Archives for: October 2009

Thus Spake DKP ....

“What is bani [style], Amma? Nothing but the constant attempt to overcome flaws. Then, suddenly, you find the string is in tune. You hear it resounding, rich and true. In music, and in life.” - 'Sangita Kalanidhi' Smt. D K Pattammal more »

mahAvaikuNTheshvara

mahAvaikuNTheshvara
kalAShoDashasaMpUrNaM nityAShoDashikAtmakam | hetiShoDashasaMyuktaM kR^iShNaM vande jagatprabhum || vyAmohaprashamauShadhaM munimanovR^ittipravR^ittyauShadhaM daityendrArtikarauShadhaM trijagatAM sa~njIvanaikauShadham | bhAktAtyantahitauShaDhaM b… more »

Kali Ghodi Dwar khadi :)

Those who get this in the current context, enjoy and those who don't, well ...get back to philosophical romanticism, you don't deserve anything better haha :) On a side note, wonder if Haimanti Shukla still sings? more »

Pancha Parvani

[Query] What are the pancha parvas for shreevidya upasak? The pancha parvANi observed by a shrIvidyA upAsaka are detailed thus in rudrayAmaLa: kR^iShNAShTamI-chaturdashyAvamAvAsyA cha pUrNimA | sa~NkrAntiH pa~nchaparvANi teShu puNyadineShu cha || Th… more »

Tantra for Kali Yuga

mahAnirvANa tantra presents before us a typical tAntric view of the four yugas and the state of humans in these yugas. kR^ipAvatA bhagavatA brahmAntaryAminA purA | prakAshitAshchaturvedAH sarvadharmopabR^iMhitAH || varNAshramAdiniyamA yatra chaiva p… more »

Shankara and Buddhism - 4

Shankara attacks these arguments from the standpoint of commonsense realism. The external objects are real because they are plainly perceived. Unless they were real, how would representation be possible? How else to explain the diversity of cognitions,… more »

vaiShNava bhakti mArga - 3

bhAgavata bhAgavata purANa is the sweet nectar that flows from the mouth of bhagavAn shuka and is capable of rejuvenating rasa in minds dried by incorrect pursual of karma and jnAna kANDas: nigamakalpatarorgaLitaM phalaM shukamukhAdamR^itadravasaM… more »

devI bhAgavata - 1

shrImAtre namaH shrIprAsAda parameshvarAya namaH shrIlakShmInR^isiMha parabrahmaNe namaH mAtaH kShaNaM snapaya mAM tava vIkShitena mandAkShitena sujanairaparokShitena | kAmAkShi karmatimirotkarabhAskareNa shreyaskareNa madhupadyutitaskareNa || We… more »

shAkta siddhAnta – 4

The externalization referred to above is the manifestation of a non-ego (anahambhAva) within the pure Ego (shuddha Atman), appearing as external to the limited ego; it is the root Ignorance (mUlA.avidyA) of the vedAnta. This non-ego is called avyakta (u… more »

namo mahadbhyaH - shubha dIpAvaLI