Shiva’s Gift To The World
Yoga, Meditation & Elixir of life!
Shiva identified ALL 84 as yogasanas. From that, he gave more fluid expressions to the same. He explored the mechanics of what the body can do and what happens when you do those things. And then, when he was in wild abandon, he danced. Others grasped a bit of it and tried to assimilate it as a system. In the yogic culture, Shiva is not seen as a God. He was a being who walked this land and lived in the Himalayan region. As the very source of the yogic traditions, his contribution in the making of human consciousness is too phenomenal to be ignored. Every possible way in which you could approach and transform the human mechanism into an ultimate possibility was explored thousands of years ago. The sophistication of it is unbelievable. The question of whether people were so sophisticated at that time is irrelevant because this did not come from a certain civilization or thought process. This came from an inner realization. This had nothing to do with what was happening around him. It was just an outpouring of himself. In detail, he gave a meaning and a possibility of what you could do with every point in the human mechanism. You cannot change a single thing even today because he said everything that could be said in such beautiful and intelligent ways. You can only spend your lifetime trying to decipher it.
Many stories and legends surround this most prominent figure of Indian spiritual traditions. Is he a god? Or a myth constructed from Hindu culture's collective imagination? Or is there a deeper meaning to Shiva, revealed only to those who seek? Mighty Shiva has ancient roots, traceable in the Vedic literature of 1st millennium BCE, The ancient text - Shvetashvatara dated to late 1st millennium BCE mentions Shiva as an Ultimate Spiritual Guru, the creator, preserver, destroyer to being the same as the Atman (self, soul) within oneself and every living being The Word-SHIV literally means kind, friendly, gracious and giving! As per ancient scriptures associated with the gods and Shiva, long before the creation of the universe, the devas or gods, churned a cosmic ocean to obtain Amrita (elixir of life -Cannabis) for attaining immortality. It is said that cannabis & hemp plants grew at all places where the nectar dropped or touched the earth. In one of the myths, Shiva reinvigorated himself in the heat of the sunlight by consuming leaves of the Hemp plants. He is also said to have adopted the plant as a part of his favorite diet and is therefore often called "Lord of Bhang." Shiva is frequently associated with practicing Cannabis in a holistic and sacred manner, all over the world.
Hemp and CBD
Cannabinoids has several medicinal properties. It has been used since time immemorial in religious & spiritual rites. The earliest mention and benefits of CBD – Cannabinoids or cannabis has been found in The Vedas, or sacred Hindu texts. These writings may have been compiled as early as 1000 to 600 B.C.E. Per Vedas – (the most ancient scripture, written in early Sanskrit) Hemp & Cannabis were one of five sacred plants and a guardian angel lived in its leaves. The Vedas call cannabis a source of well-being, longevity, preventive elixir, happiness, joy-giver, liberator that was compassionately given to all humans to help us attain ultimate well being and longevity - inside out.