In deep silence, in the depth of inner consciousness, the inherent rhythm of life, of heartbeat, reverberates. The cosmic dance begins. The entire cosmos rejoices and participates in the dance of Shiva. In the depth of extreme being-ness, the need for expression takes place. Shiva Dances, pumping up extreme rajas. Satwa paves way to diverse creativity and shift of energies. From the base of non-doingness, forms the expression of extreme action. The whole cosmos gets shaken up from inertia. Energy shifts and matter gets formed.
In the silence of beingness, energy gets conglomerated and with the external expression of cosmic dance, matter gets thrown out as a natural process. Extreme rajas destroys tamas – the evil in the path of spiritual evolution and puts everything into an action mode – only to fall back again into the being-ness of inherent guna-less state. External expressions are not remembered then. It is only the internal calmness and absolute peace. It is only the expansion and omni presence. It is only being-ness and nothing else.
When Shiva dances, the nature dances. Nature gets into the vibration of the one who dissolves. Nature echoes the universal heartbeat. Nature expresses the cosmic choreography. Every being dances in perfect rhythm and understanding. Everyone falls into perfect synchronization. There is no fear of dissolution. There is no fear caused by limitedness or limitations. There is only the relief of expansion. There is only the objectivity and peace of being-ness, or the bliss of being one with everything.
In the dance of Shiva, the senses gives way to awareness of music. There is no listening to music, there is only being music. The music becomes the listener and the dancer becomes the dance. There are no dualities. There is only perfect alignment and dissolution. There is no past or future. There is only the present or the present which also contains the past and the future. Nothing is apart from one another.
Shiva breaks into extreme rajas to shake up and speed up the creation. Then he dissolves back into being-ness. As easily he broke into extreme action, he retreats into extreme inaction or the state of non-doing. The whole cosmos merges into His consciousness. The heartbeat of the whole universe becomes his inherent rhythm. He carries the universe within himself.
The dance of Shiva is a momentous interlude of maya or illusion in the depth of unity of being-ness or being the truth. The seeker and the sought becomes the dancer and the witness. When the dance ends, there is no dancer and witness as separate entities. Everything becomes one again. The dance is an expression of creativity as well as duality. The dance is an expression of relativity too. The dance is an expression of the bliss of being-ness.The dance is an expression of time and space. The dance also is an expression of vitality and dynamism of creation. The dance is also a reminder of ultimate dissolution. The dance becomes Shiva. Shiva becomes the dance. Dance cannot exist without Shiva and Shiva cannot express without His dance. All beings remain in awe of the immensity of His expression and creation.
Man carries his expression. Man carries his abode. Man cannot exist without his abode. Man cannot express without his abode. Man is the in-dweller and the temple is the abode. Shiva expresses the fundamental dynamism of creation of the universe through his dance. When the whole universe becomes His dance, He is everywhere, but nowhere. His omnipresence gets expressed through His duality as well as dissolution. The action and inaction are also symbols and signs of life. The being-ness and doing-ness are two sides of the same coin of existence. Without each other, there is no duality – there is no expression-able life.
Life is a continuous stream in the dance of Shiva. Shiva continues His dance, eternally. Before time began, Shiva existed. His Dance continues through the time into the absolute timelessness.