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Thayumanavar (1705 - 1744) - a Shaivite philosopher from Tamil Nadu, India

You can control a mad elephant;
You can shut the mouth of the bear and the tiger;
You can ride a lion;
You can play with the cobra;
By alchemy you can eke out your livelihood;

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Abhinavagupta ( 950 to  1020 C.E) Kashmir. India.

'' In his commentary on the Bhagavad Gita, Gitarthasangraha, Abhinavagupta emphatically declared that freedom from all miseries can be obtained by seeing Him (Paramshiva) in everything and everywhe

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Written most likely in the 6th century BC.

The Taittiriya Upanishad includes verses that are partly prayers and benedictions, partly instruction on phonetics and praxis, partly advice on ethics and morals given to graduating students from ancient Ve

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1 Reply · Reply by Noctua Oct 4, 2017

The Heart Of Siva

When the Heart is free of stains and a light occurs which illuminates the Supreme plane, by immersion in this shining light, one obtains identity with the Supreme Siva, that is, with consciousness...

~ Abhinivagupta

Some lines from Abhinavagupta's

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Tattwas ~ the Elements




Tattwa is a Sanskrit word composed of two syllables - Tat, which means ‘that’ and Twa, which means ‘ness’. So, taken together the two syllables mean ‘that-ness’. More concretely, the word means ‘Element’.

Tantra claims that all matter

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2 Replies · Reply by Moon Mar 18, 2016

Vasana ~ Conditioned Inclinations

Vasana are the seeds of desires and inclinations, the vibrations in our being even before thought.

They are the automatic tendencies that condition our behaviour and personality. They generate the habits that become stronger with repetition, and tha

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The Koshas

The Koshas

#yoga #yogi #yogapose #acroyoga #ashtanga #meditation #namaste

KOSHA is a Sanskrit word meaning ''sheath'' or ''dimension''

The concept of the Five (Pancha) Koshas comes from Vedanta. Vedanta is a system of knowledge based on the Upanishads - those writings which came after, and often interpreted, t

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1 Reply · Reply by Moon Oct 15, 2015

Time in the Puranas

A poetic way of appreciating the vastness of time....

The Shiva Puranas were first written down in 4-6th century, but are said to have been orally transmitted since ancient times. (There are some references in older Upanishads from 5 th century BC to

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Extracts from Vasistha's Yoga

''The world-appearance is a confusion: even the blueness of the sky is an optical illusion.

I think it is better not to let the mind dwell on it, but to ignore it.''

~ Vasistha's Yoga

The above verse is said to be the central teaching of Vasistha's

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3 Replies · Reply by Moon Jun 30, 2015