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#GEETAJAYANTHI 🙏🙏🙏
#Bhagawadgita chintana🧵
Margasira sukla Ekadasi is revered as Geeta Jayanthi, the day Lord #SriKrishna counselled Arjuna with his famous preaching #Bhagawadgita. But it was not first time Supreme God preaching the philosophy and Arjuna was not the first person to be imparted with the divine knowledge.+
In 4th Canto #JnaAnaYoga (sloka #1) Sri Krishna says,
" I taught this imperishable Yoga (Bhagawadgita)
to #Vivaswan (Sun God-Surya);
He (#Surya) in turn taught it to #Manu (#Vaivaswatha) who in turn taught it to #Ikshvaaku (in whose dynasty Lord Sri #Ramachandra was born)". +
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One thought that pervades modern society is: Everyday life and Spirituality are two separate compartments. They are like two parallel tracks that don't have a meeting point.
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There is huge stress on health & fitness, new fads & trends emerge everyday, Yoga stays as the most popular. Most people don't know that Yoga is essentially a Spiritual System, thus don't approach it from that point of view.
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That's how warped ideas like Kundalini Awakening through public camps etc emerge and take root. If you tell people that Kundalini Awakening implies a long struggle, they dismiss you as an ignorant fool.
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Yudhishtira:
माता गुरुतरा भूमेः पिता उच्चतरश्च खात्(The mother is weightier than the earth; the father is higher than the heaven)
#ParentsFirst-Ray of wisdom by #SriSri #Chandrashekara Bharathi Mahaswamiji:

HH asked a devotee,who sought initiation if he knew the dictates..1/3 Image
of the #Upanishads that one should consider mother as god first and then the father and then the guru. The devotee admitted the knowledge. HH asked him to come after following the first two dictates. The devotee then submitted that his parents were not kind to him and there..2/4
was no opportunity to serve them. Sri Jagadguru clarified that the dictate was addressed to him and not to his parents. He should strive hard to please them and gradually win their love. If he did not fulfil his obligation to his parents first, there was no use in 3/4
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Can Shaktipat be given from a distance by enlightened human beings?

Not at all.
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Shaktipat can't be delivered long distance; also it happens in total surrender. Shaktipat requires ego-less medium (Enlightened Master/ Guru) hence if somebody says he can deliver Shaktipat, be wary of him.
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An ego-less medium alone can't claim to deliver Shaktipat. Shatipat happens in the great communion between Divine-Master-Disciple.
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The woman in the picture is Thenmozhi Soundararajan, an activist known for her anti-Brahmin views.

She is the one who designed the infamous 'Smash Brahmanical patriarchy' poster.

Recently, she went on an unhinged tirade against the ancient Indian Hindu practice of #Yoga.
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On November 10, Thenmozhi Soundararajan cast aspersions on the history of Yoga & claimed that it was used by Brahmins to oppress the Dalit community.

She made the remarks during a podcast titled ‘Conspirituality’, hosted by one Matthew Remski.

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I sat through the 'atrocious' 1.5-hour-long podcast (so that you don't have to) and noted down some of the points by the anti-Brahmin activist.

She claimed that the practice of Yoga embodies centuries of oppression and conflict.
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THREAD!! A lot of people are upset at the latest anti #Yoga rant by Hindu hater and “caste” saleswoman Thenmozhi Soundarajan from “Equality” Labs. It’s important that people understand that she is a critical cog of a multi-layered hate-ecosystem spreading #Hinduphobia in US, 1/n Image
A cursory look at Equality Labs and the those involved in it, exposes its connection to individuals and organizations that are connected to #Pakistan, it’s intel agency, genocidal war criminals, radical #Islamists #Khalistanis and terrors groups. Let’s look at some of them. 2/n Image
Equality Labs became famous after they wrote a “caste report” in 2018. This report was fully debunked as biased & unscientific in 2020 by Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. However Equality Lab’s report, exposed some scary stakeholders in Thenmozhi’s shenanigans. 3/n Image
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Kundalini, Chakras, Bodies

Body 2: The Etheric Body

This second body will be known from the outside now. If you know the first body from the inside, then you will become aware of the second body from the outside.
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From outside first body you can never know second body, but from inside it you can see outside of second body. Every body has two dimensions: outer & inner. Just like a wall has two sides - one looking outward, the other looking inward - every body has a boundary, a wall. Image
When you come to know the first body from the inside, you become aware of the second body from the outside.
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Kundalini, Chakras. Bodies:

Ajna Chakra:The center of command The word ajna comes from the Sanskrit root which means 'to know, to obey or to follow'. Literally, ajna means 'command' or 'the monitoring center'.
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In astrology ajna is center of Jupiter, which symbolizes the guru or preceptor. Amongst deities, Jupiter is represented by Brihaspati, the guru of the devas & preceptor of the gods. Therefore, this center is also known as 'the guru chakra'.
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Ajna is the bridge which links guru with his disciples. It represents the level at which it is possible for direct mind to mind communication to take place between two people. It is in this chakra that communication with the external guru, the teacher or preceptor takes place.
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Even Sri Ramakrishna himself could not describe what happened when Kundalini reached the Sahasrara chakra or the crown centre.
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One day at Dakshineswar, a group of devotees assembled in Sri Ramakrishna's room. Seeing them, the Master was in a very joyful mood & said: “Today I am telling you everything (about Kundalini) without any secrets or hiding any thing. I am revealing it today.”
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Then began a live commentary on what happens when Kundalini starts its upward ascent.

Sri Ramakrishna's Kundalini has awakened & began its upward ascent. At each centre he describea what's happening. He could describe only upto Ajna chakra or the centre between the eyebrows. Image
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If each chakra opening corresponds to different worldly faculties, how do sanyasis living in ashrams handle it?
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According to Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, the first three chakras Muladhara, Svadhishtthhana and Manipura represent the gross worldly state of existence.
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When the mind moves about in these three chakras only, the person will be predominantly interested only in eating, drinking and sex life.
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(1/n) Hatha Yoga explained 🧘‍♂️ #yoga #meditation Image
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Bhawanrao 'Balasaheb' Pantpratinidhi (1868-1951) who ruled Aundh in #Maharashtra was an unusual king. His work at reforming criminals & convicts inspired V.Shantaram's acclaimed ‘Do Aankhen Barah Haath’ (1957). Balasaheb was born on 24 October 1868
#history #Marathi #films #art
Unlike rulers who tried to cling to power even when the end of British rule was evident, #BalasahebPantpratinidhi handed over the reins of the state to the people much earlier in an experiment inspired by #MahatmaGandhi. He also helped freedom fighters & revolutionaries.
In a sense, #BalasahebPantpratinidhi was among the reformist kings who tried to birth welfare states in colonial India. He was also associated with one of the most popular forms of exercises—the suryanamaskars.
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Maybe you cannot release your body from the chains but you can definitely release your mind from the chains. That is in your hands, isn’t it? Right now, maybe you cannot take Sanyas and live in an ashram – your husband,

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wife or your children will not allow you, but you becoming mentally free, can anybody stop you? No. The bondages have come only because of yourself and nobody else. Freedom does not mean we have to change all our situations. We do not have to turn our life or
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situations upside down to become free because one situation is not better than some other situation; don’t ever believe that. It is just a choice. Somebody chooses to live in this situation and somebody else chooses to live in another situation;
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🧵Ayodhya,Kashi,#Ujjain:@narendramodi's focus on refurbishing major temples is deeply linked with idea of ‘New India’ that PM heralds as radical break with the past. In 5 ways.

First, look at this table (part1) on some temple projects viz @PMOIndia @BJP4India govt,2014-2021.1/n Image
2. Part 2 of Temples Data Table is here👇Combining religiosity,cultural identity & Hindu-ness with a new unapologetic cultural nationalism; and deeply rooted in Hindu cultural symbols, this cultural play reaches out to many religious Hindus beyond core Hindutva supporters 2/n Image
3. On temple 🛕🛕 projects: Beyond symbolism & reordering of ritual economies,it carries within it a much deeper remaking of the political economy.

There are 5 key features of this shift.

I have summarised them here 👇 @news18dotcom @CNNnews18 3/n

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Can you practice Kundalini Awakening by yourself? If so, how can you practice it?
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First, a clarification. Kundalini [awakening] isn’t something you do, it’s something that happens to you. It’s the energy of your spiritual being taking over your physical, mental and emotional bodies.
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The spiritual goal is to awaken in consciousness, kundalini is the power that fuels it. As kundalini rises, it triggers physical, emotional & mental transformations. Thus it highlights blocks to consciousness awakening which we carry in our bodies, feelings & thoughts.
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Do you believe there are many people who are mistaken that they are 'awakened?' Other than still speaking in a dualistic sense, what are the signs?

Awakening means the opening of the third eye - which is permanent & non-dualistic.
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Everything above the third chakra feels like an awakening especially the opening of the fifth chakra.
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Opening of 6th chakra ~ transcendence of duality. Death of mind (ego).

Opening of 7th chakra ~ transcendence of worldly life.
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Sadhguru calls Patanjali father of modern yoga. Then is Sadhguru’s teaching of yoga older than the Yoga in the Six Darsana? Is his yoga Astika or Nastika?
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Sadhguru is absolutely correct.

The 6 schools Shad-darshana are all “nominally” Vedic, i.e., they’re all āstika as long as they don't deny the authority of the Vedas in metaphysical matters. So it is the non-denial that makes them “orthodox” rather than any direct link.
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Many of the basic ideas of all the 6 Schools have their seeds in the Vedas - but have an independent growth, flowering and fruition structure.
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Swadhisthana Chakra

The Sanskrit word swa means 'one's own' and adhisthana means 'dwelling place or residence'. Therefore, swadhisthana means 'one's own abode'.
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Although mooladhara occupies a very important place in the scheme of the chakras, swadhisthana, which is located very near to mooladhara, is also involved in and responsible for the awakening of kundalini shakti in mooladhara.
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In fact, it is said that previously the seat of kundalini was in swadhisthana, but there was a fall and subsequently mahakundalini came to rest in mooladhara.
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The evaluation of Rahu and Ketu has been mired in confusion if not controversy. Opinions differ across many #Jyotish texts. Laghu Parashara gives the most logical direction to solve this puzzle.
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First the issue of Lordships. Some prefer #Aquaruis and #Scorpio as the sign lordships for Rahu and Ketu. All the Rasi's have lordships based on physical grahas. So the question is - Can nodes who aren't physical, but only mathematical points be lords?
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Rahu in #Aquarius and Ketu in #Scorpio are better placed due to their matching tatwas with the rasi lordships. The famous dictum does mention this -
Shanivat Rahu & Kujavat Ketu. There are more secrets. Stay tuned. Sri Raama
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What are the biggest misconceptions about yoga?
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The major misleading idea is that Yoga was originally intended for improving and maintaining HEALTH.
It was not. The original aim of Yoga was to strengthen the body and perfect posture for the purpose of MEDITATION.
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Yoga sūtras are about psychology and the overcoming of existential suffering. They contain only two sūtras about āsana:
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What are some signs that a person has attained self-realization through karma yoga (the path of action)?
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Neither Karma yoga can lead to self-realization nor can Kriya Yoga or Raj Yoga.

The quickest way to achieve enlightenment requires you to understand the combination of all the path available.
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Bhakti: the path of devotion.

Gnana: the path of intelligence.

Dhyan: Path of meditation.

Kriya: the path of energy - kundalini and chakras.
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Interesting question: Almost every sadhu/baba/yogi meditates without anything on top, how do they manage mosquitoes? Whenever I’m practising in the forest, I get too many bites.
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Diet is a big factor. If you eat very little sugar, little processed food, and mostly a very simple diet of roti, dal, some fruits and nuts, etc., like most sadhus/babas/yogis do, insects are much less attracted to your body. You smell and taste different.
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This has been widely reported by many people practicing “primitive” diets and the like. It takes a while to cause this change though.
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What is the science behind Kundalini?
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Kundalini by itself a complete science. It is essentially a very basic energy, primordial cosmic power or spiritual energy. Kundalini plays a very important role during birth of a human being.
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As we all know, there are 2 chakras that lie outside our body, on top of the head. If you observe a new born baby, some part of the skull is not formed, it's just skin no bone. As per yogic terminology its called (Brahmarandhra) = randhra; means a passage or tunnel. Image
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