Listening to: Anoushka Shankar
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law!
One of the first things that pulled me to the warm stories and folklore of Hinduism, were the stories of Kali Ma and Shiva. I love those stories very much and much of my life has been shaped by them.
However, after reading a lot lately and feeling a major shift occur in my being, I feel a new reverence for the job of Vishnu (The Preserver).
While Brahma creates, and Shiva destroys, it is ultimately the task of Vishnu to harmonize them both.
If you create and create, without discretion, the world becomes very polluted.
If you destroy and destroy, all one sees is death and all shall die.
Sometimes creation is needed to make room for a death (fitting on this day, the Day of "Death" ATU XIII, the Path of Nun).
Sometimes death is needed to remove the weeds from the Garden.
In all of this, the right balance must be weighed so that one does not out-do the other.
If you do not stop pouring water, you will flood your cup. You must balance the stopping with the brim of the cup.
Too little water leaves you thirsty, too much and you need a mop.
Brahma and Shiva are excellent and needed, but I see them as aspects to the real task of Equilibrium.
One must balance opposites and bring them into union.
This is the job of Vishnu.
These three Gunas: Rajas (Creation), Sattvas (Preservation), and Tamas (Destruction) all exist inside the One.
This One is Krishna.
We must all seek to possess the Balance of Equilibrium and be our OWN Krishna. Our OWN Ultimate Godhead.
Love is the law, love under will.