May 21, 2018


Mahākāla is a common deity in Hinduism and Buddhism. With the decline of the Pashupata and other Saiva sects, worship of Mahakala become restricted to the Kali Kula in Hinduism. Mahā (महत्; "great") and kāla (काल; "time/death") literally means One who is beyond Time. It is essentially Shiva but more limitless than the normal conception of Mahadeva. Beyond Mahakala there is nothing, no past, no future, no elements, no forms. Time or Kala kills all living beings. Mahakala is the death of Time itself. Contemplating on Mahakala is an excellent method of going beyond limitations and all ideation and concepts.…
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