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Happy Maha Shiva Ratri - On Meditation Practice, the Third Eye. Lord Shiva in Meditation Posture Lord Shiva is also called "Maha Yogeeshwara" (Lord of Great Yogis). He is often shown sitting in the posture of a meditating Yogi with another eye, shown to be located in centre of the two eyes, known as the Shiva Netra (The Third Eye of Shiva), the Third Eye, etc. In fact, this Third Eye is present in each one of us but is normally in a closed or shut position.

It can be opened by practicing "DrishTi Yoga" or the Meditation on the Divine Light which consists of sitting in a proper posture with the trunk, neck and head held in a vertical straight line without causing any extra tension, closing both eyes ("amA drishTi") and looking intently in the front as taught by an adept Guru who himself has mastered the art. . - English Translation by Pravesh K. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana's "The Sixty-Four Arts of the Kama Shastra" on Lists of Bests. Linga Puran. At the time, when this incident of mystical Shiva linga had occurred and after which Lord Brahmaand Vishnu had stopped quarelling, Lord Shiva appeared before them and said--- "I am very pleased with both of you, Both of - " O Vishnu! You are the creator, Lord Shiva. This made Lord Shiva extremely pleased and he the preserver as well as the destroyer of this world. I am the supreme you, though having distinct identities have actually manifested from my body-Brahma from my left side and Vishnu from my right.

" almighty and distinct from all three of you-Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh.Lord Vishnu expressed his undiluted devotion towards Lord Shiva. This made Lord Shiva extremely pleased and he said. "O Vishnu! Linga is the personification of the Almighty God. The Sages requested Sutji to elucidate how Lord Brahma emerged from the navel of Vishnu seated on a lotus flower. Sutji replied--- At the time of deluge Lord Vishnu went in his yoganidra lying on the back of Sheshnag. LiPu. This is the Fifth Purana. Preaching about the greatness of Lord Shiva and propagation of Ling-puja (worship of Shiva-Ling) are the main objectives of this Purana. This Purana has two parts. First Part : Description of the creation. Origin of Ling and its worship. Yagya by Daksha. Immolation of Madan (Kamadev). Second Part : Greatness of Lord Vishnu, Lord Brahma becomes the creator,Incarnations Of Shiva During Various Dwapar Yugas ,Dadhichi Subjugates The Sages and Shilad's Impossible Demand Third Part : Manifestation Of Lord Nandishwar ,Kaliyuga ,The Seven Island ,The Meru Mountain,The Prominent Mountains ,Lord Brahma Assigns Lordships To The Deities and The Radiance Of Surya.

Fourth part :Dhruva - The Supreme Devotee ,The Origin Of Deities,The Lineage Of Aaditya,Yadu Dynasty, Appointment Of Andhak As The Lord Of Ganas,The Liberation Of Earth ,Killing Of Jalandhar and The Origin Of Lord Ganesh. As per the Purana, a fiery Shivaling appeared after the Pralaya. Lp-1. Once, sage, Narad arrived at Naimisharanya where he found many sages engaged in austerities. All the sages were delighted to see him. They eulogized him in reverence and offered him seat. Sage Narad narrated some amazing tales describing about the greatness of Linga Puran. This made the sages even more curious about Linga Puran. Right then, Sutji also arrived there and the sages requested him to narrate the tales of Linga Puran. After making salutations to lord Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh and Sage Krishna Dwaipayan, Sutji said--- Sound is the medium through which the almighty Brahma manifests himself.

Brahma manifests himself in the sacrosanct OMKAR mantra. Lord Brahma compiled the divine tales of Linga Puran. Shiva is both invisible as well as the root cause of all the delusions of the world. The whole world along with the gross and subtle has originated from Alinga Shiva. Nature is pervaded by the delusion of Shiva, which is also known as Ajaa (unborn). Yoga means union with God. Kaam shastra. Maharshi Vatsayan says that married women, wife of the brother, sister of the mother, old maid and elder sister are all the teachers to teach young girls in Kamasutra. In Mahabharat, the king of Virat had appointed Vrihannala (Arjun in eunuch guise) to teach his daughter Uttara in the arts related to Kamasutra. But now a day feeling of motherhood is diminishing in the society. Bearing top priority of so called modern women.

Sexual desires and their fulfillment come first for such so called modern women. How much will they be concerned about the future of their daughters, no one can say that. To teach the young girl the practical aspect of Kamasutra, total privacy in the first requisite. Kamasutra shows no objection over the company of prostitutes, nor puts only restrictions on this tendency. By unrelated women, it means here women other than your wife.

Index. Pakam. Practical aspect of Kamasutra has two divisions – One deals with Tantra and second deals with the Asanas or postures. Thus, it is the main part of Kamasutra. Union of male and female forced has been a continuing process since the beginning of the creation. And it will continue as long as life exists on the earth. As there are innumerable forms of life, there are innumerable ways through which female and male forces can unite. TANTRA & AVAPBasically, Kamasutra is of two types – Tantra and Avap. Avap comprises the measures to attract the lover or beloved one. REMOVAL OF FAULTSJust as food is necessary to sustain the body, similarly religion and wealth are necessary to maintain a healthy sexual behaviour. One trains religion and collects wealth for the comforts.

Even if Kama is with fault, it makes no difference. Those who attain all the three goals – religion, wealth and sexual pleasure, have no regret at the end. Kamashastra. Well before the exposition of Kamasutra, a certain sage called Babhravpanchal had compiled a treatise, the Kama Shastra. It is a large collection but unavailable at this time. It is an extensive text and, later scholars divided it into different volumes. Maharshi Vatsayan had actually produced an abridged version of the Kama Shastra. There are disputes regarding the time period of Vatsayan. But experts fix the time of Vatsyayan when Patana was famous as Pataliputra. Evidently, the commentator Vatsyayan of NyayaDarshan and exponent Vatsyayan of Kamasutra, are the same person. Like all creatures, humans have also received certain rights and duties for a successful existence.

Despite enthusiasm, determination, faith and capacity, human beings fail to achieve their objectives for want of a competent guide. In addition to religion and earnings, Kama or Carnal pleasures are the third goal of human life. A man and a woman agree to tie a nuptial knot only to experience carnal pleasures. Kaam shastra. Any religious scripture has four goals – achievement of Dharma (religion), Arth (Wealth) and Kama (pleasures) and Moksha (salvation) through them. There are three distinct stages in attaining these goals.

These are Anushthan (undertaking). Avabodha (appreciation) and Sampratipatti (achievement). Anushthan includes the measures to achieve religion wealth and pleasures. Avabodhan (appreciation) is the real experience of a knowledge and Sampratipatti (achievement) is the mastering of an art. Maharshi Vatsayan dictates that a man of sound mind must divide his life time judiciously in order to practice religion, wealth and carnal pleasures. During childhood years, all attention must be on education. Religion has a metaphysical existence and its fruits are invisible. There are various ways to attain religion through scriptures or in the guidance of polymaths. Wealth is the means of acquiring education, property, gold, cattle, cereals, clothes and ornaments etc. Norse Gods, Goddesses, Giants, Dwarves & Wights.

This is more than just a list of the players, it's also a lexicon ("ordbok") of terminology one encounters while reading about Norse mythology and runelore. Abundantia, Abundia (a-bun-daníshya) - See Fulla. Aclis - Twin gods worshipped by the Teutons, said to be the sons of the Sky God.

Aegir [ pronounced "eye-ear"] - ("The Alebrewer") Vana-God of the Sea (or Ocean Giant?) , who lived on Hlesey island. He was skilled in magic. He can be good or evil. Æsir, Asynur pl. Agnar - Older brother of King Geirrod, son of King Hraudung. Ai - A Dwarf from the race of Lovar. Alaisiagae - War Goddesses. Aldr - ON: Vital essence, life-age.

Ale Runes - Men used Ale runes to block the magical enchantments of strange women. Alf (ON alfr, alfar) - [pronounced "owl-vur"] Elf; sometimes male ancestral spirits. Alfar - ON plural of Alf. Àlf-blót - An offering to the Elves or genius loci of a place. Alfheim, Alvheim - 1) The world of the Elves, also called Ljøsalfheimr. 2) The hall of Freyr. Auja - Good luck. Elves. Hàvamàl. Nidstang - A Runic Cursing Pole. "In the Viking age the most spectacular way of cursing an enemy was by the Niding Pole (the Nithstong or Scorn-Post). They were poles about nine feet (2.75 meters) long upon which insults and curses were carved in runes. Ceremonies were performed to activate the destructive magic of the pole. A horse's skull was fixed to the top of the pole, and it was stuck into the ground with the skull facing towards the house of the accursed person. The pole channeled the destructive forces of Hela, goddess of death.

These forces were carried up the pole and projected through the horse skull. The runes carved on the pole defined the character and target of the destructive forces. Among others, triple Thorn [Thurisaz] runes and triple Is [Isa] runes, were used to smite the enemy. Magically, the Niding Pole was intended to disrupt and anger the earth sprites (Landvaettir, Land-Wights or earth spirits) inhabiting the ground where the accursed's house was. This curse is not unconditional. I curse! Rune Stadhagaldr (Runic Yoga) "...Stádhagaldr is an active system of magic that consists of the assumption of runic postures or gestures for magical effect...

Gestures and postures form some part of almost every metaphysical or magical school. The can be seen from the simple folding of hands in prayer to the extremely complex system of asanas in the Indian hatha yoga school. Stádhagaldr is balanced in this respect. The number and intricacy of the postures are varied enough to be expressive of the wide variety of forces present, but none require extensive training or straining of the body.

"The overall aims of the stádhagaldr are: 1. control of the body through posture (stadha) 2. "...Stadhagaldr is used as a mode of psychological integration and personal transmutation, and it is also employed in all other types of magical operations. " Edred Thorsson, Futhark: A Handbook of Rune Magick The early 20th century German runemasters (F.B Marby, S.A. Edred Thorsson, Rune Might: Secret Practices of the German Rune Magicians. Seidr & Norse Shamanism-Trance Travel & Magic. There is a growing interest in recreating the ancient oracular or 'shamanistic' techniques that are commonly referred to by Asatruar as seithr and spae-craft. The word "seidr" is spelled with a letter from the Old Norse or Icelandic alphabet called "eth".

Since "eth" has a phonetic value somewhere between "d" and "th", seithr is variously spelled in English as "seid", "seidh", "seidr", "seidhr", "seith", or "seithr". Read these webpages to learn more about it. Peregrinus - What is Seid? The Fundamental Importance and use of Seidh, by Graena Vanswynn: "In Nordic History there have been two kinds of magick practiced among the peoples of the Ancient North. Hrafnar - A society for the re-creation of the seithr tradition. Hrafnar Seidh Training and schedule of Performance of Oracular Seidh at conferences and festivals. Diiana Paxson Interview. .

"..At the beginning of Ynglingasaga, Snorri lists Odin's magical skills, in a passage which identifies them as "seidh". Where does a Seithman go? Google Translate. Sushumna, Ida and Pingala: Nadis of the subtle body. In addition to the seven chakras of the subtle body, the Tantras have described a network of subtle channels known as nadis through which the life force (prana) circulate. Nadi means "stream". According to the tantric treatise Shiva Samhita, there are fourteen principal nadis. Of these, Ida, Pingala and Sushumna are considered the most important. Ida is the left channel. Ida is white, feminine, cold, represents the moon and is associated with the river Ganga (Ganges).

Pingala is the right channel. Sushumna is the central channel and is associated with the river Saraswati. The kanda in Muladhara chakra is the meeting place of the three main nadis and is known as Yukta Triveni (Yukta: "combined", tri: "three", veni: "streams"). The technique of Kundalini Yoga consists in using Prana (the vital air), guiding its circulatory movement through Ida and Pingala down to the base of the spine into the space where Kundalini lies coiled. Who was the Buddha? The Buddhist laymen's practice. The Sense Organs And Their Role In Our Suffering And Delusion. By Jayaram V The sense organas or indriyas are eleven in number. Of them five are jnanendriyas and five karmendriyas. The jnanedriyas are senses of perception, responsible for our empirical knowledge or the knowledge of the sensory world. The karmendiryas are sense organs of action, responsible for our movements and activities.

The five jnanedriyas or organs of perception are the eyes, the ears, the nose, the skin, the tongue and the mouth. The senses are responsible for our awareness and knowledge of the objective world with which we interact. We do not need to conduct elaborate scientific experiments to know the unreliability of our senses. In the second chapter of the Bhagavadgita, Lord Krishna explains how suffering arises through the activty of the senses. The Bhagavadgita emphasizes the importance of withdrawing the senses from the sense objects and transcending them through self-control to experience inner peace and supreme happiness.

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