The Purpose of Shiva is Love.

My God; there is so much confusion the world. Talk about lost in translation. Shiva's role is not to destroy the universe in order to re-create it. Nothing is more laughable if it were not so painful. Why? Both the universe and shiva are self. How could shiva destroy itself? How could self destroy itself? It is not possible. Shiva aka Self is eternally one not wanting to be alone. As such there's diversity. All diversity is self-desired, self-conceived and self-perceived for companionship, friendship, love. Yes. The purpose of shiva is companionship. Yes. The purpose of shiva is friendship. Yes. The purpose of shiva is love. But shiva is self. Self is love in action.
~ Wald Wassermann