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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...