Somebody asked me, ‘Swamiji, why is Mahadeva having poison in his throat? Neelakanta (the blue-throated one)! After all it did not affect Him, it did not go inside. Can’t He just throw it out? Why is HE keeping it in his throat continuously?’
Understand the secret: All medicines are poison! That is why in Siddha Tradition, we have a word “paashaana”; means, “medicine”, “poison”; for both, the word is “paashaana”. The “Haala-haala”, the ultimate poison is the ultimate medicine for all diseases! He (Neelakanta/Mahadeva) keeps that in his throat. Just by his words which come from the throat, or the breathing air which comes from the throat, he heals everyone. Because, when it is with Mahadeva, it is no more the “poison- paashaana”, it is the “medicine-paashaana”, understand? In the hands of murderers, even medicine becomes poison. In the hands of Mahadeva, even poison becomes medicine! He did not want to spit it out because these fools will gather it and use it as poison. So, he feels, ‘Better be there (in his throat), so it will be used only as medicine.’ The most safe locker to keep the poison is His throat! So he keeps it there and makes sure nobody misuses it, and it is used always for the good of the society, humanity. Neelakanta, Mahadeva, keeps the poison just to use as medicine.