Archives for: May 2012

Idu bhAgyavayya


The other day, an acquaintance asked if upAsakas of ucChiShTa gaNapati, sumukhI, laghu shyAmalA etc. should not take a bath. We chose not to answer that question for transmission of common sense through shaktipAta is not our specialty. However, on a m… more »

Sri Nrsimha Bhujangaprayata stotram

[नृसिंहपर्वते श्रीशृङ्गेरी जगद्गुरु श्र&#23… more »

Shankaracharya and Buddhism

- Sengaku Mayeda It is well-known that Shankara is criticized by his opponents as a “Buddhist in disguise” (pracChannabauddha) and his philosophy as mAyAvAda which is but crypto-Buddhism. Among the vedAntins, bhAskara (750-800) is probably one of th… more »

Notes on Rigpa

- Palden Sherab, Tsewang Dongyal In the Dzogchen teaching, “earth” or “bhUmi” symbolizes the Ground, or Base. What is the ground of both samsara and nirvana? It is primordial wisdom, or in Dzogchen terms, rigpa. So rigpa is the ground from which everyt… more »

Compassion in Tibetan Buddhism

- Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche Compassion is the beneficial thought that moves you to help other sentient beings. It arises when you see their misery and pain, and you feel from the depth of your heart that you want to remove that suffering. Compa… more »


The importance of Sankalpa in every ritual - be it nitya, naimittika or kAmya, is well established in the shAstras. In terms of shrIvidyA, based on sampradAya-beda, a specific sankalpa is prescribed. In kerala sampradAya the sankalpa is performed thus… more »

tIkShNadaMShTra kAlabhairavAShTakam

|| तीक्ष्णदंष्ट्र कालभैरवाष्टकम् || यं यं यं &#… more »

Kashmiri Shaivaite analysis of other Darshanas - 5

A blessed person in this world has to study the Shaiva scriptures and philosophical works composed by ancient masters of Shaivism and has to seek initiation in Shaiva system of Yoga. Then he has to practice some of its many varieties and, as a result of… more »

ShrIchakra-lakShmI stotram

नमस्त्रिपुरसुन्दर्यै Srichakra Mahalakshmi Stotram from Saubhagyalakshmi Kalpa is uploaded to our Stotra page. more »