Tandava is a Fight

Posted By: Tapas Dev Tag: Scriptures Last Update: 10/03/2019
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You know, in Devabháśá [Sanskrit], tańd́u means to jump or a phase of jumping. Tańd́u plus sna suffix makes it táńd́ava. Táńd́ava means where jumping is the main spirit. You know, while preparing rice from paddy, those newly-created rice jump like this. And that’s why in Sanskrit rice is called tańd́ula. Uncooked rice, that is – cooked rice is called odanam.

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The Psycho-Spiritual Evolution of Humans

Posted By: Tapas Dev Tag: Scriptures Last Update: 01/03/2019
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Since the very dawn of human civilization there has been a continuous process of metamorphosis, not only in individual or collective human psychology, but also in the biological structure of human beings. You know that human beings emerged in this earth not very long ago. Before that period giant animals had evolved and vanished. Gradually simple biological structures evolved into complicated structures and really giant animals appeared on the earth. But lack of intellectuality made them extinct. Gradually the frame grew smaller and the intellect grew bigger.

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Prayers – Cardinal and Non-cardinal

Posted By: Tapas Dev Tag: Scriptures Last Update: 14/02/2019
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I told you that there must not be any prayers, at least no non-cardinal type of prayers. What are cardinal prayers? The prayers that solely control human movements or concern the pabula that helps human advancement or microcosmic advancement towards its desideratum may be termed cardinal prayers. All other prayers are non-cardinal. Microcosmic advancement requires some urge and it gets its food from the Macrocosmic Cause. So people’s request or prayers should be on that issue only.

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It Is Wise to Be a Devotee

Posted By: Tapas Dev Tag: Scriptures Last Update: 28/01/2019
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In the spiritual field there are three main competitors - intellectuals (jinána yogiis), the dexterous workers (karma yogiis) and devotees (bhaktas). Ultimately, the devotees win. The reason is that intellectuals and karma yogiis fight with their strength whereas devotees leave everything to Parama Puruśa who takes up their cause. The devotees thus win without fighting. Intellectuals when confronted, try to solve the problem with the intellect and look into the scriptures for mandates to follow. Ultimately they get tired. Likewise karma yogiis will devote their time to plans and programs but will finally get tired in the process.

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Dharma Sadhana

Posted By: Tapas Dev Tag: Scriptures Last Update: 11/12/2018
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The topic of discussion is dharma sádhaná. What is dharma? What is sádhaná? Dharma means “nature”. Sádhaná means “to complete the journey”. Each and every being which has been created in this universe has to complete its journey. Every [ion], every cell, every being which is born will have to complete its journey, because there is an ever-increasing attraction between the unit and the Cosmic, between the jiiva and God. This continuous journey has been going on since the creation of this universe. Whether you like it or not, still you have to continue the journey. To continue this journey is known as dharma sádhaná.

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