What is the significance of the Siva linga – शिव लिङ्ग?

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Lord Siva symbolizes the formless and attribute less निर्गुण ब्रह्मन् – nirguna brhman. Lord Visnu symbolizes सगुण ब्रह्मन् saguna-brahma. The linga is the closest depiction of the formless. A circle is closest to the formless. The. linga symbolizes the entire cosmos. It also represents a flame. A flame always rises up and, therefore, the Siva linga is a symbol of growth and evolution.

Swami Viditatmanand

Excerpts from Satsang with Swami Viditatmanand, Vol 2

 

 

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