Every few years a duck decides that San Marga is an avian sanctuary. We normally let them live with us as long as they behave themselves. This is the latest arrival. If he or she sticks around long enough we will have to find a name. The last one was humorously called “Sambandar.”
Lord Siva is the Supreme Being of the universe, not one of many gods. To Saivites Siva is the supreme being; to Vaishnavites Vishnu is the supreme being. The soul starts with experiencing the world. On one side the soul is pulled by veiling grace toward the world. On the inside the soul is pulled by revealing grace toward God. Resolving karma, maturing in the world, fulfilling dharma, we move toward imperturbability, realization, moksha.