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Bhavamukha and Bhava Samadhi In Tantrism

Bhavamukha is described as an exalted state of spiritual experience, in which an aspirant keeps his mind on the borderline between the Absolute and the Relative. From this position he can contemplate the ineffable and attributeless Brahman and also participate in the activities of the relative world, seeing in it the manifestation of God alone. The related bhava-samadhi is ecstasy in which the devotee retains the ego and enjoys communion with the Personal God. It is said that Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa was told on at least three occasions by the Divine Mother, to remain in bhavamukha — that is, to remain in a state in which his mind was on the border between the Absolute and the relative states of consciousness. We can probably consider this to be the key to his state of consciousness. Sri Ramakrishna did not have a limited ‘I’ – sense, as ordinary people have. Rather, his ‘I’ –     sense was united with the universal or cosmic ‘I’ of the Divine Mother. So his mission was the Divin

Guru Namashivaya Of Chidambaram

Guru Namashivaya, also known as Guru Namasivayar, lived in the 17 th century CE and was a disciple of Saint Guhai Namasivaya. There is little information about this early life but he became well known for his siddhis (accomplishments gained in deep penance) of clairvoyance and telepathy. He had been a disciple of Guhai Namasivaya, who lived on the slopes of the Arunachala hills in Tiruvannamalai. There are many incidents displaying his power of clairvoyance. Once, for instance, Namashivaya suddenly laughed. When asked by his Guru, he answered that he was able to visualize a humorous happening in Chidambaram. On another occasion, the Guru observed that his disciple was rubbing his clothes. When asked, he related the fire incident which had occurred in Chidambaram and that he was quenching the flames from his clothes. Guhai Namasivaya knew from these incidents that his disciple had reached an advanced stage of sadhana, but attainment of siddhis was no real indication of spiritual

Karma Sannyasa Teachings in Hinduism

Karma Sannyasa is renouncing household or other duties at the fourth stage (avastha) of life in Hinduism. As per the teachings, it is renouncing the ego of being a doer (karta) and leaving the longing for the fruits of action. Literally, karma sannyasa means renouncing the action itself, but as Bhagavan Sri Krishna says in the Bhagavad Gita, it is impossible even for a moment to remain without doing anything (Bhagavad Gita 3/5); if all activities are shunned, even life cannot continue (Bhagavad Gita 3/8). Therefore karma sannyasa does not mean sitting idle. The real purport of the term is two- fold: of the four stages of ashrama dharma, the first three, viz., brahmacharya (celibate student), grihastha (householder) and vanaprastha (forest dweller) are duty bound, while the fourth, sannyasa (the renunciant), rises above all worldly duties and meditates on the absolute reality or the supreme being to realize the Brahman. Even in the first three stage of life, one can renounce the f

3 May 2022 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

 Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, 3 May 2022 – It is Shukla Paksha Tritiya tithi or the third day during the waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya tithi or the second day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 3:31 AM on May 3. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Tritiya tithi or the third day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 5:18 AM on May 4. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on May 3, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Rohini nakshatra on the full day on May 3 and till 1:35 AM on May 4. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Kartika or Krithigai or Krittika nakshatra till 12:34 AM on May 3. Then onward it