Navratri Durga Puja 2015 Ya Devi Sarva Bhuteshu Shakti Rupen Sansthita Namah Tasmai Namah Tasmai Namah Tasmai Namo Namah Navratri Day One – October 13, 2015 – Ghatsthapana Invoking Shailaputri Devi On the first night of Navratri, […]
The first lunar night of Navratri 2015 covers two days according to the Indian Panchang. On the second day of Navratri, it is still the Pratipada, the first night of the moon. The significance of the […]
Mother Goddess as Yogini – Brahmacharini Ma Tonight, the second night of the Moon (bright half) according to the Indian panchang. On Navratri Day Three, Thursday, October 15, 2015, we worship Durga Ma as the tapasvini, […]
On Navratri Day Four, Friday, October 16, 2015, the third day of the Moon, we worship Chandraghanta Ma, who is also Parvati, but AFTER her marriage to Shiva, and this is marked by Shiva’s 5 day […]
On Navratri Day Five, Saturday, October 17, 2015, we invoke and worship Kushmanda Ma, the 4th manifestation of Durga, Whose name alone is a compendium of knowledge and secrets. If we pronounce Her name correctly, which […]
On Navratri Day Six, Sunday, October 18, 2015, the fourth day of the Moon, Chaturthi, we invoke and worship Devi Skandamata, who as a further manifestation of Parvati, gives birth to Kartikeya, also known as Skanda. […]
On Navratri Day Seven, Monday, October 19, 2015, we invoke and worship Katyayani Mata, the 6th manifestation of Durga. Katyayani Mata rules Jupiter. It was the great Rishi and Grammarian, Katyayana, without whose commentary, the Vedas […]
On Navratri Day Eight, the 7th day of the Moon, Tuesday, October 20, 2015, we invoke the 7th of Durga Ma’s manifestations, certainly Her most frightening, Kalratri Ma. Her image alone is unsettling – while most […]
On Navratri Day Nine, the Maha Ashtami of Durga, Wednesday, 21 October, 2015, Her 8th manifestation appears, Mahagauri Ma. Yesterday, Her color was midnight black, today She is effulgent white, as Her name suggests. Gauri means […]
On Navratri Day Ten, we invoke and worship Siddhidatri Ma, who is not only worshipped by humans, but by the Gods and Goddesses, Demons, Gandharvas (celestial musicians), Yakshas (Earth spirits), and Siddhas. This is actually the […]
Navratri Durga Puja 2014 Ya Devi Sarva Bhuteshu Shakti Rupen Sansthita Namah Tasmai Namah Tasmai Namah Tasmai Namo Namah Worshipping the Mother Goddess The Sharda Navratri Puja begins on September 25, 2014, on the first day […]
“When knowledge is weaponized, it is made opaque and useless, and the human race suffers. Modern Consumer Yoga is responsible for Weaponizing Yoga.” *
“When one attacks or destroys the knowledge of something, this may be called “epistemic violence.” — Baba Rampuri
Defining yoga depends entirely on the context in which the word “yoga” is used. Modern western discourse (outside some pockets of the academy) is mostly not about thinking at all-its about control and commodification- modern “yoga” […]
“But the fact of the matter is the horse is out the barn. Call it junk, industrial or corporate yoga—these Tupperware parades of cultural coercion have been clawing at the landscape since the early 1980s like […]
I find very few people in the New Age, Yoga, and Spiritual movements questioning the very foundations of their ideologies and beliefs, and although enchanted by Indian culture, are no different in their structure of thinking about these things, meaning, using the same discourse as the people who give us the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, to come to their New Age conclusions.
What is truly spectacular and indispensable about Sanskrit, IF EVEN for no other reason, is because the language comes with a highly detailed manual, including the code itself, supported by 2500 years of commentary. Compared to […]
… how something is propagated, marketed. In the West what distinguishes Yoga from another system of physical culture is its branding, packaging and marketing as the “exotic” “mystical east” with its “until now” secret techniques, cures, […]
“I like your intrigue in China. You may want to delve into the siddhas of Tamil Nadu for your answer. Bhoghanathar in particular whose guru Kalingi Natha lived in China got Bhoga(natha) over to China to […]
It would behoove the USA and indeed the entire world if they would focus on giving the kids a better education as the USA is on the bottom of the rankings in the modern world, rather than having Wall Street trying to figure out how to sneak branded yoga into public schools.
“There is certainly an academic argument regarding the theory of two Patanjalis, but I have never come across this argument in my oral tradition and related traditions in my 45 years of interest. Not once. I […]
“Let’s not fall for the mythology that science is “supposed to” equal truth or is even supposed to seek Truth, any more than history is an account of what actually happened. These are sophisticated games with […]
“I had to understand, when engaging the “Other” (whether culture, religion, gender, species) what assumptions and presumptions I bring into the engagement which ultimately prevents assimilation into (or connection with) the “Other.” Curiously I discovered that […]
Baba Rampuri discusses the Goddess Kundalini.
During a recent retreat at Baba Rampuri’s dhuni, he tells the story of the birth of Guru Dattatreya and the Stri Shakti (Feminine Divine) of his mother, Anusuya Devi. Guru Dattatreya is known as the guru […]
The Great Goddess Kundalini
Baba Rampuri’s workshop on Vedic Fire Sacrifice, Havan, during recent Mahashivaratri retreat at his dhuni. Part I.
In his quest for self knowledge & the sacred, Baba Rampuri is initiated as the first foreigner into the mystical & often dangerous world of the Naga Sadhu.
Read fifty full page excerpts from Baba Rampuri’s classic book, that provides an articulate insider’s description of the wisdom tradition of the Naga Babas.
“Rampuri seeks the ability to read the book of the world but there are too many obstacles in his way. He marvels at the way Hari Puri Baba talks the language of crows and doles out advice, cures, and blessings to the people who come to him. After his guru’s death, Rampuri feels that he has possessed him. At the end of this compelling autobiography, the author says that he hopes readers will be edified and entertained by his quest for Truth and his adventures in the Extraordinary World.”
“When I turned around, I saw myself reflected from every angle. In fact, I was in a room full of mirrors, and there were now thousands of me. The sky had vanished, replaced by a ceiling mirror, and when I looked up, my multitudes looked down on me. Hari Puri was no longer with me and I was sitting atop an abyss, in a world that consisted only of my own reflected image.”
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