He can be with form, without form and also beyond all that. Swami Shantatmananda writes in a column in the Sunday Guardian: “Sri Ramakrishna would often caution his devotees about the dangers of being rigid in one’s spiritual beliefs. He would ask the devotees whether they knew where those who speak of the formless God… Read More Formless Power or Powerful Forms ? – A Hindu view – 2
Dhyana shlokas of various forms of God are potent storehouses of the divine properties attributed to the respective form. There are worldwide records of people seeing the form when the bijamantra of the deity is recited with devotion after invoking the form by first reciting the dhyana sloka. People from the West who learnt mysticism… Read More Formless Power or Powerful Forms ? – A Hindu view – 1
Carolyn McGee, a spiritual blogger says “the Angels are sending you clairaudient messages. Sometimes the message is the words of the chorus and other times the chorus is just the hook to get you to look up the words of the song to find the details of the message.” One Mr Vishal Thaker, on Dec… Read More Beyond the Sixth – A Chequered Journey – 4
The Riddle of the Unknown Sound – 3 “Silent is an anagram of listen.” ― Johnny Rich, The Human Script In the Indian epic Mahabharata, “What do you see ?” Dhritharashtra asked Sanjaya. How was the latter able to describe to the blind king of what he saw happening at the battlefront of Kurukshetra. It… Read More Beyond the Sixth – A Chequered Journey – 3
The Riddle of the Unknown Sound -2 When Shvetaketu returned from the Gurukula after finishing his twelve years rigorous training in all the branches of knowledge, his father Uddalaka found arrogance in his expression. Once Uddalaka called him by his side and asked him, “Shvetaketu, my boy, have you, ever sought out the knowledge of… Read More Beyond the Sixth – A Chequered Journey – 2
“There are many forms of love as there are moments in time, and you are capable of feeling them all at different stages of your life.” ― Shannon Alder The Riddle of the Unknown Sound When I was 10, I used to go to sleep after sitting in my old worn-out country mat and spend… Read More Beyond the Sixth – A Chequered Journey – 1
How does a human being differ from what we call lower orders of life ? Is it just that we stand and move on two legs consistently which the animals cannot achieve ? Is it because we use our taste buds better, see with our eyes lot more things, do with our limbs lot more… Read More Are we a better species than other creations of God ?