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Papa Purusha

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Papa Purusha is an archetypal visualisation made use of in the practice of Tattwa Shuddhi, or the Inner Purification of the Elements. The practice evolved from writings in the Srimad Devi Bhagavatam and the Mahanirvana Tantra. This practice is es

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2 Replies · Reply by Moon Jul 25, 2020

Who is the Kali of the Yuga?

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Right at the time of his birth Kali carried an Upaasthi (a small bone) and his entire body complexion was sooty and dark. This huge-being, with a terrible tongue and an obnoxious smell about his entire physique, chose gambling, liquor, woman (prost

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13 Replies · Reply by Street Preacher Dec 29, 2017

Moral Relativism

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In other places, briefly, I have mentioned this concept, and it is something that returns to me fairly regularly. I have not ''worked out'' any theory on it, and perhaps do not even fully understand what it means. Nevertheless there is sometimes a

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5 Replies · Reply by Moon May 19, 2017

Which Yuga?

An acquaintance recently pointed out that not all Vedic scholars agree that we are in the Kali Yuga, and that perhaps reference to the Kali Yuga is used too often by any of us folk to disguise plain old misanthropy, or on a wider scale as a recruitin

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5 Replies · Reply by Moon Feb 27, 2017

Be Who You Are ~ Jean Klein

Liberation means to live freely in the beauty of your absence.~ Jean Klein

This feeling we never outgrow This picture makes me smile!! I can't remember a time I was not in love with the water and beach.:

In your daily life you may experience moments of absolute silence in which there is nothing to do, nothing to avoid, nothing to achieve. In these moments, you're completely

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1 Reply · Reply by Street Preacher Feb 10, 2017

Father and Mother

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The quotes on the home page over the past few days were written more than 1500 years apart. The first is ascribed to the anonymous author(s) of the Chandogya Upanishad in the 8th century BC -

''We should consider that in the inner world Brahman (G

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Practical Application of Awareness

"If the inner mind is tamed. The outer enemy cannot harm me."

~ Atisha

(As ever, these are just passing thoughts and sharing my experiences, and I make no claim for their being anything more than that.)

Anger, like any other thought or feeling, ha

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5 Replies · Reply by Moon Nov 7, 2016

Chakras Don't Exist...

....sorta.

I'm posting this interesting article from the blog of an interesting person; our paths crossed for a while many moons ago. I agree with what he says here. Chakras are not what they are described to be (in spite of my posts about them...).

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2 Replies · Reply by Moon Aug 27, 2016

The 24 Teachers of Dattatreya

Dattatreya was a mythological deity or sage. He was said to be an avadhoot, or complete renunciate, wandering naked in the world. He is usually represented with 3 heads as he is also said to be an incarnation of the combined forms of Brahma, Vishnu a

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Emanation in Kashmiri Shaivism.

These are short edited extracts from a text by Daniel Odier available here.

The extracts describe one view of emanation from Pure Consciousness (Shiva) to all we see around us. I use the word Emanation, meaning to ''flow out from''. 

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Unlike some oth

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Another Something Something on Ego.

sand @shaunaleelange:

One of the first things I saw this morning was the black cat hurling herself at a flock of swallows who were swooping over the back yard. The cat looked delighted and did not mind that she caught nothing. The swallows danced upwards, making their c

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