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Om Namah Shivaya: Mantras to Shiva

On this eve of the new moon that welcomes in                                                             … Continue reading

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शिव सूत्र १: The Shiva Sutras Section 1, Sutra 1

Sutra means thread or string, and sutras are spiritual or sacred texts that thread together ideas and messages in as few words as possible. This is to avoid any ambiguity in their meaning, and yet it makes them so fully … Continue reading

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The Nineteenth Nakshatra: Mula

The nineteenth of the 27 Nakshatras is Mula, spanning from 0°00′ to 13°20′ in                   Sagittarius/Dhanus in the Sidereal Zodiac. Mula, मूल, means root, source, origin, and foundation, all of which imply the end of one stage and the manifestation of a new one. From the roots, the tree … Continue reading

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महा मृत्युंजय मंत्र Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra

The Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra is a beautiful and powerful meditation mantra. With the epithet “three-eyed one”, this mantra addresses the god Rudra, the fierce and destructive aspect of Shiva. The transformative vibrations of this mantra can assist us in overcoming illness, mental … Continue reading

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The Sixth Nakshatra: Ardra

The sixth of the 27 Nakshatras is Ardra, which                                                                 … Continue reading

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The Fifth Nakshatra: Mrigashira

The fifth of the 27 Nakshatras is Mrigashira,                                                                   … Continue reading

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Purushaarthas: The Four Motivations of Life

Let’s now discuss the four motivations of life, the Purushaarthas पुरुषार्थ. They are Dharma धर्म, Artha आर्थ, Kama कामा, and Moksha मोक्ष. The Purushaarthas are also called the four aims, pillars, purposes, and urges. The first three, Dharma, Artha, and Kama are human pursuits, which … Continue reading

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Bardo: Life, Death, & Everything In-Between

From the Buddhist perspective, death is not the end,                                                             and … Continue reading

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