There is a reason Shiva is called ‘The Devo ke Dev-Mahadev‘ or supreme God. The calm-looking lord can turn into a destroyer, and can also be a bholenath. He has multiple shades to his personality, and is one god who can truly teach us the wisdom to live life. Take a look at 7 lessons we can learn from him.
Don’t Stand Injustice
Lord Shiva was known as the destroyer of evil. He couldn’t tolerate injustice and destroyed the evil rakshasas in a fair manner. Similarly, even we should try to keep zero tolerance for the evil happening around us and take a stand against injustice.
Self-control is the key to living life to the fullest
An hysterical mind can lead you to live a devastating life. You cannot win battles when you lose focus and fall prey to your desires and addictions. Therefore, it’s necessary to keep your mind aligned to your goals and heart too.
Keep calm and carry on
Shiva was called a ‘Maha Yogi’ because he meditated for hours for the well-being of the universe. Thus highlighting the fact that you can win half the battle just by being calm in a stressful situation. It’s really the best strategy to sorting out a problem.
Materialistic happiness never stays for long
Take a look at Shiva’s attire for a second. Only armed with a trishul and damru, Lord Shiva always stayed away from wealth Because materialistic happiness is temporary. You need to find your happiness in events and experiences, and not things.
You must learn how to suppress negativity gracefully
Shiva was a ‘neelkanth’ because he swallowed poison named ‘halahala’, that emerged from the ocean. Only Shiva could have consumed this poison and suppressed it in his throat. The important lesson to take back from this incident is to take negativity in our stride, and turn it into positivity.
Desires lead to obsessions and obsessions lead to destruction
Since he was free from desires, Shiva never obsessed over things. It is a fact that desires always lead to obsessions, and these in turn make us self-destructive.
Respect your better half
Shiva was ‘Ardhanarishwar’, where half of him was Parvati. He treated Parvati with utmost respect and care. She was his ‘shakti’ and he gave her the importance she deserved.