Mankuthimmana Kagga: Seeds of love, Seeds of Hatred

Prema beejagalihuvu vaira beejagala vole Soumyamum sankshobheyanthe prakruthiyali Bramakada srushtiya vishama  lakshanagalali  saamarasyavanaraso             – Mankuthimma As there are seeds of love, so also the seeds of hatred. The face of calmness is common in nature, so also the face of turmoil. The illusion of creation that is expressed in these opposite versions is for you[…]

Patanjali Yoga Sutra – The mind is addictive and intoxicated

Pathanjali Yoga sutra Atha yoganushasanam, yogaschitha vrithi nirodhaha Thadadrashtaha swaroopeva asthanam vrithi saropya mitharathya The mind is addictive and intoxicated. All the techniques are against mind. Until you realize that you are in the path opposite to yoga and that it is useless, you cannot enter the path of sutra. Only those who are totally[…]

Introduction To Gayatri Mantra (part 11)

Introduction to Gayatri … Continued from the previous issue Those who recite the Gayatri mantra are blessed with good vocabulary [jnana rasa]. Saraswati, who resides in the sweet words on the tongue [as Vak Devi]. In virtuous people, she is the atma as Atmalakshmi, illuminating their intellect. In sinners, she is Alakshmi [daridra]. In noble[…]
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Yoga is “Amana”, which means the end of mind.

Pathanjali Yoga sutra Atha yoganushasanam, yogaschitha vrithi nirodhaha Thadadrashtaha swaroopeva asthanam vrithi saropya mitharathya Yoga is “Amana”, which means the end of mind. Only in Amana, the witness becomes witnessed and one can rest in oneself. If you are not in this state, you become one with the vrithis [thoughts] of the mind. In introspection,[…]

Introduction To Gayathri Mantra (part 10)

Introduction to Gayatri … Continued from the previous issue From the moment of conception in the mother’s womb till the disposal of the body at the funeral pyre, every follower of Vedic philosophy depends and lives on the mantras. Gayathri Mantra was formed in the early Vedic times by Prajapati (whose other name is Vishwamitra).[…]

Gayatri Upasana is called Sandhya

Introduction to Gayatri … Continued from the previous issue Gayatri Upasana is called Sandhya. Sandhya is sandhi in Sanskrit which means the “meeting point”. The connecting point between the eyebrows on the forehead is the bridge between the dhyu loka and para loka (heaven) – a bridge between the gross and subtle. Sandhya karma is[…]

Mankuthimanna Kagga – Man keeps renewing himself

  Man keeps renewing himself, every moment being refined thoroughly in the oven of life on earth, and becomes the very personification of essence by losing all the dirt, and grows into the universal soul. Hosahosabanaguvanu manavanu vasudheya mooseyali puta paakavanthu Rasamurthiaguvanu jagadathmamathi beleye kasavella kaledavanu ~ Mankuthimma.