Choose: Shiva or the Dwarf

A classic video teaching from Shunyamurti


Shiva Nataraj

The Nataraj, or the iconographic, dancing Shiva, is a well known symbol in Indian mythology. However, this symbol of the four-armed Shiva is often taken literally rather than metaphorically. It depicts Lord Shiva dancing atop the head of a dwarf, the dwarf representing the ego and Shiva representing God-consciousness. And as Shunyamurti reminds us: "If we choose to identify with the dwarf, then we're going to be in pain; we're going to be in suffering. If only for the fact that God is dancing on our head giving us a headache."


So why not choose Shiva and move past the suffering of the ego and straight into God-consciousness. The choice is up to you.



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