The Shaivite Perspective: The Purpose of Shiva (Life) is Love.

From the perspective of Shaivism or Sanatana Dharma, the Eternal Truth, which is the one and only Truth for there is only the Truth, it is not incorrect to state that there is only Shiva and that Shiva is diverse so as not to be alone. In other words, the purpose of Shiva is Love, which is why Shiva is diverse. Naturally, this is just a brief synopsis. What it basically means from the Shaivite view is that the Origin of Life is Shiva not wanting to be alone and that the meaning of Life, the purpose of Shiva, is Companionship otherwise known as Love. In conclusion and again from a Shaivite perspective; Life is Shiva celebrating itself as Self-differentiated for Companionship, Friendship, Love; to be able to Love and Be Loved in return, so as not to be alone. It must also be noted that the concept of destruction is erroneous for how can there be destruction when there is only Shiva? It is a falllacy based on incomplete understanding or knowledge. There is only Shiva and Shiva is in constant motion for constant companionship i.e. love. Very true, truly simple. Shiva's purpose is Love.
~ Wald Wassermann