Great Souls even after their own liberation retain the ego and experience the pleasure and pain of the body that they may help others to attain liberation -- Let others proclaim a thing as truth, but i shall certainly not listen to them unless I myself realize it as truth -- "That which exists is one; Sages call it by various names." It is not that Shiva is superior to Vishnu, not that Vishnu is everything and Shiva is nothing, but it is the same one whom you call either Shiva, or Vishnu or by a hundred other names. The names are different, but it is the same one -- As the different rivers, taking their start from different mountains, running straight or crooked, at last come unto the ocean, so, O Shiva, the different paths which men take through different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight , all lead unto Thee -- Everyone is born to lead. The best leader, however, is one who leads like the "baby". The baby, though apparently depending on everybody, is the king of the household -- We play our parts here - good or bad. When the dream is finished, and we have left the stage, we shall have a hearty laugh at all this - of this only I am sure