Sayings Of Lord Siva

LIBERATION (SALVATION)

The two deserve liberation - he who is my devotee and he who has perfect knowledge. Theirs is not the dependence on holy centers. They are equanimous in the regard to what is prescribed and what is forbidden.
They must be known as liberated souls, no matter where they die. They are sure to attain salvation.

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The annihilation of good and evil is liberation.

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Equanimity is the esoteric doctrine of salvation.
(Note: this means - if a person is not elated on acquiring something good and is not annoyed on acquiring something bad and if he has equanimity he is perfectly wise).

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Perfect realization is attained by practice. Liberation is attained by practice. An intelligent man shall always maintain practice. Practice is the cause of salvation.

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One remains in the world as long as he has not obtained the supreme abode, when the great reality is understood he is released from the bondage of life.

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Liberation shall occur only through renunciation. He wanders in the world due to the absence of it (renunciation).

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There is nothing greater than perfect knowledge for the destructions of all sins.

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Perfect knowledge originates directly from Dharma (virtue).
Vairagya (Detachment) originates from knowledge; from detachment arises the supreme knowledge that illuminates the true meanings of objects.

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Self-control is he esoteric principle underlying salvation.

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When a person performs penance eschewing the mutually clashing opposites he can become a liberated soul, as one has attained the ripe fruit.

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Kama (God of Love) not being with you, you can be endowed with the Supreme Bliss and be free from aberrations by means of spiritual contemplation, O Gods.

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O goddess, my worship will lead to salvation whenever, whereever and by whomsoever it may be done if it is with devotion.

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Perfect clear knowledge certainly originates from the preceptor.

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It (Perfect Knowledge) is uncontaminated by lust, hatred, falsehood, anger, passion, covetousness and the like. It should be known as the bestower of salvation.

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Without perfect knowledge neither merit nor demerit is destroyed. O most excellent ones among the knower of the Brahman, practice knowledge alone as the means of liberation.

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It is only by practice of perfect knowledge that the intellect of men becomes free from impurities.

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O leading Brahmins, a yogi who is satiated with knowledge alone and has eschewed all contacts with worldly objects has no further duty. If he has, he is no longer a knower of reality. Neither in this world nor in the other has he any duty since he is a liberated soul.

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The four vratas that bring about salvation are the worship of Siva, the repetition of Rudra (Siva) mantra by way of Japa, observance of fast in Siva's temple and death in Varanasi. That salvation is eternal.

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The liberated man abides in his own Atman (soul).

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