Creation as per Rudra Samhita (Srushti)

Siva the consort of Gauri, the sole cause of the origin, sustenance, dissolution of the universe, who has understood the reality, who is the endless renown, who is the support of Maya but is free from its influence, whose form is incomprehensible, who is unsullied and who is perfect knowledge itself.

Siva who is prior to Prakrti, who is calm and tranquil, the only excellent Purusa, who has created this visible universe and who stays both within and without like ether.

Siva, of manifest form, who having extended himself by way of creation stands in the middle of it while the worlds move around him like iron fillings round the magnet.

The three deities Brahma, Visnu and Mahesa are born of Siva. Among them Mahesa when he has all the substrata of elements is Siva himself as distinct from Mahesa. Like the holy waters of Ganga, the inquiry into the anecdotes of Sadasiva sanctifies the three persons: the narrator, the inquirer and the hearer.

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