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Adi Shankaracharya’s Parakaya Pravesha to Learn Kamashastra

Adi Shankaracharya traveled all around India engaging scholars in religious debate. During one such debate, Bharati, wife of scholar Madana Mishra, attempted to defeat Adi Shankara in the topic of Kamashastra – sex. To win this debate Adi Shankaracharya’s performed parakaya pravesha – enter the body of another person.
In the debate between Madana Mishra and Adi Shankara, Bharati was appointed the judge as she was a scholar by herself. Madana Mishra was easily defeated in the debate by Adi Shankara.
Bharati contented that Adi Shankara had only defeated one half of Madana Mishra. To completely defeat him, Adi Shankara had to defeat his wife too.
Bharati soon realized that she could not defeat Adi Shankara in philosophy, so turned the debate towards Kamashastra. As Adi Shankara was a Brahmachari he had no knowledge of sex.
Adi Shankara asked Bharati to give him a month’s time to debate this topic with her.
Adi Shankaracharya then used his yogic powers to enter the body of Raja Amaruka …

Animation Feature Film on God Ayyappa – Swami Ayyappan

Swami Ayyappan is an animation feature film based on the life story of God Ayyappa, who is worshipped at the world famous SabarimalaTemple in Kerala. The animation film is directed by Mahesh Vettiyar and Chetan Sharma; Story and Screenplay is by Mahesh Vettiyar; music Composition by Viswajith, lyrics by K. Jayakumar
According to the makers the cartoon film – Swami Ayyappan follows the life of young Manikandan (childhood name of Swami Ayyappa). His childhood, miracles like bringing milk of tigress are portrayed in the film. The film also depicts Manikandan’s fight with Udayana, the slaying of the demoness Mahishi and the instances that lead to his friendship with Vavar, a robber from Turkistan.
Animagic and Toonz Animation India Pvt. Ltd are producing the film.
Animation Express writes
‘Swami Ayyappan’ is slated to premier on national TV channels and subsequently distributed as DVDs during the upcoming Sabarimala season in various languages like Malayalam, Tamil, Telgu & Kannada.

Teachings on Inner Peace in Hindu Tradition

Dispassion and renunciation comprise the key to inner peace. Such peace alone makes happiness possible. – Swami Chidananda

Build your inner environment. Practice silence! I remember the wonderful discipline of the Great Ones. When we used to talk and chatter, they would say “Go back into your inner castle.” It was very hard to comprehend then, but no I understand the way of peace. – Paramahansa Yogananda.
People are born for different tasks, but in order to survive everyone requires the same nourishment; inner peace. – Sathya Sai Baba
I have never questioned anything that has happened in my life ever. In fact I have always accepted it as the will of some great cosmic plan that has been written for me. As a result of this I don’t end up arguing with my inner self, as most people tend to do. That is why I find my inner peace easily. And I think it is the easiest way to attain inner happiness. – Dada J P Vaswani
Material world cannot provide the inner peace that one seeks, as there is no…