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Desire In Hinduism

Desire is known as iccha in Hinduism and is one of the basic qualities of the human mind. As per Hindu philosophy, desire is said to be the root cause of all activities. In early Vedic literature, we do not find the word iccha; instead the word kama is used to convey the same meaning. Kama or iccha is the first reason behind the first creation. Definitely, this was the kama or iccha of the Almighty, the divine. The almighty thinks, “I am lone, how will I become many?” Hence the entire universe was created according to His will. This will is said to be the reason for creation. This point was later traced to the Upanishads. The 17th shloka of Isavasya Upanishad ends with the mantra 'om kratoh smara krtam samara." Here krtu is supposed to be the will. Even Agni is a symbol of the divine will, as we find Agnisuktas. The consciousness and energy, knowledge and force, are one with the divine will. It is Jatavedas. It is this divine will that conducts the universe, becau

Power Of Will And Goddess Kumari In Saiva Siddhanta

As per Saiva Siddhanta, power of will (Iccha Shakti) is one with the secret supreme and is related with the theory of Matrkachakra. The sweet will of Shiva to create the universe is will power, the energy of will through which the reflection of the universe takes place in his own nature. Shiva, the reflector of this whole universe, is full of five energies – Power of consciousness Power of bliss Power of will Power of knowledge Power of Action Power of will or iccha shakti is not only the energy of desire; it is, in addition, the power of will. It is two-fold – agitated and unagitated. Sculpture At Belur In Karnataka The will power of the yogi who is in communion with this sutra Shiva is uma (divine consort of Shiva), who is Kumari. Kshemaraja interprets this sutra from three stand points – Abheda (non separation, identical) / Bhedabheda (identity in difference) and / Bheda – difference, or a dualistic standpoint. The willpower of the yogi who has reached the s

True Perfection Is Not Following Set Patterns And Set Standards

There is a madness to be perfect and excel in everything. Everyone wants to be the best. This insensible competitiveness and the never-ending zeal to outshine others have stopped us from being silly and fun loving. We have forgotten to have a good laugh at ourselves because our ego is exceedingly inflated from a young age. We overreact, we have become prickly and do not know how to laugh and let go. We know longer are ready to forgive and forget. Perfection for many is following the set pattern or set standards. There is no creativity. There is no silliness and absurdity. There are no silly mistakes. When we make silly mistakes, we laugh at ourselves and then we feel good and worry less. Quite often, it is these silly mistakes that tickle the creativity in us. When we want to excel in everything, we are not ready to face negative comments and events. We do not know how to face adversities in life. We have been taking our things and ourselves too seriously that we are not ready

12 May 2021 Tithi - Panchang - Hindu Calendar - Good Time - Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, 12 May 2021 – It is Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing or light phase of moon on the entire day on May 12 and till 1:29 AM on May 13. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the first day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 3:25 AM on May 14. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on May 12, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Krittika or Karthigai or Karthika nakshatra on the entire day on May 12 and till 1:33 AM on May 13. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Kritti