It is not true that Lord Shiva isn't referred to as the father.
In Adi Shankara's Annapurna Stotram itself we find one such reference:
क्षत्रत्राणकरी महाऽभयकरी माता कृपासागरी साक्षान्मोक्षकरी सदा
शिवकरी विश्वेश्वरश्रीधरी । दक्षाक्रन्दकरी निरामयकरी
काशीपुराधीश्वरी भिक्षां देहि कृपावलम्बनकरी मातान्नपूर्णेश्वरी ॥१०॥
Kssatra-Traanna-Karii Mahaa-[A]bhaya-Karii ...
Maya is not equal to Brahman.
We have Upanishad mantras which indicate the lower status of Maya.
Following the Sankhya system, the first category in the order of the evolution of the differentiated universe is called ‘Mahat’.
Katopanishad I.3.11 says,
“Superior to Mahat is Avyaktam (i.e. Maya). Superior to Avyaktam is ‘Purusha’ (i.e., the infinite, Brahman)....
You are right. God doesn't hate anyone. However it's not because of threat. Its a parent-child relationship.
I am the Supersoul, O Arjuna, seated in the hearts of all living
entities. I am the beginning, the middle and the end of all beings.(BG
I envy no one, nor am I partial to anyone. I am equal to all. But
whoever renders service unto Me in ...
The story of Saraswati taking princess Lila to another universe to show the next birth of her (dead) husband is present in the scripture Yoga Vasistha.
The whole story is from section 15 to section 60.
The name of princess is Lila. Her name is Arundathi in her previous life. The name of Lila's husband is Padma and his name is Vasistha in his previous life.
Yes, nothing is hidden from the deities.
O Arjuna! The Lord dwells in the heart of all beings revolving them
all by His mysterious power Maya, as if they were objects mounted on a
The Lord hidden in our hearts is called Antaryami and knows all our secrets including our thoughts.