Dear Shri JC ananda please accept adiyen's respectful pranams!
It is better to give stories than give thoughts of vedas for people to
understand. Not everyone has the power to digest the self and Shiva everywhere.
It is Shiva praying Shiva etc.
However I see some venom in your email regarding "Vaishnava Story". This story
is from a puran written by yogi's much much higher than you and me. They
realised that it is mortal fools who have created sects between people for
their own benefit. However one thing please keep in mind, to insult Shriman
Narayana, is to insult Sri Shiva, and to insult Sri Shiva is to insult Sri
Narayana. So their leelas stand to gain more weight than Veda thatvas. Saying
the Word "RAM" makes Lord Shiva move than saying his panchakshri mantra.
So the shiva in me saying in emails, as krishna, or doing arpanam is HE doing
it. So respect that than to say "Vaishnava Story". Just because wearing
Rudra-ka-aaksh, applying holy ash does not make one a devotee of Shiva, LIVE
like HIM to become Shiva.
SarvamSriKrishnaArpanamastu!JCsharanananda (AT) aol (DOT) com wrote:
In a message dated 9/28/2005 2:03:16 AM Central Standard Time, lagan29 (AT) (DOT) co.in
what is Atma Linga?
Ravana from the ramayana wanted to get "atma linga" from shiva so ravana did
great penances but that is just vaishnava story. in truth atma means Self, and
so atma linga is actually jyoti linga.....linga of light within your heart. it
is the light of god within everyone.