Iccha Will Jnana Understanding Kriya Action
"When the yogi sees every object as an expression of the inner divine Self, then the delusion of diversity disappears and he has the bliss of unity consciousness. He finds Siva both within and without."
From the "Spanda Karikas", a unique and important text of Kashimir Shaivism. "Spanda" is the principle of dynamic Divine Creative Pulsation, somewhat similar to the Yin-Yang of Taoism. Shiva is an eternal process of coming into being and coming to rest and All is an effect of that pulsating flow.
We are all students of the Divine process. From the very beginning we ask "What is This?". Life is the exploration in search of the puzzle pieces that comprise the whole, clear picture. The Guru is anyone or anything that helps us along on the treasure hunt and shows us how to put the fragmented pieces of true vision together.
Christ willingly and lovingly took upon himself all the abuse, hatred and violence of humanity so that he could embody those karmas for all of us. And then through the Divine power, he was able to transmute the accumulated global karma into Love.
Since I started performing the Shiva mantra "Maha Paduka Guru Mantra" in which the feet (paduka) of Shiva rest on the crown chakra, I have been having the experience very, very much like that described below. Shiva showed me the column of light that starts where his paduka touch the the crown and how to allow the column to pass through to the base at muladhara. None of this happens without profound Surrender to the Divine.