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Carefulness Or Samiti In Jainism

Samiti (carefulness) in Jainism are five-fold in nature. It is the action of body, speech and mind that produce subtle karma which cause bondage to the jiva. For breaking the cycle of karma, the jiva is required to take up different types of ethical regulations. These include the different kinds of samiti-s (carefulness0, gupti-s (restraint), yati-dharma (observance), bhavana-s (reflections), pariksha-s (overcoming troubles) and caritra (conduct). Jaina monks practice extreme carefulness in walking, speaking, receiving alms and the like. Samiti refers to the voluntary movement of the jiva in perfect accordance with the knowledge texts. These samiti-s are five fold in nature: Iraya samiti – Refers to cautious and careful walking so as not to harm any being, not even a one-sensed organism. This principle is in accordance with the strict vow of ahimsa. Bhasma samiti – This aspect has reference to extreme carefulness in speech. One should engage in pleasant talk and avoid abusive spe

Vishnu Tattva Vinirnaya Of Madhvacharya – Information

Vishnu Tattva Vinirnaya is one of the major works of Madhvacharya. In the benedictory verse in the book we learn that Bhagavan Vishnu can be known only through Sadagamas (sacred texts). He is superior to things that perish and do not perish (kshara and akshara). He is free from blemishes and has an infinite number of auspicious attributes. These three form the three chapters of Vishnu Tattva Vinirnaya. Chapter I –  Sadagamika Vijneya All the four Vedas (Apauruseya meaning unwritten texts), the whole of Pancaratra, Mularamayanam, Itihasam (Puranas), and so on, which are in agreement with Vedas, represent the Sadagamas. Bhagavan Vishnu is known only through Sadagamas by those who have faith and devotion in Him. Gods, goddesses, dharma, adharma, heaven, hell, virtue, vice, and so on are supersensory matters. These can be known through Agamas only. The Agama are of two types – non-contingent knowledge texts and others that are contingent. The divine and unwritten texts are Vedas. Ve

Story Of Shikhandini To Shikhandi And Yaksha

Before the birth of Draupadi, Drupada had an offspring called Shikhandini. The story of female Shikhandini becoming Shikhandi is associated with the sacrifice of a yaksha. Though a girl, Shikhandini, was brought up like a boy. The child was clothed as boy and given all kinds of education that boys received during that age. In due course of time, Shikhandini married the daughter of the king Dasarna. But soon it was discovered by the newly married bride that her husband was a woman. Ashamed and embarrassed, Shikhandini entered the forest to commit suicide. In the forest, she met a Yaksha, a semi-divine being. He took pity on her and exchanged his masculinity with her. Thus Shikhandini became Shikhandi. But still he detained femininity.   

Karnayakshi – Hindu Goddess Who Tells Future To Worshippers

Karnayakshi is a Hindu goddess mentioned in Tantric texts. She comes under the class of yakshi or yakshini. It is believed that Karnayakshi will tell past, present and future in the ears of her devotees. Karna here means ears. She is thus associated with future prediction. She is also known by the names of Karnapishachini and Karnapishach. The methods of worshipping the goddess are eerie and spooky. The vrat and prayers are performed in a burial ground or atop a dead body. It is also performed by the performed lying in Savasana yoga posture. The mantra is to be chanted 100,000 times. Apart from this the performer also has to do homa with 10,000 uru konnachamata tree. How to worship Goddess Karnayakshi is mentioned in Mantrika Tantram. The mantra to invoke and pray to her is also mentioned in the same text. The mantra of karnayakshi is ‘Om Hreem Karnapishachini karne kathaya swaha.’ As per tantric text Kakshapudam, the goddess can be propitiated in 21 days with unwavering devoti

The Highest Teaching Is Silence

The highest teaching in the world is Silence. There is nothing higher than this. A devotee who sits with a sage purifies his mind just by being with the sage. The mind automatically becomes purified. No words exchanged, no words said. Silence is the ultimate reality. Everything exists in this world through Silence. True silence really means going deep within yourself to that place where nothing is happening, where you transcend time and space. You go into a brand new dimension of nothingness. That's where all the power is. That's your real home. That's where you really belong, in deep Silence where there is no good and bad, no one trying to achieve anything. Just being, pure being. The only freedom you'll ever have is when you go deep into the Silence and you transcend, transmute the universe, your body and your affairs. Teachings of Robert Adams a disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi. Source - The Mountain Path - 1993 - Aradhana Issue page 25

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, 29 June 2021 – It is Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 4:41 PM on June 29. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 4:32 PM on June 30. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time. Good – Auspicious time on June 29, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Dhanishta or Sravishta or Avittam Nakshatra till 4:37 AM on June 29. Then onward it is Shatashibha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatra till 4:57 AM on June 30. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajastha