As to Beliefs,they are, again dependent on individual’s dispositions.Atheism ,Hedonism as practiced by Carvakas,Ajivakas ,who deny the existence of Soul, Vaiseshika are also a part of Sanatana Dharma. Same applies to Value Systems,that there is nothing inherently Sacred nor Sinful.’No punyam NaPaapam Sivoham Sivoham ‘ Nirvana Shatakam of Adi Shankaracharya.( A word of caution-this means
Chidambaram.The Three Thousand Brahmins,called Thillai Vaazh Andhanar Moovayiravar, தில்லை வாழ் அந்தணர் மூவாயிரவர்,perform this ceremony and they would not perform this for anyone else. This is recorded in a eighteenth century painting in Chidambaram Nataraja temple.
Patnam.Inscriptions found in Jaggarao Observatory of Vizakapatam taluk (during East India Company days) confirm this. There is also reference to a trader having gifted a garden and the mention of 500 ‘Perumballi of the 500” refers to a merchant guild of the Anjuvannam Group, hailing from Malamandala (Kerala)’..This talkies with Tamil Trader group of 500. Thodai Vanigar Ainnootruvar.’ திசை வணிகர் ஐநூற்றுவர்.
Lamp that is at home dispels/destroys darkness;( here it can also mean that this light dispels darkness of the Mind).
Meaning of words explains/ (Vilakku in Tamil means Lamp as well as Explain) Destroys darkness in the form of Confusion.
It is the Form of Light.
It is the Glow of Light,Jyothi.
It is in evey one’s Mind.
Seen by everyone.
It is in the minds of the Righteous.
This is in continuation of my article on Prana,Nadi ,Yoga Link. When one starts writing on these three concepts, it is impossible to write without referring to Siva, The Adhi Yogi.The Siva Samhita is the basis for Prana. The first Yoga was Vaasi Yoga by Siva and as it is difficult for normal people to […]
Epigraphs and Copperplates Inscriptions form one of the sources for Indian history. Kings recorded their.. . https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_Indian_epigraphy About 43000 inscriptions are found in Tamil Nadu. Apart from a wealth of information, what interested me most was the number of languages used in these records. Eight languages have been used! To my surprise Prakrit occupies the […]
‘Based on South Indian materials, it is argued here that Indian copper-plate grants are
neither inscriptions (i.e. publicly displayed writings on temple walls, steles, rocks,
etc.) nor documents or archival records (i.e. private or state records on palm leaf)
I am sick of hearing that only Christian missionaries are contributing to the cause of education and running of Medical facilities and that India owes them on this ground.While not denying that Christianity runs institutions,it must be remembered that it comes with an open or hidden tag, condition
Some prefer other sources of knowledge like Perception and other sources listed above. In experience, one finds one single source of knowledge does not seem to help in Self Realisation . More than one source of knowledge is needed.