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What is the position and role of Lord Vishnu in Kasmiri Shaivism?
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Kashmiri Shaivism is tradition of Shaiva-Shakta Tantra which originated in the valley of Kashmir; hence is the name. There is no role of bhagwan Vishnu or bhagwan Rama or Krishna as its philosophy ...

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What is meaning of "Six" mentioned in Vaak 24?
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From the book I, Lalla: The Poems of Lal Ded, Page 164 Author Ranjit Hoskote gives explanation on this vaak 24: Shiva came to possess this anatomical attribute because he swallowed a deadly poison, ...

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Kashmir Shaivism on 10 major Upanishads
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No there is no commentary on Upanishads by Kashmiri Shaiva Acharya Shree Abhinavagupta. His main focus was to compile all Tantra texts which he did by writing text Tantraloka. Here are the list of his ...

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How can consciousness and or Brahman be attached to maya?
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Short Answer: Attachment comes because of prakriti which is its objective manifestation. Long Answer: As per Trika Philosophy, Brahman manifests himself into 36 elements, the 12th and 13th elements ...

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Is there any difference between soul and self?
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No there is no difference between soul and self. Shiva Sutras verse 1.1 says, चैतन्यमात्मा Awareness which has absolute freedom of all knowledge and activity is the Self or nature of Reality or Atma....

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Do ISCKON accept the authority of the Vedas?
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As per their official site under the article Studying Sacred Texts, They have mentioned only two texts. First is Bhagwat Gita, under which they say: Bhagavad-Gita No sacred treatise, has a setting as ...

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Is it more helpful in any way to worship multiple deities?
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The purpose of worshiping multiple Gods is because of multiple desires fulfillment. For example worship of Indra is done in order to please him for rain. Worship of Kuber is done for the wealth etc. ...

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How is consciousness insentient without recognitive apprehension or vimarsha?
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Yeah this is true just like there is no significance of Sun without its rays. Same is the case with Shiva, the highest consciousness. If Shiva is consciousness then his svabhava is vimarsha. As ...

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Shaivism influences on Bhagavad Geeta
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There is one version of Bhagwat Gita as per Shaiva point of view from the last guru in the lineage of Kashmiri Shaivism, Swami Lakshmanjoo Maharaj. Name of the book is "Bhagwat Gita in the light ...

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What is Chardham Yatra in Hinduism?
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As per the article the-coming-of-hastamalaka from official site of Sringeri mutt, Shankaracharya established 4 mutt(associated with 4 dhams Badrinath, Dwarka, Puri and Sringeri) in four directions in ...

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Looking for english/hindi commentary on parshuram kalpa sutra?
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There is one Sanskrit-Hindi version available with Sanskrit and Hindi verses and commentary. Author is Dr. Paramhansh Mishra. One can buy the book from exoticindiaart; here is the link to that: परशुरा...

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What are six darsanas or philosophies, known to be limbs of Shiva?
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As per Parshurama Kalpa Sutras, By Dr. Param Hans Mishra, Bhagwan Shiva himself created Six Darshanas; they are: Shaiva Darshana Vaishnava Darshana Bramha Darshana Saur Darshana Shakta Darshana ...

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Commentaries by Tantrika Acharyas on Mukhya Upanishads
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In general, Tantrika gives practical implementation of the path most importance. And they don't tend to write commentaries on the texts of different school of thoughts. However I could find only one ...

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jñāna-yoga and dhyāna-yoga
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jnana-yogis receive jnana from Guru that he is part of parmatma and hence meditating on that conviction alone will make him parmatma/liberated. Vijyanbhairava Tantra, verse 102 talks about such yogi: ...

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Basic Texts on Mantra Shastra
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To learn about Mantra Shastra, One can read Sri Vidyarnava Tantra. It deals with mantra and vidhya in great depth. The text also covers yantram for each mahavidya and explain in detail. I found Hindi ...

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Details about the deity Bhairava with reference to the scripture
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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, ...

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A question on Lalleshvari Devi
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TL;DR Lalleshvari Devi is well known literary and spiritual figure in the valley of Kashmir. She has been venerated both by Hindus and Muslims. But She was constructed differently by each community. ...

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Does the Garva (Garbha?) Upanishad contain the details of fertilisation that were carved on the walls of the temple in Tamil Nadu?
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Yes! It's very well explained in Garbha Upanishad. It explains different stages of an unborn in mother's womb during 9 months of pregnancy. Quoting verse 3 from Garbha Upanishad: The embryo lying (...

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Is those who are practising spiritual they have to sleep after lunch or not?
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A Yogi should always be awake even in deep sleep. This is covered in Spandakarika, Section I, verse 20-21. Verse 20 says what problems awakened one will face. Aprabudhadhiyas tvete ...

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Is it true that Adi SankarAcharaya cursed Hindus of Kerala?
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As per Sringeri official site, Abridged Madhaviya Shankara Digvijayam, part-4, Shankaracharya visits her mother when she is sick, and then he gives her knowledge of supreme brahman, after listening ...

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Why did Rāma kill Śambūka? And is Rāma justified in killing him without a second chance?
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Yes Rama had killed Shambhuka because he was performing ascetic penance to become God in the same human body of his and was desirous of attaining celestial powers which could have been risk for Gods. ...

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What is the sin incurred of a wife having lllicit sex?
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As per laws of Manu, V, l66. WOMEN. 197: But a woman who from a desire to have offspring violates her duty towards her (deceased) husband, brings on herself disgrace in this world, and ...

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in what context is kaama positive
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kaama is positive if used as meditative practice. It is mentioned in verse 69, 70, 71 of Vijyanbhairava Tantra: During sexual union there is excitement and absorption in Śakti at the end. That joy, ...

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Understanding the history and construction of beeja mantra
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Shiva Sutras by Jaideva Singh, Section II(comprises of 10 Sutras) greatly deals with mantras, mudras and science, etymology behind it. The very first Sutras says: Cittam mantrah. चित्तम् in ...

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Earliest scriptural reference to atma
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The earliest reference of Atma can be found in Rigveda. The Rigvedic verse 10.97.11 says, यदिमा वाजयन्नहमोषधीर्हस्त आदधे । आत्मा यक्ष्मस्य नश्यति पुरा जीवगृभो यथा ॥११॥ When, bringing back the ...

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Who is Rishi/Acharya Jaigīṣavya mentioned by Vyasya in his commentary on Yogasutras?
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He is mentioned in 18 chapter of harivamsha parva in Mahabharata. As per this, Jaigīṣavya is the foremost teacher of yoga. Story goes like this: The king of the mountains himavAn and his wife Mena had ...

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Can anyone transliterate this text?
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उों नमो भगवते श्री-उड्डामरेश्वराय अमुकं उच्चाटय २ विद्वेषय २ स्वाहा । The IAST transliteration of above mantra taken from sanscript: uoṃ namo bhagavate śrī-uḍḍāmareśvarāya amukaṃ uccāṭaya 2 ...

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Are there any Vaishyas playing a prominent role in scripture?
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The closest one can be found in Mahabharata, There was one Vaisya warrior who fought for Dharma and Pandavas against Kauravas, he was son of Dhritarashtra, his name was Yuyutsu. Quoting from Sambhava ...

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Can anyone explain panchakshari mantra?
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Literal meaning of "Namah Shivaya" is "adoration to Shiva". "Namah Shivaya" also represents panchabhutas(5 elements). It is well explained by Bodhinatha Veylanswami ji in his book Path to Siva. I'll ...

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Do we have any preaching or works of Lord Parashurama?
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"Parshurama Kalpa Sutras" is one of his great works. Bhagwan Parshurama was devotee of Shiva.He has made a great contribution to srIvidhyA upAsana and Tantra by writing Parshurama Kalpa Suras which is ...

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