Lord shiva and Adi Shakti #shivshakti
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Adi Shakti. The Power of the Primordial God Mother. youtu.be/xHGOjdmPNgQ
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Maa Adi Shakti - Bakreshwari Shaktipeeth (west bengal) [maaโ€™s eyebrows and hair - shaktipeeth]
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Adi Shakti by Space Wind
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Maha Navratri! Amazing Pictures Shiv and Adi Shakti Together (www.aloosedhho.in)
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How many of you know about 4 Adi Shakti Peethas and 51 Shakti Peethas in the Indian Sub continent

The 4 Adi Peethas are

  1. Puri

  2. Berhampur

  3. Guwahati

  4. Kolkata

These peethas are included in the list of 51 shakti peethas too. Sadly, three peethas are now in islamic nations (2 in bangladesh , 1 in pakistan)

Unrelated anecdote.

As a child I was taken to Ma Kamakhya's mandir by my aunts and grand mother. It was a serene place on top a hill with greenery all around and the view of the mighty Brahmaputra flowing at a distance, gleaming like a big stream of silver in the sun.

Since than I have visited the mandir countless times and have seen the surroundings change. I was never too big into rituals but the thought and philosophy behind it attracts me greatly.

My curiosity about Ma Kamakhya Mandir, led me to search for more such temples in India , the history behind them etc.

It is simply fascinating and a part of our history and heritage. I can almost feel the logic working in the heads of rulers and educated people of those times, to consciously setup or link a collection of temples across a huge geographical area in to a common thread. It was like giving a common identity and purpose to the masses.

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[Song Sunday] "Adi Shakti Mantra Song"

Because I can now listen to beautiful "spiritual" music without feeling guilty.

Okay, okay, full disclosure: I did feel a little guilty when they started singing in English, but it passed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-RENAhp7cw

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KUNDALINI MANTRA~ADI SHAKTI youtube.com/attribution_lโ€ฆ
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Kundalini Yoga for an Open Heart

I came across this video which is about a quick, easy, and mindfully guided Kundalini Yoga practice for beginners. This practice focuses on creating an open heart and touches on forgiveness. A lot of people struggle with forgiveness and there's a good reason for it. We all get hurt, we all get lied to and it's hard to trust people after that. Salimah the yoga therapist shows us how to forgive. This is on braveheart series with the first part 'open heart kriya' to start with.

The Adi Shakti meditation helps us feel our radiant power and to act from a place of love and kindness, but it can also be a great way to get in touch with ourselves. This video offers Kundalini Yoga kriyas for an open heart, a few breathing techniques we should know, and a cool way to get energy in our life. (44)

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[Bob the hobo] A Celestial Wars Spin-Off Part 0278

PART TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-EIGHT

Sunday

Dad tried.

Iโ€™ll give him credit for that. He really tried to talk me into giving Fisk a chance to explain himself. I just didnโ€™t care. Iโ€™d spent the last twenty years without him in my life, and Iโ€™d spend however many going forward without his shadow darkening my doorstep.

I really donโ€™t think I could hate anyone as much as I hated Fisk right then. If there was a family function, only one of us would be there. If their choice was him, Iโ€™d live with that too. In fact, Iโ€™d probably prefer it. Let him keep the Nascerdios connections. If that meant I lost the girls or Najma โ€ฆ well, that would hurt, but Iโ€™d stick with Clefton and Nick and Dad โ€ฆ provided they were okay with never speaking that bastardโ€™s name around me.

At least now I understood why Mom hated him so much.

โ€œSam, I canโ€™t let you go back out there thinking what you are right now.โ€

โ€œI thought you said we werenโ€™t telepathicโ€ฆโ€

โ€œWeโ€™re not. If I really wanted to, I could go over to your memory and confirm what I can see written all over your face, but thereโ€™s no point. You never could hide the way you felt about things.โ€

I sat down cross-legged on the beach with my elbows in my knees and my chin resting on a double-fist. โ€œThen I guess youโ€™d better make yourself damn comfortable,โ€ I sneered. โ€œBecause I have no intention of changing the way I feel about him.โ€

โ€œChanging the way you feel is more a weaverโ€™s domain, but trust me when I say, you have no idea what waiting a long time for something is all about. That mental coma you asked me about before? I was floating in a void of nothingness years, lost and confused. Before that, my ex-wife and her lover had me imprisoned for centuries. Centuries, son. Chained in a cold and muddy hole that made a well shaft look inviting because at least then you could see the sun when you looked up. You want to play hardball with me, just say the word. You were willing to give up after only two tries. Wait till that turns into millions of attempts.โ€

There was a whole lot to unpack in that speech. Most importantly to me โ€ฆ

โ€œYou were married?โ€ Because it sure wasnโ€™t to my mom or any of the others. Danika, Margalit and โ€ฆ I compared notes that night and I learned Dad hadnโ€™t married any of our mothers.

Dadโ€™s thunderous expression collapsed and a momentary pained one took its place. โ€œIt was a long time ago, Sam. But, yes, I was. Once.โ€

He looked so vulnerable just then. This had to be before the others. โ€œDid you h

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Vishnu-Shiva and Special Relativity

The analogy between Vishnu-Shiva & Space-Time has come up in a sermon I recently viewed on youtube. Space-Time is one indivisible mathematical model in Special Relativity. And the physics parallels are interesting to play with.

>Om vishvam vishnur-vashatkaro bhuta-bhavya-bhavat-prabhuh... Hiranya-garbhah shatrughno vyapto vayur adhokshajah.. Sarvagah sarva-vid-bhanur vishvaksheno janardanah ...

Vishnu is all pervading, with no boundaries. Wherever you seek, you will find Vishnu. Vishnu is space.

>tatpraแน‡amฤmi sadฤล›iva liแน…gam ...Maheshwaraya Nithyaaya Suddhaaya ...Karalam Mahakala kalam krupalam...

Shiva is eternal, with no beginning & end. Shiva is time.

>Shivaya VishnuRoopaya , Shivarupaya Vishnave

Shiva & Vishnu are inseparable. One's manifestation is the other & vice versa. Similarly, We cannot separate physics in space from physics in time - both are intricately linked to each other.

>Objects do not just move through space, they 'move' through space-time. Some are moving through space faster & some are 'moving' through time faster. But, the hyperbolic sum of 'speeds' through space & time is constant. (I am using Greene's interpretations here - not pedantically accurate.)

All atmas have the same essential naadi, as they are all tied to one paramatma & the yuga cycle. Some are temporarily focused on sthithi (Status Quo, Vishnu, Space) & some on laya (Change, Shiva, Time). But, ultimately, they all join paramatma in pralaya.

>Motion in space affects the perception of time (time dilation). And the 'motion' in time affects the perception of space (space contraction).

Focus on aishwarya (Vishnu) creates a belief that the ayush will be full. Focus on chiraayu (Shiva) creates a belief that the aishwarya is small.

>Nothing in space-time can move faster than light energy.

Adi Shakti is supreme in the realm of Vishu & Shiva.

>The mass of a body warps the space-time around it. As the mass increases, the time becomes slower, the radial length becomes longer.

As the ahankara increases, atma moves more away from Vishnu & more disconnected with Shiva.

I am sure that we can come up with more parallels.

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Getting started on Bhakti

Hello friends!

After months of studying Hinduism and practicing Ashtanga Yoga and meditation, I would like to get started on Bhakti. Recently, I've been particularly drawn to Lord Shiva and feel warmth inside my heart whenever I think of him. However, my set of beliefs is most similar to Shaktism and I've felt a connection to Shakti since the day I discovered Hinduism.

So, 3 questions:

  1. From what I've read, it's common to worship both Shakti and Shiva since one can't exist without the other, is that right?
  2. I also remember reading that reciting mantras can be dangerous if not done properly. Can I get started with 'Om Namah Shivaya' and 'Adi Shakti Namo Namo' if I'm confident about the pronunciation?
  3. I live in Europe. There are no temples in my town and the only idol I could get so far is a tiny one of Shiva. Could you please give me some tips on the ways I could do simple puja rituals? Or just some begginer bhakti tips?

Thank you!

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Mythological Indian Adventures, Artefacts, Characters, and Settings

For months, I've been attempting to collate information for a spiritual successor to this spectacular thread by /u/paddywagon_man. I vowed to assemble a thread devoted to Ancient and Medieval India; those historical periods massively influenced my game. After my original game dissolved, I restructured and refined my world, thereby crystallizing a more authentic atmosphere. Here, I offer intrepid DMs opportunities to incorporate Indian history, mythologies, and cultures in their respective worlds.

Originally, I intended to organize a singular thread for Ancient and Medieval periods. However, myriad sources of inspiration demand three threadsโ€”this thread will focus entirely on mythological Hindu India; the second thread will feature Ancient India (and the rise of Buddhism and Jainism); the third thread will highlight Medieval India (and the introduction of Islam). Each setting is appended with potential adventure ideas, but DMs are encouraged to customize and modify the setting. Hindu mythology is notorious for contradictory information; the popular iteration of the Ramayana (Valmiki's Ramayana) may not actually be the original.

Mythological Settings

Ayodhya (Ramayana): Established by Manu, the primogenitor of humankind, this city is as elaborate and ornate as it is expansive. However, it now witnesses the inception of its demise โ€” Rama, the heir apparent, is exiled to a foreboding and treacherous forest inhabited by malefic demons. Moreover, he is accompanied by his valiant half-brother (Lakshmana) and resplendent consort (Sita). Devastated, King Dasharatha dies in his sleep. Rama's elected successor, his half-brother Bharata, refuses to ascend the throne; he only acknowledges Rama as Ayodhya's crown prince. Without a king, the city of Ayodhya is vulnerable to annexation or destruction โ€” the citizens fervently pray to the gods for deliverance.

Adventure Ideas: If a player wishes to play dispossessed noble, you can offer him or her Ayodhya. Alternatively, your players might attempt to usurp Rama or offer their aid. You can choose to play the Ramayana, with a party of three representing Rama, Lakshmana, and Sita. If your party is larger, additional players can fulfil the roles of Ramaโ€™s other half-brothers or Sitaโ€™s sisters. The source material is merely inspiration. Ayodhya offers a time limit: if the party canโ€™t secure its future in

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Kali statuette

My work
Kali is a Hindu goddess.Kaliโ€™s earliest appearance is that of a destroyer of evil forces. She is the most powerful form of Shakti.Over time, she has been worshipped by devotional movements and tantric sects variously as the Divine Mother, Mother of the Universe, Adi Shakti, or Adi Parashakti.Height 27 centimeters (10,6 ich)

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Should Yogi Bhajan followers be using Darbar of Siri Guru Granth for dancing?

Recently Chaz Fliy Creative produced a video titled, "The White Sikh Wedding". What was not shown in the video is how Yogi Bhajan followers use the same Darbar of Siri Guru Granth Sahib Ji not only for their "White Sikh Wedding" but for wild dancing! You can view this dancing in the Darbar of SGGS at this video: "tantric yogis dance & perform tantric yoga in Darbar of Siri Guru Granth Sahib Ji!" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5JSt-R8eak&t=14s

Here is a link to Chaz Fliy Creative showing their original video titled "The White Sikh Wedding" https://www.facebook.com/chazfliy/videos/10154758111080053/?pnref=story

Recently one Yogi Bhajan follower on this Sikh forum stated: "Just know that if you go to Guruwara (Gurdwara), this will be normal Sikh stuff.... If you get invited to a meditation, that will be equivalent to Naam Simran, which is very much normal Sikh stuff." https://www.reddit.com/r/Sikh/comments/5ixro1/yogi_bhajan/?sort=confidence

My response is as follows: "First of all the Yogi Bhajan Gurdwara service and the Gurdwara (Darbar of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib) have elements in it that are very disturbing to traditional Sikhs. (1) There are usually huge paintings and photos of Yogi Bhajan on the walls and sometimes photos of YB are even directly behind Siri Guru Granth Sahib Ji at Gurdwaras located at Yogi Bhajan deras like the one at the SikhNet offices in Espanola NM. (2) At Yogi Bhajan deras with Gurdwaras you will find idols or murtis of baba siri chand at the entrances which invite people to bow and worship them. I have personally seen money and flower offerings being given to these murtis. (3) In every Ardas Yogi bhajan is always prayed for and revered which sets YB above everyone else. The Yogi Bhajan meditations are far from equivalent to Naam Simran. In fact the daily "sadhana" which Yogi Bhajan himself prescribed for every Sikh and non Sikh student to practice forever includes a Hindu mantra! Antion Vikram Singh Meredith says: "In 1992 YB commanded that all of his students - Sikhs and non-Sikhs do something he called the "Aquarian Sadhana". This was to be done "forever'. In other words it is a permanent part of Bhajanism and is unlikely to ever be changed unless someone arises who has equal or even superior status to YB. Unlikely in the forseeable future. The "Aquarian Sadhana" is a curious mixture of Gurbani, mantras that are kinda, sorta Sikh and at least one Hindu Sanskrit mantra. This is how it breaks down. Jap

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Role of women then and now

As there is concept of life cycle that circulates around different times in various forms that we call 'yug', there are four 'yug' namely, Satyug, Tretayug, Dwaparyug, and Kaliyug. Let's know more about these periods, the first one Satyug is considered to be the starting period of life on this earth. It is widely understood as period of peace and serenity, where the 'bull of dharma' stood on four legs. Then comes Tretayug, when lord Shree Ram ruled on the land wisely, after that in Dwaparyug when lord Krishna taught path of dharma to mankind. Last but not the least , Kaliyug - the longest term period which is currently running. Over passage of time 'bull of dharma' had lost its three legs and now stands on only one leg( this is interesting, just skipping deep part of it). In all of the four yugs the highlighted part is that time to time incarnation of god will happen on this earth for making the good win over the evil. Being honest, all of the times there has been a male protagonist and a female protagonist but mostly the former one emerge out to be as Warrior and Leader.

During satyug, mankind witnessed such powerful almighty avtaars like kurma, matasya,varah and narsimha . Goddess Durga, the Adi-shakti(ultimate power) has played one of the major roles in vanishing evil energies in this universe. It can be inferred that during that time man and woman both have equal and shared balance in all aspects. During the era of the tretayug too Lord Ram and Lordess Sita made perfect example for society as Shree Ram been 'Purshottam' and Devi Sita as strong icon of love and pious nature. Then , in dwaparyuga Lord Krishna's heroic acts can be seen even from his childhood to Mahabharat and further too, while there have been multiple forms of goddess Lakshmi like 'Ideal of love'- lordess Radha , wise queen Rukmini and many more. The warrior like roles were majorly played by lords in last two yugas, nonetheless lordesses played great duties in maintaining and modifying the social ethics.

Kaliyug, which is said to be worst of all yugas in terms of the social values, ethics, peace, prosperity is the period of peak criminalisation too.There is modernalisation but principles are lost somewhere forever, hence bearing more crimes and injustices. This is the period where humanity is facing lots of problems in surviving amongst evilness.

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Anyone familiar with Hindu gods?

I know it sounds strange but a group of my friends and I have been having recurring dreams about a door. Then today at the same time, all three of us felt the presence of 3 separate deities. I've learned that I (African American) was likely visited by Hathor, another (also Afro American) visited by Aphrodite, and more strangely, another (White.... I don't know the specifics) swore she was attacked by Kali then later comforted by Adi Shakti. Now, the last one was a staunch atheist. She is currently finishing her masters program in a STEM field. I shopped around for pictures based on her description of her attacker and she recognized both, although she thought they were the same. She also seems to be under the impression that she's made a deal with this deity. Is this even possible? What could it mean? Please help. I have very little experience with deities and to be perfectly honest, I'm afraid.

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My story of witnessing a girl "possessed" at youth camp when I was younger... leading me to become an atheist.

So, I've seen a few posts recently where there has been mention of different things people cite as "proof" for God that they have experienced, most of which are then referred to as hallucinations or imagination. When I was about 15 I saw one of these things that, at the time, gave me proof for a God that I had previously denied. I thought the story might be interesting to some folks here.

TLDR: I had a weird experience at christian youth camp one summer that made me realize religion was wacky and ultimately lead me to become an atheist. This ended up being much longer than I expected it would be...

First, let me say I am an agnostic atheist which as far as I understand means that I believe there is no God because there is no proof to say otherwise. Could there be a God? Sure, it's possible, but only as much as an Easter bunny, Santa Claus, or flying spaghetti monster. My atheism took hold almost a decade after this story took place (thanks in part to Neal Stephenson) but this seems pretty interesting in light of the recent posts I have been seeing.

I was raised Catholic but never really understood or believed the tenants of what was being taught. I believed in God, but I didn't know why or how to really prove his existence. I did however have zero belief in the concept of organized religion, it just seemed like a bunch of people standing, sitting, kneeling, standing, sitting, standing, kneeling, etc. A friend of mine introduced me to his church, Christian Pentecostal, where the people were like a community and there was a sense of belonging there. I joined the youth group and went to church, it wasn't the Catholic church, but I at least was involved in a church, so my Mom was happy. The people were all very friendly and seemed to be genuine, they just believed in a different way of going about their version of Christianity.

As part of youth group we would go on trips to see Christian rock bands and spend time with other churches. We even had a summer camp that we would go to where we would all just be kids and hang out, but also spend a few hours in Church each day we were there. My first year there I was still pretty new with the whole Pentecostal thing so I just hung out and watched as other kids would go up to the altar and pray. It was strange to see them speaking in tongues and falling over and not getting injured when their heads would hit the ground, but I was told this was "because the Holy Ghost has filled t

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I can see the other dimension, it is scary (Part 6)

[Part 1] (https://www.reddit.com/r/nosleep/comments/4sy8p5/i_can_see_the_other_dimension_now_and_god_its/)

[Part 7] (https://www.reddit.com/r/nosleep/comments/4utqov/i_can_see_the_other_dimension_now_it_is_scary/)

The post might sound unbelievable but it is what I experienced and I can guarantee you will experience the same if you drink soma.

Continued:

She was so beautiful (sensual might be the right term here). I was feeling very peaceful, there was no sense of fear in me it was very different from the past trip I had been. This world I was in was totally different from my world; the world was very colorful.

I asked โ€œwho are you to the girl and where am Iโ€? With no sense of fear; she said โ€œI am Apsara (celestial nymph) and this is Atala.

Now again I need to explain fundamentals of my religion to tell my story further otherwise it is impossible to understand and I need enough words to be allowed to post in nosleep, Most of these things is what Apsara told me and some of the things I had read before. It was easier for me to comprehend what I experienced because I had already read most of the things I had experienced.

Types of world in Hinduism:

The Supreme Nothingness or Supreme Consciousness (God) which I explained in Part 5 of my post have three qualities that is Sat ( Truth) , Chit (consciousness) and Ananda (Bliss ) in other words Satyam (truth), Shivam (consciousness) and Sundharam ( beauty ). To understand imagine the supreme Nothingness or Consciousness as an ocean. The ocean of consciousness is very much aware or conscious of itself since it is his quality (nature) to be in Ananda (bliss) , he (actually it is beyond duality of male and female) is blissful but is easily bored by his blissfulness because there is no opposite or contrast such as pain or misery. Since a Contrast of black is needed to write white in a board by a chalk, similarly to feel Blissful opposite of blissfulness must be experienced otherwise blissfulness is not fully experienced or appreciated.

Letโ€™s call the supreme Nothingness as Shiva (Purusa, Allah, and God), so Shiva decides to play with himself to experience his blissfulness in totality hence he divides himself into many or in other words divide ocean into many drops. Now how he does that? It is by his Shakti (energy, Power) he is full of Shakti (energy, power) so we call him Shaktiman (Superman). Shakti now creates Para Shakti (Supra Natural Power or energy) Para Shakti creates Adi Shakti (gross supernatural po

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What/who is jogMaya/yogmaya?

or these two words are totally different? If someone says 'Ma Khodiyar is JogMaya' what does it exactly means? and how this goddess is connected with adi shakti?

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Upon Reading the Catechism of the Catholic Church Drunk
**Upon Reading the Catechism of the Catholic Church Drunk**

I. The Apostle's Creed (Tobacco โ€“ The Holiness Inherent in Cancer)

*I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth,
I loved you, tobacco, since before I knew you,
when first I smelled you on my father's jacket.


*and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
I remember when I first knew you, Tobacco,
curling smoke in the public park - 

*who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
My burning tongue needs tea and whiskey
My burning throat spits hate and whiskey
My coughing lungs sings praise and blessing
To you, Tobacco, and rum, and whiskey

*born of the Virgin Mary,
O Holy Tobacco, born of the earth and the
sweat and the blood of the Dominican masses -
Holy Tobacco whose mother is the cravings of the masses -
Holy Mother of God, conceived without sin (Immaculate Heart of Mary, Pray for Us) -

Holy Queen of Summer โ€“ 

This Summer night where I sit drunk on my porch with the catechism,
drunk on my porch with a pipe of Tobacco,
drunk on my porch with a glass of scotch whiskey.
This summer is not quiet.
In the suburbs of Illinois, the Queen of Summer is glorified
By a liturgy of crickets
and fireflies
and whiskey

*suffered under Pontius Pilate
O sacrament grown in holy earth, 
O sacrament graced with holy cancer, 
Burn in a holy pyre โ€“ 

*was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into hell;
Cremated at my demand, sacrifice memorial perpetuated now and forevermore
Tobacco, breathe in me the life of the old shamanic gods
Slain by the God of this book I now hold in my hands,
I crave a God that is dead.
I crave God in Tobacco.

*on the third day he rose again from the dead;
God of the shaman's healing, live again
in the smoke of this holy offering -
God of the book and the church, live again
in the flesh of your Holy wafer - 

Gods die all the time - Gods rise all the rime.

*he ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty;
The wheel of the year keeps spinning - 
The Year King keeps growing, and harvesting, and planting - 

The liturgy moves with us: warming tobacco in the winter,
whiskey in the summer breeze,
herb in the pumpkin patches of fall,
cheap tequila in Cancun spring,

Gods die all the time - Gods rise all the time.
*from there he 
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Songs that help you to get into the zone

What songs help bring your spirit alive during yoga? I'll start:

Song of the Andes, by Spirit of Peru Trip to the Andes Mountains by Inca Son Namah Shivaya, by Krishna Das Om Shakti, by Sean Johnson and The Wild Lotus Band Adi Shakti by Mantra Girl Har, by Mantra Girl Ganesh Mantra, by Larisa Stow & Shakti Tribe The Dub Sutras, by Desert Dwellers Freedom, by Wellbeing Series on the album, Mental Detox

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Chandi having surkha. reddit.com/gallery/obyoop
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Myths of Mahabharata

(1) Karna was rejected by Drona - "And seeing that in process of time his son had grown up, Adhiratha sent him to the city named after the elephant. And there Karna put up with Drona, for the purpose of learning arms.And that powerful youth contracted a friendship with Duryodhana. And having acquired all the four kinds of weapons from Drona, Kripa, and Rama, he became famous in the world as a mighty bowman. And after having contracted a friendship with Dhritarashtra's son, he became intent on injuring the sons of Pritha" - Mahabharata Adi Parva CCCVII.

Truth - Then when was he rejected by Drona?

"Karna. one day approached Drona in private and said these words unto him, 'I desire to be acquainted with theย Brahmaย weapon, with all itsย mantrasย and the power of withdrawing it, for I desire to fight Arjuna......Thus addressed by him, Drona, from partiality for Phalguna, as also from his knowledge of the wickedness of Karna, said, 'None but a Brahmana, who has duly observed all vows, should be acquainted with theย Brahmaย weapon, or a Kshatriya that has practised austere penances, and no other.'" - Mahabharata Santi Parva Section II

So he was rejected when he asked for Brahmastra. And the reason is clear - he asked it in order to fight Arjuna. He is jealous and also Drona was partial to Arjuna (and his son) so he rejects. It is then that he goes to Parasurama and lies that he is Brahmin, possibly also because Drona said only Brahmin and Kshatriya that have observed all vows can learn. We must remember that it is only Arjuna that reached the highest extent, hence proving that austerity, humbleness, service to preceptor are most important qualities to obtain higher knowledge.

(2) Karna met Duryodhana for the first time in Rangbhoomi - The above passage answers this. He knew Duryodhana from Gurukul days itself. Moreover he was involved in the poisoning of Bhima. His enmity with Pandavas started from Gurukul days not from Rangbhoomi.

(3) Karna tried to prevent Cheerharan - No, he was the one who started it.

"And at that sound, the son of Radha, deprived of his senses by anger, waving his well-shaped arms, said these words,--'O Vikarna, many opposite and inconsistent conditions are noticeable in this assembly... Take off the robes of the Pandavas as also the attire of Draupadi." - Mahabharata Adi Parva Section LXVII

(4) Karna was rejected by Draupadi in Swayamvar - Actually only few editions, like 4 out of 1000, mention this. It's an interpolation. Even the

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Snake Charmer 2099

Snake Charmer 2099

Edited By: u/DarkLordJurasus

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The early morning light shone in through the doorwayโ€™s crack in Deveshโ€™s storage crate abode. He rose from his small cot and placed a pair of dry plastic strips onto his teeth. The familiar burning sensation helped force him awake as it dissolved the built up plaque from the night before. He then reached over next to the mirror and pulled out his small heating plate. By the time the burning in his mouth was gone, the plate was hot enough that he could place his company-issued MRE on it. When he finally shoved a spoonful of the bland curry and rice dish into his mouth, he looked over at the clock by the sink: 7:58. Alarmed, he dumped the food into his throat, quickly threw on his cargo shorts and company shirt, pressed his armband against the sensor at the door, and exited his home. Outside, Devesh stepped out onto the walkway and towards the ladder that brought him down from his 14th floor home. Both above and below him, men and women dressed identically to him followed the same route as they started their shifts.

This was the daily routine for over a hundred million different Indians across the southern portion of the subcontinent. Only a few decades ago, the country was forced to take on major amounts of debt from a conglomerate of mega-corporations. To repay this debt, the country had begun granting ports to the corporations, but that wasnโ€™t enough. Soon it was entire cities, then districts, then entire provinces were being bought and sold. Eventually, India had lost control of any land outside of Delhi as the corporations sunk their teeth in. Coalescing into the Indian Public Debt Administration, these corporations partitioned India between them. Mining and agricultural companies would take the north, where large swathes of land would be transformed into crop fields and entire mountains would be strip-mined. In the south, entire cities became massive sweatshops that would then ship their goods to coastal warehouses. It was in these warehouses that Devesh worked, moving goods to and from the cargo ships that docked at his port. It wasnโ€™t like he had a choice, though: This was all he ever knew. For his first 8 years of life, he was educated by company schools on how to perform his job, and for the following 10 years, he did just that.

When he was 19, though, that all changed, when one of the goods shipments he was to transfer contained an open box with a suspicious flute. The moment he touched

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difference between adi parashakti, parvati, durga, and tripura sundari?

hello everyone! i am extremely new to hinduism and shaktism despite being indian and raised in a hindu household. i've been doing a lot of googling lately as i am starting out developing my religious / spiritual practice and i understand from my upbringing that, generally, most hindu deities are avatars of a set of main gods / goddesses. however, i am very confused by the difference between adi parashakti, parvati, durga, and tripura sundari.

i understand that shakti is the essential life force / primordial energy source of the universe

i understand, then, that adi parashakti is the goddess personification of shakti (or is this wrong?)

what i don't understand is the chronological order of the different deities. are durga and tripura sundari later-on avatars of parvati (e.g., how kali was born from durga's forehead)? also, online i have seen lakshmi and saraswati being mentioned.

basically, i am just so confused lol. please help!

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Brave Heart Practice Series #1 for Kundalini Yoga

I came across this video which is about a quick, easy, and mindfully guided Kundalini Yoga practice for beginners. This practice focuses on creating an open heart and touches on forgiveness. A lot of people struggle with forgiveness and there's a good reason for it. We all get hurt, we all get lied to and it's hard to trust people after that. Salimah the yoga therapist shows us how to forgive. This is on braveheart series with the first part 'open heart kriya' to start with.

The Adi Shakti meditation helps us feel our radiant power and to act from a place of love and kindness, but it can also be a great way to get in touch with ourselves. This video offers Kundalini Yoga kriyas for an open heart, a few breathing techniques we should know, and a cool way to get energy in our life. (44)

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My story of witnessing a girl "possessed" at youth camp when I was younger... leading me to become an atheist. [x/post from /r/atheism]

Someone mentioned I should post this here from the other thread in /r/atheism

So, I've seen a few posts recently where there has been mention of different things people cite as "proof" for God that they have experienced, most of which are then referred to as hallucinations or imagination. When I was about 15 I saw one of these things that, at the time, gave me proof for a God that I had previously denied. I thought the story might be interesting to some folks here.

TLDR: I had a weird experience at christian youth camp one summer that made me realize religion was wacky and ultimately lead me to become an atheist. This ended up being much longer than I expected it would be...

First, let me say I am an agnostic atheist which as far as I understand means that I believe there is no God because there is no proof to say otherwise. Could there be a God? Sure, it's possible, but only as much as an Easter bunny, Santa Claus, or flying spaghetti monster. My atheism took hold almost a decade after this story took place (thanks in part to Neal Stephenson) but this seems pretty interesting in light of the recent posts I have been seeing.

I was raised Catholic but never really understood or believed the tenants of what was being taught. I believed in God, but I didn't know why or how to really prove his existence. I did however have zero belief in the concept of organized religion, it just seemed like a bunch of people standing, sitting, kneeling, standing, sitting, standing, kneeling, etc. A friend of mine introduced me to his church, Christian Pentecostal, where the people were like a community and there was a sense of belonging there. I joined the youth group and went to church, it wasn't the Catholic church, but I at least was involved in a church, so my Mom was happy. The people were all very friendly and seemed to be genuine, they just believed in a different way of going about their version of Christianity.

As part of youth group we would go on trips to see Christian rock bands and spend time with other churches. We even had a summer camp that we would go to where we would all just be kids and hang out, but also spend a few hours in Church each day we were there. My first year there I was still pretty new with the whole Pentecostal thing so I just hung out and watched as other kids would go up to the altar and pray. It was strange to see them speaking in tongues and falling over and not getting injured when their heads w

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