In passing we have heard of it, this great destruction of a vast library, but what was it, where was it, how did it happen? We can believe that ancient planetary cataclysm, of one type or another, could have thrown us back into 'dark ages', but maybe we forget that the disappearance of a vast library might also have set our species back into ignorance.
About Alexandria ~
It is a port city in Egypt, on the Mediterranean coast.…
Dattatreya was a mythological deity or sage. He was said to be an avadhoot, or complete renunciate, wandering naked in the world. He is usually represented with 3 heads as he is also said to be an incarnation of the combined forms of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, or the past, present and future. But this post is about his unusual teachers or gurus, of which he said he had 24. Today is Guru Poornima, or festival of the teacher, and Dattatreya's story is a perfect example of how life and all its…Continue
(Video ~ Authority is an Illusion)
Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche writes....
''We should really have this aspiration. We should pray that one day we reach a stage where we have enough courage to become just like these eccentric people.
Right now, we can only…Continue
Just below the Anahata or Heart Chakra, said to be suspended like a pendant, is a space called the ''Ananda Kanda'' which means the ''root of bliss''. It is the secret inner altar where the Ishta Devata, or personalized deity, is worshipped.
''It is a centre where devotion is intensified..''
~ Sw. Nishchalananda
Here is said to be the Celestial Wish-Fulfilling Tree ~ the Kalpa Taru or Kalpavriksha. It is one of…Continue