Friday, November 22, 2013

Sarvesham Svasti Bhavatu

Translation-Sarvesham Svasti Bhavatu
May auspiciousness be unto all

Sarvesham Santir Bhavatu
May Peace be unto all;

Sarvesham Purnam Bhavatu
May fullness be unto all:

Sarvesham Mangalam Bhavatu
May prosperity be unto all

Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah
May all be happy

Sarve Santu Niramayah
May all be free from disabilities

Sarve Bhadrani Pashyantu
May all behold what is auspicious

Ma Kaschid-Duhkha-Bhag-Bhavet
May none suffer from sorrow

Asato Ma Sadgamaya
Lead me from the unreal to the Real

Tamaso Ma Jyotir-Gamaya
Lead me from darkness to Light

Mrityor-Ma Amritam Gumaya
Lead me from mortality to Immortality
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti

Monday, November 4, 2013

Coherency of Hindu and Israelite Traditions:

Draft version NOT TO BE QUOTED WITHOUT PERMISSION FROM THE AUTHOR

by Yoel Avrahami

The Israelites were part of what is called the ancient world, or what i call 'tradition' to distinguish it from "religion",-Islam and Christianity.
The pre-Christian Europe and Americas, and pre-islamic Asia were all traditions, that is, people live naturaly based on knowledge passed from one to the next (man or group)...in different degrees.

The Israelite tradition were , like all other, mainly oral tradition.We can reconstruct it very partialy by what is called now biblical Criticism, or biblical scholar studies.
LIke all the ancient civilizations or traditions ,like the Sumer, Elam, Ancient Egypt Hurrians and Hittites, it was very correlative and coherent with hindu tradition: Few examples:
We know now, that they worshiped Yhwh and Asherah, his consort. it is a version of Shiva and Shakti. The divine, and his radient light who is intelect, and reach the human.It was personified and symbolized by a godess.

Another example is term 'Elohim', wich is Gods, in plural. through the bible one can see a perception of the divine as both multitud-gradual and one in essence, or in highest aspect.

The arab muslims completely both misunderstood and misused it. When they 'cut' the gradation and multitud of it, they reduce the divine to a function of matterial world. all in the name of "Tawhid".
Actuly they parotted the reform that came later, of one god to WORSHIP, which made mainly for political aims. (to unite the different tribes and kinds of worshiping, ect).

The fire-sacrifce was central, both in Temple and at layman home.
The fire itself was central symbol.

Shabbath-originaly ment to cease from MENTAL daily activity for contemplating. Excactly like the definition of Yoga in the first verse of Patanjali's Yogasutra:1.1: " Yogas chitavrti nirodha".
shabbath literaly means "ceasing".
The works that forbidden were again for mainly political aims, to avoid different kinds of worshiping.
One can see here for example how much it was degenerated with time.

There are some phrases who are actuly of metaphysical knowledge in nature, but covered within a whole narratives, or stories around it.
Those fragments are to be found in Hindu traditions, in much richer and as a living traditions.

Though i preffer not to enter those topics, Nevertheless i'll give one example: one can read that in Mount Sinai the Noble Israelites were revealed, or intelected the wisdom as fire and SPEACHES.(Kolot- in ancient Hebrew means both voices but speaches).
that is ,there was a teaching of the 'speech' as revealed intelect. It is highly developed teachings today in Kashmir-Shaivism, considered to be the more esoteric and secret form of Hindu.
It is a version of the idea of Mantra and Vac, ect.

One can use the same methods for the 1th century judaism and it's sects, including Historical jesus and his galilean-movement,who were part of Galilean-israelites, and have nothing to do with christianity.
Only fragment left who can be reconstructed and indicate metaphysical fragments covered by nerratives and stories ( like the ancient, 1-2th century Midrashim, ect).
Historical jesus was misused by Roman Imperialism, like Muhammad for Arab Imperialism.

After that period,what is left was persecuted by romes, christianity and then islam.. and stopped of being a living tradition.
Changes and Reforms were made with time...many scholar indicate the early second temple period ( 6th and 5th century b.c.) to begin with the most drastic reforms.

Hence,there are fragments left who are and can be used as EVIDENCES to coherency with the living and rich Hindu traditions on mataphysical aspect, by isolating them from the narratives they puted into,using biblical scholary.

I'm not entering the social-political problems in India today.And, how it is implemented in India, but the teachings themselves.

I'll just add, many evidences or views connected with this coherency are neglated or ignored which make it highly difficult to research.

I hope that time will come soon and the west, who is open to criticism will be pro-hindu, and the pre-christian and pre-Islamic traditions, especialy those in central-asia ,will be revived.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Victory of Good over Evil : Shubh Vijayaadashmi to ALL

THE VICTORY OF GOOD OVER EVIL

Om Asato Maa Sad-Gamaya |
Tamaso Maa Jyotir-Gamaya |
Mrtyor-Maa Amrtam Gamaya |
Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih ||..~Brhadaranyaka Upanishad — I.iii.28 

Om, Lead us from Unreality to the Reality,
Lead us from the Ignorance to the Light of Knowledge,
Lead us from the Death to the Immortality.
Om Peace, Peace, Peace...................

SHUBH VIJAYADASHMI TO ALL.......



Friday, September 6, 2013

Thursday, September 5, 2013

GURU: The Teacher

श्री गुरुस्तोत्रम्: गुरुर्ब्रह्मा गुरुर्विष्णुर्गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः
Sri Guru Stotram: Gurur Brahma Gurur Vishnu Gurudevo Maheshwarah

गुरुर्ब्रह्मा गुरुर्विष्णुर्गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः ।
गुरुरेव परं ब्रह्म तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥१॥
Gurur-Brahmaa Gurur-Vissnnur-Gururdevo Maheshvarah |
Gurure[-I]va Param Brahma Tasmai Shrii-Gurave Namah ||1||

Meaning:
1.1: The Guru is Brahma, the Guru is Vishnu, the Guru Deva is Maheswara (Shiva),
1.2: The Guru is Verily the Para-Brahman (Supreme Brahman); Salutations to that Guru.

अखण्डमण्डलाकारं व्याप्तं येन चराचरम् ।
तत्पदं दर्शितं येन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥२॥
Akhanndda-Mannddala-Akaaram Vyaaptam Yena Cara-Acaram |
Tat-Padam Darshitam Yena Tasmai Shrii-Gurave Namah ||2||

Meaning:
2.1: (Salutations to the Guru) Whose Form is an Indivisible Whole of Presence, and By Whom is Pervaded the Moving and the Non-Moving Beings,
2.2: By Whom is Revealed (out of Grace) That Feet (of Indivisible Presence); Salutations to that Guru.

अज्ञानतिमिरान्धस्य ज्ञानाञ्जनशालाकया ।
चक्षुरुन्मीलितं येन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥३॥
Ajnyaana-Timira-Andhasya Jnyaana-[Aa]n.jana-Shaalaakayaa |
Cakssur-Unmiilitam Yena Tasmai Shrii-Gurave Namah ||3||

Meaning:
3.1: (Salutations to the Guru) Who Removes the Darkness of Ignorance from our Blind (Inner) Eyes by applying the Collyrium of the Light of Knowledge.
3.2: By Whom our (Inner) Eyes are Opened; Salutations to that Guru.

स्थावरं जङ्गमं व्याप्तं येन कृत्स्नं चराचरम् ।
तत्पदं दर्शितं येन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥४॥
Sthaavaram Janggamam Vyaaptam Yena Krtsnam Cara-Acaram |
Tat-Padam Darshitam Yena Tasmai Shrii-Gurave Namah ||4||

Meaning:
4.1: (Salutations to the Guru) By Whom is Pervaded all the Movable and Immovable objects as well as the Moving and Non-Moving beings,
4.2: By Whom is Revealed (out of Grace) That Feet (of All-Pervasive Presence); Salutations to that Guru.


चिद्रूपेण परिव्याप्तं त्रैलोक्यं सचराचरम् ।
तत्पदं दर्शितं येन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥५॥
Cid[t]-Rupenna Pari-Vyaaptam Trai-Lokyam Sa-Cara-Acaram |
Tat-Padam Darshitam Yena Tasmai Shrii-Gurave Namah ||5||

Meaning:
5.1: (Salutations to the Guru) Whose Form is that of Consciousness Pervading all the Moving and the Non-Moving beings of the Three Worlds,
5.2: By Whom is Revealed (out of Grace) That Feet (of Conscious All-Pervasive Presence); Salutations to that Guru.

सर्वश्रुतिशिरोरत्नसमुद्भासितमूर्तये ।
वेदान्ताम्बूजसूर्याय तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥६॥
Sarva-Shruti-Shiro-Ratna-Sam-Udbhaasita-Muurtaye |
Vedaanta-Ambuuja-Suuryaaya Tasmai Shrii-Gurave Namah ||6||

Meaning:
6.1: (Salutations to the Guru) Who is the Embodiment of All Srutis (Vedanta) which Equally Shine (He being the Essence of them) like Jewel worn on the Head,
6.2: Who is the Sun blossoming the Lotus of Vedanta. Salutations to that Guru.

चैतन्यः शाश्वतः शान्तो व्योमातीतोनिरञ्जनः ।
बिन्दूनादकलातीतस्तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥७॥
Caitanyah Shaashvatah Shaanto Vyoma-Atiito-Niran.janah |
Binduu-Naada-Kala-[A]atiitas-Tasmai Shrii-Gurave Namah ||7||

Meaning:
7.1: (Salutations to the Guru) Who is the Eternally Tranquil Consciousness, Spotless and Pure, and Beyond the Ether,
7.2: Who is Beyond the Bindu, Nada and Kala; Salutations to that Guru.

ज्ञानशक्तिसमारूढस्तत्त्वमालाविभूषितः ।
भुक्तिमुक्तिप्रदाता च तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥८॥
Jnyaana-Shakti-Sama-Aruuddhas-Tattva-Maalaa-Vibhuussitah |
Bhukti-Mukti-Pradaataa Ca Tasmai Shrii-Gurave Namah ||8||

Meaning:
8.1: (Salutations to the Guru) Who is Equally Mounted on Jnana (Knowledge) and Shakti (Power), and Who is Adorned with the Garland of Tattva (Truth or Absolute Reality),
8.2: Who Grants both Worldy Prosperity and Liberation; Salutations to that Guru.

अनेकजन्मसम्प्राप्तकर्मेन्धनविदाहिने ।
आत्मञ्जानाग्निदानेन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥९॥
Aneka-Janma-Sampraapta-Karme[a-I]ndhana-Vidaahine |
Aatma-N.jaana-Agni-Daanena Tasmai Shrii-Gurave Namah ||9||

Meaning:
9.1: (Salutations to the Guru) Who Burns away the Fuel of Karma (results of works impressed on the mind) Accumulated over Many Births,
9.2: By Giving (Kindling) the Fire of Self-Knowledge; Salutations to that Guru.

शोषणं भवसिन्धोश्च प्रापणं सारसम्पदः ।
यस्य पादोदकं सम्यक् तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥१०॥
Shossannam Bhava-Sindhoshca Praapannam Saara-Sampadah |
Yasya Paadodakam Samyak Tasmai Shrii-Gurave Namah ||10||

Meaning:
10.1: (Salutations to the Guru) Who Dries Up the Ocean of Samsara (Worldly Existence) and Leads to the Essential (Spiritual) Wealth Within us,
10.2: In the Same Manner as His Foot-Water (when a devotee surrenders everything while washing the Guru's Feet) removes the impressions of the Samsara from the devotee's mind and reveals the Essential (Spiritual) 

Wealth Within; Salutations to that Guru.

न गुरोरधिकं तत्त्वं न गुरोरधिकं तपः ।
तत्त्वज्ञानात् परं नास्ति तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥११॥
Na Guror-Adhikam Tattvam Na Guror-Adhikam Tapah |
Tattva-Jnyaanaat Param Naasti Tasmai Shrii-Gurave Namah ||11||

Meaning:
11.1: (Salutations to the Guru) Neither is there any Reality Beyond the Guru, Nor is there any Austerity Higher than the Guru,
11.2: There is no Knowledge of Truth beyond what comes From the Guru; Salutations to that Guru.

मन्नाथः श्रीजगन्नाथो मद्गुरुः श्रीजगद्गुरुः ।
मदात्मा सर्वभूतात्मा तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥१२॥
Man[d]-Naathah Shrii-Jagannaatho Mad-Guruh Shrii-Jagad[t]-Guruh |
Mad-Aatmaa Sarva-Bhuuta-[A]atmaa Tasmai Shrii-Gurave Namah ||12||

Meaning:
12.1: (Salutations to the Guru) My Lord is the Lord of the Universe, My Guru is the Guru of the Universe,
12.2: My Self is the Self of All Beings; Salutations to that Guru.

गुरुरादिरनादिश्च गुरुः परमदैवतम् ।
गुरोः परतरं नास्ति तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥१३॥
Gurur-Aadira-Na-Adish-Ca Guruh Parama-Daivatam |
Guroh Parataram Naasti Tasmai Shrii-Gurave Namah ||13||

Meaning:
13.1: (Salutations to the Guru) There is no Reality which existed Before the Guru And the Guru is the Supreme Divinity,
13.2: There is no Reality Surpassing the Guru; Salutations to the Guru.

ब्रह्मानन्दं परमसुखदं केवलं ज्ञानमूर्तिम्
द्वन्द्वातीतं गगनसदृशं तत्त्वमस्यादिलक्ष्यम् ।
एकं नित्यं विमलमचलं सर्वधीसाक्षीभूतम्
भावातीतं त्रिगुणरहितं सद्गुरुंतं नमामि ॥१४॥
Brahma-[A]anandam Parama-Sukhadam Kevalam Jnyaana-Muurtim
Dvandva-Atiitam Gagana-Sadrsham Tat-Tvam-Asy[i]-Aadi-Lakssyam |
Ekam Nityam Vimalam-Acalam Sarva-Dhii-Saakssii-Bhuutam
Bhaava-Atiitam Tri-Gunna-Rahitam Sad-Gurum-Tam Namaami ||14||

Meaning:
14.1: (Salutations to the Sad-Guru) Who is the Bliss of Brahman, Who is the Bestower of Supreme Joy, Who is the Absolute, Who is the Embodiment of Knowledge,
14.2: Who is Beyond Duality, Who is Boundless and Infinite Like the Sky, Who is Indicated by Maha Vakyas Like Tat-Tvam-Asi (That-Thou-Art).
14.3: Who is One without the Second, Who is Eternal, Who is Stainless and Pure, Who is Immovable, Who is the Witness of the Intelligence of All Beings,
14.4: Who is Beyond the States of the Mind, Who is Free from the Three Gunas; Salutations to that Sad-Guru.