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The world needs #India to,
1) #question :
athāto brahma jijñāsā

2) #realise :
īṣvaraḥ paramaḥ kṛṣṇaḥ
sat-cit-ānanda-vigrāhaḥ
anādir ādir govindaḥ
sarva-kāraṇa-kāraṇam
- brahma samhita

#Bhagavadgita #veda #Universal #cause #Karma
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Modern science - "everything came from nothing", "everything is just matter and energy".
In that case, life has no value, and it does not matter if one decides to live or die.
Vedas state, cosmic consciousness gave rise to material universe, not vice versa.
Part of truth.
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"Earth was created in few days"
Not sure if it considers general relativity.
The man was a yogi and taught love and devotion, and said was a son of god. Explained trinity.
Vedas state, atma - paramātma - brahman. Everyone is part and parcel of god.
Part of truth.
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Interesting event in Taittiriya Samhita (2.1.7):

“Devas and asuras vied with each other in respect of the Lordship (of these worlds). Vishnu saw a “Vāmana" (Dwarf Pasu, sacrificial animal), that he offered to himself as the Deity...."+

#Vedas #Hinduism #SanatanaDharma
"...By this act, he conquered the worlds. He who vies (in this manner) shall offer a dwarf to Vishnu. He will become Vishnu himself and conquer all these worlds.”

Sayana takes “Vāmana" as dwarf animal (ox) & links it to a sacrificial offering+

#Hinduism #Vedas #SanatanaDharma
Appayya Dikshita goes one step further & says this is a rite to attain “Vishnu Padavi" as it says “he becomes Vishnu.

If only it were that easy, "Sacrifice an Ox, become Lord Vishnu"😂 Reality - this isn't an animal sacrifice. As below+

#Hinduism #Vedas #SanatanaDharma #Vedic
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#श्री_राधारमण_मंदिर_वृंदावन

This furnace belongs to #ShriRadharaman temple which has been burning continuously for the past 478 years.

This furnace which has been burning for many years is used to prepare the kitchen of Thakur ji. This furnace is also used in Image
preparing prasad instead of lighting lamps in Shri Radharaman temple. Agni for the first aarti of the temple was revealed 478 years ago from today through #Vedic mantras. For this, Aranya Manthan was supported.

Only after that, Thakur created this feeling in the mind
of Gopal Bhatt Goswami to perform Thakur's Aarti in the future with this fire. This is the reason why matchstick has not been used in this temple for about five hundred years. Even today, Thakur's Aarti is performed with five hundred years ago fire.

Hail Lord #Radharaman 🚩
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1-Today is the #Birth #Anniversary of quite possibly the most interesting #God in the #Sanatana #Pantheon - #Ganehsa!

For #AyurvedicAstrology and #VedicAstrology #Tradition in general – Ganesha is the central #God controlling all the #Planets.
2-The Puja timings at most places today in #India are between 11 and 1 during the day.

No tradition is as rich in #Mythical #Symbolism (that if properly meditated upon – can point to the reality) – as the Vedic Tradition.
3-According to the #Vedic Traditions of #Yoga, #Vastu, #Ayurveda and #Jyotish

..the following are the #Metaphors and #Allegories associated with #Ganesha
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--Thread on Origin of the Śatarudrīya Mantrās--

Caution: This write-up is for those with an open mind. If you have an iron-clad presumption reg Veda, kindly stop reading to avoid your beliefs being contradicted (& blaming me). I respect all traditions while adhering to mine.+
A sūkta has some reason for manifesting in the mind of the rishi. The Śatarudrīyam too has a reason, described in Kanda 9 of Śatapatha Brāhmaṇa (SB). It has a support in the Mbh as well, something missed by sayana, bhatta-bhāskara etc+

#Vedas #Hinduism #SanatanaDharma #Vedic
Link to the indologist translation of SB Kanda 9 here - sacred-texts.com/hin/sbr/sbe43/….

Due to lack of space, I am not reproducing sanskrit text here so kindly refer to this link for the sanskrit text of SB Kanda 9- gretil.sub.uni-goettingen.de/gretil/1_sansk… +

#Hinduism #Vedas #Hindus #Vedic #Sanatani
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1-Hi!

Good Morning!

Continuing our #Dialogue on #Gems and #GemTherapy, today we shall dwell on the next two #GemStones.

#YellowSapphire and #Diamond. (1/13)

#Upayas
2-Yellow Sapphire is D highest quality Gemstone used 4 #Jupiter.

Substitute Gemstones for Yellow Sapphire are Yellow Tourmaline, #Citrine, Yellow #Zircon and #Topaz.

In my view, I have seen that Yellow Sapphire is one of the most widely prescribed Gemstone. (2/13)

#Remedies
3-Being related to #Jupiter it is bound to activate within you – the #Energy of the #Universal #Guru.

Out of the four #Vedic #Purusharthas, of #Dharma, #Artha, #Kama and #Moksha, Yellow Sapphire well and truly stands for #Dharma.

(3/13)

#GemTherapy
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Melukote Cheluvanarayana Swamy, worshiped by the great Sri Ramanujacharya also known as Thirunarayanapura built on rocky hills Yadugiri overlooking Cauvery valley #Mysuru

The temple has a no of beautifully carved pillars is praised as Badarinath of South India.
@BharatTemples_ ImageImageImage
ಚೆಲುವ ನಾರಾಯಣ ಸ್ವಾಮಿ ಮೇಲುಕೋಟೆ
ನಾಲ್ಕು ಯುಗ ದಿಂದ ಪೂಜಿಸಲ್ಪಡುತ್ತಿರುವ ರಾಮ ಪ್ರಿಯ ವಿಗ್ರಹ ಶ್ರೀ ಚೆಲುವ ರಾಯ.
#ಮಂಡ್ಯ #ಮೈಸೂರು

Melkote Cheluvanarayana Temple.
The intricate lattice work on the Ornately carved Pillar is awesome.
#Karnataka #temples
@AlpaChauhan_ @punarutthana
@KannadaNaduu ImageImageImageImage
Melukote is one of d holy sacred pilgrimages is home to Academy of Sanskrit Research, which's collected thousands of #Vedic #Sanskrit manuscripts.

Cheluvanaraya Swamy idol- Dakshina Badri, established by Sri Ramanujacharya as Legends Lord Krishna, Balarama've worshipped PC: Wiki ImageImage
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#thread on article by #SoumyaDeb on @IndiaFactsOrg

He tried to defend well the words exonym #Hindu and oxymoron #Hinduism.

He cited historians #romilathapar @D_N_Jha #RobertEricFrykenberg

@Aabhas24
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@Aloft_Incumbent once stated that the WORD '#Hindu' didn;t exist. To which I disagree.

Should she disagree with facts I provide, please reply.

Magathenese a #Greek traveller long back noted India as '#Indus' ~400 BCE.


@Sanjay_Dixit @mamatarsingh
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India was known as country bounded by INDUS river, Himalaya & sea from 3 side.
FaXian 400 AD called India as Shintu, and Hindu is corrupted name of Chinese name IN-TU. (H+Indus)

#Hindu word existed even before another Abrahamic faith took birth.

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1-Through the #Grace of the #Godeess ,we have been on a cosmic #Joyride since quite some time now!

Let’s continue with the same with the discussions on some more #Shakti #Mantras! (1/21)

#mysticalastrology
2-Let’s begin today with #Klim

Klim – pronounced as #Kleem is about the wonderful, seductive #God - #Krishna

#Klim is blissful and full of #Ananda – because Krishna is #Bliss (pure #Ananda!) (2/21)

#गुप्तज्योतिष
3-#Klim also relates to #Sundari the #Goddess of #Love, #Beauty and #Transcendence

#Klim activates #Desire, #Love and #Attraction

In #VedicAstrology #Klim is used to invoke #Venus and sometimes #moon. (3/21)

#astrologicalnuggets
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-- Smara Sukta of Atharva Veda --

A favorite Sukta of mine consisting of just 4 mantras in the Atharva Veda, misinterpreted by egghead indologists as a "love spell" - sacred-texts.com/hin/av/av06130… +

#Hinduism #Vedas #AtharvaVeda
#SanatanaDharma #HinduRashtra
rathajítāṃ rāthajiteyī́nām apsarásām ayáṃ smaráḥ / dévāḥ prá hiṇuta smarám asaú mā́m ánu śocatu //+

#Hinduism #Vedas #Atharvaveda #SanatanaDharma #Hindus
[This loving meditation (of Brahman) of those moving in sense objects (apsarásām), masters of bodies (rathajítāṃ), those following the Lord who conquers the embodied self (rāthajiteyī́nām)..]+

#Hinduism #Vedic #Vedas #Sanatani #Hindus #SanatanaDharma #SanatanDharm #Atharvaveda
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@zoo_bear
The word caste and Hindus are inventions of marauders, invader, colonisers to be able to distinguish themselves from only surviving Civilization IVSC till date.
Some point of differences 👇

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In the earliest recorded history by Magasthenes around 400 BC, the Indian population was divided based on PROFESSION and not Caste.

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A weekend home work for you to study and take down your tweet if you agree.

Or

Let me know for any point of disagreement. For I could not post bundles of information due to paucity of space



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1-We have been talking about #Mantras and their place in the #Vedic #Tradition.

Today, let’s dwell on the #Shakti Mantras – quite perhaps the most #esoteric and #Powerful entities in their own right. (1/19)

#गुप्तज्योतिष
2-A word of caution here.

Shakti Mantras are like an Atomic Bomb

They are extremely powerful

..and should be practiced with due consideration, initiation and guidance by your #Guru and under your full #Intuition. (2/19)

@ijyotish @shashankupadhy_

#astrologicalnuggets
3-Fundamentally, Shakti Mantras are extremely powerful, mono or single syllabled mantras.

In the higher Yogic practices they have a special usage. (3/19)

#thumbrulesofastrology
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Hinduism or Hindutva as we know today is a term given to Sanatan 'Eternal' philosophy (Vedic) the only known, oldest, surviving religion or faith (pick as may please u) to date

@MJKSaddozai let me know if you find evidence contrary in this #Thread

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The estimation of vedic (one who follows Vedas) philosophy evolution is around ~52kya with known astronomical records. I know vedas will render all the history and science books OLD as its verses are decoded and solved scientifically
@ArchitectRupa
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Lets come back to topic #Hindu. India was known to west as country on the other side of INDUS river covered by Himalaya and sea from 3 side. Chinese travellers FaXian 400 AD called India as Shintu, and Hindu is corrupted name of Chinese name IN-TU
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@mintu_solanki
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--The Tryambaka Offerings, Pt 3 (Final) --

In past 2 threads, I covered the Tryambaka Ishti of Sakamedha, explaining exactly what “sister of Rudra” meant, and the Mṛtasanjīvanī mantra here. Links to previous threads: threadreaderapp.com/thread/1288228…

threadreaderapp.com/thread/1288574…
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#Vedas
Naturally, Qs may arise. Mṛtasanjīvanī mantra is dedicated to Shiva by some scholars. How can one claim it denotes the mind? Ans - If you read previous threads, it is clear that context of tryambakaṃ yajāmahe… is meditation on the mind+

#Hinduism #Vedic #Sanatani #Hindus
A mantra is identified as belonging to a devata if it does not change in other occurences. As eg, rudra gāyatri has “tanno rudraḥ pracodayāt” that remains unchanged while occuring elsewhere with minor changes in preceding words – so, it denotes rudra devata only+

#SanatanDharm
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--The Tryambaka Offerings, Pt 2--

In Part 1, (Link:threadreaderapp.com/thread/1288228…), we clarified “Rudra” signified mind, and “Ambikā” experience of Brahman. In this thread, let's finish interpreting mantras of the Tryambaka rite that come after this+
#Hinduism #Vedic #Sanatani #Vedic
áva rudrámad īmahy áva deváṃ tryàmbakam

We have satisfied mind that bestows good (rudram), that shines out auspicious qualities of Brahman (devam), perceiver of 3 abodes – place, object & instrument for brahmānubhava (tryàmbakam)+

#Hinduism #Vedic #SanatanaDharma #Hindus
yáthā no vásyasas kárad yád yátʰā naḥ śréyasas kárad yád yátʰā no vyavasāyáyāt

So it may make us wealthy, may it make us attain the path of liberation, make us closely bound to Brahman.+
#SanatanDharm #Vedas #Hinduism #Vedic #Sanatani #Hindus
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-- Thread on the Tryambaka Offerings in the Veda --

Tryambaka Ishti is an ancillary rite of Sakamedha Yajna, 1 of the 4 Yajnas comprising Chaturmasya. Housed in Vājasaneyi samhita of Yajur Veda, it contains “tryambakaṃ yajāmahe…” mantra.+

#Vedas #Hinduism #Hindus #Sanatani
However, even good scholars have not been able to decipher the mantra in this section, “rudra bʰāgáḥ sahá svásrā́mbikayā” – which declares Ambikā as sister of Rudra. Many queries about this are on the internet (eg Hinduism Stack Exchange) .+

#Hinduism #Vedic #Sanatani #Hindus
I am giving the interpretation, which those with dispassionate minds can appreciate. To understand why Ambikā is mentioned as a sister of Rudra, one must accept that parts of Veda talk in metaphors and common terms denote many things.+

#Hinduism #Vedas #SanatanaDharma #Hindus
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1-Today is #Thursday – the day of #Jupiter.

#Jupiter is all about expansion,

..#Relationships, the #soul or the #Jeeva and #family and #Ayurveda. (1/25)
2-So, what does #Ayurveda say about man and woman coming together, producing children?

What are the healthy ways to do it?

In that spirit, we will discuss some bit of #Astrology as well as some bit of #Ayurveda. (2/25)
3-This also adds to #गर्भाधान and #Conception threads

..and the role #Astrology and #Ayurveda play in it

..what @shashankupadhy_ has been talking about (3/25)
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1-A lot of people sometimes contact me – for what is perhaps unique to #India!

They call it #HoroscopeMatching.

And it is undertaken mostly just before the marriage season commences – around the end of #October. (1/29)

#astrologicalnuggets
2-Over the years I have gathered a certain little understanding about this beautiful aspect of #Vedic #Astrology

And today, we shall dwell a little on it (2/29)

#thumbrulesofastrology
3-Though, our #Scriptures have a very clear and definitive commentary on this aspect,

..I have found the works of Hart De Fouw particularly helpful for a #Learner.

Here is a #simplified version of the understanding. (3/29)

#ज्योतिषीयसूत्र
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1-Why is #Gayatri known as the Queen of #Mantras in #Sanatana?

The #Gayatri #Mantra is the most revered mantra in the #Vedic lore. (1/27)

#enlightenment

#प्रबोधन
2-It is an invocation as well as a prayer addressed to the Supreme #Creator of the #Universe

..and of the three worlds..

..the terrestrial, the celestial, and the one connecting these two. (2/27)

#संस्कृतिबोध

#वैदिकआचार
3-The literal meaning of the mantra is as follows -

We meditate on the glory of that #Ishwara

..the Supreme Lord of the universe

..Who has created this universe

..Who is accomplished to be revered

Who is the embodiment of true knowledge and light (3/27)
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1) How to understand Vedas.

For Sanatana Dharma or Hinduism, Vedas are most important texts, all out texts say Vedas are most Important.But when we see translation of Vedas many of us find them illogical or simply wrong.
2) Why even prominent scholars of sanskrit fail to understand #Vedas? Why Vedas need so much explanation? Let's see.
3) First, vedas are written in #Vedic sanskrit using Yaugica which is different from normal or Laukik Sanskrit.
How is it different?
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1-I have been reading some significant amount of #Jung’s works.

It is incredible, how much his realizations resonated with #Vedic views.

Both sides of Jung’s family had been pastors and #theologians with his father being a minister.

#consciousness
2-Jung naturally grew up dwelling on religious issues.

The #God he imagined was not personal or enlightening,

.....but simply represented the #power of the #universe in all its light, darkness, chance, and infiniteness

#innerwork #karma #time #universe #nature
3-Through dreams he felt led to the conclusion that God actually wants us to think “bad thoughts,”

.....thoughts that go against established #morality, so that we can make our way independently back to God.

#enlightenment #fulfillment
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The basics on #Bedil - the standard 4 volumes of his collected works were printed in Kabul in 1960s - 1: ghazals 2: shorter poems and qasidas and some masnavis 3: masnavis 4: his prose work Chahar Unsur which is useful for his biography and his correspondence 1/
#Bedil wrote four masnavis 1: Muhit e A’zam his first work in 1078/1667 which is a cosmology based on #IbnArabi 2: Tilism e hayrat was completed two years later on another theme of #IbnArabi the quest for ultimate reality and the #PerfectHuman 2/
3: Tur e ma’rifat was completed around 20 years later and dedicated to his patron Shukrullah Khan and concerns geography and the seasons and his partly his praise of India 4: his longest masnavi ‘Irfan was completed near the end of his life in 1124/1712 3/
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