You have passed a life-long term of imprisonment on yourself stating that you are going to live in this body, this mind, and live with these thoughts.

When you are able to escape from these three sets of notions then you are Pasupati, you are Siva. When you are confined by
these notions, you are a pasu, a beast.

A beast is tied by strings. These strings that bind you are your fear, your seeking for sensations, your power addictions, and in a limiting fashion the love you have for others. These are all strings.

Sri Amritananda