One is by Knowing ( mind) and another is by Experiencing. Knowing belongs to mind while experiencing is of the realm of the Heart (heart) Realising Brahman through Experience is through the Bhakti Yoga, Path of Devotion. This calls for total surrender to God. But human mind being what it is , is never satisfied with following something without knowing it to be true. This, knowing well that knowledge
Pradosha is the Time when Lord Shiva is ecstatic. The Prayers addressed to Shiva through His Mount Rishaba, Bull brings immediate relief.
I have received quite a few emails over the last few days as to why I have not posted any new post. Nor have I replied the comments on this site. Usually I reply the comments immediately. The reason why I did not post a new article is that my daughter met with a serious … Continue reading Ramanis Prayer Portal
How does one translate Laughter or the cry of a Child? Misplaced enthusiasm results in bizarre translations. In Tamil, Namaha नमः)” is translated as 'Potri' போற்றி. Translated into English , this means 'I Praise!" Translation of Tamil Mantras like Tiruppukazh will result in the same absurdity. Mahamantras are to be used and chanted in the Language in which they have been presented by ancient Seers. They are not words but mystically locked Sounds by the Devata, Adhi Devatha and the Rishi of the Mantra. To prevent elements from disturbing the concentration one performs Anganyaasa, Karanyaasa and Dikh Banhana.
The Sun is called Surya and is given the pride of place in Hinduism. He is hailed as Pathyaksha Brhama., the visible Reality,Brahman. So much so, Lord Krishna had the Hymn on Surya in the Sandhyavandan. The portion in the Sandhyavandan, Namassvitre Jadadeega Chakshuse, Jagat Prasoothi Stithi Naasa hethave, Thramayeyaa thrigunaathmadhaarine, virinchi narayana sankaraathmane, Threyas satha Savitru mandalavvaan Madhyavarthi ...." was included by Yudhistir at the command of Lord krishna, when Lord Kriihsna had the Amavasya, New Moon advanced by a day before the Mahabharata war. So important is Surya worship Adi Shankaracharya established Saura as one of the Six systems of Hindu worship,Shanmathas. Adityahruthayam sloka was taught to Lord Ram by Sage Agasthya to help Ram to win the war against Ravana. Suryamandala Ashtakam is not well-known. But they are very effective, especially when one is depressed. It grants the power to tide over crises.