With the years of my youth passing awayI have wandered all across the land of India, east and west.I have studied Sanskrit, most useful,And the useless language of the foreigners. --Gedun Chophel, Tibetan translator of the Upanishads and Dhammapada[i] We need to understand the background and history of Indian civilization. Only when we understand that,… Continue reading ORIGINS OF SECRET MANTRA (DAY 4): ‘HUMAN NATURE’ AND VEDIC GODS: Fire, intoxicants, money, death and the Vedic ‘dark side’: Demi-Gods, Maras, Flesh-eaters, and the four priests required for sacrificial offerings (by 17th Karmapa)
"United be your purpose, harmonious be your feelings, collected be your mind, in the same way as all the various aspects of the universe exist in togetherness, wholeness." एक हमारा उद्देश्य हो, सुसंगत हमारी भावना हो । एकत्रित हमारे विचार हो, जैसे सब कुछ इस विश्व में एकता में है ॥ Source: Rig Veda VIII.8.49.4… Continue reading ORIGINS OF SECRET MANTRA (DAY 3): VEDIC HYMNS TO DIVINE MOTHER NATURE: Oral myths, poems and praises to the Gods of Nature and the importance of the Vedas for understanding Buddhist Secret Mantra origins (by 17th Karmapa).