Valid knowledge arises out of perception, inference, knowledge, and testimony which forms the saṃskāras-sanskaras in a person
“Do not be led by others,
awaken your own mind and its skies,
amass your own experience,
and decide for yourself your own path.”
WHO endowed Man and how was he endowed with attributes. qualities and qualifications which he possesses ?It is a question self answered by the theory of creation.
In the Chandogyopanishad it is stated that the five tattvas have evolved from the mind,the mind has evolved from prana and prana has evolved from pure consciousness. Thus the tattvas are present in every form of creation. In the physical body, they manifest as chitta shakti, prana shakti and atma shakti, which act on the body and mind through energy channels or nadis and the breath or swara.
Tantra stipulates that all matter is composed of a combination of five tattvas or bhutas, i.e. elements.
Ajna Chakra is a point where the higher intelligence, the non-manifestation and the manifested intelligence, are both experienced at the same level. Therefore, the yogic traditions have called ajna chaltra the seat of intuition, the seat of the guru or the seat of the sixth sense. The five senses belong to the manifest dimension, the manifest experience. The sixth sense or the intuitive experience is the transcendental manifestation of the supreme intelligence. It is here that we have to focus our creativity, willpower and desire to either be a receiver of or a receptacle for the manifest or non manifest experiences.
Large numbers of suktas have existed in the ancient vedas for healing and the expansion of life. Consequently Ayurveda, the initiation of medication in antiquated and medieval India is known as an upaveda or assistant Veda of Atharva Veda.
Shiva Samhita, states that “Only the knowledge imparted by a guru, through his lips, is powerful and useful, otherwise it becomes fruitless, weak and very painful.”
Concentration is focus of the mind, the ability to hold the awareness of your mind on one point, one place, without wavering. The perfection of concentration leads to meditation. In the state of concentration, your mind is not aware of the external environment or of other peripheral things that surround the object of concentration ie. the object you are focusing on.
Trataka is one of the most direct, simple and effective techniques for attaining concentration of mind. It can be practiced by everyone and its benefits are enormous. The word trataka means ‘steady gazing’. The practice of trataka involves gazing at a point or object without winking or blinking the eyes. It is a method of focusing the eyes, and in turn the mind, on one point and forgetting everything else. The object can be either external, in which case the practice is called bahir trataka (outer gazing) or internal, in which case the practice is called antar trataka (inner gazing).
Married people hear this saying, “getting married and raising a family is getting entrapped in the shackles of Maya (illusion, worldly attachment)” every now and then. To the bachelors, family life and household is like being trapped inside a web of problems and tensions.For them remaining unmarried seems like being in heaven. But if you think about it, this statement turns out to be quite frivolous and meaningless. This is because Maya is not cast through external objects or other human beings. It is our own attitudes and thoughts which engulf us into maya and illusion.
Who are Yamduts and Chandragupta ?
What is RIP and why do we confess in a Church ?
How are we punished for our Sins ?
Is the concept of good and bad deeds,heaven and hell a reality or just a subconsciousness of ours?
We all are very much aware of the fact that God is very kind and merciful. He has given us human beings total freedom to find the absolute truth in this world and a state of absolute bliss by following a self-chosen course of action. Neither does God become angry with those who commit mistakes or sins, nor does he punish anyone. Every individual reaps the fruits of one’s own doing through This universe created by God permits the human beings to learn from their own experience and set a benchmark for an improved status in the astral world. Heaven and hell have also been created for this very purpose.
It would soon become clear that the world in which the soul lives after the death in the material world is not a remote existence somewhere far above in the space. We know for instance, that X-rays penetrate through solid objects, whereas for a living person even a wall restricts movement. Heat and cold too pass through physical barriers to a certain extent. That is to say, the movements of extra-sensory finer elements cannot be stopped by physical objects. On the other hand, though material barriers obstruct our activities, we hardly ever feel the presence of the finer elements of the beautiful nature around us until we greet death like an old friend and depart from this life.So how huge is this astral world ?
The word yoga means ‘to join’ or ‘to unite’. Every man is in his natural or normal state is incomplete in some way or the other. To overcome this incompleteness he joins hands with another potent power or focus to acquire strength and augment his potential, in order to use his enhanced capability rapidly thus proceeding from the state of incompleteness to completeness: this is the sole purpose of yoga.Grahastha Ashrama or Married Life is said to be the most important stage of human.
Imagine the rush of energy that you experience when you are excited. Try to feel the channels through which the energy flows out during such experiences. At first this may seem incomprehensible, but these energy flows may be traced when you focus. Modern science explains this process in terms of nerve impulses, but the ancient seers perceived it as energy and consciousness flowing through interconnected channels in our body called nadis, which form an energy network.The word nadi means ‘flow’. Thus nadis are subtle flows of energy, just as electricity, radio waves and laser beams are subtle flows. Nadis relate to the energy in our body and should not be confused with nerves, which relate to the physical body. Nadis are pathways of pranic, mental and spiritual currents, which form a matrix throughout the physical body. They provide energy to every cell, and every organ through their vast network, carrying prana back and forth in every direction.
One of the major causes of the rapid progress of a tantric aspirant is due to inner visualization, which has been outlined in all tantric sadhana books and scriptures. This imaginative and creative inner visualization which tantra emphasizes is not chosen at random but is deeply related to, and based on, the world of the psyche, which is the world of symbolism. As the mind explores the symbolism,ideas that lie beyond the grasp of reason are discovered.These ideas have an indefinable link with one’s structural past.
We all have wondered how the universe evolved from nothingness to life. The first thing that comes to our minds when we look into the sky is how did universe come into it’s existence. Lets see what is written in the ancient texts about the evolution of life from a non-living universe. But what if first life came into existence and later on the non-living parts of the cosmos.
Tantra has been derived from the combination of two Sanskrit words: tanoti or expansion and trayatz’ or liberation. This implies that tantra is the method to expand our mind and liberate the dormant potential energy present in us. In order to understand tantra we have to comprehend exactly what is meant by expansion of mind and liberation of energy.Shiva and Shakti play a major part in tantra.
Cow urine or gomutra Panchagavya is a solution prepared by mixing five products from a cow. The three main constituents are:
The history of yogasanas as a physical, mental and spiritual culture goes back into the depths of time. It is mentioned in the oldest known literature of mankind, the Vedas, which are full of spiritual wisdom, composed by realized and enlightened rishis and sages of that time. It is believed by some that the science of yoga is much older than even the Vedas.