The final section will compare Gandhi with Ramakrishna’s failed Tantric initiation and Sri Aurobindo’s relationship with Mira Richards, better known simply as The Mother. I will then summarize what I believe we can reasonably say about Gandhi’s Tantricism, and whether or not he achieved the spiritual goal that he was seeking. It is also possible that that Gandhi’s sexual experiments may have been an abuse of personal power rather than a practice of Hindu spirituality.
On November 7, 1966, hundreds of sadhus and Gau Rakshaks, who were part of the anti-cow slaughter agitation, were killed in police firing in Delhi at the behest of the Indira Gandhi government. The death toll was around 500, although the government claim was only 375.
Unlike cow slaughter, there is no social taboo in killing buffalo for meat. Goat and lamb meat are relatively small segments where local demand is outstripping supply.
India’s national herd is composed of bovine dairy cattle (Bos taurus and Bos indicus) and domestic water
buffalo (Bubalus bubalis). FAS New Delhi (Post) in market year (MY) 2022 (January-December) forecasts
India’s national cattle herd to reach 306.7 million animals, increasing by 1.2 million head from the 2021 tally. Herd numbers are seen increasing by less than one percent from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) official 2021 estimate figure of 305.5 million head.
नातपस्विनो योगः सिध्यति। अनादिकर्मक्लेशवासनाचित्रा प्रत्युपस्थितविषयजाला चाशुद्धिर् नान्तरेण तपः संभेदम् आपद्यत इति तपस उपादानम्। तच् च चित्तप्रसादनम् अबाधमानम् अनेनासेव्यम् इति मन्यते।स्वाध्यायः प्रणवादिपवित्राणां जपो मोक्षशास्त्राध्ययनं वा। ईश्वरप्रणिधानं सर्वक्रियाणां परमगुराव् अर्पणं तत्फलसंन्यासो वा।
With a view to freeing one’s self from that wrong notion which is the cause of all evil and attaining thereby the knowledge of the absolute unity of the Self, the study of the Vedânta-texts is begun. That all the Vedanta-texts have the mentioned purport we shall show in this so-called Sariraka-mimamsa.
ब्रह्मणो जिज्ञासा ब्रह्मजिज्ञासा। ब्रह्म च वक्ष्यमाणलक्षणम् जन्माद्यस्य यतः इति। अत एव न ब्रह्मशब्दस्य जात्याद्यर्थान्तरमाशङ्कितव्यम्। ब्रह्मण इति कर्मणि षष्ठी न शेषे ज्ञास्यापेक्षत्वाज्जिज्ञासायाः जिज्ञास्यान्तरानिर्देशाच्च।
नन्विह जिज्ञास्यवैलक्षण्यमुक्तम् कर्मकाण्डे भव्यो धर्मो जिज्ञास्यः इह तु भूतं नित्यनिर्वृत्तं ब्रह्म जिज्ञास्यमिति तत्र धर्मज्ञानफलादनुष्ठानसापेक्षाद्विलक्षणं ब्रह्मज्ञानफलं भवितुमर्हति।
List of Initiating Gurus in ISKCON The names of gurus currently accepting disciples, but aspiring disciples are not limited to this list in their search for a guru. Status: January 2023 Adikarta DasAsita Krishna Swami (TKG)Atmanivedana Swami (BSDS)Badrinarayan SwamiBhaktivaibhava SwamiBhakti Bhagavatamrita Kesava Swami (PVS)Bhakti Bhrnga Govinda SwamiBhakti Caitanya SwamiBhakti Carudesna Swami (BTS)Bhakti Dhira Damodara Swami (BTS)Bhakti Gaurava Narayan Swami (TKG)Bhakti […]
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