A beautiful explanation about Lord Shiva’s vehicle Nandi and meditation.
Generally, we see Nandi sitting directly opposite the main door of the temple where Shiva’s idol or Shivalingam is located.
He is not waiting for him to come out and say something. He is in waiting. Nandi is a symbolism of eternal waiting, because waiting is considered the greatest virtue in Indian culture.
One who knows how to simply sit and wait is naturally meditative. He is not expecting anything. He will wait forever. Nandi is Shiva’s closest accomplice because he is the essence of receptivity. Before you go into a temple, you must have the quality of Nandi – to simply sit. […]