Shiva Samkalpa

Ashish Chandra ramkisno at HOTMAIL.COM
Tue Jul 24 18:17:40 CDT 2001

> On Sat, 21 Jul 2001 23:50:31 -0400, Jaldhar H. Vyas
> <jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM> wrote:
> >Today was the first day of Shravana, the month which is especially
> >of Shiva Bhagawan.
> Jaldhar, in North India, Shravan started after Guru Purnima. The South
> Indian calendar is 15 days behind as they follow the Amasvasya as the last
> day of the lunar month while we follow the Purnamaasi as the last day of
> the lunar month. All activities related to Shivaji have already started
> this month (Shravan) will end on the next Purnamaasi.
> >
> >[3] In deep sleep, the senses withdraw into the mind and the mind
> >withdraws into the atman giving some taste of the bliss and tranquility
> >Brahman.  But like the other two states it is fleeting and unstable so a
> >poor substitute for the real brahmajnana.
> >
> I think it should be that the mind withdraws into avidya, its source, also
> called Prajna. I don't think Atman is ever affected by mind.
> >[10] The yajna called Agnishtoma has seven priests (hotrs) or
> >alternatively the seven are the hotr (represents Rgveda), adhvaryu
> >(Yajurveda), udgatr (Samaveda), Brahmana (Atharvaveda),
>                                  ^^^^^^^^^
> >The yajaman and
> >his wife, and Agni himself who is the hotr of the Gods and brings the
> >offerings to them.  These seven are needed in any shrauta yajna.
> That should be Brahma (as in how Brahman is written in Sanskrit) shouldn't
> it?
> ashish

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