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शिव सूत्र ८, ९, १०: Shiva Sutras Section 1, Sutra 8, 9, & 10

ज्ञानं जाग्रत् ।। ८ ।। Jnanam jaagrat || 8 || Knowledge + Waking state/conscious awareness 8. Knowledge obtained [from the external world] is part of the waking state or conscious awareness. स्वप्नो विकल्पाः ।। ९ ।। Svapno vikalpaah || 9 … Continue reading

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शिव सूत्र ५,६,७: Shiva Sutras Section 1, Sutra 5, 6, & 7 – Divine Consciousness I Am

उद्यमो भैरवः ।। ५ ।। Udyamao Bhairavah  || 5 || Sudden Raising up/Elevating + The Formidable One, an epithet of Shiva/Divine Consciousness 5. Now Ascend to Divine Consciousness शक्तिचक्रसंधाने विश्वसंहारः ।। ६ ।। Shaktichakrasandhaane vishvasamhaarrah || 6 || Shakti = … Continue reading

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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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Mantras for Joy for the New Year

ॐ नमः शिवाय शम्भू शङ्कर Om Namaha Shivaaya Shambhuu Shangkara As Sung: Om Namah Shivaya Shambho Shankara Om, I invoke Shiva [Gracious/Auspicious One], Formless Joy, Beneficent One लोकाः समस्ताः सुखिनो भवन्तु Lokaah Samastaha Sukhino Bhavantu May all beings everywhere be joyful!

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शिव सूत्र २, ३, ४: Shiva Sutras Section 1, Sutra 2, 3, & 4

ज्ञानं  बन्ध: ।।२।। Jnaanam bandhah 2. (Limited) Knowledge is bondage. योनिवर्ग: कलाशरीरम् ।।३।। Yonivargah kalaashariiram The Source (Womb) + class/group (i.e. the physical realm of Maya) + the body/form + ignorance/a moment in time. (Kalaa also means menstrual discharge, which goes with the … 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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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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गुरुस्तोत्रम् Gurustotram (2)

अखण्डमण्डलाकारं व्याप्तं येन चराचरम् । तत्पदं दर्शितं येन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ।। २ ।। (2) akhandamandalaakaaram vyaaptam yena caraacaram tatpadam darshitam yena tasmai shriigurave namah (2) The unbroken whole (circular) form, comprised of all animate and inanimate things That place … Continue reading

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Gurustotram (1)

ओम् श्रीगणेशाय नमः   om shriiganeshaaya namah  Om radiant Ganesh As some of you know from my About Page, I have studied ancient languages (Latin and Greek) as well as modern language, languages, and linguistics. Last spring I had begun … 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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