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The following is an excerpt from the teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi. The mind is a wondrous power residing in the Self. It causes all thoughts to arise. Apart from thoughts, there is no such thing as mind. Therefore, thought is the nature of mind. Apart from thoughts, there is no independent entity called the world. In deep sleep there are no ...


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He is Swacchandanatha form of Lord Shiva who made Tantras. From the Lecture on Practice and Discipline in Kashmir Shaivism 1982 - Swami Lakshman Joo Raina says: -BIRTH OF TANTRA- In the beginning of Satyuga, Lord Shiva appeared in the form of Swacchandanatha, with his five mukha(mouth), namely Ishana, Tatpurusha, Sadyojata, Vamadeva and Aghor. ...


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Indra is a post which qualified living beings occupy and it changes with each manvantara. 11th Chapter of 3rd canto of Bhagavata says: Text 24: Each and every Manu enjoys a life of a little more than seventy-one sets of four millenniums. Text 25: After the dissolution of each and every Manu, the next Manu comes in order, along with his ...


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So my question is, how can a god do this? Apparently, it's the authors of Purāṇas and Itihāsas who made Indra and other Vedic gods commit such deplorable acts. P. L. Bhargava in his paper The Origin and Development of Purāṇas and Their Relation With Vedic Literature discusses how the Vedic Indra and Varuṇa have been "transformed beyond recognition" in the ...


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Indra is a job. Lord Indra is a jiva who is temporarily holding the post of Indra. A jiva can only get such a job if he has exceptionally good karma. This job is, however, inferior to moksha. Vritra became the foe of Indra, but Indra slew him also with the Thunder-bolt. In consequence of the sin of Brahminicide, being thus doubled Indra thus became ...


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This picture represents Pachamukhi/ Panchavaktra Shiva. According to Pashupata Shaivism, there are five aspects/ forms of the Shiva. These five aspects are represented by five faces of Shiva. Each face represents different direction, element,time,senses of the human body, energy and color. The first face of the Shiva is called Sadyojata (Revealer). It is ...


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Indra, Agni,Vayu etc., and other 33 Koti deities are divine forms but are born from one infinite immortal formless Brahman and absorbed in it in the end. This has been explained in Kena Upanishada and story of Devi Bhagvatam as well. Kena Upanishada Once Brahman won victory for the devas. But unknowing the devas were proud of victory. Thought they, "...


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Are Devas like indra god? They are Devas, but they are not the supreme Brahman. They are Jivatmas who have done lots of good deeds, so they are born as deities such as Indra, Rudra, Brahma, Agni, etc. So my question is how can a Gods do this? Because deities like Rudra, Brahma, Indra, Agni, etc. are not the supreme Brahman (God); they are impure and ...


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It is a misconception that goutham Buddha is 9th avatar of sri vishnu. Reality is mahaprabhu Jagannath is the 9th avatar or buddha avatar because buddha means sense in immovable, brahma as soul in a static form of god, unchanged, steadfast and lord jagannath has all these formations. Adi sankarcharya also knew it that's why he established 4 sakarchary ...


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The question, why one worships Ishwara, is answered by Krishna (and commentators) in bhagavad geeta 7.16. मूल श्लोकः caturvidhā bhajantē māṅ janāḥ sukṛtinō.rjuna. ārtō jijñāsurarthārthī jñānī ca bharatarṣabha৷৷7.16৷৷ English Translation By Swami Gambirananda 7.16 O Arjuna, foremost of the Bharata dynasty, four classes of people of virtuous ...


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Moon could not celebrate home coming of Lord Ram because it was amavasya. He complained to lord and lord granted him that henceforth your name will be added to my name, and hence Chandra was added to Ram to be called as Ramchandra.


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