TEXT 105
rudra-rūpa dhari' kare jagat saṁhāra
sṛṣṭi-sthiti-pralaya--icchāya yāṅhāra
SYNONYMS
rudra-rūpa—the form of Lord Śiva; dhari'-accepting; kare—does; jagat saṁhāra—annihilation of the material world; sṛṣṭi-sthiti-pralaya—creation, maintenance and annihilation; icchāya—by the will; yāṅhāra—of whom.
TRANSLATION
Assuming the form of Rudra, He destroys the creation. Thus creation, maintenance and dissolution are created by His will.
PURPORT
Maheśvara, or Lord Śiva, is not an ordinary living being, nor is he equal to Lord Viṣṇu. Effectively comparing Lord Viṣṇu and Lord Śiva, the Brahma-saṁhitā says that Viṣṇu is like milk, whereas Śiva is like curd. Curd is nothing like milk, but nevertheless it is milk also.

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