Taittiriya Upanishad

The Taittiriya Upanishad belongs to the Yajur-Veda. This Veda has been handed down to us, generation after generation, in two recensions: The Taittirīya and the Vājasaneyī. The Taittirīya recension is the older and more important of the two. It contains a Samhita, a Brahmana and an Aranyaka. The seventh, eighth and ninth chapters of Taittiriya … Continue reading Taittiriya Upanishad

Daily practice of Sandhyavandhana is only a Sakthi worship

Soundarya Lahari – Daily practice of Sandhyavandhana is only a Sakthi worship From The Ocean of Beauty – Soundarya Lahari of Sri Samkara Bhagavatpada The votaries of the Sakti, the Kundalini, may be roughly divided into two classes: The Samayin-s or those who believe in the sameness of the Sakti and Siva. – They believe in … Continue reading Daily practice of Sandhyavandhana is only a Sakthi worship

Hidden Cause of Things

All that transpires on earth and all beyond Are parts of an illimitable plan The One keeps in his heart and knows alone. Our outward happenings have their seed within, And even this random Fate that imitates Chance, This mass of unintelligible results, Are the dumb graph of truths that work unseen: The laws of … Continue reading Hidden Cause of Things

Modern Science and Indian Wisdom of yore

Modern science has come to the conclusion that all is one energy. Long ago, India’s wisdom came to the conclusion that all is one awareness/ consciousness, i.e. the one energy of science ‘knows itself’. It is not inert, not dead. So far, science either does not know about the claim of the Indian rishis or … Continue reading Modern Science and Indian Wisdom of yore

Formless Power or Powerful Forms ? – A Hindu view – 2

  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 … Continue reading Formless Power or Powerful Forms ? – A Hindu view – 2

Formless Power or Powerful Forms ? – A Hindu view – 1

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 … Continue reading Formless Power or Powerful Forms ? – A Hindu view – 1