Brihadaaranyaka Upanishad

Now on to the Shukla Yajur Veda related Brihadaaranyaka Upanishad, the most significant and voluminous Six Chaptered treatise with as many as forty Brahmanas or sections. The first chapter with six Brahmanas describes the first ever ‘Ashvamedha Yagna’ with Hiranygarbha’s… Continue Reading

Isha Upanishad

Anchored firmly to the School of Shukla Yajur Veda, is Isha Upanishad which is a small Upanishad in size hardly comprising Eighteen Stanzas but yet a very powerful treatise from the view point of Supreme ‘Jnaana’ exhorting to perform ‘Karmaacharana’… Continue Reading

Aitareya Upanishad

Of Rig Veda course is Aitareya Upanishad and in the Aranyaka portion , Srishti Tatwa or the philosophy of Evolution of Creation of the Universe is detailed describing how Paramatma was self manifested and crafted the Universe and the Lokas… Continue Reading

Soundarya Lahari

[In Ananda Lahari especially, Amba’s depiction is close to affectionate parents of Prakriti and Paramashiva, while Soundarya Lahari reflects beauty waves coming in a rush as the ideas expressed as complex too with poetic finesse.] 42. Jagajjanani!Your Saadhakas on visioning… Continue Reading

Ananda Lahari

Stanzas : 1. Shiva the ‘sthaanu’ and Shakti the energiser; 2.Brahma-Vishnu-Shiva manifested from Her foot dust as responsible for Srishti-Sthiti-Samhara; 3. Ignorance and Poverty in Samsara; 4.Abhaya and Loka Raksha; 5. Manmadha the symbol of material desires; 6. Maha Shakti… Continue Reading

Conclusion

The opening and the concluding stanzas of Gautami Smrita are as follows: Vedo Dharma mulam tadvidaancha mahataam, na tudrushtortho varadorbalyaat tulya balavirodhe vikalpah/(Those who know and practise Dharma as per the precepts in Vedas and Smritis do transgress Dharma. Yet,… Continue Reading