Selections from the shAkta upanishads- 2

Swami Vishvarupananda omkar at GIASDL01.VSNL.NET.IN
Sat Apr 25 06:54:33 CDT 1998

> 3) She is the vidyA beginning with "ka" in the ShrIvidyA. This is
>    called the prathama-khaNDa of the shrIvidyA. It consists of
>    the syllables, ka, e, I, la, and hrIM.
> 4) She is the vidyA beginning with "ha" in the ShrIvidyA. This is
>    called the dvitIya-khaNDa. It consists of the syllables ,
>    ha, sa, ka, ha, la, and hrIM.
> 5) She is the vidyA beginning with "sa" in the ShrIvidyA. This,
>     called the tR^itIya-khaNDa, consists of the syllables,
>     sa, ka, la, and hrIM.

This is funny. KadividyA, HadiviyA and SadividyA are otherwise the names of
three different versions of the entire ShrIvidya mantra, the version
consisting of the the three khaNDas given above is the KadividyA. The
HadividyA is the Lopamudra version, which has three khaNDas, the first
khaNDa starting with 'ha' and sadividyA is a verson with three khaNDas, of
which the first khaNDa starts with 'sa'.

Greetings and Om

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Dear Ravi and all friends on the Advaita List,

I have joined the list only a few days back and amd learning from all
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My name  is Kamal Kothari. I am 42 years, married, one child Rahul 12
years. My wife Priti  is also a student of Vedanta. My wife and I were
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"Atmabodha". We are on the 7th verse presently. As a daily study I read
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I have had an exposure to Vedanta only over the past 2 years and have
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Personally, as I understand my composition, I am more inclined to follow
the Karma yoga and Gnana yoga paths and very little of Bhakti yoga. I
find the discussions on various aspects of Vedanta on this list very
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completed Bhaja Govindam and Atmabodha, which would be the next one that
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after I have studied and imbibed them fully.  :)

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