Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 24 Jan 2016


Kindly enlighten on background of Lord Shiva meditating on Lord Vishnu etc.

Shri Anil asked: Lord Shiva is seen meditating on Lord Vishnu, Lord Krishna prayed Lord Shiva for getting a son. Jesus prayed God several occasions. Kindly enlighten the back ground of these incidents.

Shri Swami replied: In all the cases, the soul-component of one form is worshipping the unimaginable God existing in other form. This is only for the sake of the followers. The human incarnation contains the two components: God and soul. Whenever prayer by the human incarnation is done, it is the soul-component only that prays God. The soul-component in human incarnation can also pray God existing in Itself. Such prayer will mislead the followers. Every follower will start praying God in himself/herself. But, God does not exist in them. At least, the devotee should see upwards in prayer, which means that God is higher than the soul (himself/herself). Jesus used to do like that. We should not misunderstand that God in one human incarnation is praying God in another human incarnation or energetic incarnation since there is no need for God to pray at all. In view of the welfare of followers only, such acts are done, which should be properly analyzed to get the correct concept.