Manu Smriti 5.48. Meat can never be obtained without injury to
living creatures, and injury to sentient beings is detrimental to
(the attainment of) heavenly bliss; let him therefore shun (the use
From the above, it is clear that the reason why meat eating is not recommended is because it involves Ahimsa (injury to other beings).
But, when the ...
Any one who dies in Varanasi will get moksha. I am posting a passage that describes Sri Ramakrishna's experience in Benares.
The party entered holy Benares by boat along the Ganges. When Sri
Ramakrishna's eyes fell on this city of Siva, where had accumulated
for ages the devotion and piety of countless worshippers, he saw it to
be made of gold, as the ...
As per the Puranas, the Ramayana War was fought for a total of 87 days with occasional halts for a period of 15 days, thus making the number of days of actual fighting 72.
The starting tithi is: Māgha Śukla Dvitīyā(The second tithi of the bright half of the month of Magha)
The ending tithi is: Caitra Kṛṣṇa Caturdaśī(the fourteenth tithi of the dark half of ...
The Agni Purana contains a description of most of the weapons found in olden times. Chapter 249 divides weapons into the following categories:
Yantramukta (projectile weapons such as the sling (kshepani) or the bow),
Pāṇimukta (hurling weapons such as the javelin (tomara),
Muktasandhārita (weapons that can be used for either hurling or thrusting, such as ...
It is from Śrī Cāṇakya Nīti 14.1:
पृथिव्यां त्रीणि रत्नानि जलमन्नं सुभाषितम् । मूढैः पाषाणखण्डेषु रत्नसंज्ञा विधीयते ॥
pṛthivyāṃ trīṇi ratnāni jalamannaṃ subhāṣitam । mūḍhaiḥ pāṣāṇakhaṇḍeṣu
ratnasaṃjñā vidhīyate ॥
~ There are three jewels on earth — water, food and wise sayings (Subhāṣita). (Only) fools call pieces of (gem) stone as jewels!
There are various types of Gurus broadly classified into two categories -- Siksha Guru and Diksha Guru. In spiritual matters the later is important.
For the Diksha to be valid, the Diksha Guru has to belong to any definite Parampara (lineage) that starts from God. The mantra was first spoken by God to his immediate disciples. These disciples then pass the ...
It comes from the bhAgavata purANa, 12.1.36 or 38, which discusses the lines of kings in kaliyuga. The verse is numbered as 36 or 38 in different versions.
At that time the brāhmaṇas of such provinces as Śaurāṣṭra, Avantī, Ābhīra, Śūra, Arbuda and Mālava will forget all their regulative principles, and the members of the royal order in these places will ...
Medhâtithi's commentary on the 26th verse of 5th chapter of Manusmriti :
The first half of the verse cuts off the preceding section; and what is implied by this cutting off of the section is that the section that has gone before pertains to the twice-born castes only, not to Śūdras, while what follows applies to Śūdras also. It is for this reason that ...
They didn't want the blood to touch the ground because they wanted to hide this incident from Arjuna (Vrihannala) to save Virata and his kingdom.
From the same chapter that you used in question,
Let Uttara enter alone; Vrihannala must not come in. Such is the vow of that hero of mighty arms that whoever causeth a wound on my person or sheddeth my blood ...
From chapter 4 of Kurma Purana (translation by MOTILAL BANARSIDASS publication):
in view of his vastness, he is called Brahma
Here is the screenshot of Sanskrit verse and Hindi translation:
What are the different names of Brahma as per scriptures?
Why is Brahma referred as Viranchi in Scriptures?:
Brahmā — he who increases.
Hindus are not required to cover their heads while worshipping. However, scriptures maintain that the top knot (Shikha-the tuft of the hair at the top of one's head) has to be maintained. If this Shikha is not there then one is considered to be "naked from the top". So, the Shikha itself acts as a head-cover.
The necessary quote for the above point ...
Although it's not a direct scriptural reference In Kulavarna tantra of Chakumba Prakashan translated by Dr. Pramhansa Mishra, Hindi version He writes: (I am translating)
"There is a provisional idea of three classes of Gurus, Namely 1. Shaiva-Shastra Paramestha (one who has mastered the Shaiva-shastra completely), 2. Param Guru (Great or the best) 3. ...
Eight immortals still exist in this Kaliyuga and would be playing important roles in coming future.
Ashwatthama and Krishńa Dwaipáyana
Krishńa Dwaipáyana still holds the title of Vyasa and Ashwatthama will be holding the title of Vayasa in 29th Dwapara Yuga:
In the next Dwápara, Drauńi (the son of Drońa) will be the Vyása, when my son, the Muni Krishńa ...
Sri Vaishnava tradition has recorded a Chola king whom they named "krimi-kantha-chola", or "Chola with the infected throat". This is because he had a throat disease. This is mentioned in the 17th century Sri Vaishnava work Prapannamrtam, the Sri Rangam temple Koil Olugu (temple history), and the Sri Vaishnava guru parampara (lineage of ...
I dont know how should I explain in which sadhana I read it, (also I am not sure of its validity in all sadhanas) in Nila-Saraswati tantra(16th Ulhassa), 119th verse:
तेन चेन्निधनं न स्यात्तदा देवी प्रकुप्यति।
त्रिरात्र वाथ षड्रात्र नवरात्रचत्व गोपयेत् ॥
Forget about the first line, the second line says a person who has attained siddhi must keep it secret ...
Sex is described as a yajna in many Upanishads. One famous description of sex as a yajna is in the Panchagni Vidya of the Chhandogya Upanishad. Various parts of sexual intercourse are compared to various parts of the yajna.
5.8.1 - O Gautama, the woman is the fire [of the yajna]. Her genitals are the samits [sacrificial stick]. The seduction or sexual ...
I have been told by the Gurus that forgetting the Guru given mantra is the worst possible thing that can happen to the disciple (I think it's extremely rare that it actually happens). Abandoning the mantra (i.e. if you have not "followed" the mantra diksha) is also not good at all.
Lord Shiva warns in this regard as follows:
Who is lord Janardana?? why is he called the prime cause of the material universe and param brahma?
Janardana means one who gives happiness to people. Janardana is one of the name of supereme God who manifest in the form of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Even though Janardana is associated with Vishnu (Vishnu Sahasranama name 126), it is the name of Supereme God ...
The exact word Krimi occurs in Padma Puran, that describes 8.4 million species:
jalaja nava-laksani sthavara laksa-vimsati krmayo rudra-sankhyakah
paksinam dasa-laksanam trimsal-laksani pasavah catur-laksani manusah
9,00,000 species of aquatics
20,00,000 species of plants
11,00,000 species of insects/worms (Krimi)
10,00,000 species of birds
Seems that there are 2 questions to be addressed:
Why are Tantras used in fierce manner?
How can we prevent such attacks?
1. Why are Tantras used in fierce manner?
The way towards 'Annanda' is difficult. The 'sādhaka' in his pursuit of Happiness sometimes lands into the pit of troubles. The trouble might be a disease, a enemy, fear of all sorts, bhoot-...
For 3,000 years thou shalt wander over this earth, without a companion and without being able to talk with anyone. Alone and without anybody by thy side, thou shalt wander through diverse countries, O wretch, thou shalt have no place in the midst of men. The stench of pus and blood shall emanate from thee, and ...
It is the 20th Shloka of the Vivekachoodamani. Kindly refer to the Vivekachoodamani commentary by Swami Chinmayananda published by the Chinmaya Mission. Also listen to lectures by Swamijis of the Chinmaya Mission - "Fundamentals of Vedanta through Vivekachoodaamani - Day 03 / 16" Talk by Swami Aparajitananda" on Youtube talks about this shloka ...