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Friday, February 26, 2010

Lord Sri Buddha Bhagwan

Lord Sri Buddha Bhagwan:




It is well recognized that the Buddha is one of the avatars of Vishnu. What is not so well known is that this avatar is not fine about the historical personage known to the Buddhist faith.

This is amazing else altogether, an irregular effort at cooption which took the structure of a badly designed myth. Buddhism was driven out of the land of its birth and rendered roughly extinct there too, but the sheer greatness of the Buddha essential a cultural modification, if not downright assimilation.


It was an intolerable humiliation if such greatness was not somehow part of the huge Tradition and remained forever as a great heresy that really reduced the mother trust to a minority status for a while. The inclusion of the Buddha in the avatar cycle was a somewhat confused effort to contain aspects of religion that had seemed to contain had bypassed the Hindu Weltanschauung.


The avatar story as it exists in the texts is exclusive in that it is not a grand narrative as are the other avatar stories. Present is more than a modicum of sheer embarrassment at the nature of this engulfing invented narrative. The Bhagvata Purana, for example, has only four paragraphs devoted to the most chief avatar still known to India after Krishna. It is not still a myth, for the nature of a myth is that it is rarely real but always true.


This is an extra and different explanation for a trust that swept the land and was reabsorbed only by integrating all its features to the amount that the man who contributed the most to the process of re-establishing the intellectual dominance and popularity of Hinduism, Adi Shankara, was called a hidden Budhhist.


The Buddha was too central, too powerful and too obviously a genuine holy giant to be disregarded - once the trust itself was rendered sterile. Just by making Buddha an avatar of Vishnu might any backsliding be prevented.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Parashurama - The Angry Avatar of Vishnu

Parashurama - The Angry Avatar of Vishnu:



Of all the avatars of Vishnu, none is guest than that of Rama-with-the-axe. His actual name was Jamadagnya, but this favored weapon was the battle-axe or Parashu, and it was combined with his pet name Rama, to provide him the appellation by which we know him. Since to why he was called Rama, while his name was Jamadagnya, there is no indication. It is just one of the typical incongruities surrounding his entire life.

To start with, this sixth avatar of Vishnu was a brahmin and must never have been a warrior, allow alone the epitome of battle fury that he became. His wild and passionate life is matched in every epic literature only by Cuchullihain of the Irish myths. Formally his task - all avatars have a mission - is to clear the earth of the Kshatriya or warrior caste, which was creation a nuisance of itself on Earth. This is a especially feeble effort to disguise plain and easy prejudice on his part as a great plan. For the man was completely immune to reason. It was not sufficient that he killed off the Kshatriyas who murdered his father. He went behind the complete community and wiped them out. Then he wiped out the sons who had survived and he did this for twenty-one generation. This is typically behavior of asuras, rakshahsas and danavas, not of great personages. It was beyond all justice, all norms of sanity even. It is also perhaps the reason why there are hardly any temples in his name. He was never a well-liked avatar, not now, and not in the past.

He seemed to have a huge chip on his carry and pugnacious thoughts that were capable of directly flaring up into an annihilating battle fury. My possess take on his strange psyche is that he was an oddball and had the misfortune to have it pointed out to him early and regularly. For his birth was the effect of an accident. His grandmother, Satyavati, varied up a magic potion that she and her sonless mother were to take, so that they might have the forever desired for sons. Since a effect the warrior prince became a brahmin monk in approach and she was leaving to have a killer and warrior for a son. Her husband was a sage though, and he modified the consequences of the mix-up long sufficient so that it would be the grandson and not the son who would be the warrior. That grandson was Parashurama.

Monday, February 22, 2010

About Lord Hanuman

About Lord Hanuman:


The Birth of Hanuman

The story of the birth of Hanuman goes thus: Vrihaspati had an attendant called Punjikasthala, who was cursed to suppose the shape of a female monkey — a curse that might only be nullified if she would give birth to an incarnation of Lord Shiva. Reborn as Anjana, she achieves intense austerities to satisfy Shiva, who finally decided her boon that would treat her of the curse.

While Agni, the god of fire, gave Dasharath, the king of Ayodhya, a bowl of holy dessert to share among his wives so they might have divine children, an eagle quick a part of the pudding and dropped it wherever Anjana was meditating, and Pavana, the god of wind delivered the drop to her outspread hands. Behind she took the divine dessert, she gave birth to Hanuman. Therefore Lord Shiva incarnated as a monkey, and was born as Hanuman to Anjana, by the blessings of Pavana, who thus became Hanuman's godfather.

Hanuman's Childhood

The birth of Hanuman released Anjana from the curse. Before she returned to heaven, Hanuman requests his mother about his life ahead. She certain him that he would never die, and said that fruits as ripe as the rising sun would be his food. Mistaking the glowing sun as his food, the great baby leapt for it. Indra struck him with his thunderbolt and hurled him down to earth. But Hanuman's godfather, Pavana accepted him to the nether world or 'Patala'. Since he deceased from the earth, every life panted for air, and Brahma had to request him to return. In order to appease him they conferred a lot of boons and blessings on his foster child that made Hanuman invincible, immortal and super powerful.

Hanuman's Education

Hanuman selects Surya, the sun god as his preceptor, and approaches him with the request to teach the scriptures. Surya decided and Hanuman became his believer, however had to face his regularly moving guru by traversing the sky backwards at different pace, while attractive his lessons. Hanuman's phenomenal attention took him only 60 hours to master the scriptures. Surya considered the manner in which Hanuman accomplished his studies as his tuition fees, but when Hanuman requests him to recognize something further than that, the sun god asked Hanuman to support his son Sugriva, by being his minister and compatriot.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

About Holi Hindu Festival

About Holi:




Holi or Holika, also known as holikotsava, is a very popular event observed during the country (India). It is specially marked by unmixed gaiety and frolics and is general to all sections of the people.

This festival is extremely ancient. Known originally as 'Holika' it has been mentioned in very early spiritual works such as Jaimini's Purvamimamsa-sutras and Kathaka-grhya-sutras. It must have as a result existed numerous centuries before Christ.

It was at first actually a particular rite performed by married women for the happiness and well-being of their families and the full moon (Raka) was the deity worshipped by them.

Present are two ways of reckoning a lunar month: Purnimanta and Amanta. In the former, the initial day starts after the full moon; and in the latter, behind the new moon. While the latter reckoning is more common now, the former was very much in vogue in the former days. According to this purnimanta reckoning, Phalguna purnima was the last day of the year and the New Year heralding the Vasanta-rtu (with spring starting from next day).

Therefore the full moon festival of Holika gradually became a festival of merrymaking, announcing the start of the spring season. This maybe explains the other names of this festival: Vasanta-Mahotsava and Kama-Mahotsava.
According to the stories in the Puranas and different local myths, this day is chief for three reasons.

• It was on this day that Lord Siva opened his third eye and reduced Kamadeva (the god of love, Cupid or Eros) to ashes.
• It was on this day that Holika, the sister of the demon king Hiranyakasyapu, who tried to kill the child devotee Prahlad by attractive him on her lap and sitting on a pyre of wood which was set ablaze. Holika was burnt to ashes while Prahlad remained unscathed!
• It was yet again on this day that an ogress called Dhundhi, who was troubling the children in the kingdom of Prthu (or Raghu) was complete to run away for life, by the shouts and pranks of the mischievous boys. While she had secured several boons that complete her almost invincible, this - noise, shouts, abuses and pranks of boys - was a chink in her armour due to a curse of Lord Siva. The day itself came to be called 'Adada' or 'Holika' since this festival is started.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Largest Lord Shiva Statue

65 foot tall (largest in world) statue of Shiva.




Shiva Statue, Bangalore is a quite more new temple of the city. This great temple is situated on Airport Road and is worth paying a visit.

Shiva Statue, Bangalore is located behind Kemp Fort, one of the great well-known departmental stores of the city. In fact, this large temple was construted by the Melwanis, the owners of Kemp Fort. The Melwanis run a great number of charitable institutions in Bangalore in Karnataka in India.

The holy place features a huge 65 feet high statue of Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva is measured as the destroyer of evil and Bangalore is filled with a huge number of temples dedicated to him. The statue shows Shiva in a seating posture, instead of the usual Lingam that is establish in each other Shiva temple.

The statue is white in color and shows Lord Shiva sitting in a lotus place or rather in a yoga posture. He has four hands. The front two hands are located on his lap with the fingers interlocked. The hands at the back are equipped with a 'damaru' and a 'trishul' or trident. In fact, the Shiva Statue in Bangalore is the main statue of the Lord in the whole world.

The Shiva Statue, Bangalore has a beautiful backdrop. The backdrop features Mount Kailash, the heavenly abode of Lord Shiva. You can se water flowing from the hair of the idol. This basically represents the holy River Ganga. There is a good-looking pond right in front of the statue. This is regularly referred to as the wishing pond.

People have to chant "Om Namah Shivaya", 7 times and then throw a coin in the pond while making a wish at the same time. It is thought that your wish will surely come true. There is also box where you can post your letters to God. Throughout the evenings, the Shiva Statue, Bangalore is illuminate with bright lights, which is really great to look at. People from far and near come to take a look at this beautiful view and take photographs.

Shiva Statue, Bangalore is one of the great amazing and grand looking temples located within the city. One should not miss an opportunity to pay a visit to this fantastic religious site.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Shiva Linga




Shiva Linga:

Shiva Linga is the holy sign of Lord Shiva that is considered sacred by the devotees of Lord Shiva. The word, ‘Lingum’ in Sanskrit means, ‘symbol’. Shiva Lingum, thus means symbol of Lord Shiva and is therefore considered most holy by Shaivaites.

Siva Linga has been worshipped in Hinduism since ages. Worship of Shiva Linga is regarded holy and better Shiva Mahapurana. This is because the structure makes worship easy while maintaining the truth that God does not have any exact form.

Organization of Shiva Linga

Many common icon of Shiva and virtually found in all Shiva temples, Shiva Linga is a round, elliptical, an-iconic image that is mostly locate on a circular base or peetham. According to some scholars the Peetham symbolize Parashakti, the manifesting power of God.

Shiva Lingas are typically made of stone that might also be carved or actually offered - svayambhu, such as shaped by a swift-flowing river. Shiva Lingas may also be made of metal, precious gems, crystal, wood, earth or transitory materials such as ice.

Several scholars say that transitory Shiva Linga may be made of 12 special materials such as sand, rice, cooked food, river clay, cow dung, butter, rudraksha seeds, ashes, sandalwood, darbha grass, a flower garland or molasses.

Interpretation of Shiva Linga as an Abstract Symbol of God

Some scholars of the Hindu scriptures say that Linga is just an abstract symbol of the God. They point towards several legends in Hinduism wherever a sundry rock or still a pile of sand has been used by as a Lingam or the symbol of Shiva. Citing a particular instance they say, Arjuna once fashioned a linga of clay when worshipping Shiva. Scholars of Puranas, thus quarrel that too much must not be made of the typical shape of the Lingam.

Scholars say that the understanding of Shiva Linga as an abstract form of God is also consonant with philosophies that hold that God may be conceptualized and worshipped in any convenient form. The structure itself is irrelevant, as the divine power that it represents is all that matters. Scholars thus say that Sivalinga symbolize the formless Nirguna Brahman or the formless Supreme Being.


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sri Nrsimhadeva mahamantra

Sri Nrsimhadeva mahamantra:



om namo bhagavate sri maha nrsimhaya
damstra kupalavudanaya grocha
rupaya vajra nakhaya jvala maline
maha vishnan pacha pacha
mama astrun vidravaya vidravaya
mama sarva rista prabhunjaya
chata chata hana hana chindi chindi
mama sarva bhistan puraya puraya
mam raksa raksa hum phat svaha
om namo bhagavte narasimhaya
hiranyasipu vaksa stala vidharanaya
tribhuvana-vyapakaya
bhuta prita pisacha dakhini sakhini
mulon mulanaya
stambhodbhavaya samsta doshan
hara hara visara visara
pacha pacha hana hana
kampaya kampaya
hrim hrim hrim hrim
phat phat tam tam
ehi rudra yajna pataye svaha

[REPEAT THREE TIMES]

SRI NRSIMHA JAYA NRISIMHA JAYA JAYA NRISIMHA
PRAHLADESA JAYA PADMA MUKHA BINGA

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Brahman: What is it

Brahman: What is it?


In Hinduism, the Absolute Being is the Brahman. According to this faith, everything that exists, whether living or non-living comes from the Brahman. This is why all Hindus observe all equipment as being sacred. Though, the Brahman cannot be equated with God, as God id describable and has a male presence, which takes absent the whole idea of the Brahman.
Brahman is ‘Nirakara’ or formless and is inconceivable. Though, it can manifest itself in special forms, like Gods and Goddesses, which are the ‘Sakara’ form of the Brahman. The link between these myriad deities and the singular Brahman is connected to the relationship among the Sun and its rays. The sun cannot be qualified however its rays can, and the behavior limited by these rays can be qualified. And, still though, present are several rays initially, finally, there will forever be only one source – one sun. So, although the Gods and Goddesses of Hinduism run into the hundreds of thousands, every one of them represents several special aspects of the single Brahman.

Though, what one needs to know is that still although there are so several special manifestations of Brahman in the form of these special deities, each deity is really a particular aspect of the Brahman, or still the Brahman itself. As a result, to speak that this variety of deities or Gods in Hinduism makes it a polytheistic religion would be erroneous.

The Rig Veda says, "The Truth is one". But connect these Gods or deities with the Brahman are simply imprecise. It can neither be ‘The Old man in the sky’ thought, nor can it be the idea of some person capable of being fearful or vengeful.

The policy of ‘Adhikaara’ or spiritual ability and that of ‘Ishhta Devata’ or the selected deity in Hinduism recommend that spiritual practices that are approved to a exacting person should write to his spiritual skill and that each one should contain the freedom to choose a form of Brahman that satisfies their spiritual needs and desires and to make that structure their object of worship.

This is why Hinduism consists of so lots of Gods and Goddesses. These Gods are symbolizing by a complexity of idols and images that symbolize the special divine powers. Most of the idols and images are housed in ornate temples of unsurpassable grandeur and beauty. Hindus also worship trees, planets, animals and even spirits.

But, the most basic or important of all Hindu Gods is of course the Trinity of Brahma (The Creator), Vishnu (The Preserver) and Shiva (The Destroyer). Other extremely popular deities would include Krishna, Ganesha, Hanuman and many Goddesses.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Bhagavad-Gita

Bhagavad-Gita:



The Bhagavad-gita is the well-known philosophical speech that took place among Lord Krishna and the warrior Arjuna, just before the onset of the huge Bharata War. Though usually published and read by it, the Bhagavad-gita initially appears as an event in the Sixth Book of the Mahabharata. In this thesis of 700 verses, Lord Krishna steadily survey the main Vedic dharmas and shows how every directs a person toward the final conclusion, the "most secret of all awareness." He analyzes the performance of give up and the worship of demigods; He discusses the yogas of effort, thought, and awareness. In every case, LordKrishna shows how it leads to the "a large amount secrets of all secrets, “pure loving devotional service to God. "Always think of me and become my devotee. Respect Me and present you homage unto me." This, Lord Sri Krishna says is "the most confidential part of knowledge."

The Gita is the best of the Vedas and the spirit of the soul-elevating Upanishads. It is a worldwide scripture related to people of all temperaments and for all times. It is an amazing book with inspiring judgment and sensible advice on Yoga, attachment, Vedanta and Action. It is profound in thought and sublime in heights of vision. It brings silence and comfort to souls that are afflicted by the three fires of worldly being, namely, afflictions caused by one's own body (disease etc), those caused by beings around one (e.g. wild animals, snakes etc.), and those caused by the gods (natural disasters, earth-quakes, floods etc).

It includes the advice particular by Sri Krishna about the duties of life as fine as religious obligations. Sin arises not from the life of the work itself but since the outlook with which the effort is performed. While it is perform without attachment to the effect, it cannot tarnish the soul and impede its quest. True Yoga consists in the acquisition of knowledge and the way during life in harmony with the final laws of equanimity, non-attachment to the fruits of action, and faith in the pervasiveness of the highest Spirit. Absorption in that Spirit can be attain beside numerous paths; and no path is to be favorite wholly and none to be disdained. The Gita emphasizes the meaning of facts, charity, penance and worship, and does not decry life as evil.

Friday, February 5, 2010

What is mean by Hindu Temple

What is mean by Hindu Temple?



The temple is the center for all feature of each day life in the Hindu community - religious, cultural, educational and social. The temple is moreover the place where one can transcend the world of man.

Hindus consider that their lives are just stages in the progression to final enlightenment. The temple is a place where God might be approached and where great knowledge can be discovered. All aspects of the Hindu temple focus on the target of enlightenment and liberation - the principles of design and structure, the forms of its architecture and decoration, and the rituals performed. And all of these are determined by ancient texts called shastras compiled by the priests, the brahmins. The vastushastras were theoretical and idealised descriptions of the architectural traditions and conventions to be followed.

The temple is designed to dissolve the boundaries between man and the divine. Not merely his abode, the temple ‘is’ God. God and therefore by implication the whole universe is recognized with the temple’s design and definite structure. The ground plan is maybe the best example. The vastushastras explain it as a symbolic, small representation of the cosmos. It is based on a firm grid made up of squares and equilateral triangles which are imbued with deep spiritual significance. To the Indian priest-architect the square was a complete and spiritual type. The grid, usually of 64 or 81 squares, is in fact a mandala, a model of the cosmos, with every square belonging to a deity. The location of the squares is in unity with the importance attached to both of the deities, with the square in the center symbol the temple deity; the surface squares cover the gods of lower rank.

The structure of the temple of the temple follows in three dimensional forms closely the outline laid out by the mandala. The connection between the original symbolic arrange and the definite physical exterior of the temple can best be understood by since it from over which was of course impossible for humans until quite recently.

Another chief aspect of the design of the ground plan is that it is future to guide from the worldly world to the eternal. The principal shrine must face the rising sun and so should have its entrance to the east. Movement towards the sanctuary, beside the east-west axis and during a series of increasingly sacred spaces is of huge importance and is reflected in the architecture. A classic Hindu temple consists of the following chief elements - an entry, often with a porch; one or more attached or detached mandapas or halls; the inner study called the garbagriha, literally ‘womb chamber’; and the tower build straight above the garbagriha.


Vishnu's Seventh Avatar, Ram

Vishnu's Seventh Avatar, Ram:


Ram was the Prince of Ayodhya, and the son of King Dasharatha and Queen Kausilya. He had three brothers, Bharata, Lakshmana and Shatrughna. The Hindu god Ram turned the bow of Lord Shiva at the swayamvara organized by King Janak, and accordingly, won the hand of the King's daughter, Sita.

While he returned to Ayodhya, on the demand of his father's third wife, Kaikeyi, he was sending away for 14 years. Throughout this period of banish, the brothers Ram and Lakshmana, and Sita, and several adventures. On one occasion, Ram reject Surpanakha's marriage offer. She was the sister of the King of Lanka, Ravana.

Enraged, Surpanakha try to kill Sita, but Lakshmana cut her nose and one ear. She then request to her brother to punish her. She tempted him by telling that Sita will make a correct bride for him. Ravana kidnapped Sita. To save her, Ram wanted the help of the monkey king, Sugreeva. Sugreeva arranged a huge army of monkeys and bears, led by Hanuman.

Hanuman flies across the ocean to Lanka. There he was captured by the rakshasas (demons), and his tail was located on fire.

Though, Hanuman used his powers to increase the length of his tail such that there was no end to it. He then escaped, setting Lanka on fire with his burning tail.
Meanwhile, Ram's army had constructed a bridge across the ocean. They go through Ravana's kingdom.

In battle, Lakshmana was dangerously injured. Hanuman flew to the Himalays to take back the herb that would treat him. Though, he was unable to find it, and hence, brought back the whole mountain. In the battle, Ram killed Ravana and save Sita. They return to Ayodhya, where they were crowned King and Queen.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Mantra Meditation

Mantra Meditation:

A Mantra is a grouping of sound vibrations which contain an effect on the mental and spiritual awareness. Even if usually given by a Guru, in the absence of a Guru, the practitioner may decide his mantra. A chief criterion for mantra selection is that it should request to the mind totally when spoken verbally. Mantra chanting creates great atmosphere which are supposed to be directed to the right "chakras" to attract great forces. This method is said to mysteriously heal the spiritual, physical & psychological body. It is chief that after the mantra is chanted, the words and their rhythm must be enjoy and one should surrender oneself to this knowledge.Mantras do not contain any exact meaning. Their power lies not in the meaning of the word but through the vibratory things of the sound that they formed when spoken verbally or mentally.In fact, a Mantra should not be confused with religion. Just because a mantra refers to a Hindu God, it does not represent that it cannot be said by a Christian. Also, a Mantra must not be translated as this has the effect of altering the sound atmosphere wherein lies the power of the Mantra. Repetition of a Mantra forms the source of Mantra thought. Mantras for spiritual progress should be practiced for a fixed amount of time each day. Repeating a mantra too much might not be right for sensitive or spiritual people as it may affect them adversely. Usually, if you repeat a song for about 10 minutes each day, then, within a few days you will identify whether the vibrations feel right for you. Mantra Meditation is the very easy and safest form of meditation and can be practiced by anybody at anytime and below any situation. The most common way of working Mantra Meditation is Japa. Japa (literally means 'rotate') is achieving by repeating a mantra in sync with the rotation of a Japa Mala. A Japa Mala is a rosary of 108 beads where each bead is turned after the mental or audible recitation of the mantra.

Using a Japa Mala for Mantra Meditation is especially efficient as it provides an anchor to bring the mind back as it experiences wavering thoughts. The Mantra combined with the Japa Mala provides tangible anchors to which the feelings are directed back as they spin out of control. That is why; Japa thought is one of the most suggested forms of meditation for the beginner.

Monday, February 1, 2010

God: A Definition

God: A Definition:
God is a word that means special effects to special people. To various Taoist or Buddhist the word is not part of their religion's glossary. To Hindus that word has a special meaning than it does to a Christian. Muslims have a different outlook and so do the Jews. So for the purpose of The Mystic Doctrines website, we require a common definition of God.

Quoting different sources from each religion before revealing the definition.

Taoism:
Tao, the subtle truth of the universe cannot be described, That which can be described in words is mearly a conception of the mind. Even if names and descriptions have been applied to it, the subtle truth is beyond the description. The subtle essense of the universe is elusive and evasive....It is the subtle source of the total of creation and non-creation. It existed prior to the beginning of time as the deep and subtle truth of the universe. It brings all into being.

Buddhism:
"Present is, O monks, an unborn, unoriginated, uncreated, unformed. Were there not, O monks, this unborn, unoriginated, uncreated, unformed, present would be no escape from the world of the born, originated, created, formed. "While, O monks, there is an unborn, unoriginated, uncreated, and unformed, as a result is there an get away from the born, originated, created, formed."

Hinduism :
Neither the multitude of gods nor huge sages identify of my origin, for I am the source of all the gods and large sages. A human who knows me as the unborn, beginning less large lord of the worlds is freed from all delusion and all problems.

Sihkism:
Present is One, just One Supreme Being, Truth Eternal, Creator of all seen & unseen, Fearless, Without hatred, Timeless Being, Non-Incarnated, Self formed, Realized by the Grace of Guru (Perfect Master Only.)

Judaism:
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. For thus saith the Eternal that shaped the heavens; God himself that shaped the earth and made it; he hath recognized it, he created it not in vain, and he created it to be inhabited: I am the self existent One; and there is none else.

Christianity :
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself. He was present initially with God. Every thing was finished and came into survival throughout Him; and without him was not one thing made that has come into organism.

Sufism:
You are the total survival which causes (our) transient (existences) to appear. Now, a definition of God. God is the indescribable, uncreated, self existent, eternal all knowing source of all reality and being.

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