Archives for: July 2009

suvarchalApati dhyAnam

suvarchalApati dhyAnam
suvarchalADhiShThitavAmabhAgam vAmetarastham kapibrndasevyam | svapAdamUlam bhajatAm narANAm abhIShTadam shrIhanumantamIDe || more »

Buddhist Tantra - 8

Let us proceed to examine another deity who is included by the Hindus in the ten mahAvidyA group and who is called by them ChinnamastA. She is described in the tantrasAra and ChinnamastA kalpa in the following words: madhye tu tAm mahAdevIm sUrakoTisam… more »

tAmbUla and a nap

[Query] Do sastras prohibit eating tambulam and sleeping in the noon? vAhaTa says: prAtaHkAle phalAdhikyam chUrNam madhyandine.adhikam | sAyam parNasya chAdhikyam tridhA tAmbUlabhakShaNam || Thus, tAmbUla is eaten thrice and there is no restriction… more »

navadurgA

[Query] What is the significance of navadurgaa devis? 1. shailaputrI – Daughter of the Mountain King – himavAn. Even though parAmbA is paramaishvaryashAlinI and jaganmAtA, she accepted to become the daughter of himavanta and the sole reason behind this… more »

guhyakAlI

The kAlI kula, though primarily accepted by us to mean kAdi, is grouped by upAsakas whose upAsanA is centered around bhagavatI kAlikA, into: - kAdi - hAdi and - sAdi. Of these, vidyAtrayI belongs to kAdi mArga and hence adopted as anga-s to sundar… more »

kumArila bhaTTa

Though shrI shankara bhagavatpAda is mostly credited with the intellectual end of Buddhism, whose physical end was effected by the Mohammedans, he only completed the task that was initiated by the great pUrva mImAmsakas led by kumArila bhaTTa. H H bhAra… more »

Grahabheda Manipravala Tillana

Lyrics: Shatavadhani Dr. R Ganesh Composed and Sung by: Vidushi Dr. Nagavalli Nagarajan more »

vaiShNava bhakti mArga - 1

parabrahmAnande sakalasuravandye svarasataH kShatadvandvAmandAkR^itidanujakandA~Nkurahare | shriyaH kande nandAtmaja uditachandrasmitamukhe mukunde spando me bhavatu manaso dvandvavirateH || hare krShNa hare krShNa hare krShNa hare hare | hare rAma… more »

puNya-pApa

There were some queries on karma, puNya, pApa etc. but the method of enquiry adopted was somewhat incorrect; it is karma mImAmsA that shall present the required answers and not vedAnta. The mImAmsA sUtra says: dvividham karma shubhamashubham cha ||… more »

Personalities of bauddha nyAya - 2

Vasubandhu Vasubandhu was initially a sarvAstivAdin and later turned to vijnAnavAda under the influence of his brother asanga. Vasubandhu’s contribution to the school of vjnAnavAda is incomparable. This statement can be even expanded to include entire… more »