Research of Ancient Philosophy

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,...

It is interesting to note that the Shiva sutras is divided into sambhavopaya = sambhava + upaya which is “approaching the possibility”, shaktopaya = shakti + upaya which is “approaching the...

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...

Continuing from the previous blog of Maha Kalabhairava stotram, here I have translated the next few verses. I wonder very much what this stotram is really explaining. As I have said...

I really do not know why this stotram is attributed to time unmanifested. It is also described as the “Teekshna Damstra KAralam stotram” sometimes and even this, to me, makes no...

Finishing up the Kala Bhairava translation for the 7th and the 8th verses. The 7th verse translates as this: aTTahAsabhinnapadmajANDskoshasaMtatiM druShTipAtanaShTapApajAlamugrashAsanam aShTasiddhidAyakaM kapAlamAlikAdharaM kAshikapuradhinAthakAlabhairavam bhaje aTTa + hAsa + bhinna +...

The Kala Bhairava till now seems to have said this, as translated in the previous blogs, here, here and here: “The prime energy used, pure, unrestrained concentric cycles, giving up resistance,...

The previous two verses of the Kala Bhairava is translated here and here. Now the third and the fourth verses. shUlaTangkapAshadaNDapANimAdikAraNaM shyAmakAyamAdidevamaksharam nirAmayam bhImavikramaM prabhuM vichitratANdavapriyaM kAshikApuradhinAthakAlabhairavam bhaje sthUla + tangka...

Continuing from my previous blog of Kala Bhairava Ashtakam – Verse 1, going on to the next verse. In this verse again, translations miss out the subtle meanings in each of these...

Translation: Kala – time, Bhairava – unmanifested, Ashtakam – 8 verses. While I agree time is formidable, especially when things don’t go our way, I don’t believe “Kala Bhairava” translates to...