The Mahadeva component of you which fulfils whatever you want, which gives so much of “feeling good” about you, is the real you.
Please understand, all of you have the Mahadeva component of you which makes you feel so good about you. Sometimes people say, ‘No, I think I never saw that part. I don’t think I have that. I think, when I came down, I left that in Kailash and came down.’ HAHAHAHA! Or, ‘After I came here, somebody stole it.’ नैनं छिन्दन्ति शस्त्राणि |
नैनं दहति पावकः || Nainam chindhanthi shasthraani |
Nainam dahathi paavakaha || (Weapons cleave It not; Fire burns It not.) No one can cut it and take it away from you! No one can burn it and take it away from you! All of us have the Mahadeva component in us. How much ever you deny, you do catch a glimpse of that, you do experience it. You can go on denying, ‘No, no, no, that and all is not there. Unnecessarily why should I imagine and create mess? No, no.’ You can go on denying, denying.
See, for example, if I denied the existence of these plants and didn’t revere them, respect them for their existence, nothing, they may not have grown. They would just have had their usual growth. But the moment I respect their existence, they also respect their existence.
The moment I respect you as a sannyasi, enlightened being, Mahadeva’s embodiment, Shiva Gana, you also start respecting you.
When you know the Mahadeva component in you is still active, alive, does not expire, you fall in love with you!
Sri Nithyananda Swami