Research of Ancient Philosophy

I am not sure how I can express the beauty of this sthotram. Each and every syllable makes a difference to the meaning. What a flow, what a meaning! Yes, it...

This is another of those various songs that we hear very frequently if you live near temples. This has been blared in high volumes during festivals and a number of artists...

In the previous blog, I had translated the sambavopaya. I wonder what these sutras are really telling. Sutras mean thread, so “Shiva Sutra” must mean “threads connecting to shiva”. Possible. But, everything,...

I have translated the previous verses of the Maha Kalabhairava stotram in the previous 2 blogs here and here. The more I read these verses, the more I am amazed by...

In Aitreya Upanishad – Part 1, I had put down my translation of the Upanishad that talks about steps in creation (maybe it should be called evolution, but even that has...

I have to admit, I have been mistaken about the Vijnana Bhairava. I was thinking that it shows the path to go back into the unmanifested. But, translating these “said paths...

As I had indicated in this blog, the Vijnana Bhairava talks about various paths to reaching the truth. In this blog I write about “Shunya” that is talked about in Vijnana...

The Gaudapada Karika is Gaudapada’s comments on the Mandukya Upanishad. Gaudapada argues for Advaita or “non-duality”. Non-duality is a very simple concept  and a number of the quantum physicists have commented...

The Bhagavad Gita promotes the “steady atma” through and through. As I have translated in the previous verses in Gita, “If a person becomes quiet from all actions arising out of...

In the previous blog I had written about the questions asked in the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra. To summarize, the questions asked is “Energy is made entirely of coupled noise existing in...