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    śambhu - why so ?

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    śiva is also known as śambhu... why so? What is the essence ( sāraḥ) behind this name ?

    iti śivaṁ

    1. sāraḥ -the substance or essence or marrow or cream or heart or essential part of anything
    यतस्त्वं शिवसमोऽसि
    yatastvaṁ śivasamo'si
    because you are identical with śiva

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    śiva is also known as śambhu

    We know that śiva is rooted in śī defined as 'in whom all things lie' - every, anything and no-thing rests within śiva ,
    more specifically maheśvaraḥ we know as the Supreme or pārama-īśvaram.
    Yet too this word śiva is defined as auspicious , propitious , gracious , favourable , benign , kind , benevolent , friendly which
    comes from śiva ; this 'va' is defined as auspicious, and also a dwelling.

    So what of śambhu ? On the surface śambhu is defined as being or 'existing for happiness or welfare , granting or causing happiness'.
    We can see how one ( śambhu) can be applied to the other (śiva).

    Yet if we take this word as śam+ bhu We get a better look at the value offered.
    śam = to put an end , to extinguish; finish , stop , come to an end , rest ; be calm, satisfied or contented
    bhu = bhū = to mingle , mix ; to be transformed into ; earth (as a substance) , ground , soil , land ; to come into existence

    Hence one view we can offer of śambhu is that Supreme Being that brings to rest our continued ( birth-after-birth)
    coming into existence; it is the Supreme that that brings śam or contentment, that offers the dwelling (va) of lying (śī)
    in his grace.


    If we look at a statue of nataraj Who does he have his foot on ? A small person some call apasmāra. This has multiple meanings:
    • the human condition
    • birth
    • ignorance or confusion of mind
    It is śambhu (nataraj) that brings an end to all of this.






    iti śivaṁ
    यतस्त्वं शिवसमोऽसि
    yatastvaṁ śivasamo'si
    because you are identical with śiva

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    Namaste, yajvan.

    You are asking me to recall my Sanskrit and what I remember about this now (which isn't much). AFAIK:

    The bij "Sham' represents a state of peace or happiness.
    The bij 'Bho' is a form of salutation and/or respect.

    In essence it means 'saluting the joy'...'saying 'hi' to peace'...something like that.

    In the sense of it applying to Mahadeva, Shambho is the indwelling spirit or Jivatman. So we are 'saluting the joy that is the Jivatman' by worshipping Shiva Shambho.

    That's all I know.

    Aum Namah Shivaya

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necromancer View Post
    You are asking me to recall my Sanskrit and what I remember about this now (which isn't much). AFAIK:

    The bij "Sham' represents a state of peace or happiness.
    The bij 'Bho' is a form of salutation and/or respect.

    In essence it means 'saluting the joy'...'saying 'hi' to peace'...something like that.

    In the sense of it applying to Mahadeva, Shambho is the indwelling spirit or Jivatman. So we are 'saluting the joy that is the Jivatman' by worshipping Shiva Shambho.
    Yes, very nice. This śam ( as you write sham) as a 2nd derivitive is 'auspiciously , fortunately , happily , well'. We can see śam as very flexible.

    iti śivaṁ
    यतस्त्वं शिवसमोऽसि
    yatastvaṁ śivasamo'si
    because you are identical with śiva

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    Namaste Yajvan and Necro,

    In my opinion :

    Shambhu = Sham + Bhu ===> Happiness + happen, originate ===> That who is the source of happiness.

    OM
    "Om Namo Bhagvate Vaasudevaye"

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    Quote Originally Posted by devotee View Post
    Namaste Yajvan and Necro,
    In my opinion :

    Shambhu = Sham + Bhu ===> Happiness + happen, originate ===> That who is the source of happiness.
    OM
    Yes, in this translation bhu = bhū = to come into existence (to make happen). So, it is to make 'śam' come into existence or make happen.

    iti śivaṁ
    यतस्त्वं शिवसमोऽसि
    yatastvaṁ śivasamo'si
    because you are identical with śiva

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    Re: śambhu - why so ?

    Quote Originally Posted by yajvan View Post
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    Yes, in this translation bhu = bhū = to come into existence (to make happen). So, it is to make 'śam' come into existence or make happen.

    iti śivaṁ
    In some african language Shambo is a greeting form as well
    AUM

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    ... yajvan, why do you ask such questions ?

    When we speak of the etmology (nirvacana) of words, we look into the various meanings. Our śāstra-s are so profound they speak to us on various levels. You know I have offered these 3 levels before:

    • abhidhā or the conventional meaning i.e. the literal meaning
    • lakṣaṇā or indirectly via sign, symbol, inference.
    • vyajanā or the figurative expression more intuitively offered some may call implied indication , yet is on a higher level of meaning.
    With the name of śambhu and of śiva we meet this expectation.

    It is our duty to go deeper; that is, to bring about an understanding within parokṣa, saṃketa and śailī to give us
    a deeper sense of the truth. What are these words ?

    • parokṣa- beyond the range of sight ; in an invisible or imperceptible manner; secretly , mysteriously.
      We can consider this word to mean subtle, beyond the initial meaning.
    • The other approach is saṃketa - a hint , sign or signal or gesture . It is rooted (√ )in kṛ meaning 'to give a signal '.
    • śailī - (2nd derivation) is a special or particular interpretation
    By doing so, we become active participants in our sanātana dharma.

    iti śivaṁ



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    Last edited by yajvan; 17 January 2013 at 10:41 PM.
    यतस्त्वं शिवसमोऽसि
    yatastvaṁ śivasamo'si
    because you are identical with śiva

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    Namaste Yajvan

    Thank you so much for this delightful and inspiring revelations. These are the gems that make our life happy.

    Om Namah Sivaya

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    Shambho Mahadeva Deva!

    Praises to Margabandhu Shambho Mahadeva!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oWnCGvDZN4
    Last edited by Viraja; 19 January 2013 at 08:32 AM. Reason: Corrected spelling from 'sambho' to 'shambho'
    jai hanuman gyan gun sagar jai kapis tihu lok ujagar

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