Originally Posted by ajay00
Shiva stands for renewal through destruction of past samkaras or unconscious tendencies by meditation, and contemplating the nature of death.
By contemplation of the nature of death and the dead body, one expands one's state of consciousness easily. This is why most Shiva worshippers put ash on their forehead, to remind themselves of the inevitability of death.
Here is an article
and saying by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev on the nature of death....
An another insightful
article by Jaggi Vasudev on the same subject of death...
thanks for the article links. guess most people can't see past the word death, its just too scary for them, even if no death comes to them just a transformation of consciousness.