Diiksa and Initiation

Posted By: Tapas Dev Tag: Scriptures Last Update: 15/07/2019
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In a short discourse, I shall try to say something regarding diikśá and initiation. As you know, for want of sufficient vocabulary in certain tongues, we are to use some words having close proximity to the required term. [Here, for instance, we have to use the English word “initiation” for the Sanskrit diikśá. But] the word “initiation” cannot represent the spirit of diikśá.

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The Devotee and the Object of Adoration

Posted By: Tapas Dev Tag: Scriptures Last Update: 14/07/2019
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Last night during Mahá Cakra I said that the object of adoration for a devotee is something personal. And where the unit is treated as a vibrational manifestation, the Supreme Entity is the controller of all those vibrations. In the Vedas, it has been said regarding that Cosmic Puruśa:

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The Cosmic Father has a special Responsibility

Posted By: Tapas Dev Tag: Scriptures Last Update: 12/07/2019
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I invented kaośikii on September 6th [1978]. This dance is both an exercise, and a medicine for twenty-two diseases. It is a sort of panacea for almost all female diseases, and for many male diseases in younger boys. It is a medicine for most liver diseases. It assures safe deliveries for women, and also checks the advent of old age. It is a medicine.

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Bhakti is the Best Avenue for Salvation

Posted By: Tapas Dev Tag: Scriptures Last Update: 08/07/2019
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1300 years ago, India gave birth to a great jiṋána márgii by the name of Shankarácárya. He said that amongst all the avenues for salvation, devotion or bhakti is the best course. Now what is bhakti?

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Bhakti is the Best

Posted By: Tapas Dev Tag: Scriptures Last Update: 07/07/2019
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It is a recognized fact that the way to salvation is three-fold; jiṋána, karma and bhakti. All three of these roles are recognized routes, and I have nothing to say against any of them. But you know, those who are experienced in this life of spirituality say, after realization, that the path of bhakti is the best. Even the intellectual giant Shaḿkarácárya had to admit that “mokśa kárańasamagryaḿ bhaktireva gariyasii” – bhakti is the best way to mokśa or salvation, the approach of bhakti is the best.

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An Equal Birthright

Posted By: Tapas Dev Tag: Scriptures Last Update: 06/07/2019
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A few months back a very knotty question was placed before me. The question was knotty, no doubt, but the reply was not at all knotty. The reply was very simple. The question concerned the fact that almost all the scriptures of the past said that women are not eligible for salvation. Almost all the scriptures of almost all the so-called faiths said that before the attainment of salvation, women will have to come back in male framework. And those other faiths where there is no scope for rebirth, said that women will have to wait for the final day of judgment, that is, doomsday, before they can get or expect any salvation.

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