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Dakshinamurthy Stothram – Sloka 2 – Introduction – Part 3 – The Giant Tree, the Magician and a Tamil film song

From the last blog after watching the videos about spider, we understood that God is The Creator; but ended up with a doubt - how does God create the world? What materials does He use? How does He present his creation? Before answering these questions we must have a look at two more videos and… Continue reading Dakshinamurthy Stothram – Sloka 2 – Introduction – Part 3 – The Giant Tree, the Magician and a Tamil film song

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Dakshinamurthy Sthothram – Sloka 2 – Introduction – Part 2 – The Spider & The Creator

Mundaka Upanishad 1.1.7 We saw in the previous blog that Brahman/God, the one “which is invisible, inconceivable, without lineage, without any classifications (Varṇa), without eyes and ears, without hands and feet, and that which is eternal, all-pervasive, omnipresent, extremely subtle and undecaying” is the source of all beings. We also saw that we need an… Continue reading Dakshinamurthy Sthothram – Sloka 2 – Introduction – Part 2 – The Spider & The Creator

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Dakshinamurthy Sthothram – Sloka 2 – Introduction – Part 1- The Creator

The Creator The Creator: In all the Sanatana Dharma śāstrās, it is stated that God/Brahman/Ishwar/Paramatma known as the Ultimate Reality is the one and only cause of the universe. He is the Creator, the Maintainer and the Destroyer. அகர முதல எழுத்தெல்லாம் ஆதிபகவன் முதற்றே உலகு: அவனின்றி ஓர் அணுவும் அசையாது. Who is this Ultimate Reality? யார் அந்த… Continue reading Dakshinamurthy Sthothram – Sloka 2 – Introduction – Part 1- The Creator

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Dakshinamurthy Sthothram – Sloka 2 – Prologue – The Creation Process & Science

The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) is a general-purpose detector at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). It has a broad physics program ranging from studying the Standard Model (including the Higgs boson) to searching for extra dimensions and particles that could make up dark matter. The CMS detector is built around a huge solenoid magnet. This… Continue reading Dakshinamurthy Sthothram – Sloka 2 – Prologue – The Creation Process & Science

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Dakshinamurthy Sthothram – Sloka 1 – Conclusion

Adi Sankarar, Manicka Vasagar, Thirumoolar Essentially the first Sloka of the Dakṣiṇāmūrti Sthothram deals with “atma svaroopam” which Adi Sankaracharya reveals with two day to day examples of “darpana nagari” and “svapna nagari”. The Atma is revealed as the base “adishtaanam” of the Universe, as the independent existence – truth “sathya”, as the one unaffected… Continue reading Dakshinamurthy Sthothram – Sloka 1 – Conclusion

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Dakshinamurthy Stothram- Sloka 1 – ஆன்மாவும் அண்டமும் – SELF & THE UNIVERSE – “JIVA & JAGAT”

We saw in the last two blogs the Vedantic Concepts behind the Mirror and Dream. Let us now see how Bhagwadpaada Adi Sankara uses these two examples and teaches us further. DAKSHINAMURTHY STHOTHRAM SLOKA 1 विश्वं दर्पणदृश्यमाननगरीतुल्यं निजान्तर्गतं पश्यन्नात्मनि मायया बहिरिवोद्भूतं यथा निद्रया । यः साक्षात्कुरुते प्रबोधसमये स्वात्मानमेवाद्वयं तस्मै श्रीगुरुमूर्तये नम इदं श्रीदक्षिणामूर्तये ॥१॥ தமிழ்… Continue reading Dakshinamurthy Stothram- Sloka 1 – ஆன்மாவும் அண்டமும் – SELF & THE UNIVERSE – “JIVA & JAGAT”

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Dakshinamurthy Stothram – Sloka 1 – Introduction – Part 2 – Dream

We saw in the first part, the four features of the Mirror and the reflected image. These are adhiṣṭānatvam, sathyatvam, asaṃgattvam, advaiyatvam (the supporter, independent existence, unaffectedness and unitary nature of the Mirror and the opposites for the reflected images. Now let us see what happens in a dream. The features of a dream: Now… Continue reading Dakshinamurthy Stothram – Sloka 1 – Introduction – Part 2 – Dream

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Dakshinamurthy Stothram- Sloka 1 Introduction – Part 1 – Mirror

It has been a month since I commenced my journey in search of myself by trying to understand Dakshinamurthy Stothram. Someone told me en route, “If you are searching yourselves, then why don’t you look at the mirror ? simple; why do you undertake arduous journeys?” Very valid question. Infact, this is what all of… Continue reading Dakshinamurthy Stothram- Sloka 1 Introduction – Part 1 – Mirror

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Prologue for the Sloka 1 – Master Piece

The Master Piece It is an oft-quoted saying that philosophy begins in wonder. The mystery of the Universe with all its changes strikes the reflective temper of human beings. Through this reflective temper, human beings constantly question their experiences. The Vedic philosophy grew out of a demand for the explanation of actual experiences of an… Continue reading Prologue for the Sloka 1 – Master Piece

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Dakshinamurthy Sthothram – Dhyana Slokas

Sri. Dakshinamurthy Sloka 1 मौनव्याख्या प्रकटित परब्रह्मतत्त्वं युवानंवर्षिष्ठांते वसद् ऋषिगणैः आवृतं ब्रह्मनिष्ठैः ।आचार्येन्द्रं करकलित चिन्मुद्रमानंदमूर्तिंस्वात्मारामं मुदितवदनं दक्षिणामूर्तिमीडे ॥१॥ Mauna-Vyaakhyaa Prakattita Para-Brahma-Tattvam YuvaanamVarssisstthaam-Te Vasad Rssigannaih Aavrtam Brahma-Nisstthaih |Aacaarye[a-I]ndram Kara-Kalita Cin-Mudram-Aananda-MuurtimSva-[A]ātmaaraamam Mudita-Vadanam Dakssinnaamuurti-Miidde||1|| பரம்பொருளின் தத்துவ உரை விதிதம் ஆழ்மௌனம் வித்தக முதிர்ஞானியர் இடையமர் இளமை வடிவம் ஆசானுக்கு ஆசானாம்  ஆதியும் முதலும் ஞான முத்திரை காட்டும் கரமுடை பேரின்ப வடிவம் அகமகிழும் புன்னகை நிறை அழகு வதனம் பணிவோம் தக்ஷிணாமூர்த்தி  பொற்பாதம் Salutations to Dakṣiṇāmurty whose exposition through profound silence is… Continue reading Dakshinamurthy Sthothram – Dhyana Slokas