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Vedantic Doctrine Of Subjective Idealism

The vedantic doctrine of subjective idealism is used in Yoga Vasistha. It is known as Drishtisrishtivada. Yoga Vasistha says that all things of the universe are seen “in the same or a different light as they are represented by our ignorance.”  Ajativada of Gaudapada also declares that the world is an appearance. In reality, the world is non-existent, because if it were really existent, then it would not cease. The Ultimate Reality is pure intelligence. It is from the movement of this entity that svata (the ego) arises, from it the mind is created, and it creates all existent things. When we realize that the world of appearance has no possibility of existence, the false notion of ourselves as knower’s also ceases and leads to the realization of pure intelligence. The main difference between the Buddhist theory of idealism and Yoga Vasistha is that in the Buddhist theory there is nothing permanent, whereas in the Dhrishtisrishtivada of Yogavasistha and also in Vedanta, the Brahman

Divine Weapons In Vedas

References to divine weapons (divya ayudha) are found in Vedas. The gods in the Vedas are envisioned as constantly engaged in combating the ungodly forces such as Vritra, Vala, Sambara, etc. While fighting against adversaries, the gods are visualized as using various weapons such as vajra (thunderbolt), pasha (noose), dhanusa (bow), asi (sword) etc. The thunderbolt is associated with Indra, the noose with Varuna, and bow and arrow with Rudra. While Indra makes of his thunderbolt against the demons, Varuna uses his trap against erring humans also; so does Rudra. The humans, on the other hand, while praying to the gods, first wished the gods to use their weapons themselves against the former’s adversaries. Gradually, they began to think of acquiring those weapons for themselves. The seers were the first to make this desire known. Vishwamitra and Vasishta are most notable in this regard. In the clash between the two, when Vishwamitra got defeated at the hands of Vasishta, he practiced

Lata Sadhana – Tantric Practice

Lata Sadhana is a tantric practice involving male and female partners. Lata means creeper. Sadhana is spiritual effort and practice. A creeper grows with the support of a tree. Similarly, a woman enjoys the support of a man. So woman is called Lata in Tantra. Another word for a woman in Tantra is Vama. Vamachara is an influential school of Tantra in which male and female partners to the practices together. It is also called Lata Sadhana, because of the fact that like a creeper embracing a tree, the female embraces the male partner as part of the tantric practice. It is also called panchatattva sadhana because of the use of five materials or tattvas (pancha makara), such as madya (wine), mamsa (flesh), meena (fish), mudra (posture) and maithuna (sexual union). It is also called virachara or kaulachara, as the practitioners belong to the vira or kaula sects of the Shakta school of Tantra. It is claimed that the five M’s are symbolic names of five spiritual practices. The

Being The Mirror - Self Liberation Teachings

When we say that we have knowledge or we have discovered our real nature and we are in this nature that means that we are “being” the mirror. You see, “being” the mirror or “looking” in the mirror are two completely different things. If we “are” the mirror, then we have no concept of dualistic vision. If a reflection manifests in the mirror, why is it manifesting? There are two reasons. One is because the mirror has the capacity to manifest infinite reflections. This is its qualification. The other reason is that when there is an object and the mirror has the capacity to manifest, that is normal, but the mirror has no idea of checking or accepting this object for reflecting. The mirror doesn't need any program for that. This is what is called its qualification or infinite potentiality. In the same away, we have infinite potentiality but we are ignorant of that. When we are ignorant of our real nature, then we always have the consideration that “I am here” and “the object is t

21 June 2021 Tithi - Panchang - Hindu Calendar - Good Time - Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Monday, 21 June 2021 – It is Shukla Paksha Ekadashi tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Ekadashi tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 9:41 AM on June 21. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dwadashi tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 7:14 AM on June 22. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on June 21, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Swathi or Chothi Nakshatra till 1:54 PM on June 21. Then onward it is Vishaka or Vishakam Nakshatra till 12:16 PM on June 22. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Swathi