Archive for June, 2007

  • Rivers

    Rivers

    “Just as rivers flowing to the ocean merge in it, losing their name and form, so the wise Man, freed from name and form, attains the supreme, divine Person.” -Mundaka Upanishad

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  • Light unfailing

    Light unfailing

    “Where light unfailing ever shines, where dwells the Sun, in that deathless world, place me, O Purifier, beyond harm’s reach.” -Atharva Veda

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  • Brahma-nirvana

    Brahma-nirvana

    “He who finds his happiness, his joy, his light solely within, that yogin attains brahma-nirvana and becomes himself Brahman” Brahma nirvana is attained by those seers whose sins are no more. Doubts gone, minds steady, they rejoice in the welfarea of every being.” -Bhagavad Gita

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  • The World of Goodness

    The World of Goodness

    “If we have injured space, the earth, or heaven, or if we have offended mother or father, from that may Agni, fire of the house, absolve us and guide us safely to the world of goodness.” -Atharva Veda

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  • Kali

    Kali

    “Is Kali, my Divine Mother, of a black complexion? She appears black because She is viewed from a distance; but when intimately known She is no longer so. The sky appears blue at a distance, but look at it close by and you will find that it has no colour. The water of the ocean […]

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  • Reclining Vishnu

    Reclining Vishnu

    At the top of this photo you can see a temple priest attending to the murti of a reclining Vishnu in the inner sanctum of the temple. It is said that Vishnu reclines on a snake (Aadi Sesha) as the manages and protect the universe. In the next photo you can see the snake curled […]

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  • The bliss of the Self

    The bliss of the Self

    “The bliss that arises in the state of highest absorbtion, when the pure mind has come to rest in the Self, can never be expressed by words!  One must experience it directly, one’s own Self, in one’s inner being. If a man’s mind is merged in the Self, then he is completely released, just as […]

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  • Puja

    Puja

    “Today, may that great pair, Heaven and Earth, preserve us in peace and happiness, free from evil! May morning, sending forth her light, drive impurity afar! We pray to Agni, now kindled, to bring us joy!” -Rig Veda

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  • Evening

    Evening

    “Here comes the Night with her twinkling eyes the Goddess has lit many places adorned once again with all her beauty. … O daughter of Heaven, to you I direct my hymn like a precious offering. Accept it, O Night, as a paean of praise!” -Rig Veda

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  • A Puja Mantra

    A Puja Mantra

    From the Mahamanava Upanishad: “May the word, the mind, the eye, the ear, the tongue, the nose, the intelligence, the intention, and the will be purified in me! I am light! May I be purified from all stain and sin!

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