Jai Bolenath: Lord of Simplicity!

I walked with Shiva Shankar through the hills and valleys of the Himalayas for twenty years never once having seen the beginning or the end of Him. I tell you the truth.

He is my Father; I am His son. His very own. I am Skanda. He raised me along side the Maa. I played before His Holy Eye and worshiped His Lotus Feet.

He taught me the Tandava and all the 64 arts of the Yogin. He nurtured me, decorated me, gave me title and vel. And when the time came to do battle with Surapadman I was ready. Jai Mahadev. Jai Tripurari. Om Namah Shivay!

I served in His home looking after His animals, tending the fire, giving candies to the children and alms to the poor. We cooked together and talked together, meditated on the universe together. We watched the worlds together, in all the ten directions. And when He forgot I whispered the truth in His ear and brought Him back. His protector, ever among His most faithful servants.

My Lord. Father.

Om Namah Shivaya.

Jai Shankar! Jai Shankar! Jai Shankar!

This with my human form. This with my human eyes. This with my human body. I tell you no lie. Most will call me crazy. A few will understand. And though my eye could but contain a vision of the whole for mere moments, the experiences are burned into me like so much treasured samskara. No need to wash it off. I do what I do and be what I Am and if I and I come to play again and again and again. No problem! No problem!! Lucky you, too!

Om Namah Shivaya!

Om Namah Shivaya!

Om Namah Shivaya!