Tantrika

Tantrika

More on this important topic appears in June McDaniel’s Offering Flowers, Feeding Skulls, the best study on Säkta folk religion and obsession in modern India which I have ever come upon (highly recommended). McDaniel classes several types of Tantrikas. Of...
A Choice of Postures- Shiva Tantra

A Choice of Postures- Shiva Tantra

In the Gheravda Samhita, we learn that there are as many äsanas as there are life-forms. have been explained by Siva. Of these. eighty-four are exceptional, and of these thirty-two are auspicious in the realm of the living. This means that lots of postures are...
Maps of the Body- Understand The Chakras

Maps of the Body- Understand The Chakras

Indian philosophy produced several models to describe what happen withhin body. Alas, this is already an oversimplification. There are several distinct schools of Indian philosophy and, as you know, they are not always in accord with each other. Just look at the...
The Most Excellent Way

The Most Excellent Way

THE BUDDHA SAID: To be free from the passions and to be calm, this is the most excellent way. Those who leave their parents, go out of the home, understand the mind, reach the source, and comprehend the immaterial, are called shramanas. Those who observe the precepts...
The Eternal Beyond the Mind

The Eternal Beyond the Mind

The Upanishad first affirms the existence of this profounder, vaster, more puissant consciousness behind our mental being. That, it affirms, is Brahman. Mind, Life, Sense, Speech are not the utter Brahman; they are only inferior modes and external instruments....