sivah sakti-yuktah sasvat
vaikarikas taijasas ca
tamasas cety aham tridha
sivah—Lord Siva; sakti-yuktah—associated with material nature; sasvat—eternally; tri-lingah—in three features; guna-samvrtah—covered by the modes of nature; vaikarikah—one is called vaikarika; taijasah ca—another is called taijasa; tamasah ca—as well as tamasa; iti—thus; aham—egotism; tri-dha—three kinds.
" 'The truth about Lord Siva is that he is always covered with three material coverings-vaikarika, taijasa and tamasa. Because of these three modes of material nature, he always associates with the external energy and egotism itself.'
This is a quotation from Srimad-Bhagavatam (10.88.3).
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