Warning: include(domaintitles/domaintitle_cdn.exoticindia.php3): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/exotic/newexotic/header.php3 on line 921

Warning: include(): Failed opening 'domaintitles/domaintitle_cdn.exoticindia.php3' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/exotic/newexotic/header.php3 on line 921

Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address [email protected].

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend

Tantra: The Method Of Kindling Dormant Energies

Article of the Month - July 2008
Viewed 86628 times since 2nd Oct, 2008

...Continued from Page 1

« Previous Page

Meditating on the Yoni
Meditating on the Yoni

 

 

Shakti substantiates Shiva’s bliss, Tantra’s principal objective; hence, Tantrika resorts to Shiva for his procreative desire which is the source of joy, but to Shakti for all other potentials, even aspects of Shiva as Parabrahma – creation, preservation and dissolution. The Tantrika perceives her as multi-aspected, representing, besides female energy, abundance, multiplicity and power to create and destroy. Except in Buddhist tradition, in almost all schools of Tantra Shakti has a superior status. As Shakti manifested in ‘Yoni’, the worship of ‘Yoni’ is the foremost to the Tantrika.

 

 

A Fine Portrait of Ardhanarishvara (Shiva Shakti) with Their Vehicles
A Fine Portrait of Ardhanarishvara (Shiva Shakti) with Their Vehicles

 

 

 

In Tantrika way the ‘sadhaka’, a product of Shiva’s desire to procreate and multiply, and hence, his microcosmic part, believes to attain the same state of bliss and joy as the Proto- Shiva, if he is able to magnify his mind and intellect with same enormity as did Shiva-Shakti in the myth. He begins by copulating as his first step. He believes that he is the cosmic male, his female counterpart, the cosmic female, and in their ultimate magnification, they are Shiva and Shakti; and, thus, their act of copulation represents the divine union of Shiva and Shakti on human level. He takes ‘yoni’ as the manifest form of Shakti, and ‘linga’, as Shiva’s, and discovers in the union of the two his means of attaining the ultimate bliss which revealed in the union of Shiva and Shakti.

 

 

 

While copulating, he commemorates the ‘Mantra’ to invoke the deity – Shakti, to manifest in the ‘yoni’ and elevate his act to the status of divine act. Manifest or unmanifest, commemoration of ‘mantra’ is parallel to ‘Nada’. Grabbed by heat of passion and ignorance it explodes, loud and inaudible, and rends the cosmos. After the passion quietens, self-awareness emerges and body-moves are regulated, the sound of the ‘Mantra’ reduces to the audible level. The universe is his stage which he realises through ‘yantra’ – a mystic diagram, wherein it manifests. The diagram – a ‘Mandala’, represents the universe, and through various motifs, its other aspects – Shiva-Shakti union, emergence of ‘seed’, multiplication of his procreative act … As his act of copulation magnifies into the divine union of Shiva and Shakti, so the mystic diagram begins revealing to him mysteries of cosmos – elemental, psychic, spiritual… Now it is no more a thing outside him. It is within him. He is one with the cosmos – an undivided whole.

KUNDALINI

Chakra Man
Chakra Man

 

 

 

 

Kundalini, the tool of kindling inherent energies in the Shiva-Shakti myth, is the essence of all Tantrika systems, and even Yoga and Vedic asceticism. Kundalini has been contemplated as dormant energy lying serpent-like coiled in the body. It is multi-million times more potent than body’s known energies, something like the assertion of modern sciences that talk of activating vast dormant areas of the brain which would release incalculable neurological capacities of man. Hence, once Kundalini is fully awakened the sadhaka’s consciousness and Cosmic Consciousness become one. Awakening of Kundalini is in the form of its ascent from ‘Muladhara’ to ‘Sahasrara-padma’.

 

 

 

 

The body is perceived as comprising six ‘chakras’, the dynamic Tattvik – elemental centres, namely, ‘Muladhara’, ‘Svadhisthana’, ‘Mani-pura’, ‘Anahata’, ‘Vishuddha’, and ‘Ajna’. Over all them is situated ‘Sahasrara-padma’ – the thousand-petalled lotus. ‘Muladhara’, an inverted triangular space situated in the midmost portion of the body, is like a young girl’s vagina in shape. It is described as a red lotus with four petals representing four forms of bliss : ‘Yogananda’ – Yoga bliss, ‘Paramananda’ – supreme bliss, ‘sahajananda’ – natural bliss, and ‘Virananda’ – heroic bliss. In the centre of the lotus is ‘Svayanbhu-Linga’. At the base of the ‘Linga’ is the Brahma-dvara – divine door, where the Devi Kundalini lies asleep. Here itself is the seat of creative desire which, when awakened, pricks Kundalini to awake. Thus, in Tantrika way with copulation begins the process of the awakening of Kundalini. Just above ‘Muladhara’ and below the navel is situated ‘Svadhisthana’, a six-petalled lotus. They represent six qualities or states of being, namely, credulity, suspicion, disdain, delusion or disinclination, false knowledge, and pitilessness. Around the navel is situated ‘Mani-pura’, a ten-petalled lotus representing ten virtues, namely, shame, fickleness, jealousy, desire, laziness, sadness, dullness, ignorance, aversion, and fear. During ‘sadhana’ or otherwise, the human mind generally inclines to stay in these three ‘chakras’. In true sense it is when the mind enters the fourth ‘Chakra’ – ‘Anahata’ that the journey towards ‘Sahasrara-padma’ begins. ‘Anahata’, a lotus with twelve petals representing hope, concern, endeavour, sense of mineness, arrogance, languor, conceit, discrimination, covetousness, duplicity, indecision, and regret, is situated in the region of heart. Its element is air and here ‘jivatma’ –self, appears like the flame of a lamp. Vishuddha chakra and Ajna are situated at throat level and in between the eye-brows respectively in the subtle body. In Vishuddha chakra the sadhaka is in direct touch and contact of godly glory. The ‘jivatma’ sheds its colours and transcending beyond the material existence dissolves in Parmatman. Here and in ‘Ajna’ it reaches the state of ‘samadhi’, a state of complete transcendence.

YANTRA AND MANTRA

Power of Mantra And Yantra
Power of Mantra And Yantra

 

 

 

 

 

 

’Yantra’ and ’Mantra’ are two instruments of transformation in Tantra ’sadhana’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Practicals of Yantras
Practicals of Yantras

 

 

 

 

 

’Yantra’, a term composed of two syllables ’yan’ meaning ’to regulate’, and ’tra’ meaning ’to protect’, is broadly the means by which the ’sadhaka’ regulates his energies and also protects them. ’Yantra’ is usually a mystic psycho-cosmo-diagram, broadly a ’Mandala’.

 

 

 

 

 

Shri Yantra
Shri Yantra

A graphic design Mandala symbolises the entire phenomenal world of which universe – macrocosm, and man or ‘sadhaka’ – microcosm, are the essential components. In its basic configuration a ’Mandala’ is a circle which has universal protective significance. A dot in the centre forming its axis is the ’bindu’ which is the seed, symbolising the union of Shiva-Shakti, emergence of seed and thereby the Creation. The dot represents the deity enshrining the axis of the cosmos, which the ’Mandala’ represents. The circle around represents the dynamic consciousness of the Creator. Of as great essence are the upright and inverted triangles representing male and female principles. In the multiplicity of upright and inverted triangles reveals operative plurality of the creative process, which by representing the Shiva-Shakti union reveals oneness of many. The outlying squares represent the physical world bound in four directions. In Buddhist Tantra, such square represents ’Sacred Palace’ which is also the ’Palace of Purity’. The ‘yantra’, when meditated on it, becomes the tool of transformation, projection, concentration and integration, and the sadhaka’s consciousness which finds expression in it, transcends beyond both – the sadhaka and the instrument. In any case, the ‘yantra’, like the deity-idol, when meditated on, leads the seeking mind to the axis of the universe where the deity enshrines and then withdraws leaving the ‘sadhaka’ to have a direct discourse with the deity.

‘Mantra’ – sacred syllable, spell, or incantation, is divine power clothed in sound. As clothes are inner, upper, and the uppermost, Tantra identifies three kinds of sounds : ‘Sphota’ – the transcendental, inaudible, defined as ‘unstruck sound’; ‘Nada’ – the supersonic sound; and, ‘Dhwani’ – the audible sound. The ‘Mantra’ wears all three kinds of sounds, that is, recited loud, or commemorated unspoken within, the ‘Mantra’ charges with divine energy all sounds and thereby ‘Vayu’– air, the vehicle of sound. As ‘Vayu’ is life within and beyond, which the ‘Mantra’ charges with divine energy, the ‘sadhaka’, by using ‘Mantra’ as his divine instrument, emerges as better-prepared for the final attainment, that is, kindling of ‘Kundalini Shakti’.

Practicals of Mantras & Tantras
Practicals of Mantras & Tantras

 

 

 

 

The term ‘Mantra’ is made of two syllables : ‘Man’ and ‘Tra’, the former meaning ‘mind’ or ‘speech’, and the latter ‘to guide’ or ‘to protect’, that is, ‘Mantra’ guides and protects the mind and speech. The ‘Mantra’ is an articulated word. A ‘Mantra’ may have more words, but not occurring in grammatical sequence forming a sentence. Each word is a ‘Mantra’ having esoteric properties, sometimes being the atomized pith of a full doctrine, scripture, or even a series of them.

 

 

 

 

Om - The Cosmic Sound
Om - The Cosmic Sound

 

 

 

 

Without being communicable in terms of meaning, this ‘word’ connects the ‘sadhaka’ with the Brahmanda’, deity, or the object meditated on. Usually ‘Mantras’ are divine names preceded by ‘Bijaksharas’, the letters which are indeclinable seed-sounds. ‘AUM’, the monosyllabic ‘Bijamantra’, which by its three sounds A U M symbolises God’s three aspects – creation, preservation and destruction, is the source of all ‘Mantras’.

 

 

 

 

Similarly, all ‘Mantras’ end with, or have intermittent ‘Anushvaras’, a phonetic sound transcribed as a ‘dot’ – ‘bindu’, which is in Tantra the symbol of Shiva-Shakti, creative process, seed, and the creation. Thus, every ‘Mantra’ constantly draws its power from the Timeless Shiva and Shakti. Other monosyllabic ‘bija-mantras’ are ‘hrim’, ‘shrim’, ‘krim’, and ‘klim’. ‘Hrim’ is the ‘bijamantra’ of Bhuvaneshvari representing female energy; ‘krim’, of Kali representing the power to create and destroy; ‘shrim’, of Lakshmi, representing abundance and multiplicity; and, ‘klim’, of procreative desire of Shiva as Kama representing joy and bliss. ‘Mantras’ are sometimes classified as male, female and neuter, the male ending with ‘hum’ or ‘phat’, female, with ‘svaha’, and neuter, with ‘namah’.


BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Nirvana Tantra
  • Vishvasara Tantra
  • Tantraraja Tarangini
  • Kamakala Vilas
  • Shaktananda Tarangini
  • Saundarya Lahari
  • Cultural Heritage of India, vols. III & IV : ed. Haridas Bhattacharya
  • Tantra : Catalogue of Hayward Gallery, London
  • Puranic Encyclopedia
  • Woodroffe, Sir John : Introduction to Tantra Shashtra
  • Osho : The Book of Secrets
  • Daljeet, Dr. : Tantra
  • Swami Atmananda : Tantra Yoga
  • Mukharji, Ajit & Khanna, Madhu : The Tantric Way
  • Santiago, J. R. : Sacred Symbols of Hinduism : Mandala : The Mystic Diagrams of Hinduism

« Previous Page

Post a Comment
 
  • Your article is very good. It gives a lot of information but still not enough. How can one transform the energy and make it do things...? Is there a school for this? Where people learn tantra en misusing energy. Worshipping is something else than using energy in a way to make it work for you. How is this possible? And what to do about it? If the yoni of a woman is used to worship or make energy awaken, what does one do after that? And what if a woman doesn't want to partake in it? How can you stop for your yoni being worshipped or used as yantra to achieve goals.

    I think these days these kind of information and knowledge is needed.

    And another question, what happens when you reach the sahasra padma after samadhi? Is this knowledge available? Does anyone know?
    by Soesila on 16th Jul 2009
  • Truly, tantic yoga is the highelst form of worship. I hope to share this with members of my yoga community soon.

    Om Namah Shivaiya
    by sita on 6th Aug 2008
  • Namasté, Mitra ~

    This was an excellent article. As a practitioner of Tantra Kriya yoga for more than 6 years now, I was pleased to read some the historical information; always nice to learn something new.

    I also enjoyed your treatise on Lord Ganesha last month. I share these with members of my sangha, who thank you as well.

    Hari Om,
    by Tim Shullberg on 27th Jul 2008
  • Very interesting and i would like to hear more from Dharm Vir Mangala
    by don on 25th Jul 2008
  • Thank you for the article on Tantra. Not only is it very informative, but it is extra ordinarily well written. In most of the places on earth where english is the first or primary language, it is uncommon to find writings with complex religious/philosophical concepts so clearly and beautifully set forth. My compliments to the author.

    My late wife, Meaghan, studied Yoga and Tantra intensely for over 20 years and became extremely adept at both. She attempted to instruct me in both. I still have her extensive library and notes to consult.

    Sincerely,
    by Ken on 19th Jul 2008
  • This article does not provide the complete truth. The Pasu-Pathi concept is much older then the Tantra or the Vedanta concept. The arguments of the Upanishads that came before 600 BC, would be considered as discussions and disagreements against the monotheistic Pathi concept and the pluralistic Gods of the Vedas. Tantra, Mimamsa, Buddhism, Jainism and Vedanta would be considered as off short of this Pasu-Pathi / Vedic Gods debate.
    by Rasainthiran on 19th Jul 2008
  • Thank you so much for this FANTASTIC text about "Tantra". I totally agree and feel like that, that's why I usually say that "I'm a citizen of the Universe". Not from Portugal, not from any place....Just the Universe...the Cosmos. I think that my Karma is to have been born in the wrong place or the wrong time!!!!!!!! Once again, thank you.

    PS - And by the way, I dont like the "what should be" but I'm for the "What is". But most people can not stand the "what is". I'm nothing special in any way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    by Maria on 18th Jul 2008
  • Just a short "thank you" for the positive and informative article on the Tantric tradition and practice.

    I spent an unforgettable and wonderful 6 weeks in India four years ago and want to go back for a longer period soon. I do appreciate the ancient an yet ever new culture that India embodies.

    Namaste
    by Alida on 18th Jul 2008
  • Thanks so much for the article on Tantra.

    It is a subject that has long been of interest to me.

    I just purchased a book by Nicholas Couglas on the subject, but your information has great depth to it, and is just what I needed to go along with my studies.

    Perfect timing!

    Sincerely,
    by Ameena on 17th Jul 2008
  • This is a misleading article by Mr. P.C. Jain & Mr. Daljeet Singh.
    They must know that Buddhism has discarded God, soul & the Scriptures. Jainism believe in soul, but not in God & Scriptures. Nirvana or liberation does not mean the moksha of Hinduism. Moksha means merging of soul in Universal soul of God.
    Both jainism & Buddhism do not have any Scriptures bestowed from God. their founders were anti-God, atheists and anti-Hindu. There narrow aim was to convert the lower Hindu casts to there sect.
    Both do not believe in sprit, therefore can't be spiritual.
    If it is wrong please convey.
    by Dharam Vir Mangla on 16th Jul 2008
Testimonials
I very much appreciate your web site and the products you have available. I especially like the ancient cookbooks you have and am always looking for others here to share with my friends.
Sam, USA
Very good service thank you. Keep up the good work !
Charles, Switzerland
Namaste! Thank you for your kind assistance! I would like to inform that your package arrived today and all is very well. I appreciate all your support and definitively will continue ordering form your company again in the near future!
Lizette, Puerto Rico
I just wanted to thank you again, mere dost, for shipping the Nataraj. We now have it in our home, thanks to you and Exotic India. We are most grateful. Bahut dhanyavad!
Drea and Kalinidi, Ireland
I am extremely very happy to see an Indian website providing arts, crafts and books from all over India and dispatching to all over the world ! Great work, keep it going. Looking forward to more and more purchase from you. Thank you for your service.
Vrunda
We have always enjoyed your products.
Elizabeth, USA
Thank you for the prompt delivery of the bowl, which I am very satisfied with.
Frans, the Netherlands
I have received my books and they are in perfect condition. You provide excellent service to your customers, DHL too, and I thank you for that. I recommended you to my friend who is the director of the Aurobindo bookstore.
Mr. Forget from Montreal
Thank you so much. Your service is amazing. 
Kiran, USA
I received the two books today from my order. The package was intact, and the books arrived in excellent condition. Thank you very much and hope you have a great day. Stay safe, stay healthy,
Smitha, USA
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Share with friends
Links Related to
"Durga Puja is more than the periodically observed navratra in the subcontinent..The akaal bodhon Durga Puja has evolved into great socio-cultural significance in the Eastern Delta region, and is the lifeblood of Bengalis everywhere...On dashami the next day, one could sense the pall that descends upon the delta...Ma Durga's time in Her girlhood home draws to a close. Now is the final throes of festive exuberance."
Durga Puja - Worshipping the Wife of Shiva, Daughter of Bengal
"There is Rama, the son of Ayodhya's king Dasharatha in his human birth, and there is Rama's divinity, his divine aura that overwhelms the Tulasi's entire Ramacharit-manas, one manifest - with attributes, and the other, unmanifest - without attributes. With main emphasis on his majesty in South Indian tradition this crown is taller than usual. His 'khadgasana' images are usually in three modes; one with his right foot moved forward represents him in a commander's disposition ready to rush for protecting a devotee in crisis or redeem him from some calamity. Harihara, a form in which he shares with Shiva half of the body. Basically a bird Garuda is seen for ages as Vishnu's ardent devotee, a learned human being and an auspicious presence, and in iconographic tradition often conceived with a man's face, anatomy, ornaments and ensemble. The Puranas are replete with tales of Garuda's divine exploits."
Iconography of Vaishnava Images: Vishnu
"No one spends even a single moment without doing some action or the other....We generally notice in history that almost all civilizations acquire a lot of material affluence in the beginning and after sometime they go into oblivion....We very well know that it is only the work based on well thought plan that solves problems and not our worry.....The success of any action depends not only on visible parameters but also invisible one....We are carried by the slogans of the times and move in the turbulent waters of life in a rudderless boat.....Want to give us a state of pleasure which is constant and never ending."
Dharma: The Only Remedy for Modern Man
"Both the Mahabharata and Shrimad Bhagavatam give a vivid description of how things are like in Kaliyuga…. The following is a list of features typical to Kaliyuga…. A man will consider only those people to be his relatives who are related to him through….The ashrams will be full of show-offs who are experts in the art of living off the food of others….. We can save ourselves from Kaliyuga."
50 Characteristics of Kaliyuga
"The sources of Dharma have been systematically divided into four simple categories....This desisting from the prohibition is what constitutes the karma, leading to Dharma.....There are many Vedic Karmas which do not find mention directly in the Vedas but are found only in the Smritis....The Agnihotra mentioned above can be performed at any one of the three times....Lord Shiva drank the deadliest poison easily. However, if anybody else did the same, he would be reduced to ashes....However, this is the weakest source of Dharma out of the four."
Understanding Dharma: The Four Authentic Sources
"We assume that our happiness is the result of an interaction with external objects…. Suppose that an individual is deprived of sleep and food and pleasurable objects for a long time and then all of them are simultaneously offered to him…. Actually, seeking the answer to this question is the most significant pursuit in life…. The veil comes up again and the duality returns…. In this background, we can now analyse the nature of dukha (grief)."
Ananda: Analysis of Happiness in the Upanishads
"Here is a fragment from one of the most poignant episodes of Indian history…. This piece of history is from the Mahabharata…. She was dying with shame but inside, like a true kshatrani (woman of the warrior race), she was burning with anger…. I have heard that women who follow dharma were never brought before a public court….Greed is the destroyer of dharma. I do not desire a third boon…. Draupadi was as forgiving as mother earth herself…. Just then Arjuna saw his dear friend Bhagawan Krishna approaching him…. “Leave him, leave him. He is a brahmin and worthy of our worship. Their mother should not cry, like I have at the death of my children."
Analyzing the Eternal Dimensions of Dharma Through Itihasa (History)
"She has always believed that this would redeem her of her distress….A coconut, otherwise an ordinary dried fruit or the source of edible, or at the most, beauty oil, has always been revered as an auspicious object effecting good and well-being and the food that gods most loved….The tree in the Buddhist tradition was later identified as Bodhi-tree, seated under which Buddha had attained Enlightenment….Body gestures and symptoms, signs, indications among others must have been the early man’s tools of communicating oneself and knowing and understanding the world around….Kirttimukha was initially conceived as a mystical mask….Lion does not figure in the wide range of animal toys or figurines excavated from Indus sites."
Auspicious Symbols in Indian tradition
"Bhishma undoubtedly is one of the central figures of the Mahabharata.…. One should not venture out too early in the morning…. But one should not go to sleep with wet feet….A person who desires to live long should never irritate the following three…. One must shun company of people who criticize the Vedas…. If we are traveling, one must find shelter inside a house…."
Living the Full Life: 50 Instructions from the Mahabharata
"A man receives a wife given by the gods... Where women are revered, there the gods rejoice; but where they are not, all efforts are unfruitful…. The husband, tradition says, is the wife, They can never be cut loose from one another. This is the dharma made by Brahma himself….he king who bears patiently when those in anguish insult him will be exalted in heaven…. If the driver of a vehicle injures a man, animal or property, he needs to be punished along with the owner of the vehicle…. This in a nutshell, is the definition of suffering and happiness."
Living According to Manu: God’s Manual of Instruction for Life
"Her epithet in the Devi-Mahatmya is Mahalakshmi. She is the wrathful four-armed goddess of battlefield represented holding in them various weapons…. A form of Lakshmi seated over a lotus laid over a golden seat and a pair of white elephants…. Except in some classical forms in Lakshmi-Narayana imagery Lakshmi is ordinarily two-armed…. Incarnation theory is the crux of Vaishnavism. Vishnu incarnates alone but Lakshmi also incarnates in simultaneity…. Though very rare some enthused artists have conceived on Ardhanarishvara line also Vishnu’s Ardhanarishvara images."
Iconography of Vaishnava Deities: Goddess Lakshmi
"people all over India will say approvingly for someone: "He is a Rama like son, a Rama like brother, or a Rama like king. " It is rare however to hear the following as a compliment "Rama like husband or son-in-law."... All of Sita's miseries in the confinement of Ravana pale in comparison...to the emotional trauma and humiliation she was subjected to by Rama himself. In a bitter irony, what was to be her moment of deliverance, turned out to be the beginning of another trial... Sita sets a high standard as an ideal wife who stays unswerving in her loyalty and righteousness, no matter how undesirable her husband's response... She emerges as a woman that even Agni - who has the power to reduce to ashes everything he touches - dare not touch or harm..."
Sita - The Silent Power of Suffering and Sacrifice
"Contrarily metaphysicians and theologians perceived his form as it manifested in the Upanishads and Puranas….The ‘Advaita’ philosophy also contends that the entire Creation is just the extension of One…. Dance illustrates one of the ever-first cosmic acts with which Shiva seems to have tamed violent motion and separated from it rhythm, moves that communicated emotions and states of mind – human mind and the cosmic, and disciplined and defined pace…. Unlike Vishnu who resorted to dance for accomplishing a contemplated objective, Shiva has been conceived more or less as a regular dancer performing for accomplishing an objective as also for pure aesthetic delight…. Unfurling locks of hair and his snakes floating into space portray the dynamics of the act."
Shiva, the Nataraja
"This middle path lies in between extreme asceticism on one side, and extreme indulgence on the other…. When standing under a Ashok tree, tired and exhausted, she raised her right hand for seeking support of a branch of the tree…. The unique balance that defined his entire life was pre-determined in this duality….One day, in the palace garden he frightened his attendants…. He ate less and less till his diet reduced to a sesame seed, and himself, to a mere skeleton…. Seven days after the attainment of enlightenment gods sent food for breaking his fast…. However, he postponed his ‘nirvana’ for three months till he visited the places he had reminiscences of."
The Light That Enlightened Millions
(The life of Buddha in the popular mind)
"One uniqueness of our Vedic religion is that it allows for salvation not only through renunciation (nivritti) but also through the path of material happiness (pravritti).... If dharma makes it mandatory that conjugal pleasure be restricted to the life partner, how is it that Krishna indulged in the amorous sport of Rasa with others' wives?.... Some stopped cooking, some stopped feeding, some stopped eating, some stopped washing clothes etc. and ran away.... Upanishads call the jiva in waking state as Vishwa and the dreaming jiva as Taijasa (Mandukya Upanishad Mantras 3-4)."
Krishna's Rasa Lila: The Vedantic Perspective
Show More
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2020 © Exotic India