Re: Learning about Lord Shiva
'Learning' is both outward and inward facing...
We come to learn from books and from others - this is outward. Then we come to know ( beyond learn) śivaḥ within our own selves - He
is none other than our core Being. We are informed yatastvaṁ śivasamo'si - 'because you are identical with śivaḥ' from others that
have come to find this to be perfectly true. This builds conviction. We then are well-set to find this for ourselves.
Both knowledge and experience are essential.
because you are identical with śiva