The manifestation of the Linga is a part of My nature. You have to recognise in this event a glimpse of divinity, a sign of infinite grace. Just as Om is the 'sound symbol' of God, the Linga is the 'form symbol' or the visible symbol of God - the most meaningful, the simplest and the least endowed with the appendages of attributes. The Linga means, that in which this jagat (world of change) attains lays or mergence or dissolution (leeyathe). All forms merge in the Formless at last. Siva is the Principle of Destruction of all names and forms, of all entities and individuals. So, the Linga is the simplest sign of emergence and mergence.
- Baba -