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In the passages you have provided what is praised is the Pashupata Yoga (also called the Pashupata Vrata) and what is condemned are sects like Pashupata. So, there is no contradiction as the same thing isn't praised and condemned simultaneously. In some other scriptures too (including Usana Smriti which isn't a sectarian scripture) we find criticisms of the ...


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In Kashmiri Shaivism, The self realization is termed as Bhairava or Bhairava consciousness. In Svacchanda Tantra, One of the primary text of Trika Philosophy(Kashmiri Shaivism), in one of the verse, it says: आत्मनो भैरवं रूपं भावयेद्यस्तु पूरुषः । तस्य मन्त्राः प्रसिद्धयन्ति नित्ययुक्तस्य सुन्दरि ॥ "Oh beautiful one (i.e. Parvati, consort of Siva), of ...


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Well a dog does not have much role to play in Hinduism (at least generally and superficially speaking). The scriptures, specially the Smritis, talk very badly about them. See the following verse for example. And, such verses are found in every Smriti texts. An ancestral offering is ruined if it is seen by a dog, a Candala or an outcaste. Therefore, he ...


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Bhairava or Kal Bhairava is the fierce destructive form of Lord Shiva and is especially associated with the city of Kashi and Tantra vidya. The Kurma Puran mentions the story of the creation of Kal Bhairava: Many years ago, Brahma lost his head slightly. He began to imagine that he was superior to Shiva and Vishnu. He told all the sages, “I am the supreme ...


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As has already been delineated about the position of dogs according to several scriptures, it can be unanimously accepted that keeping them at home can render rituals ineffective. But according to Bṛihat Samhitā, Chapter 62, A dog three of whose legs have five nails and the right forefoot six, whose lips and muzzle are red, which has the gait of a lion, ...


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I got an intresting story:— Vaishampayana said: "Then Shakra, causing the firmament and the Earth to be filled by a loud sound, came to the son of Pritha on a car and asked him to ascend it. Beholding his brothers fallen on the Earth, king Yudhishthira the just said unto that deity of a 1,000 eyes these words: ‘My brothers have all dropped ...


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The most ancient prototype of the Hindu Kalabhairava was undoubtedly the Vedic God Kala. In the Atharvaveda, two personal spells are dedicated to him. http://vedicheritage.gov.in/samhitas/atharvaveda-samhitas/shaunaka-samhita/kanda-19-sukta-053/ http://vedicheritage.gov.in/samhitas/atharvaveda-samhitas/shaunaka-samhita/kanda-19-sukta-054/ In other three ...


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I think it has to with offering prAna to apAna and so on. This is mentioned in one of the commentaries of GeetA by Yogananda Paramahansa in his book God talks with Arjuna. A muni—he who holds liberation as the sole object of life and therefore frees himself from longings, fears, and wrath—controls his senses, mind, and intelligence and removes their ...


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