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Difference Between Tantra And Vedanta

The philosophy of Tantra and Vedanta are more or less the same. In Vedanta, we address Brahman and maya. In Tantra, we address Shiva and Shakti. In the Shakta tantra, God is worshipped as Mother. Here is a look at the difference between tantra and Vedanta. Shiva is unchanging Consciousness and Shakti is its dynamic power appearing as mind and matter. Shiva and Shakti are, therefore, Consciousness and its Power. In the static transcendent aspect, Shiva, the one Brahman, does not change. In the kinetic immanent aspect, Shakti, it does. There is the changelessness in change. The individual soul is one with the transcendent spirit, the Paramatman. Vedanta is similar in this respect: the individual soul, your soul, my soul; this Atman and Brahman are the same. Individual Consciousness and cosmic Consciousness are same. The room space and the cosmic space, both are the same. In tantra, however, there is a beauty. There is a little difference between tantra and Vedanta. In the Vedantic

Satguru Swami Teonram Ji Maharaj – Founder Of Prem Prakash Panth Tradition

Satguru Swami Teonram Ji Maharaj, also known as Swami Taivu Ram, founder of the Prem Prakash Panth tradition, was born on July 6, 1887, at Khandu village, Hyderabad district, Sindh, now in Pakistan. From his early childhood, Taivu Ram showed his inclination for devotion to God. He used to encourage his friends to meditate on God. His eldest brother, Tahel Ram, tried his best to divert Taivu Ram’s attention to his worldly responsibilities, but he did not succeed. After getting his early education, Taivu Ram tried several avocations but failed. For example, he was too generous to run a shop; he would freely give away food and provisions to mendicants. Similarly, he would not guard the mango garden entrusted to him. Taivu Ram’s mother, Krishna Devi, was worried about this future, but at the same time she was impressed by his spiritual inclinations. To his mother, Taivu Ram expresses his desire to become an ascetic. Taviu Ram started satsanga regularly in which thousands of devotees used

Talu – Hard And Soft Palate In Yoga

Talu is the term used in Yoga to mean palate both the hard and the soft palate. Talumula is the back side of the palate, which is at the spot between the eyebrows. This part has attained great importance in hatha yoga. It is said in Hatha Yoga Pradipika (III.77-82) that at the talumula the moon is situated in the human body. It secretes elixir, which trickles down the throat and goes as far as the sun, situated at the navel. The sun swallows that elixir and that is what causes old age. It is by doing inverted action (viparita karani) that one places the sun above and the moon down below; then the process of aging is stopped and thereby one can enjoy the vigor of youth permanently. Talu assumes significance also with relation to another mudra called khecari, in which the tip of the tongue is turned back and inserted into the space above the talu. The space is called kapala kuhara, i.e., the space in the skull. Kapala kuhara is also called tripatha (junction of three paths) or vyoma ca

Paksha In Logic In Hinduism – Nyaya Philosophy

Paksha is a term used in logic in Hinduism especially in Nyaya philosophy. Inference or anumana is one of the four means of knowledge accepted by Nyaya philosophers. Anumana is cognition which presupposes some other cognition, because anumiti in Sanskrit literally means the consequent knowledge (anu – after, miti – knowledge) of an invariable concomitance (vyapti) between what is perceived and what is deduced. Inference is of two types – svartha (for oneself) and parartha (for others). The former is the psychological process where no formal statement is verbalized. The latter has to be presented in the form of a formal syllogism in order to convince others. The typical Nyaya Syllogism has five members, namely pratijna (proposition), hetu (the reason adduced), udaharana (example), upanaya (the sub-sumptive correlative) and nigamana (conclusion). A classical example of the syllogism is as follows – The hill has fire is pratijna. Because it has smoke is the hetu. Whatever has smok

Some Important Taboos In Hindu Religion

The taboos of Hindus are of various origins – mythological, historical, religious, totemic, medical, numerological, cultural and astrological. Some of the important taboos under the cultural category are the ones like prohibition against – Talking while defecating Urinating while standing, Sewing a cloth by evening The daughter-in-law sitting at the threshold of a house at anytime Blowing off the flame of a lamp Hitting an animal with a broom Sleeping with feet stretched southwards (a position which only a dead body should be laid in) Tightening a cot’s ropes after the sunset Shaking one’s leg while sitting Rubbing one’s feet against the floor Using the grain grinder on the full moon day Using the half burnt wick of a lamp the next day Creating sound by striking two iron pieces Writing one’s name with a piece of coal on the ground Burning the other end of a burnt wooden piece Passing a crematorium or a burial place clad in white and perfumed clothes Eating food while sitting on a c

Tadatmya In Hindu Philosophy

Tadatmya, in Hindu philosophy, is the similarity between two concepts and objects. Tadatmya means a relation of essential identity and refers to the principle of uniformity of two concepts. It is a relation of genus (class of individuals) and species (individuals with common characteristics). Tadutpatti refers to cause and effect theory. But there is no cause and effect relation in tadatmya. Inference is drawn as an evidence of assertion. Nyaya theory relies upon empirical induction where as Buddhist doctrine relied on the identity of essence. According to Nyaya theory, there were four pramans or means of valid knowledge, pratyaksha (perception), anumana (inference), upamana (inference by analogy or comparison), and sabda (verbal), pronouncement of a reliable authority, such as Vedas. The testimony Advaita Vedanta School added are arthapatti (intuition or presumption) and anupalabdhi (non-perception). The six categories over-lapped somewhat, but Buddhists generally included all forms

Tamoyoga – A Class Of Inauspicious Beings

Tamoyoga is a class of inauspicious beings not eligible for emancipation and therefore consigned to Naraka (hell), according to the Dvaita Vedanta system of Madhva. Madhavacharya’s radical realism holds that reality is two fold Independent Dependent The Supreme Being Narayana is the one and only independent reality and all else, intelligent selves and insentient matter, are dependent. Since difference is the very essential nature of a substance, whether sentient or insentient, the principle of gradation in created beings follows a logical result. Hence a class of selves eternally damned. In Madhva system, the individual self, spiritual in nature, is endowed with limited power of will, knowledge and action. It is eternal, beginning-less, limited, finite in size, but has distinct characteristics that differentiate it from other souls and in gradation. There, this difference is both qualitative and quantitative. A self’s spiritual core is crippled by a subtle material sheath fro

Dreaming Of Sky On Fire – Meaning

Dreaming of sky on fire is a bad omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream is a warning sign about upcoming death, health issues or accident. It also means doing something that normally people don’t do in your age. Dreams of sky on fire also mean too much fantasies and superhuman movies or literature are interfering with your thoughts and mind. Dream of sky on fire also means you will find yourselves in crossroads – confused and like in hell. It also means loss of interest in daily routine. It also means failure. Dreaming of sky on fire and you are not present in the dreams you will not be help someone you love when they are deep trouble. You will always regret it. Dreams of sky on fire and you wake up happy or elated means suicidal thoughts. It also means you will decide to destroy something out of anger and only to regret it later. The dream is a warning sign about upcoming problems. You will need to show patience and intelligence to overcome it.

Dreaming Of Sky Changing Colors – Meaning

Dreaming of sky changing colors is a negative sign as per dream interpretation and meaning. The dream means you will face sudden problems in a relationship. It also means something that was working properly will go bad and it will cause lots of hardships. Dreams of sky changing colors are also a sign that you will face mixed fortune in money related matters. Dream of sky changing colors and it disturbs your sleep means you will face depression. It also means mood swings and getting angry are people for no reason. Dreaming of sky changing colors and you are happy and thrilled means new opportunities to prove your worth. It also means a talent or hobby of yours will get noticed and recognition will follow. Dreams of sky changing colors and you see them moving fast or changing quickly is a sign of natural calamities or manmade problems creating havoc in your life.

There Is A Pre-Drawn Plan On The Top – Story

When I was a little boy, my mother used to embroider a great deal. I would sit at her knee and look up from the floor and ask what she was doing. She informed me that she was embroidering. I told her that it looked like a mess from where I was. As from the underside I watched her work within the boundaries of the little round hoop that she held in her hand, I complained to her that it sure looked messy from where I sat. She would smile at me, look down and gently say, ‘My son, you go about your playing for a while, and when I am finished with my embroidering, I will put you on my knee and let you see it from my side. ‘I would wonder why she was using some dark threads along with the bright ones and why they seemed so jumbled from my view. A few minutes would pass and then I would hear Mother’s voice say, ‘Son, come and sit on my knee.’ This I did only to be surprised and thrilled to see a beautiful flower or a sunset. I could not believe it, because from underneath it looked so mes

Dreaming Of Sky Full Of Stars – Meaning

Dreaming of sky full of stars is a warning sign as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you will have your desires fulfilled especially related to romance or travel. It also means new friendship and better partnerships. Dreams of sky full of stars are a sign that you will turn more peaceful. It also means you will have suicidal thoughts. Dream of sky full of stars and you are in the dream means you will be threatened by someone or you will become jealousy. It also means you will have stress and tension due to someone threatening something you love. Dreaming of sky full of stars and you are not seen in the dream means you will think about all your relationships. You will have body image depression, unpredictable mood swings, obsessing about a relationship and late night phone calls. Dreams of sky full of stars and some of them are moving around means you will soon do unpredictable things to garner attention or to come out of a serious situation.

Dreaming Of Sky Blue Color – Meaning

Dreaming of sky blue color is a good and auspicious as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you will get more clarity regarding certain crucial aspects of your life. It also means there will be success and you will identify certain important problems in a project. Dreams of sky blue color means you will turn romantic or you will be spiritual. It also means you will ask questions like ‘who am I’ and about existence etc. Dream of sky blue color and you are seen in the dream means you can expect some positive change in relationship status and career. It also means you will make friends with people in authority. Dreaming of sky blue color and you are not seen in the dream means you will have to be extremely alert to avoid missing good opportunities in near future. Dreams of sky blue color and if it is seen moving are a sign of confusion in the beginning but it will be soon sorted out.

Dreaming Of Skyscrapers – Meaning

Dreaming of skyscrapers is a warning sign as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you will have to work really hard to solve an upcoming problem. It also means there are no low hanging fruits in life anymore. Dreams of skyscrapers also mean you will get marooned in man-made structures. Dream of skyscrapers in a known place means problems in life especially associated with career or studies. You will be forced to make extra effort to come out of the situation. It also means struggle to reach the top. Dreaming of skyscrapers with other people means competition. The dream means you need to prepare hard to overcome unhealthy competition. Dream of skyscraper and you are climbing in it means death or you might see death of someone close to you. Dreaming of old skyscraper means you are wasting time on worthless project or relationship. Dreaming of skyscraper in an unknown place means you will have to go to a new place and there will be struggle to get used to the pl

6 September 2022 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, 6 September 2022 – It is Shukla Paksha Ekadashi tithi or the eleventh day during waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Dashami tithi or the tenth day during waxing or light phase of moon till 2:52 AM on September 6. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Ekadashi tithi or the eleventh day during waxing or light phase of moon till 12:24  AM on September 7. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on September 6, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the full day.  Nakshatra  – Purva Shada or Pooradam nakshatra till 4:33 PM on September 6 . Then onward it is Uttarashada or Uthradam nakshatra till 2:53 PM on September 7. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Raj