#hindu theology Tumblr posts

  • ataphya
    14.10.2021 - 1 week ago

    "A man becomes a Mahadev, only when he fights for good. A Mahadev is not born from his mother's womb. He is forged in the heat of battle, when he wages a war to destroy evil."

    Shiv, The immortals of Meluha (Amish Tripathi)
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  • eatfood-nottoomuch-mostlyplants
    14.06.2021 - 4 monts ago

    "I should have been glad to acquire some sort of idea of Hindu theology, but the difficulties were too great."--Mark Twain [936*303]

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  • ataphya
    10.03.2021 - 7 monts ago

    Shivratri inspired philosophy post.

    Shivratri is a Shaivist Sanatani Festival of Hindus and Indian subcontinent. People from Nepal in North to Sri Lanka in South and Pakistan in West to Bangladesh in East have been connected to this festival. But, it's known to be most important to people from North India mostly as that's the closest to Kailash - Home of Shiva. These include Hindus of - Nepal and in India - Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand (north) Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur, Meghalaya & Tripura (north-east) but it's also found to be strongly followed in Maharashtra (West) and Tamil Nadu (south) they mostly follow different branches.

    The festival comes from Shaivist philosophy followers of Hinduism, which talks about 'Shiv' as the supreme being - the ultimate Being where everything came from. There are several branches to it and one of the main one is called Ardhanarishwara, which had historically been connected to this festival.

    The Ardhanarishwara philosophy talks about Shiv - the masculinity (also known as matter) and Shakti - Femininity (also known pure raw energy). When Shakti meets Shiva, a life is born but take one away and everything turns to dust and raw energy. Both when separate, have their own identities but when they come together, they create the universe. Shiv itself is a void, while Shakti is the light that fills it, no other light can fill Shiva and no other void can hold Shakti.

    The image Of Ardhanarishwara gives the same message, a being half feminine and half masculine. It talks about their own separate balance and United balance of the two powers. It also teaches us that every person should balance both in them - feminity and masculinity with no stereotypes or prejudices.

    For example - Shiva is known for his anger the most, but he's also known for his peaceful, respectful nature, just like Shakti is stereotypically known to be "calm" or motherly but she's also the one who kills those hurting others without missing a beat. The best thing we learn here is about extreme emotion but that's a whole different bunch of stories.

    If we discuss about one of other famous branch, it talks about Shiva's seperate identity as a void that brings out everything and then in a click, takes it all back in it. According to Shiva, "he" is everything and everyone and yet, nothing and no one. It talks about universal duality - this world and the other world and both being equally important. We get this life for a reason but we should remember that we are living on a planet in a universe with millions others like this one and that basically - we ain't shit ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ and that we should stop behaving like we are.

    Sources - Kashmiri Shaivist Literature - Rishi Kashyap, Lal Ded - Lalleshwari, Rupa Bhawani, Abhinavgupta, Rajtarangini, my family gurus, Upanishads, Shiv Purana, Neelmat Purana. The things I talked about here come from Kashmiri Shaivist philosophy, we follow ardhanarishwara. Image one - Ardhanarishwara, Imagine two an angry shiva

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  • journalistcafe
    16.02.2021 - 8 monts ago

    Vasant Panchami 2021: आज करें सरस्वती जी की पूजा, विद्या ही है सबसे बड़ा धन

    Vasant Panchami 2021: आज करें सरस्वती जी की पूजा, विद्या ही है सबसे बड़ा धन

    भारतीय संस्कृति के सनातन धर्म में पौराणिक मान्यता के अनुसार हिंदू धर्मशास्त्रों में मां सरस्वती देवी की महिमा अपरमपार है। बसंत पंचमी के दिन मां सरस्वती देवी की विधि-विधानपूर्वक पूजा-अर्चना की जाती है। ज्योतिषविद् विमल जैन ने बताया कि इस वर्ष 16 फरवरी, मंगलवार को बसंत पंचमी का पर्व हर्ष, उमंग, उल्लास के साथ मनाया जाएगा। माघ शुक्लपक्ष की पंचमी तिथि बसंत पंचमी के रूप में मनायी जाती है, इसे ‘श्री…

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    #Basant Panchami day #Basant Panchami Festival #Basant Panchami. #Bhagwati Saraswati#fast-fasting#fasting #Glory of Mother Saraswati Devi #Hindu Theology#Hinduism#Indian culture#Law-Legislatively Pooja-archana#Legislative Worship-Archana #Maa Bhagwati Saraswati #Maa Saraswati #Maa Saraswati Devi #mythological beliefs#Mythological Values#Puja-Archana#Sanatan Dharma#spring season #vasant panchami 2021 #worshiping deities #देवी-देवताओं की पूजा-अर्चना एवं व्रत #पूजा-अर्चना#पौराणिक मान्यता#बसंत ऋतु#बसंत पंचमी #बसंत पंचमी का पर्व #बसंत पंचमी के दिन #भगवती सरस्वती
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  • taurianskies7
    05.02.2021 - 8 monts ago

    No, not me feeling attacked when Kapil said “when you’ve understood your karma, you don’t even need astrology, you know why the situations that you’re being forced through happens, you can connect your deeds and the karma you’re being served to past lives - it’s not god that tortures humans, it’s humans causing each other pain, continuing the cycle of reincarnation. See, people who’ve done these meditation, awakened kundilinis, they know why and how, they’re at peace because they know” and i just-

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  • journalistcafe
    23.01.2021 - 9 monts ago

    संतान प्राप्ति व उनकी लंबी आयु के लिए होता है पौष पुत्रदा एकादशी व्रत; जानिए पौराणिक कथा, शुभ मुहूर्त और मंत्र

    संतान प्राप्ति व उनकी लंबी आयु के लिए होता है पौष पुत्रदा एकादशी व्रत; जानिए पौराणिक कथा, शुभ मुहूर्त और मंत्र

    भारतीय संस्कृति के हिंदू धर्मशास्त्रों में प्रत्येक माह की तिथियों का अपना खास महत्व है। मास व तिथि के संयोग होने पर ही पर्व मनाया जाता है। सनातन धर्म में व्रत त्यौहार की परम्परा काफी पुरातन है। चान्द्रमास के अनुसार प्रत्येक मास में दो बार एकादशी पड़ती है। सबकी अपनी अलग-अलग महिमा है। इस बार पौष मास में शुक्लपक्ष की एकादशी तिथि पुत्रदा एकादशी के रूप में मनाई जाएगी। इस तिथि के दिन भगवान विष्णु की…

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    #attainment of child happiness #Ekadashi#Ekadashi date#Ekadashi Tithi#fasting #fasting of Ekadashi #fasting of Ekadashi date #happiness and prosperity in life #health#Hindu Theology#Indian culture#Lord Vishnu#married life#prayers #Putra Ekadashi Fasting #Putrada Ekadashi#ritualistic worship#Sanatan Dharma#Shuklapaksha #worship of Lord Shrihari #आरोग्य#एकादशी #एकादशी का व्रत-उपवास #एकादशी तिथि #एकादशी तिथि का मान #जीवन में सुख-समृद्धि #दाम्पत्य जीवन #निराहार व्रत सम्पादित #पुत्रदा एकादशी #पुत्रदा एकादशी का व्रत
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  • renegade-hierophant
    13.11.2020 - 11 monts ago

    “Herodotus tells that the Egyptians would not kiss a Greek on the mouth (because this mouth might have eaten beef ), nor would they use the knife, or kettle of a Greek (because they could have been used for preparing beef).” - Jan Assmann, Of God and Gods. Egypt, Israel, and the Rise of Monotheism, 2008

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  • penhive
    11.10.2021 - 1 week ago

    Parable of the Sperm

    I watch the pink walls diluted by the age of time. Pink, I love to dream of women—their music, their orifices becomes a haunting psychedelic witch. Color of her panties –yes I have sniffed with relish, savored the tasty fragrance.

     I see a yellow banana; yes it’s my fruit when it is passioned in loves to be licked.

    God—I want to write and write. Writing is an orgy defying death. Climax and orgasm are sweet. Death is bitter.  She needs many orgasms to go to sleep. Adultery has been a luscious poetry for me.

    Grace, I am in your theology, so that I won’t be excluded.

    The novel of writing is an art; tropes sculpt an aesthetic of existence.  

    The memory of her haunts me. I need to be inserted between her legs and flower her to an ecstasy of being.

    Time—a halo for being; in the world of time—an orifice for suckling.

    Nirvana the state of exalted consciousness, sex is the only enlightenment.

    The sky is clear like sarcasm of shit. Sad to say I have met many women who will offer their bodies for money.

    I am in poverty; can I be optimistic about riches? Poverty, you cannot breed my thought into the insanity that’s not an art.

    Love birds are caged, they speak for their freedom—their Palestine as their homeland.

    Innocence, I was born with it, now I am mature in adultery.

    Poetry, you can flower the meaning of bliss in sex.

    Cannabis I have smoked you with love and sexual longing.

    I saw a pink pen stroke with a P in the sky—it lit my heart with psychedelic mesmerism and quivered my soul in the poetries of epiphanic delight.

    Waking up to a dream is pleasant as an erection.

    Narratology in the voice of writing—I look at myself wrapped up in the ineffable apophatic voice of God, a voice that God shared with Moses in the burning bush. I have a pen that drips, penetrating the lava pussy of paper as an oasis of succulence. I try to write time in the memory of Borges, and I become like Minotaur confined in the labyrinth. My experience lies like mystical beads that chant extrasensorially into the haze of time that lived, into the mercurial present and to being of futuristic optimism. Death is a haunting surprise that I cannot anticipate.

    Realism of the novel, I have poured your book in temporal life, your meanderings into costumes of cultures; I excavate the sculpture of your textual narration; you are bourgeoisie rendering of habituation; you create signs that lull the historicity of meaning, a similitude of existence. You go to great extent of narco-opiating the psychologism of character sketches. In neo-realism –characters have lost their voice; they are a legion of an unstable author. There are Epics of realism—grand narratives of war—carrying a moral lesson. War is the phenomenologization of aggression. How can war become moral lessons? Peace is a lesbian—her voice in the sublimation of the art of writing. War of mythologies is privileging the Gods to be treacherous and bestial and inhumane.  Krishna is an example. War crimes are not only textual relics but they are also suffocating realities for the marginalized people like the Palestinians. Gujarat is a classic example of communal wars. The load of the Hindus torched out alive the Muslims. Religion drives the human to be a maniac. Art perverts him or her to be a good existential being.

    Just when I wanted to go out, God pissed from the sky. Scattered yellow petals lay like a trail of urine on the ground.

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  • some-random-radfem
    08.10.2021 - 2 weeks ago

    Look. This is not even a jab at any specific religion, nor is it even feminism-related, but there is one argument that a lot of religious people always make that... They clearly didn't think that one all the way through?? It's sort of a moot point, and doesn't make a lot of sense??? And I had to get it off my chest. I will be using Christianity as my example because they are the group of people I tend to deal with the most around here, but this could just as easily apply to any religion with some concept of "Heaven" and "Hell" in its theology.

    "But what if you're wrong, though, and you get sent to Hell?"

    Look, anyone could turn out to be wrong about what faith is the "right" one, and what does or does not happen after death. Yes, I might be, but so could you. Maybe the Christian faith isn't the "one true faith." Maybe Pagans are the "correct" faith. Maybe the Jews got it right. Or maybe Hindus did. Or Muslims. Maybe the atheists are correct, and absolutely nothing happens after death at all. Maybe the Buddhists got this thing right, and you will be reincarnated as an insect for multiple lifetimes for your constant sermons about Jesus. Any faith could be right, and any faith could be wrong. And, knowing this, I see no reason to change my whole life around just because of the possibility that I might be wrong in my worldviews on religion. I could still be wrong about everything even after converting. Your argument, therefore, is entirely pointless. The potential for being wrong just isn't a very good reason for becoming a convert to a faith I'm not sure that I believe in. I mean, considering that you, also, might be wrong, would you convert to another faith just to save your own ass from a place that, for all we know, might be entirely imaginary??

    Yeah. Didn't think so.

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  • drlamba
    07.10.2021 - 2 weeks ago

    Unending Salutations to the Divine Feminine

    Unending Salutations to the Divine Feminine

    Today begins the Navratri- worship of Durga for nine nights. in fact, the divine mother has diverse names and Hindu theology is a process of continuous worship of Divine Feminine. The pleasant autumn has set in, ushering a new beauty to this part of the world. The beauty is amplified with the periodic descent of Maa Durga – the incarnation of Shakti, to the earth. The ‘Durga Saptashati’ describes…

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  • brahman-is-love
    30.09.2021 - 3 weeks ago

    Hell: intermediate state vs eterrnal

     No more is it the Egyptian Amenthes, the region of judgment and purification; nor the Onderah – the abyss of darkness of the Hindus; for even the fallen angels hurled into it by Shiva, are allowed by Parabrahma to consider it as an intermediate state, in which an opportunity is afforded them to prepare for higher degrees of purification and redemption from their wretched condition.

    Hell, Jesus used it but as an ordinary metaphor. Whence then came the dreary dogma of Archimedean lever of Christian theology, with which they have succeeded to hold in subjection the numberless millions of Christians for nineteen centuries?


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  • royalhandmaidens
    21.09.2021 - 1 mont ago
    #i suppose it is possible he was afraid of having he films linked to islam #but the usa wasn’t at war yet in the 70s i think? maybe? honestly i lose track of our long list of warfare #i think vietnam had just finished and the gulf war wasn’t until the 90s? #but maybe public sentiment of islam was low…? who knows
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  • sorekbekarmi
    12.09.2021 - 1 mont ago

    So I was watching a lecture this guy gave about consciousness in the universe, because YouTube auto-played it after a lecture I watched about entheogens/shamanic tropes in the Torah and Tanakh (although unfortunately that speaker likes the term OT too much).

    Consciousness in the universe guy turned out to be Morphic field guy, two of who's papers I read a few weeks ago because I stumbled on his theory and wanted to know what it actually was, and no one was explaining it satisfactorily. I didn't even realize it was the same guy until the VERY END of the consciousness lecture when someone asked him about it in the Q&A

    ANYWAY, his explanations of consciousness in the universe, matter, organisms, beings etc, was very fascinating, and really closely aligned with the ideas of eminationism

    And then he started talking about the Indian/Hindu conception of divine consciousness, and the image that he used (which he was relaying, it wasn't his metaphor) was of the moon being reflected in a thousand buckets of water - each reflection has some of the moons light and shows a perspective of its image, but doesn't actually replicate or divide the moon.

    And that is like, almost EXACTLY the same metaphor employed to explain eminationism in kabbalah - one light source, separated by many windows in a wall. Each window lets in a shaft of the source light, but doesn't divide the source, they're just different mediums through which we perceive it.

    Similarly, I've been doing voracious reading into religious plants, artistic motifs, sacred architecture, and religious symbols in the ancient Levant and its neighbors, particularly Greece/Proto-Greece to the West, Egypt to the South, Mesopotamia Party Pack to the East, and Hittite/Anatolia to the North right. And... the parallels. Oh my God. The parallels.

    All of this doesn't collapse or threaten my Jewish identity, religious practice/"belief" (I think "perspective and methodologies of understanding and reasoning" is more appropriate than belief, because it implies engagement but not adherence).

    In fact. It strengthens it. It's affirming to see that the things that are sacred to me now relate to the things that were sacred to our ancestors. And its affirming to see that, just like there's similarity and shared truth and understanding in religions now, the same is true of the religions of our ancestors and their neighbors.

    Rather than the traditional fundamentalist positions so common in Evangelical Christianity and even many streams of Judaism, which demonize the religious practices and beliefs of out neighbors and criticize their study, a humanistic and scholarly approach to the context in which I stand gives me a BETTER sense of how I relate to the divine, my people, other peoples, all humanity, and myself. Instead of seeing shared truth as a loss on the exclusive truth claims of my culture, the idea of shared human truth and subjective experience also leading to individual truths just strengthens my appreciation for these systems of social and spirtual engagement, especially for my own.

    I remember hearing MANY evangelicals insist that the Hindu characterization of divinity was polytheistic, even though Hindus themselves will tell you they view all gods as being just individual aspects of one large divine being, a singular consciousness.

    And yet, that "polytheistic" view, when you actually examine the philosophy and theology of Hindus themselves, is surprisingly consistent with certain philosophies and theologies in Judaism, the religion who like, made monotheism happen. The most fiercely monotheistic religion.

    And yet, evangelicals themselves make a claim that God is united and divided, but they place that claim on the level of divine mystery beyond explanation or analysis - which was a tactical move because arguing about it was ripping their religion apart because it IS polytheism in a monotheistic trench coat, and you need cognitive dissonance to make that work.

    Anyway. Long post short.

    Please read, and think, and study, and engage with these things, NOT coming from a perspective that you possess ALL the truth, OR from the perspective that this study will teach you ALL the truth. Thats not what religion is. It is not meant to be 100% fact conveyance and a record of objective empirical data and observations.

    It is a humanistic system of engaging with our environment and our consciousness. It is a poetic and artistic way of communicating truths. Whether you believe in ANYTHING or not, you are a mortal being in a large and endlessly complicated universe, alongside many other consciousnesses and beings, and religion is the story of all our ancestors trying to wrap their heads around that. It is not an answer, it is a question and a process.

    #to be clear #i dont believe the morphic field theory #but i think its a fascinating idea and image #and i do think that the idea all matter has some level of consciousness is VERY interesting
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  • memecucker
    09.09.2021 - 1 mont ago

    one time when i was taking a class on Plato and the professor was talking about his theology how Plato criticized the Homeric conception of religion and the overly anthropormorphic (and also blatantly corrupt and immoral) descriptions of gods in favor of the viewpoint that the gods should be seen as emanating form a singular divine source and i raised my hand and asked if thats kinda like Hinduism and the professor was like “Oh uh, well I cant really say I dont know much about Hinduism especially if you know more than me” and at first I thought he just meant it in like “oh, uh, um, well if youre raising the topic of Hinduism for comparison you probably know more about it than me so I cant really say” type of sense but later I realized i accidentally tricked him into thinking I was Hindu or had a Hindu background and the stammering he did was him wanting to not like offend me

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  • abhishekhuman01
    06.09.2021 - 1 mont ago

    #JijajiChhatPerHainRealityBasicStorys3Part2 #GrandFatherPunarjanm #GrandFatherReBirth #GrandpaReincarnation There are internal differences within Hindu traditions on reincarnation and the state of moksha. For example, the dualistic devotional traditions such as Madhvacharya's Dvaita Vedanta tradition of Hinduism champion a theistic premise, assert that human soul and Brahman are different, loving devotion to Brahman (god Vishnu in Madhvacharya's theology) is the means to release from Samsara, it is the grace of God which leads to moksha, and spiritual liberation is achievable only in after-life (videhamukti). The non-dualistic traditions such as Adi Shankara's Advaita Vedanta tradition of Hinduism champion a monistic premise, asserting that the individual human soul and Brahman are identical, only ignorance, impulsiveness and inertia leads to suffering through Saṃsāra, in reality there are no dualities, meditation and self-knowledge is the path to liberation, the realization that one's soul is identical to Brahman is moksha, and spiritual liberation is achievable in this life (jivanmukti). #Islam Most Islamic schools of thought reject any idea of reincarnation of living beings. It teaches a linear concept of life, wherein a human being has only one life and upon death he or she is judged by God, then rewarded in heaven or punished in hell. Islam teaches final resurrection and Judgement Day, but there is no prospect for the reincarnation of a human being into a different body or being. During the early history of Islam, some of the Caliphs persecuted all reincarnation-believing people, such as Manichaeism, to the point of extinction in Mesopotamia and Persia (modern day Iraq and Iran). However, some Muslim minority sects such as those found among Sufis, and some Muslims in South Asia and Indonesia have retained their pre-Islamic Hindu and Buddhist beliefs in reincarnation. For instance, historically, South Asian Isma'ilis performed chantas yearly, one of which is for seeking forgiveness of sins committed in past lives. #Atheist #buddhaveeragautam #abhishekhuman #ritshekgautam #rajpriyagautam #sunghpriyagautam — view on Instagram https://ift.tt/3h2F6P6

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  • iknikvarrick
    05.09.2021 - 1 mont ago

    looking for mutuals

    Hello! I'm Kiyo, and I'm new to tumblr (and most social media), and I'm looking for mutuals who share interests/fandoms with me. feel free to like this post/reblog if you're interested. also looking for canonmates.

    About me:

    -aspiring Buddhist
    -biromantic greysexual
    -I have c-PTSD, BPD, DPDR, ADHD, and depression
    -I love water, rainforests, swamps, birds, fruit, and exploration. or I could've said I'm "pirate-core" and that would suffice
    -chaotic neutral


    -anthropology (pre-colonial cultural studies, indigenous issues, archaeology, paleoarchaeology)
    -theology (non-abrahamic belief systems, buddhist and hindu philosophies)
    -primitivism (hunting, fishing, foraging, avoiding industrial habits as much as possible, etc)
    -anime/cartoons/video games
    -most types of art (drawing, sewing, embroidery, macrame, kinbaku, music, and dancing, to name a few)
    -avian psychology (parrots and corvids)

    Kins (in the best order I can give):

    -Korekiyo Shinguji
    -Sokka (found Aang)
    -Narciso Annasui (found Weather Report)
    -Kohina Ichimatsu
    -Spinel (found Amethyst)
    -Souseiseki (found Suiseiseki)
    -Pearl (found Amethyst)
    -Diego Brando
    -Yakko Warner
    -Narancia Ghirga
    -Tsukasa Shishio
    -Raoul Duke

    Current fandoms:

    -Avatar/Legend of Korra
    -Jojo's Bizarre Adventure
    -Dr. Stone
    -One Piece
    -The Dragon Prince

    Previous fandoms/media of interest:

    -Fullmetal Alchemist
    -Rozen Maiden
    -Gugure! Kokkuri-san
    -Pandora Hearts
    -Akatsuki No Yona
    -Steven Universe
    -Princess Tutu
    -Fallout: New Vegas
    -Twin Peaks
    -Attack on Titan
    -Lord Of The Flies

    man the list goes on, just assume I've consumed most popular media among zoomers

    DNI if you:

    -are under 18
    -support the existence of america or canada
    -think current industrialism can coexist alongside indigenous traditions
    -can't address conflict constructively
    -silence stealth trans people
    -follow neopagan religions that steal pre-established indigenous beliefs
    -kin as korekiyo shinguji, sokka, narciso annasui, souseiseki, or yakko warner
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  • stilltryingtowrite
    03.09.2021 - 1 mont ago
    #thank for asking!
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