Shivah: One who confers auspiciousness.

The word śiva means “all auspicious”. No one can be an enemy of Lord Śiva, for he is so peaceful and renounced always detached from all worldly things. The personality of Lord Śiva symbolizes the best of gentleness. Lord Śiva is so kind that he gives shelter to ghost like creatures and gradually elevates them to spiritual consciousness. As stated in the Vedas, Lord Śiva is all-auspicious. Thus the auspicious position of Lord Śiva is realized if one takes to the worship of Viṣṇu, because Lord Śiva says in the Śiva Purāṇa that the topmost worship is worship of Lord Viṣṇu. Lord Siva is the topmost devotee or Parama Vaishnava.

The Viṣṇu Purāṇa also confirms that one who has taken shelter of the all-auspicious Supreme Lord is already situated in the understanding of Brahman. In other words, one who is a Vaiṣṇava is already a brāhmaṇa.

The brāhmaṇas and Vaiṣṇavas are the bearers of Lord Viṣṇu, the all-auspicious.

premāñjana-cchurita-bhakti-vilocanena santaḥ sadaiva hṛdayeṣu vilokayanti

yaṁ śyāmasundaram acintya-guṇa-svarūpaṁ govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi (BS 5.38)

The devotees, out of their extreme love for Govinda, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, always carry the Lord within their hearts. The Lord is already in the heart of everyone, but the Vaiṣṇavas and the brāhmaṇas actually perceive and see Him always in ecstasy. Therefore brāhmaṇas and Vaiṣṇavas are carriers of Viṣṇu.

Lets chant the Holy name with utmost reverence and seek the blessings of the all auspicious parama vaishnava to progress well in our devotional life, with peace, kindness, gentleness towards all.

Nama 27 – VishnuSahasranama

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