The concept of life going on and on in cycles is very unique to Sanaatana Dharma. We believe that the functions of creation and dissolution are parts of an ongoing cyclical phenomenon with neither a specific beginning nor a definite end. The end of one cycle marks the beginning of the following cycle. This can be compared to the cyclical changes of day and night where the end of night marks the beginning of day. Shiva represents that aspect of the Brahman that oversees this repetitive cyclical process.
Owing to His cosmic activity of dissolution and recreation, the words destroyer and destruction have been erroneously associated with Shiva. This difficulty arises when people fail to grasp the true significance of His cosmic role. The creation is sustained by a delicate balance between the opposing forces of good and evil. When sustenance of life becomes impossible due to disturbance in this balance caused by the decline of Dharma, Shiva dissolves the universe. This is followed by creation of the next cycle so that the un-liberated souls will have another opportunity to liberate themselves from bondage with the physical world. Thus, the merciful Lord Shiva protects the souls from pain and suffering that would be caused by a dysfunctional universe. Hence Shiva is worshipped as the Redeemer and Regenerator rather than a destroyer. This is comparable to a goldsmith melting old irreparable golden jewelry in order to create beautiful new ornaments out of the melted gold.! ✨👁🐍🔱💀📿🏔⏳🌙🌀🕉🐚🔔🏞🎨✨
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