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What is Bhasma Snaan and Why Is It Important?

What is Bhasma Snaan and Why Is It Important?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfbuh55ccB4 Now we come to very important part of Shaivite. It is Bhasma. We know that bhasma is a very important part of Shaivite traditions, bhasma is sacred to shaivites, loved by shaivites, but what we don’t know is that, Mahadeva has said that bhasma has importance in relieving you of physical diseases ad relieving you of many mental problems. So bhasma snaana is prescribed. Bhasma is prepared from - Can you guess? It’s prepared from cowdung! There are processes given. 4-5 types of Bhasma are described. Most important among them is sacred Kalpa bhasma. Many descriptions are given in agamas, what I’m giving is just a quick summary. By no means exhaustive, just a reference. So Mahadeva has given these descriptions and also in the order of their impo
What Are The Two Parts Of All Mantras And Their Significance ?

What Are The Two Parts Of All Mantras And Their Significance ?

Hinduism, Srijan Snippets, Tantra, Videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZ3GePymmFQ Now we come to the fundamentals. What is a Mantra? Now, aspects of Hinduism as we understand it today versus what is mentioned in our agamas, what Mahadeva has to say. How far we are from the originally revealed to where we are today. Now according to Mahadeva, not a single activity is performed without a mantra. This not what I’m saying- this is what he says. ‘Mantra vina kriya naasti’. So, he has given mantra for every action. So, Manana or contemplation if roughly translated, is the ability to know everything and Tranaa is the liberation from everything, all the ills, bondages of samsara. Since mantra gives you both, ability to know everything and capacity to get liberated from, everything is the mantra. This is the meaning of mantra. Ma
Why So Many Americans Are Turning to Buddhism [Excerpt]

Why So Many Americans Are Turning to Buddhism [Excerpt]

Buddhism
Source: - Olga Khasan / Medium. By Olga Khazan Dressed in flowing gold robes, the bald female meditation teacher told us to do nothing. We were to sit silently in our plastic chairs, close our eyes, and focus on our breath. I had never meditated, but I’d gone to church, so I instinctively bowed my head. Then I realized, given that this would last for 15 minutes, I should probably find a more comfortable neck position. This was the first of two meditation sessions of the Kadampa Buddhism class I attended this week near my house, in Northern Virginia, and I did not reach nirvana. Because we were in a major city, occasional sirens outside blasted through the quiet, and because this was a church basement, people were laughing and talking in the hallways. One guy wandered in to ask if this w
Vedic Secrets- Preparing Of Ashtabandam

Vedic Secrets- Preparing Of Ashtabandam

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Source: - @Ashwinsampathk / Twitter. https://twitter.com/Ashwinsampathk/status/1136253445529190400 https://twitter.com/Ashwinsampathk/status/1136253452713992195 https://twitter.com/Ashwinsampathk/status/1136253455033487360 https://twitter.com/Ashwinsampathk/status/1136253457306800128 https://twitter.com/Ashwinsampathk/status/1136253459341033472 https://twitter.com/Ashwinsampathk/status/1136253512042422272
Why India Must Celebrate Shankara [Excerpts]

Why India Must Celebrate Shankara [Excerpts]

Adi Sankaracharya, Gyana Yoga, Hinduism, Indic Religions
Source: - Swarajya Magazine. मा गच्छ त्वमितस्ततो गिरिश भो मय्येव वासं कुरु स्वामिन्नादिकिरात मामकमनःकान्तारसीमान्तरे | वर्तन्ते बहुशो मृगा मदजुषो मात्सर्यमोहादयस् तान् हत्वा मृगयाविनोदरुचितालाभं च संप्राप्स्यसि || (Śivānandalaharī of Ādi Śankara) Primeval Hunter, Shiva! Why wander here and there in search of game ? The wilderness of my mind harbors many beasts like pride, jealousy and lust; Come, kill them, you’ll enjoy the sport. People have been praying since forever for God to reside in their hearts, but it took Ādi Śankara’s pluck to suggest the offer as a favour to God! Śankara Jayantī was celebrated last week, and now is a good time to ruminate upon the ideas of this philosopher. Śankara is also a poet of the firs