Moksha: In the light of mathematics

The beginning Before we delve into the concept of “Moksha” and its logical deductions of mathematics, let us first consider figure 1 as our reference and quickly jot down some properties of the given diagram. “MoM” is the X-axis. We will later consider it as the material plane.“SoS” is the Y-axis. We will assume it…

Kalachakra – The wheel of time

Prologue: “Kalachakra – The wheel of Time” as the name suggests essentially denotes that time is cyclical. But is it cyclical or it is linear simultaneously?  Time has solely claimed its unshakable place in every sphere of our lives. It is the only reference point in all our plans and discussions and even our journey…

Swarodaya : The science of breath

All about breath The term “Swara” or “Svara” is essentially a Sanskrit term which means the flow of air through nasal cavities. It is also the sound that is produced by the flow of air through both the nostrils. The term “Udaya” expresses the rise or which is perceptible. So “Swarodaya” describes the perception or…

Matrix: The cosmic code

Prelude: A trace of Super-intelligence Starting from the cradle of human civilization, men have tried to solve the mysteries related to his own existence. Few of them obsessively devoted their lives to find the answers which will establish beyond doubt, the facts behind our existence, our relation with the macrocosm and microcosm, and our source….

Pyramids: The upper Merkaba

Prologue: For hundreds of years, people were mesmerized by the gigantic architecture of Egypt known as pyramids. Lately, we came to know about recent discoveries about these ancient structures. We learned about its astrological and astronomical perspective, its metaphysical aspects, applied mathematics, connection to earth sciences, religious belief and so on. This is a real…

Shakti: The mystic serpent

The “Shakti” Everything we see or perceive is the ultimate residue of some kind of energy. These energies are the derivatives of a single crude form of energy, also known as “Shakti” or primordial energy. This primordial energy is also known as “Adi Shakti” or “Adya Shakti” in Indian philosophy, especially in Tantra. When the…

Baul – the path to simplified Vedanta

Baul – Etymology The word “Baul” is believed to have originated from the Sanskrit word “Vatula” which means someone who has gone crazy due to the wind element (residing in our body) which rose to the head and misbalanced the mental state. Scholars like Sashibhushan Dasgupta have suggested another meaning to it. According to him,…

Navaratri

Navaratri: A Prologue Navaratri is nine days Hindu festival celebrated in September-October every year. It has various facets and people observe this celebration for various reasons. There are actually four Navaratri’s in a year depending on four seasons. They are as follows: Sharada Navaratri: This is the most famous amongst all the four Navaratri’s celebrated…

The Chakra System – Part 2

Muladhara Chakra Muladhara chakra is the foundation of the chakra system. It is apparently located between the anus and the genitals. Related to coccyx area, it affects the anal region. The element related to it is earth and its color is yellow. The root syllable has a golden tint and its ruling planet is Mars….

Chakras: The seven layers of consciousness – Part 1

Chakras: A Prologue: Ancient thinkers were thoroughly intrigued by the cosmos and tried to understand the realms of it. Despite their repeated attempts, they failed to define and envisage the infinite creation. The seers of that time with a profound knowledge of life and its surroundings understood by in depth contemplation that this universe; which…

Nasadiya Sukta: The hymn of creation – Part 2

Retrospection: Nasadiya Sukta – Part 1 In my first article on Nasadiya Sukta, I have described the first three shlokas or subsections. These three out of seven shlokas depicts the pre-creation stage. It is quite hard to visualize the condition of that stage. We cannot use the word time as time was non-existent so as…

The mystic lotus

The meaning of the lotus symbol Lotus notes Thoroughly entangled with the Indian mythology and archaeological excavations, it has been clearly proved without a doubt that “Lotus” was the most recognizable and distinguished symbol found with the deities and it played a crucial role in reflecting the elevated realm of those gods and goddesses. The…

Five myths about meditation

The concept of meditation: Meditation has become a common term in the society right now. It has spread its roots deep down starting from the corporate world to the common mass. The number of yoga institutions has boomed recently and numerous terms for meditation practices are coined to attract people in this path. The categories…

Nasadiya Sukta : The hymn of creation – Part 1

The Prelude of Nasadiya Sukta Nasadiya sukta is the 129th sukta (section) of the 10th mandala (Chapter) of Rig-Veda. Though it is the ending chapter of this most ancient scripture it talks about the beginning of all. It springs up few very basic and obvious questions about the origin of this creation and also tries…

The dance of Shakti

The garden of “Maya”: Part 2 त्वं वैष्णवीशक्तिरनन्तवीर्या विश्वस्य बीजं परमासि माया । सम्मोहितं देवि समस्तमेतत्त्वं वै प्रसन्ना भुवि मुक्तिहेतुः । Tvam Vaishnavii-Shaktir-Ananta-Viiryaa Vishvasya Biijam Paramaasi Maayaa | Sammohitam Devi Samastam-Etat-Tvam Vai Prasannaa Bhuvi Mukti-Hetuh  “You are the supreme Goddess, the Shakti who is the eternal power of Vishnu*. You are the seed of this creation (which is illusory). She projected this universe with her…

3 secrets about Tantra

Tantra A prologue From the beginning of time; human mind was intrigued by the creation and its creator. Much of their attempts for apprehending the creator were futile. They had a minimum understanding of the natural forces so they imposed godhood (mainly in Tantra) onto those invisible forces and eventually gave them a shape on…

Spiritual melancholy : Arjuna

It is widely believed that people who have started their journey on the path of spirituality taste the happiness inside most of the time and remains so in every variation of situations. This belief is true but not at the initial moments of our venture. Without tasting bitter, we cannot appreciate the sweetness. Our lives…

The incomplete Deity

Jagannath: A preface Preface In Hinduism along with others like Buddhism, Jainism and Tantric traditions we find a plethora of belief systems, numerous schools of thoughts intertwined with countless idols like Jagannath, Shiva, Kali etc. These idols are further classified into Vedic, Buddhist, Tantric and other tertiary groups. We have some deities who basically inspired…

The esoteric meaning of “Ratha Yatra”

Understanding “Ratha” In my previous article related to “Jagannath”, I mentioned that His worship is predominant in Orissa. During “Ratha Yatra” His three storied chariot (Ratha) or three separate chariots are hand pulled with a procession of thousands of devotees. Small replicas of the chariots are made for children to take part in this festival as…

The garden of “Maya” : Part 1

    हिरण्मयॆन पात्रॆन सत्यस्यापिहितं मुखम् । तत् त्वं पूषन्नपावृणु सत्यधर्माय दृष्टयॆ ॥ १५ ॥ “Hiranmayena patrena satyasyapihitam mukham Tat twam pushan apavrinu satya dharmaya dristaye” I have intentionally started this article with this excerpt from “Isha” Upanishad. This prayer to the material sun is not a single directed appeal but to the veiling nature…