Shaivism - Concepts and symbols - Contrast
Type of Spiritual Experience
Somewhat tucked away in the general philosophical texts is the key concept of contrasts. The divine is defined as “that in which contraries exist”. It does not seem to have as prominent place as it does in, for example, Zoroastrianism, but this may be more a reflection of the loss of texts than a reflection of relative importance.
A description of the experience
Alain Danielou – While the Gods Play
The importance of the Darshana(s) rests in their contrasts. It is because of their divergences, contrasts, and incompatibilities that we have some idea of the nature of the world.
The transcendent or divine reality of the world is defined as "that in which opposites coexist"'