Tag: shiva

  • Tantrayana – The Vehicle of Refinement (36)

    Tantrayana – The Vehicle of Refinement (36)

    Previous ★★★ Index ★★★ Next Today we will consider what the tantric vehicle of teachings is in the lineage called the Light of Himavanti. The word ‘TANTRA’ in a first approximation means ‘getting rid of primitiveness’. Tantric teachings are attributed to the female line of teaching in the yoga tradition, and therefore have their source…

  • Yahvah – The Lord God in Indian Veda

    Yahvah – The Lord God in Indian Veda

    Yahvah – God in Indian Veda  YHVH appears 41 times in 33 of the Rgveda’s 1028 hymns ~ in maNDala I (5x), II (2x), III (9x), IV (5x), V (5x), VI (1x), VII (4x), VIII (2x), IX (3x), and X (5x) ~ with forms of the masculine yahva appearing 21 times, and forms of the…

  • Bhaishajya Guru – The Medicine Rudra Shiva – The Healing Master

    Bhaishajya Guru – The Medicine Rudra Shiva – The Healing Master

    The Medicine Rudra Shiva  Bhaiṣajya-guru (भैषज्यगुरु), formally Bhaiṣajya-guru-vaidūrya-prabharāja (भैषज्यगुरुवैडूर्यप्रभाराज, ‘Medicine Master and King of Lapis Lazuli Light’), is the Shiva of healing and medicine in Himalaya Mahāyoga Shaivita and Raudriya. Commonly referred to as the „Medicine Shiva”, he is described as a doctor who cures suffering using the medicine of his teachings. On achieving Shivahood,…

  • SHIVA – The Founder and Owner of all Yoga and Tantra

    SHIVA – The Founder and Owner of all Yoga and Tantra

    Shiva (śiva, ziva) aka Mahadeva, Yogeshvara, Bholenath or Nataraja; in Sanskrit: शिव Śiva, meaning „auspicious one” is a major Vedic, Himalayan and Hindu deity, and is the destroyer of evil or transformer among the Trimurti, the Hindu Trinity of the primary aspects of the divine. Shiva is a yogi who has notice of everything that…

  • Diksha, Guru, Parampara, Yoga and Tantra

    Diksha, Guru, Parampara, Yoga and Tantra

    Diksha, dIkSA/n – in Sanskrit: दीक्षा in Devanagari, dīkṣā, dIkSA; Tamil: தீட்சை – also spelled deeksha or deeksa in common usage, translated as an „initiation” or „preparation or consecration for a religious ceremony”, is giving of a mantra or an initiation by the Guruh in Indian Yoga, Tantra and religions such as Vedism, Brahminism, Hinduism,…

  • Yoga, Yogis, Shiva, Prana and Vedanta in the Sufi Master Hazrat Inayat Khan Spiritual Teachings

    Yoga, Yogis, Shiva, Prana and Vedanta in the Sufi Master Hazrat Inayat Khan Spiritual Teachings

    YOGA, YOGIS, SHIVA, PRANA & VEDANTAby Pir-o-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan This Esoteric Circulum is particularly for those who are interested and praticed both: Yoga and Sufi Spiritual Way of Life… Sangitha IRiyazat, EsotericismJapaOm: I am what I am. I. Yoga – Hazrat Inayat Khan The Message PapersPeculiarity of the Great MastersShivaAnd there is always in the book,…

  • Brahmacharya (Celibacy)

    Brahmacharya (Celibacy)

    Article by M.P. Bhattathiri, Retired Chief Technical Examiner, to The Govt. of Kerala The importance of Brahmacharya is clearly explained in Yajurveda. In this modern life very few only understand this and practice it. All Vedas and other scriptures of Hinduism lay great emphasis regarding Brahmacharya. In vedic period a student is also known as…

  • The Concept of Guru

    The Concept of Guru

    When contemplating the spiritual development path (Margah) it is worth remembering the fact that Guru’s (Spiritual Guide’s) consciousness leads to greater and greater liberation and freedom of mind, and further, to greater and greater dissolution of all structures of material ego whose nature is to contradict the needs arising from the depths of soul, which…

  • What is Laya Yoga?

    What is Laya Yoga?

    The term laya means dissolution, melting of all karmic conditioning and limitations that have accrued as result of various occurrences and incidents which took place in the course of one’s entire lifetime. The barriers of a preconditioned life become gradually dissolved, until the soul sees the enlightening world of freedom and salvation (Kaivalya). Layah means…

  • Hara Śiva, Hara Śiva (73)

    Hara Śiva, Hara Śiva (73)

    Our native spiritual culture, as it would seem all the inhabitants of the country lying on the Vistula should know, is part of a larger Slavic community, which in turn belongs to an even larger community known as Indo-European or Aryan. This is the conclusion coming from the structure of the language that we speak…

  • Om Namaśśivaya – Glory to the Graceful One (53)

    Om Namaśśivaya – Glory to the Graceful One (53)

    Om Namah Śivāya – Glory to the Grace, Śiva, Lord and Teacher of the worlds of men and angels. Glory be to the Destroyer of all error, sin and threefold selfishness (physical, mental and spiritual Ego). Glory be to the Person of the Holy Spirit, the One who grants countless charismatic graces, Lord of Yogis,…

  • Hydrotherapy and Urine Therapy (50)

    Hydrotherapy and Urine Therapy (50)

    Dealing with spiritual culture of the East, especially with yoga, Sufism, Esoteric Christianity and also ayurveda (natural Indian medicine), I have mixed feelings concerning some of the published nonsense on the supposedly yogic urine therapy. Being a yogin and a yoga teacher myself  I must say that this urine therapy has definitely nothing to do…

  • The Ancient School of Yogis (38)

    The Ancient School of Yogis (38)

    Previous ★★★ Index ★★★ Next The term Himavanti is the feminine form of the word Himavant or Himavat, which is used firstly to describe the massif of the highest mountains in the world, the Himalayas, and secondly to define the Spirit of Wisdom of these mountains. It is understood that Himavat means the mountain range…

  • Yoga – an ancient spiritual path toward enlightment and liberation

    Yoga – an ancient spiritual path toward enlightment and liberation

    Introdution to Yoga  There are a lot of different types of yoga today, but only 12 lineage of yoga are true, so if you are starting out and feeling confused, you are normal. It is best to start with a type of yoga that is appropriate for your own level of fitness, physical and spiritual…

  • Laya Yoga – Introductory definitions (13)

    Laya Yoga – Introductory definitions (13)

    Previous ★★★ Index ★★★ Next Laya Yoga is a path of chakra’s purification and development. It contains all sadhanas of yoga i.e. methods of practicing. It particularly introduces internal structure of human being and all it’s substances. Laya is well-known for presenting ways of purifying chakras and this what we call aura, an energetic sheath…