Sayings Of Lord Siva

ON VISNU / TO VISNU

O dear Hari, I am pleased with you, because you strictly adhered to truth in spite of your desire to be a Lord. Hence among the general public you will have a footing equal to mine. You will be honored too likewise.

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Hereafter you will be separate from me having separate temples, installation of idols, festivals and worship.

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This Brahma, grandfather for all people, is born of my right side. You, Visnu, are born of my left side.

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Visnu is in any heart and I am in Visnu's heart.

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Visnu has Tamas within but Sattva outside. He is the protector of the three worlds.

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At my bidding, you (Visnu) will be worthy of respect in the three worlds.

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There is no difference between you and Rudra.

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If a devotee of Visnu hates me or if a devotee of Siva hates Visnu, both will incur curses and never realize reality

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Without devotion to Visnu none will have devotion towards me.

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As I wanted to be free and sportful, I had appointed you (Visnu) for the protection of good and the curbing of the wicked.

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O Visnu, I formerly bestowed this unfailing discus (Sudarsana) and victory in battle on you.

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At my bidding the discus (Sudarsana) shall always be rendered ineffective with regard to my people (i.e. Siva's devotees).

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"O Rama, may there be welfare to you. Mention the boon you wish to have. O great king, may you be victorious.

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For the attainment of your desires you shall hold this discus (Sudarsana) always. O Visnu, this is the best of all discuses.

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