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The Heart of Yoga

Shiva, Parvati – purusha – prakriti

In cosmic understanding, Siva contains the potentiality of existence and Shakti is the force that stirs creative action. Respectively Siva is termed male and Shakti as female.

At an earthly level Shiva is the masculine reflection of creation and Parvati the female yet both are concepts of wonderment not to be understood, but celebrated.

In a similar way Purusha is the witness to creation, uninvolved and associated with the soul of mankind, an energy less active whereas Prakriti is the ever changing material universe.

These are key scientific concepts said to have been formulated by the Samkhya school of yoga thousands of years ago. They refer to the primal matter with three different

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The Hindu Gods

Creating balance in our universe and our lives

Who are these Hindu gods and are they significant? Some say they are and some say they are not and there are perhaps tens of millions of conflicting opinions as to the nature of these gods so let’s examine them in the light of science and reason.

Siva-Shakti: It is said that before this universe was created there was a state of nothingness or emptiness yet this emptiness was not completely empty because it contained the potentiality from which existence emerged. It is perhaps an argument of logic and reason that seems to defy reason and yet modern science has an inclination to agree.

This state of emptiness or nonexistence is

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The Shiva Lingam

The Presence of Shiva and a universal centre

The Shiva Lingam has been in common use for many thousands of years in parts of Europe, across Asia and even some places in the Americas. The lingam at Mecca is hidden away within that big black box and the Christians have replaced theirs with a cross.

Today the lingam is mostly found in Shiva Temples although a great many remain carved into the beds of rivers across Southeast Asia to bless the water that so many depend on for life.

The Shiva lingam is a round, elliptical, iconic image that most often sits on a circular base or peetham. Most commonly made of stone, Shiva Linga can also be composed

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A Cronology of Hindu History

Re-Writing the narrative from emerging discoveries

Like many people seeking to know the truth of our existence I have questioned the historic narrative handed down to us through various governmental agencies tainted by religious and other belief systems. It comes down to a question of believing what might be true without evidence and seeking to find out what is true based on tangible evidence.

The Western, patriarchal capitalist point of view dominates the world and anyone would have to be pretty stupid to not see that the associated political structures are rotten to the core. They say nice things but do dastardly deeds in the name of power and profits. Conversely in the east and by East I mean east

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Lord Shiva in the Bible

Tracing the origins of Judaism and Christianity

In examining our history and learning that the out of Africa theory is on shaky ground and some other theories in regard to indigenous origins of modern humans remain in contention. It also seems apparent that there has been considerable mixing of subspecies between each other and between modern humans so we may never trace our exact ancestry that far back.

The identified identified first modern human remains have been identified at Jebel Irhoud, Morocco and dated to 300K BC. In contrast, “the find at the prehistoric site of Attirampakkam, India, has shown the potential of a Middle Palaeolithic culture at 385 ± 64 thousand years ago (ka), much earlier than conventionally

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26000 YO Vishnu Idol

An ancient mystery

It is generally thought that the first gold manufacturing took place around 7000 BC in the vicinity of the Black sea. While we are discovering that Hindu culture indeed extends back to this time the claim regarding this discovery turns history even more on its head.

The following article is from ajitvadakayil.blogspot and it also appears on many other websites. It is generally thought that gold was worked before copper and bronze but you can do further research and decide for yourself.

The narrative – italics mine:

A heavy chest containing a 47 gram metal alloy idol was given to CIA officials for safekeeping at Lo Monthang (called “Mustang, northern Nepal” in

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Max Muller

An anti Hindu scholarly bigot

It is true that Friedrich Max Muller, the German born philologist and Orientalist, spent most of his life studying the Vedas. It is also true that he edited and published a 51 Volume Sacred Books of the East. But few people knew that he was an employee of the East India Company who started translating the Vedas to specifically denigrate them and in so doing help to break India.

“The Christianity of our nineteenth century will hardly be the Christianity of India. But the ancient religion of India is doomed—and if Christianity does not step in, whose fault will it be?” ~ Max Muller

As he matured, he changed his views a little. But even

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Enlightenment

Entering the light

Published on: 30 Aug 2016, Updated May 30 2018

Enlightenment is a term especially common within Buddhism, Hinduism, Yoga and Tantra, but the idea of ‘seeing the light’ is a common expression in most cultures implying that the seer has realised something of importance.

What enlightenment means in an ultimate sense is to know the nature of existence or the meaning of life. This may sound far fetched and even irrelevant in terms of day to day living, work, paying bills, keeping up with people, gossip and struggling to survive.

This survival struggle is punctuated by moments of learning, pleasure and perhaps real joy. But so often these moments are the result of external things happening. For

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The Science of What's Real?

The why of how we all perceive differently

The science of how everything is relative and no one is right or wrong.

The science of yoga talks about the universe as we perceive it as being an illusion and not real in the way that we believe that it is. This is primarily because everyone perceives our everyday reality inside their own mind. To remind you; our five senses perceive something and then they send an electrical signal to our brains which interprets that signal and creates the concept of that reality. Because we experience life in our minds, we actually have no external reality other than how we perceive it to be and as some say ‘create’.

In these

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Hare Rama, Hare Krishna

The Maha or great Mantra

Lord Krishna adorned with his weapons to banish fear and delusion

If you live in any large world city, there’s a good chance you have seen devotees dressed in traditional Indian costume charting Hare Rama Hare Krishna. Some of those people may even seem to be unnaturally happy but that is simply a consequence of intelligent focus on those four words. Yet even within India yesterday you will find a variety of understandings and interpretations that I have attempted to clarify.

The Hare Krishna mantra, is a 16-word Vaishnava mantra which is mentioned in the Kali-Santarana Upanishad. From the 15th century it rose to importance in the Bhakti movement

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