Tags: bhakti

The Tale of a Srichakra

Every other day, we get a query whether an uninitiated person can keep a śrīcakra at home. In reality, not even all so-called “initiated” can keep a śrīcakra at home. Recently an acquaintance mentioned of an incident which we would l… more »

vIrashaiva siddhAnta – 8

The duality of exclusiveness being gone, the soul rests for ever unmolested in the presence of its Lord and feels identified with His Being. The cessation of duality and of divided consciousness as effected in this way is variously termed – as nivrtti (… more »

Need for upAsanA

[Query] Why do we need to do upasana for moksha when we are already athma swaroopam? It is alarming to see the number of questions I see in the mailbox every day that reflect an attitude similar to that of the current questioner. Advice to the members… more »

vIrashaiva siddhAnta – 5

a~Nga is the soul or jIva, so called because it resorts to li~Nga and finds its rest there: It is said to be of three kinds: 1. yogA~Nga 2. bhogA~Nga 3. tyAgA~Nga The first enjoys communion with shiva, the second enjoys bhoga with Him and the thi… more »

vIrashaiva siddhAnta – 4

Like sthala, shakti too becomes two-fold during manifestation. The original shakti is ubiquitous and practically identical with shiva. As residing in the li~Nga, this power is known as kalA : li~NgasthalAshrayA shaktiH kalArUpA prakIrtitA | And when i… more »

bhakti mImAmsA

Dear members of Kamakoti Mandali, shrI lalitA sahasranAma, which is nothing less of a vishva-kosha of shrIvidyA, is a shAstra, tantra and a prayoga paddhati - all combined into one. The importance of bhakti towards the upAsya in every aspect of upAsanA… more »

pAncharAtra saMhitA - 2

A few definitions of Agama: The popular one: AgataM shivavaktrebhyo gataM cha girijAshrutau | mataM shrIvAsudevasya tasmAdAgama uchyate || A more descriptive definition from our favorite bR^ihadvArAhI tantra: sR^iShTishcha pralayashchaiva devatAnA… more »

rudrahR^idayopaniShad

namaH shivAbhyAm rudrahR^idayopaniShat is presented to the reader as a conversation between bhagavAn vedavyAsa and his son shuka deva. The chief purport of this upaniShad is to demonstrate shiva-keshavAbheda. Lord mahArudra is described as sarvadevAtm… more »