Hari Om Siva is spoken of as being in eight forms (Ashtamurti). The eight forms of Siva are the five elements, the sun, the moon and the priest who performs sacrifice. Vishnu appeared in the Mohini form after the churning of the milk-ocean. Siva embraced Vishnu in that form. Sasta is the offspring of Siva … Continue reading Ashtamurti and Suddha Saiva in Saiva Siddhanta Philosophy
Hari Om Ashtavakra Gita or the Song of Ashtavakra, also known as Ashtavakra Samhita is an Advaita Vedanta scripture which documents a dialogue between the Perfect Master Ashtavakra and Janaka, the King of Mithila.— The translation here is by John Richards, and is presented to the public domain with his affection. The work has been … Continue reading Ashtavakra Gita
Hari Om From the Bhagavad-Gita, it can be understood that although God is equal to all and shows no particular preference or favor to anyone, He responds to the love of his true devotees who fills their minds exclusively with him, remain ever absorbed in him and worship him with supreme devotion. They are the … Continue reading Who are Dearer to God?
20 Important Spiritual Instructions (By Sri Swami Sivananda) Hari Om These twenty instructions contain the very essence of all Yoga Sadhana, Karma, Bhakti, Jnana and Yoga will all come to one who follows them whole-heartedly. They are the unfailing keys to quick and effective development and culture of the physical, mental, moral and spiritual self … Continue reading Twenty Imporatant Spiritual Instructions for Liberation
Hari Om A true devotee will love God to attain God instead of using God to attain World. A true devotee will see God in Everything and Everyone with Equal Vision which is Wisdom. Consciousness (Our Awareness) when purged out of all limitations such as Mind, Intellect, Ego, Senses, Body, and world becomes God in … Continue reading Who is a True Devotee (Uthama Baktha)?
Hari Om Strictly avoid unnecessary talks, gossip and reference to details and questions about others and things not involved in our issues. This is in line with the Vedhanthic requirements for removing impurities from our minds. We should remember that when we hate or talk wrongly about others (even about people who may be wrong … Continue reading Vedanthic Guidelines from Distilled Wisdom for Self-Realization
Hari Om ‘Pati’ is Lord Siva. It is the object of all the Vedas and the Agamas to explain the concepts of Lord (Pati), bound souls (Pasu) which really means cattle, and bondage (Pasa). Lord Siva is infinite, eternal, one without a second. He is changeless and indivisible. He is the embodiment of knowledge and … Continue reading Pati-Pasu-Pasa and Sadhana in Saiva Siddhanta Philosophy
Hari OM Associate yourself with utmost faith and devotion always with Guruji's 5G (given below) for purifying your body and mind so as to acquire spiritual awareness, devotion and knowledge towards ultimate truth, leading to liberation or Moksha. This planet earth is not a waiting Hall to kill time or doing always worldly duties for … Continue reading Guruji’s 5G and Meditation
Hari Om Swami Sarvapriyananda delivers a discourse on the nature and characteristics of Maya (Illusion or Ignorance). This lecture is a component of a series of talks inspired by Swami Vivekananda's Jnana Yoga. Vedanta is the most ancient religious philosophy from India and also it is the most enlightening one. Based on the Vedas, the … Continue reading Maya – A powerful Vedantic Lecture by Swami Sarvapriyananda
Hari Om A vasana literally means 'wishing' or 'desiring', but is used in Advaita in the sense of the sub-conscious or latent tendencies in one's nature. VAASANA also means habitual impressions or preferences or tendencies being carried (from past births) by the subtle body in this birth. We find people in spite of being God … Continue reading How to get rid of Vasanas ?