of enlightenment kaivalya jnana... full awakening of the Kundalini is necessitated. The full awakening of the Kundalini becomes possible only when one practices absolute celibacy for a minimum period of 12 years in continuation... never otherwise! Mahavira did it... so did Gautama Buddha! Jesus Christ and Prophet Mohammed... both practiced absolute celibacy for a continuous minimum period of 12 years.

The uncharted path of spirituality has to be traveled all alone. As many human beings... as many different paths to God Almighty can there be! In the field of spirituality... there is no scope for shortcuts. In present times... rituals alone do not mean much. One needs diving deep into the bottomless pit of wisdom contained in the Sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism.


Spirituality is something that can never be gained literally. Bhagavad Gita... the most sacred scripture of Hinduism on Mother Earth is available for only Rs 20/= ($.40) from Gita press, Gorakhpur, India or any of the major railway stations of India. Yet, how many people fathom the depth of wisdom contained in the sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism?

The path of enlightenment... gaining kaivalya jnana in present life is very difficult... yet, not impossible! In the last about 150 years only two persons gained enlightenment (amongst 6500 million people existing on Mother Earth)... Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana! Reading literature related to Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana greatly helps.

Traveling the path undertaken by the realized masters paves way for gaining wisdom contained in the Sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism! Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism is the foremost of all sacred scriptures existing on Mother Earth. The knower of Bhagavad Gita finally becomes the knower of all... gains omniscience forever!


During the period of Vedas... when spirituality was still in its infancy... rituals played a significant role... but not now! The voluminous Vedas... the wisdom contained in Rig Veda, the Sama Veda, the Yajur Veda and Atharva Veda was limited to spiritual stalwarts of the era. With the coming of Lord Krishna... whatever was contained in Vedas... was precipitated by Lord Krishna into Bhagavad Gita... the reason why Bhagavad Gita is also termed Vedanta (the end of Vedas).

In present times one must stick to core of spirituality... the wisdom contained in the Sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism! The wisdom contained in the Sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism... the doctrine given to mankind by Lord Krishna in the battle of Mahabharata is unparalleled! By assimilating the pearls of wisdom contained in Bhagavad Gita... one finally reaches the end goal of life... the 8.4 millionth manifestation... when human beings gain enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and finally salvation (moksha).

The goal of human life from manifestation to manifestation, body after body... remains the same. Reaching the end goal of life... the 8.4 millionth manifestation! It is our soul atman that is the master and controller of the body. It is our soul atman that has manifested the human form to work out its karma... remove the dross impurities within!


All goals of human life belong to the soul atman within! The form of human life is but a puppet in the hands of God Almighty. However, every soul atman needs manifesting the human body as in absence of the human body... it simply cannot reach the last stage of manifest life... the 8.4 millionth manifestation!

Similar as one K. G. of metal present within hundred KG lump of metal ore cannot separate itself of its own and requires the requisite mining machinery and processes for the same... every soul atman on its cosmic journey requires manifesting its karma through the human form. It is only through a human body the soul atman within cleanses itself of the impurities dross within!

The human form of life is the highest manifest stage in the cosmic life cycle. Amongst 8.4 million manifestations on the whole... the initial 7.3 million manifestations are spent as insect, plant and animal life! In the human form alone we have 1.1 million manifestations! During this period of 1.1 million manifestations (an earthly life cycle of 12.4 million years) the soul atman is expected to reach the 8.4 millionth manifestation... the last leg in the cosmic life cycle!


God Almighty... the Creator of the Cosmos always acts as a Dhrista (onlooker)... never interfering in the creation of his. The moment life supporting planets like Mother Earth become available... souls' atmans manifested life... manifestation after manifestation... the prime reason why importance has been attached to yoni... the feminine symbol of life!

In a nutshell... from the cosmic angle... the soul atman is representative of the masculine power of the Cosmos... the Karta of the Cosmos! And Mother Earth represents the feminine aspect... one who enables the soul atman to manifest a body... a life!

May God Almighty help you understand the spiritual terminology!



Essay by: Kaivalya Jnani ... One who realized self in his life time! Send your query!

A to Z of Shiva Lingam explained in words everyone can easily understand and fathom. More on celibacy can be found at Celibacy Definition  ... Neeru J. - 5th June 2010.

Full text of query: I just bought a small Shiva lingam. Where do I get ash to apply on forehead? Do I need to worship the lingam every day, what do I do if out of town? How do I keep the lingam cool when away at work? Where do I get bel leaves? Are there any big mistakes I should avoid? If my performance is not perfect, have I wasted my time? Is celibacy absolutely necessary? When is Shiva Ratri?

 
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