Śivadṛṣṭi (शिवदृष्टि):—Somānanda’s Śivadṛṣṭi expounds a form of absolute idealism: the denial that material things could exist independently of consciousness understood as the sole original principle.
Central to this philosophy is a critique of the notion that our thoughts represent physical objects that exist independently of consciousness. The argument is that what appear as external, physical objects really depend upon consciousness. In other words, their intrinsic natures are conscious.
This perspective is formed through our interactions.
Shiva drishti is how we can choose to see the glass half full.
We can choose to look through the lens of goodness.
Auspiciousness is present within each of us, when we learn to lie down in one’s true self and truly reside from a place of goodness there isn’t room for anything else. Often times we feel enclosed by suffering, overwhelmed and pressed up against it.
Shiva drishti is the ability to pull back our awareness and view things from a bird’s eye view. Allowing ourselves to feel complete spaciousness, setting a clear intention for goodness and then sticking to it. Aligning intention with action in order to become not just benevolent (good thinking) but beneficent (good actions). We can learn to enhance the good instead of proliferating negative thought patterns and actions.