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…

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…

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 (Maya) of…