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The Science of Pranayama

The Science of Pranayama

Tasmin sati svasaprasvasayor-gativicchedah pranayamah—“Regulation of breath or the control of Prana is the stoppage of inhalation and exhalation, which follows after securing that steadiness of posture or seat.”

This is the definition of Pranayama in the Yoga-sutras of Patanjali.

‘Svasa’ means inspiratory breath. ‘Prasvasa’ means expiratory breath. You can take up the practice of Pranayama after you have gained steadiness in your Asana (seat). If you can sit for 3 hour in one Asana, continuously at one stretch, you have gained mastery over the Asana. If you are able to sit from half to one hour even, you can take up the practice of Pranayama. You can hardly make any spiritual progress without the practice of Pranayama.

Prana is Vyashti, when the individual is concerned. The sum total of the cosmic energy or cosmic Prana is Hiranyagarbha who is known as the floating ‘Golden-Egg’. Hiranyagarbha is Samashti Prana. One match stick is Vyashti (single). The whole match box is Samashti. A single mango-tree is Vyashti. The whole mango grove is Samashti. The energy in the body is Prana. By controlling the motion of the lungs or respiratory organs, we can control the Prana that is vibrating inside. By control of Prana, the mind can be easily controlled, because the mind is fastened to the Prana, like the bird to the string. Just as the bird that is tied to a post by a string, after flying here and there, finds its resting place in the post, so also this mind-bird after running hither and thither, in various sensual objects, finds its resting place during deep sleep in the Prana.

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Akilandeshwari – Arabhi

Akilandeshwari – Arabhi

The same Chakras that are referred to in Kam.Nav are referred here too, and in the same order.

The “Shrividya” upasana (with its Nava-avaranas,Chakras and various Yoginis) must be referred here.

The jujavanti kriti too, has only general and metaphysical attributes and no references to the Kshetra(Thiruvanaikka – referred to as Samajatavi in Jampupate) or to Jambulingeshwara.
May be the Shrichakras that were installed by Shri Adi Shankara as the ear-ornaments (Tatankas) of Akhilandeshwari, did the trick, transporting MD to another plane!
Another interesting info about Thiruvanaikka (which is now part of Trichy) is that Madurai and Thiruvanaikka are considered the sites of Mantrini and Dandini , who are the Minister and Commander of Shri Lalita Tripurasundari ( actually diff. forms of Herself)

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Philosophy of information 1

Philosophy of information

The philosophy of information (PI) is the area of research that studies conceptual issues arising at the intersection of computer science, information technology, and philosophy.
It includes:
1. the critical investigation of the conceptual nature and basic principles of information, including its dynamics, utilisation and sciences
2. the elaboration and application of information-theoretic and computational methodologies to philosophical problems.
Contents
1 History
1.1 Logic of information
1.2 Cybernetics
1.3 Study of language and information
1.4 P.I.
2 Defininitions of “information”
2.1 Peirce
2.2 Shannon and Weaver
2.3 Bateson
2.4 Floridi
3 Philosophical directions
3.1 Information and society

Semiotics

Semiotics, also called semiotic studies or (in the Saussurean tradition) semiology, is the study of signs and sign processes (semiosis), indication, designation, likeness, analogy, metaphor, symbolism, signification, and communication. Semiotics is closely related to the field of linguistics, which, for its part, studies the structure and meaning of language more specifically. Semiotics is often divided into three branches:
Semantics: Relation between signs and the things to which they refer; their denotata, or meaning
Syntactics: Relations among signs in formal structures
Pragmatics: Relation between signs and the effects they have on the people who use them
Semiotics is frequently seen as having important anthropological dimensions; for example, Umberto Eco proposes that every cultural phenomenon can be studied as communication.[citation needed] However, some semioticians focus on the logical dimensions of the science. They examine areas belonging also to the natural sciences – such as how organisms make predictions about, and adapt to, their semiotic niche in the world (see semiosis). In general, semiotic theories take signs or sign systems as their object of study: the communication of information in living organisms is covered in biosemiotics or zoosemiosis.
Syntactics is the branch of semiotics that deals with the formal properties of signs and symbols.[1] More precisely, syntactics deals with the “rules that govern how words are combined to form phrases and sentences.”[2] Charles Morris adds that semantics deals with the relation of signs to their designata and the objects which they may or do denote; and, pragmatics deals with the biotic aspects of semiosis, that is, with all the psychological, biological, and sociological phenomena which occur in the functioning of signs.

Cybernetics

Cybernetics is the interdisciplinary study of the structure of regulatory systems. Cybernetics is closely related to control theory and systems theory, at least in its first-order form. (Second-order cybernetics has crucial methodological and epistemological implications that are fundamental to the field as a whole.) Both in its origins and in its evolution in the second half of the 20th century, cybernetics is equally applicable to physical and social (that is, language-based) systems.

Code
A code is a rule for converting a piece of information (for example, a letter, word, phrase, or gesture) into another form or representation (one sign into another sign), not necessarily of the same type.
In communications and information processing, encoding is the process by which information from a source is converted into symbols to be communicated. Decoding is the reverse process, converting these code symbols back into information understandable by a receiver.
One reason for coding is to enable communication in places where ordinary spoken or written language is difficult or impossible. For example, semaphore, where the configuration of flags held signaller or the arms of a semaphore tower encodes parts of the message, typically individual letters and numbers. Another person standing a great distance away can interpret the flags and reproduce the words sent.
Floating signifier
Floating signifiers or empty signifiers is a term used in semiotics to denote signifiers without referents, such as a word that doesn’t point to any actual object or agreed upon meaning.

Hermeneutics

In religious studies and social philosophy, hermeneutics (English pronunciation: /hɜrməˈn(j)uːtɨks/) is the study of the theory and practice of interpretation. Traditional hermeneutics—which includes Biblical hermeneutics—refers to the study of the interpretation of written texts, especially texts in the areas of literature, religion and law. Contemporary, or modern, hermeneutics encompasses not only issues involving the written text, but everything in the interpretative process. This includes verbal and nonverbal forms of communication as well as prior aspects that affect communication, such as presuppositions, preunderstandings, the meaning and philosophy of language, and semiotics.[1] Philosophical hermeneutics refers primarily to Hans-Georg Gadamer’s theory of knowledge as developed in Truth and Method, and sometimes to Paul Ricoeur.[2] Hermeneutic consistency refers to analysis of texts for coherent explanation. A hermeneutic (singular) refers to one particular method or strand of interpretation. See also double hermeneutic.
The terms exegesis and hermeneutics are sometimes used interchangeably because exegesis focuses primarily on the written text. Hermeneutics however is a more widely defined discipline of interpretation theory including the entire framework of the interpretive process and, encompassing all forms of communication and expression; written, verbal, artistic, geo-political, physiological, sociological etc.
Information theory
Information theory is a branch of applied mathematics and electrical engineering involving the quantification of information. Information theory was developed by Claude E. Shannon to find fundamental limits on signal processing operations such as compressing data and on reliably storing and communicating data. Since its inception it has broadened to find applications in many other areas, including statistical inference, natural language processing, cryptography generally, networks other than communication networks — as in neurobiology,[1] the evolution[2] and function[3] of molecular codes, model selection[4] in ecology, thermal physics,[5] quantum computing, plagiarism detection[6] and other forms of data analysis.[7]
A key measure of information is known as entropy, which is usually expressed by the average number of bits needed for storage or communication. Entropy quantifies the uncertainty involved in predicting the value of a random variable. For example, specifying the outcome of a fair coin flip (two equally likely outcomes) provides less information (lower entropy) than specifying the outcome from a roll of a die (six equally likely outcomes).
Applications of fundamental topics of information theory include lossless data compression (e.g. ZIP files), lossy data compression (e.g. MP3s and JPGs), and channel coding (e.g. for DSL lines). The field is at the intersection of mathematics, statistics, computer science, physics, neurobiology, and electrical engineering. Its impact has been crucial to the success of the Voyager missions to deep space, the invention of the compact disc, the feasibility of mobile phones, the development of the Internet, the study of linguistics and of human perception, the understanding of black holes, and numerous other fields[citation needed]. Important sub-fields of information theory are source coding, channel coding, algorithmic complexity theory, algorithmic information theory, information-theoretic security, and measures of information.
International Association for Semiotic Studies
International Association for Semiotic Studies (Association Internationale de Sémiotique, IASS-AIS) is the major world organisation of semioticians, established in 1969.
The founding members of the Association include Algirdas Julien Greimas, Roman Jakobson, Julia Kristeva, Emile Benveniste, André Martinet, Roland Barthes, Umberto Eco, Thomas A. Sebeok, and Juri Lotman.
The official journal of the Association is Semiotica, published by Mouton de Gruyter. The working languages of the association are English and French.
The Executive Committee of the IASS (le Comité Directeur de l’AIS) consists of the representatives from semiotic societies of member countries (two from each).

Presentation

Logic of information

The logic of information, or the logical theory of information, considers the information content of logical signs and expressions along the lines initially developed by Charles Sanders Peirce. In this line of work, the concept of information serves to integrate the aspects of signs and expressions that are separately covered, on the one hand, by the concepts of denotation and extension, and on the other hand, by the concepts of connotation and comprehension.
Peirce began to develop these ideas in his lectures “On the Logic of Science” at Harvard University (1865) and the Lowell Institute (1866).
Pragmatic theory of truth
Pragmatic theory of truth refers to those accounts, definitions, and theories of the concept truth that distinguish the philosophies of pragmatism and pragmaticism. The conception of truth in question varies along lines that reflect the influence of several thinkers, initially and notably, Charles Sanders Peirce, William James, and John Dewey, but a number of common features can be identified. The most characteristic features are (1) a reliance on the pragmatic maxim as a means of clarifying the meanings of difficult concepts, truth in particular, and (2) an emphasis on the fact that the product variously branded as belief, certainty, knowledge, or truth is the result of a process, namely, inquiry.

Pragmatic maxim

The pragmatic maxim, also known as the maxim of pragmatism or the maxim of pragmaticism, is a maxim of logic formulated by Charles Sanders Peirce. Serving as a normative recommendation or a regulative principle in the normative science of logic, its function is to guide the conduct of thought toward the achievement of its purpose, advising on an optimal way of “attaining clearness of apprehension”. Here is its original 1878 statement in English[1] when it was not yet named:
It appears, then, that the rule for attaining the third grade of clearness of apprehension is as follows: Consider what effects, that might conceivably have practical bearings, we conceive the object of our conception to have. Then, our conception of these effects is the whole of our conception of the object.
(Peirce on p. 293 of “How to Make Our Ideas Clear”, Popular Science Monthly, v. 12, pp. 286–302. Reprinted widely, including Collected Papers of Charles Sanders Peirce (CP) v. 5, paragraphs 388–410.)
Charles Sanders Peirce bibliography
This Charles Sanders Peirce bibliography consolidates numerous references to Charles Sanders Peirce’s writings, including letters, manuscripts, publications, and Nachlass. For an extensive chronological list of Peirce’s works (titled in English), see the Chronologische Übersicht (Chronological Overview) on the Schriften (Writings) page for Charles Sanders Pierce.

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Mudras Introduction

Mudras – Semiotics

the source within

please refer :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semiotics
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Yoga is about self-control and awareness of yourself, your body and your surroundings. Hatha yoga consists of postures, breathing, energy locks and energy seals. A mudra is an energy seal. It is a gesture or posture that allows us to control the flow of our energy or life force (prana). There are 25 mudras in Hatha Yoga. Mudras are not restricted to hand gestures, but can be done with the eyes, body postures or take the form of cleansing rituals. The gestures themselves are symbolic of various states of consciousness. However, certain gestures can lead to the state of consciousness that they represent. So, practising a mudra can alter your state of consciousness.

Mudras are not confined to yoga. Some of them are international signs. Consider the ubiquitous handshake. What does it say? ‘Hello, pleased to meet you’. It is a physical touch with someone else, and in the old days it said ‘Look, I carry no weapon’. In ancient times the gods were called by raising both arms to the sky. As Christianity became powerful this gesture was prohibited and was then partially integrated into the Christian teachings during Mass. Hand gestures are prevalent in our lives today. When a friend goes for an interview we ‘hold thumbs’ for them. We clap at the theatre to show our appreciation. One of the first gestures and words that a small child learns to use together is to wave and say ‘bye bye’. We hold hands with our loved ones and some of us stick our middle finger into the air when another driver cuts us off. These gestures are understood by all and they carry certain energies.

Most of us enjoy watching Indian dancing but we have no idea that an intricate story is being woven by the dancer. All those hand an eye gestures are mudras and are recognised and interpreted by those that know what they mean.
Our hands, like our feet, are made up of reflex zones and are very sensitive. Our hands and feet contain more nerves and endocrine glands than any other part of our bodies. When we practice a hand mudra and connect the fingertips, palms and hands in certain ways we activate, redirect and recharge the energy of our entire being and the body’s energy is magnified. Everybody knows about chakras these days. They are very fashionable! They are energy centres in the body – much like the electricity substations found scattered around any city. However, every body also has 72 000 nadis. These are electric or pranic currents that run from the crown of the head to the toes of the feet and the tips of the fingers. One could compare the nadis to the power lines that supply our houses with electricity. (The major crossings of the nadis form the chakras). Mudras have an intense effect on the nadis. Each finger represents an element, a chakra, a planet, a body organ and an emotion. Each finger is also the ending of a meridian. Mudras can be enhanced with breathing exercises, mediation, mantras, colour, affirmations and music. The thumb is associated with the fire element, the lung meridian and the planet Mars and represents willpower and logic. The index finger is associated with the air element, the stomach meridian and the planet Jupiter. It represents the mind and the power of thought. The middle finger (not to be held up in the traffic) is associated with the ether element, the circulation and gallbladder meridians and the planet Saturn. It represents our spiritual path. Hindus call it the ‘heavenly finger’. The ring finger is associated with the earth element, the liver meridian and the sun (or Apollo, the sun god). It represents vitality and health. The little finger is associated with the water element, the heart meridian and the planet Mercury. It represents communication, sexuality and personal relationships. Our hands are important.
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Chin Mudra

Chin Mudra

This gesture symbolises the connected nature of human consciousness. The circle formed by the index finger and thumb represents the true goal of yoga – the merging of the individual soul with the universal soul, or the soul of God. The nail of the index finger is placed into the first joint of the thumb. The last three fingers always face down towards the earth in this mudra. It is a gesture of receiving. When the finger touches the thumb a circuit is produced which allows the energy that would normally dissipate into the environment to travel back into the body, and up to the brain. When the fingers and hands are placed on the knees the knees are sensitised creating another pranic circuit that maintains and redirects prana within the body. In addition placing the hands on the knees stimulates a nadi, which runs from the knees up the inside of the thighs and into the perinium. Sensitising this channel helps stimulate the energies at the muladhara chakra. When the palms face upwards in the chin mudra the chest and heart area are opened up.

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Hridaya Mudra

This mudra diverts the flow of energy from the hands to the heart area. The middle and ring fingers relate directly to nadis connected to the heart, while the thumb closes the pranic circuit and acts as an energiser, diverting the flow of prana from the hands to these nadis. Hridaya mudra helps to release pent up emotion and unburden the heart.

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Yoni Mudra


The interlocking of the fingers in this practice creates a complete cross-connection of energies from the right hand to the left and vice versa. As well as balancing the energies in the body, it helps balance the activities of the left and right hemispheres of the brain.This mudra makes the body and mind more stable in meditation and developes greater concentration, awareness and internal physical relaxation. It redirects energy back into the body which would otherwise be dispersed. The word yoni means womb or source. The yoni mudra invokes the primal energy inherent in the womb or source of creation.

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observations Mathematics

”An integreal is also an anti derivative”
it was raining heavily.
Pappettan,renji & Ratheesh Varma Kuttan were relaxing at the old rustic shop of Late:Edakkanam Vijayettan.
Pappettan and renjith eagerly looked out of the shop, to find a gap between the incessant showers.
Then came the Retired Professor of Mathematics, Kizhakkillam Neelamana Shambhu Nambudirippad. He was in his usual moods and relaxed witha pinch of Nasal powder. Renjith gave a company.
We talked a lot, while waiting for the rain to subsidise.
I requested him to teach some Geometry, and we started with My question on Balancing an Equation. Then we journeyd through the precise paths of pure maths,passing through the dense forests of Calculas, and reached some important conclusions which converged on the complexity of Sri Chakra. !
”An integreal is also an anti derivative….”
then we derivated ourselves through the showers to integerate ourselves at the shelter ”Drishya Communications” of Pappettan.

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ELEVATING THE MIND – THOUGHTS – ACTIONS AND RESULT OF ACTIONS:

Mantra = the one which influences the mind; thanthra = the one which
influences the body; yantra = the one which balances these two.

Fire of Wisdom
. Strict rules are followed for the last ten millennia for learning the
Veda mantras systematically and custamatically.
. Vedic messages are the foundation stones of Hindu dharma /
sanaathana dharma. Indian culture , in all its sense Indian culture is
known as Vedic culture.
. Vedas are sometimes wrongly classified as Hindu religious books. They
are included in world heritage meant for everyone to create a heavenly
life in this world .
. Vedas do not give any explanations about hell or heaven. Vedas tell
everything needed for making the earthly life heavenly. Thus meant for
elevating the mind.
. There is nothing like sin or virtue (Paapa and punya) in the Vedas.
All should be virtuous for the existence of everything together
complementing each other.
55. In Vedas, the God never speaks directly or through agents / persons /
angel / prophets / saints/….. God does not have any advocates or
representatives in Vedas. .
. Vedas explain that everything in this world is the manifestation and
manipulation of the divinity. Hence human beings nor any living and non
beings are not the sinners. All are the embodiment of divinity
(eesaavasyamidam sarvam).
. Vedas call human beings as amurthasya puthra = the children of
immortals. This is the starting point of vedic concepts , approach and
visions

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Proud to Be an Indian !

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1. The official Sanskrit name for India is Bharat.

2. INDIA has been called Bharat even in Satya yuga (Golden Age).

3. The name `India’ is derived from the River Indus, the valleys around which were the home of the early settlers. The Aryan worshippers referred to the river Indus as the Sindhu.

4. The Persian invaders converted it into Hindu. The name `Hindustan’ combines Sindhu and Hindu and thus refers to the land of the Hindus.

5. The number system was invented by India. Aryabhatta was the scientist who invented the digit zero.

6. Sanskrit is considered as the mother of all higher languages. This is because it is the most precise, and therefore suitable language for computer software. (a report in Forbes magazine, July 1987 ).

7. Chess was invented in India.

Step forward,We are Lions

8. Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus are studies, which originated in India. The’ place value system’ and the ‘decimal system’ were developed in 100 BC in India.

9. The first six Mogul Emperor’s of India ruled in an unbroken succession from father to son for two hundred years, from 1526 to 1707.

10. The World’s First Granite Temple is the Brihadeswara temple at Tanjavur in Tamil Nadu. The shikhara is made from a single ‘ 80-tonne ‘ piece of granite. Also, this magnificient temple was built in just five years, (between 1004 AD and 1009 AD) during the reign of Rajaraja Chola

11. India is…….the Largest democracy in the world, the 6th largest country in the world AND one of the most ancient and living civilizations (at least 10, 000 years old).

We are Such Stuff that Stars are made of..!

12. The 13th century poet saint Gyandev created the game of snakes & ladders. It was originally called ‘Mokshapat.’ The ladders in the game represented virtues and the snakes indicated vices. The game was played with cowrie shells and dices. Later through time, the game underwent several modifications but the meaning is the same i.e good deeds take us to heaven and evil to a cycle of re-births.

13. The world’s highest cricket ground is in Chail, Himachal Pradesh. Built in 1893 after levelling a hilltop, this cricket pitch is 2444 meters above sea level.

14. India has the most post offices in the world.

15. The largest employer in the world is the Indian railway system, employing over a million people.

16. The World’s first university was established in Takshila in 700 BC. More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.

Spontaneous and Flexible we are, But as high and Strong as our Himaalayas

17. Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to mankind. The father of medicine, Charaka, consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago.

18. Although modern images & descriptions of India often show poverty, India was one of the richest countries till the time of British in the early 17th Century. Christopher Columbus was attracted by India’s wealth and was looking for route to India when he discovered America by mistake.

19. The art of Navigation & Navigating was born in the river Sindh 6000 over years ago. The very word ‘Navigation’ is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH. The word navy is also derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Nou’.

20. Bhaskaracharya rightly calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit the sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart. His calculations were – Time taken by earth to orbit the sun: (5th century) 365.258756484 days.

21. The Indian Mathematician Budhayana first calculated the value of “pi”, and he explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean theorem. He discovered this in the 6th century, which was long before the European mathematicians.

22. Algebra, trigonometry and calculus also originated from India. Quadratic equations were used by Sridharacharya in the 11th century. The largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106 whereas Hindus used numbers as big as 10*53 (i.e 10 to the power of 53) with specific names as early as 5000 B.C. during the Vedic period. Even today, the largest used number is Tera: 10*12(10 to the power of 12).

23. Until 1896, India was the only source for diamonds to the world. (Source. Gemological Institute of America)

24. The Baily Bridge is the highest bridge in the world. It is located in the Ladakh valley between the Dras and Suru rivers in the Himalayan Mountains. The Indian Army built it in August 1982.

never to YIELD...!

25. Sushruta is regarded as the father of surgery. Over 2600 years ago Sushrata & his team conducted complicated surgeries like cataract, artificial limbs, cesareans, fractures, urinary stones and also plastic surgery and brain surgeries.

26. Usage of anesthesia was well known in ancient India medicine. Detailed knowledge of anatomy, embryology, digestion, metabolism, physiology, etiology, genetics and immunity is also found in many ancient Indian texts

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The Tantra Of Expansion – Sri Vidya

Sri Yantra
Ultimate Symbol of Expansion

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Shri Swaprakasha Avadhuthananda Gurugaru
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Sri Vidya means sacred learning.

It is a large body of rituals held secret for ages, restricted only to priests because of the immense powers the learning unfolds with practice. The idea was that destructive powers should be not be made available to minds lacking discipline and compassion.

The world with all its infinite variety of creations presumably has one or many creator/s, even if it is some powers. We call it the God/Goddess, as a generic name.

Those who worship God as male are Saivas. Moslems, Christians, some Hindus are Saivas. Some worship God as female; they are shaktas. Some worship God as both; they are Kaulas. Kula means total, in all form; male, female and their union also.

There are two traditions of great gurus: Dattatreya and Dakshinamurty.

Guru Dattatreya was given to Atri, a sage and his wife Anasuya, and indicates that one can be a householder and still do sadhana. He was openly ritualistic and a great tantric. He taught the worship of Shakti to people from all classes through pancha makaras, namely, madya= wine, matsya=fish, mamsa=meat, mudra=woman willing to receive puja, and maithuna=intercourse. These ingredients could mean literally what they say (open, external meaning), or something different than what is apparent (secret, internal). His system is called Kaula, meaning total; internal as well as external worship. Guru Datta taught his system to Parashurama, an avatar of Vishnu who encoded it tightly into his famous Kalpasutra. It is difficult even for pandits knowing Sanskrit well to follow the book because of the secret encoding. In recent times, many translations have been available in print decoding the texts into user friendly forms.

Guru Dakshinamurty was an incarnation of Siva himself. He mostly practices meditation, and taught his disciples to visualise the Sri Chakra and do inner worship in silence. The rituals he taught use Sri Chakra, the greatest of yantras containing the cosmic powers of Shakti. The instructions were given mostly for teacher class brahmins who were taught vedas and followed strict disciplines including celibacy except when children were desired. He propagated chakra puja with secret meanings for madya= goddess intoxicated state, matsya=enjoying free flowing movements like a fish in the ocean of god, mamsa= tongue rolled back to touch nasal septum in khecari, mudra=eating fried cereals like bhajias, maithuna = taking awareness up the spine to top of head to experience joy of uniting Sakti (female principle) with Siva, the male principle. The highest bliss is to forget who you are and to flow into a world-less timeless awareness, or to merge the seer into the seen. This state is often experienced at the cessation of tensions in union of lovers.

We follow both traditions. We recommend meditative techniques to calm going, peace loving people (mostly who eat light satvic foods) and ritual techniques to action-oriented people (mostly who eat heavy sleep inducing junk/nonveg foods). We have a natural leaning to peaceful and at the same time exciting rituals. We do not insisting change of food habits, or to become ascetics, or to practice celibacy. We do require that sadhaks listen attentively to Guru, practice with devotion, and to be aware of Godd/ess even when enjoying sensual pleasures.

What is Sri Yantra.

Sri Yantra is a map of powers creating the world we live in, and the powers controlling of our own life in it.

Let us begin with a journey into our own life. We experience three states; awake, dreaming and asleep.

The outer most square, 16, 8 petal enclosures, and the circle within.

In the waking state we experience the world around us with our senses, and act on it with our motor organs. There appear to be some common feelings about what we know and what we do. We can agree that the world of my experience is the same that you also experience. For example, we decide to meet at a time and a place, and we do meet. So, there is this common world out there, and your world is pretty much the same as mine. These knowledges, or actions are called open yoginis. Yogini is one who connects you to another, rather like a cell phone! She brings you experience of the other. They are common to all. For example, we are afraid; fear is a yogini called chamunda. We are using technical names, please do not be confused with common usage of the names below.

We experience richness and confusion created by abundance; the yogini is Mahalakshmi. We are attracted to some beautiful person, Brahmi = kama = lust is a yogini. Similarly, Maheswari = krodha = anger, Kaumari = lobha = greed, Vaishnavi = moha = clinging attachment, Varahi = mada = pride-vanity, Mahendri = matsarya = jealousy. These are all yoginis, eight in all. All the passions we experience are called matrika yoginis. As long as they keep connecting us to outside world, they will not let us live in peace, they control us, and disturb our poise.

We learn during sadhana processes of how to control these passions and make them serve us. These processes are called Mudras. They bring us peace and pleasure by keeping our passions in check. These are 10 in number. 1. Samkshobhini = agitate; 2. Vidravini = fluidise; 3. Akarshini = attract; 4. Mohini = delude; 5. Unmadini = madden; 6. angkusa = controlling critical points ( like a small goad controlling a big elephant ); 7. Khecari = Fly up and away from danger; 8. Bija = Placing seed of evolution: 9. Yoni = into causal chain: 10. trikhanda = dissolving three parts into one, the most important being, merging seer and seen into seeing or space, time and matter.

When we learn how to apply Mudras to Matrikas, we attain divine powers, called Siddhis. Anima = Becoming small like a particle(elongating distance and changing perspective); Laghima = Losing weight (levitation / anti gravity; super fluids go up walls of containers); and its opposite garima, becoming heavy / increasing gravity; Mahima = becoming large; Isitva = Fulfilling any desire; Vasitva = Control; Prakamya = Huge desire; Bhukti = Enjoy; Ichcha = Will, desire to achieve goal; Prapti = Fulfil goal; Sarva Kama = All desires fulfilled. Most of these attainments imply the ability to control space, time and matter, the trinity, whose Sanskrit names are Vishnu(space), Kaala(time) and Brahma(matter) respectively. When we merge all three into one, then we get all these siddhis.

The outer square enclosure of Sri Chakra houses all these waking state powers namely, 10 siddhis, 8 matrikas and 10 mudras. Inside of this there is a lotus of 16 petals describing powers attracting our dreams without censorship of ego. Our dreams are ours, they are not common to others. The causative factors are called Gupta yoginis, the secret passions. And deeper inside, there is a lotus of 8 petals describing powers active in our deep sleep. Even we are not aware of their workings. They are ananga = bodyless, even more secret yoginis.

We live in one of these three chakras as an individual separated from the world, nature, the mother. When we leave these three chakras, we die to this world of individual experience, and enter a world of astral entities. They are all inside the circle we call the death of ego. We cross it to take birth as a nature spirit.

What is the difference between sleep and death? When we awaken from sleep we wake up into the same body; when we wake up from death, we wake up into a different body, we change our whole address. Every thing about us; our body, environment, language, knowledge, shape, relationships, age, changes. We have to learn afresh who we are, who our parents are, who our brothers, sisters, friends, enemies. All these relationships are temporary. The only relationship that survives death is the sense of I-ness. In I–am–so and so, the feeling I-am is common; but the so-and-so gets re-defined every time in every life. A thousand years may pass un-noticed; but the same feeling of I is known to all, self obvious, sort of. That pure common awareness is the God/dess. It is just a witness. It looks like a male when in a male body, and like a female in a female body. It has no gender by itself; looks like the container. Therefore it is compared to water, which takes on the shape of the container.

-Sri Amritananda natha saraswathi
Sri Vidya means sacred learning.

It is a large body of rituals held secret for ages, restricted only to priests because of the immense powers the learning unfolds with practice. The idea was that destructive powers should be not be made available to minds lacking discipline and compassion.

The world with all its infinite variety of creations presumably has one or many creator/s, even if it is some powers. We call it the God/Goddess, as a generic name.

Those who worship God as male are Saivas. Moslems, Christians, some Hindus are Saivas. Some worship God as female; they are shaktas. Some worship God as both; they are Kaulas. Kula means total, in all form; male, female and their union also.

There are two traditions of great gurus: Dattatreya and Dakshinamurty.

Guru Dattatreya was given to Atri, a sage and his wife Anasuya, and indicates that one can be a householder and still do sadhana. He was openly ritualistic and a great tantric. He taught the worship of Shakti to people from all classes through pancha makaras, namely, madya= wine, matsya=fish, mamsa=meat, mudra=woman willing to receive puja, and maithuna=intercourse. These ingredients could mean literally what they say (open, external meaning), or something different than what is apparent (secret, internal). His system is called Kaula, meaning total; internal as well as external worship. Guru Datta taught his system to Parashurama, an avatar of Vishnu who encoded it tightly into his famous Kalpasutra. It is difficult even for pandits knowing Sanskrit well to follow the book because of the secret encoding. In recent times, many translations have been available in print decoding the texts into user friendly forms.

Guru Dakshinamurty was an incarnation of Siva himself. He mostly practices meditation, and taught his disciples to visualise the Sri Chakra and do inner worship in silence. The rituals he taught use Sri Chakra, the greatest of yantras containing the cosmic powers of Shakti. The instructions were given mostly for teacher class brahmins who were taught vedas and followed strict disciplines including celibacy except when children were desired. He propagated chakra puja with secret meanings for madya= goddess intoxicated state, matsya=enjoying free flowing movements like a fish in the ocean of god, mamsa= tongue rolled back to touch nasal septum in khecari, mudra=eating fried cereals like bhajias, maithuna = taking awareness up the spine to top of head to experience joy of uniting Sakti (female principle) with Siva, the male principle. The highest bliss is to forget who you are and to flow into a world-less timeless awareness, or to merge the seer into the seen. This state is often experienced at the cessation of tensions in union of lovers.

We follow both traditions. We recommend meditative techniques to calm going, peace loving people (mostly who eat light satvic foods) and ritual techniques to action-oriented people (mostly who eat heavy sleep inducing junk/nonveg foods). We have a natural leaning to peaceful and at the same time exciting rituals. We do not insisting change of food habits, or to become ascetics, or to practice celibacy. We do require that sadhaks listen attentively to Guru, practice with devotion, and to be aware of Godd/ess even when enjoying sensual pleasures.

What is Sri Yantra.

Sri Yantra is a map of powers creating the world we live in, and the powers controlling of our own life in it.

Let us begin with a journey into our own life. We experience three states; awake, dreaming and asleep.

The outer most square, 16, 8 petal enclosures, and the circle within.

In the waking state we experience the world around us with our senses, and act on it with our motor organs. There appear to be some common feelings about what we know and what we do. We can agree that the world of my experience is the same that you also experience. For example, we decide to meet at a time and a place, and we do meet. So, there is this common world out there, and your world is pretty much the same as mine. These knowledges, or actions are called open yoginis. Yogini is one who connects you to another, rather like a cell phone! She brings you experience of the other. They are common to all. For example, we are afraid; fear is a yogini called chamunda. We are using technical names, please do not be confused with common usage of the names below.

We experience richness and confusion created by abundance; the yogini is Mahalakshmi. We are attracted to some beautiful person, Brahmi = kama = lust is a yogini. Similarly, Maheswari = krodha = anger, Kaumari = lobha = greed, Vaishnavi = moha = clinging attachment, Varahi = mada = pride-vanity, Mahendri = matsarya = jealousy. These are all yoginis, eight in all. All the passions we experience are called matrika yoginis. As long as they keep connecting us to outside world, they will not let us live in peace, they control us, and disturb our poise.

We learn during sadhana processes of how to control these passions and make them serve us. These processes are called Mudras. They bring us peace and pleasure by keeping our passions in check. These are 10 in number. 1. Samkshobhini = agitate; 2. Vidravini = fluidise; 3. Akarshini = attract; 4. Mohini = delude; 5. Unmadini = madden; 6. angkusa = controlling critical points ( like a small goad controlling a big elephant ); 7. Khecari = Fly up and away from danger; 8. Bija = Placing seed of evolution: 9. Yoni = into causal chain: 10. trikhanda = dissolving three parts into one, the most important being, merging seer and seen into seeing or space, time and matter.

When we learn how to apply Mudras to Matrikas, we attain divine powers, called Siddhis. Anima = Becoming small like a particle(elongating distance and changing perspective); Laghima = Losing weight (levitation / anti gravity; super fluids go up walls of containers); and its opposite garima, becoming heavy / increasing gravity; Mahima = becoming large; Isitva = Fulfilling any desire; Vasitva = Control; Prakamya = Huge desire; Bhukti = Enjoy; Ichcha = Will, desire to achieve goal; Prapti = Fulfil goal; Sarva Kama = All desires fulfilled. Most of these attainments imply the ability to control space, time and matter, the trinity, whose Sanskrit names are Vishnu(space), Kaala(time) and Brahma(matter) respectively. When we merge all three into one, then we get all these siddhis.

The outer square enclosure of Sri Chakra houses all these waking state powers namely, 10 siddhis, 8 matrikas and 10 mudras. Inside of this there is a lotus of 16 petals describing powers attracting our dreams without censorship of ego. Our dreams are ours, they are not common to others. The causative factors are called Gupta yoginis, the secret passions. And deeper inside, there is a lotus of 8 petals describing powers active in our deep sleep. Even we are not aware of their workings. They are ananga = bodyless, even more secret yoginis.

We live in one of these three chakras as an individual separated from the world, nature, the mother. When we leave these three chakras, we die to this world of individual experience, and enter a world of astral entities. They are all inside the circle we call the death of ego. We cross it to take birth as a nature spirit.

What is the difference between sleep and death? When we awaken from sleep we wake up into the same body; when we wake up from death, we wake up into a different body, we change our whole address. Every thing about us; our body, environment, language, knowledge, shape, relationships, age, changes. We have to learn afresh who we are, who our parents are, who our brothers, sisters, friends, enemies. All these relationships are temporary. The only relationship that survives death is the sense of I-ness. In I–am–so and so, the feeling I-am is common; but the so-and-so gets re-defined every time in every life. A thousand years may pass un-noticed; but the same feeling of I is known to all, self obvious, sort of. That pure common awareness is the God/dess. It is just a witness. It looks like a male when in a male body, and like a female in a female body. It has no gender by itself; looks like the container. Therefore it is compared to water, which takes on the shape of the container.

-Sri Amritananda natha saraswathi