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Sex Music Tantra Siddhas a Study.


Hinduism is a religion that flows from Nature and its principles.

It understands the limitations of human nature and suggests ways to realize the Self through and with the help of human senses,limited though they are.

The Universe is complex ,mysterious and billions of years old.

It is not obligated to reveal its secrets to a human being,whose life span,in the Universal scale of Time is not even the wink of eyelids.

Hindu Rishis,Seers, with the help of fundamental principles of Nature devised methods to realize Self.

Broadly speaking,the human psyche has two components,Reason and Emotion.

Ideally,discipling of either of these will lead to Self Realization.

However,in most of us a combination of Reason and Emotion rules the roost,though it is emotion that decides ultimately.

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Lord Nataraja,King of Dance.

Huma nature is a combination of three dispositions.

Sattva,calm,contented,knowlegeable,

Rajas,active,dynamic and restless and

Tamas,inactive,dull and morose.

It is rare to find one disposition,Guna, in isolation.

The three gunas are present in all of us in varying degrees.

And this composition changes every minute.

For details please read my article on Gunas.

And there are as many dispositions,Gunas as there are individuals.

So there is no standard procedure for all.

However,Rishis have traveled this path and left their experiences for us to have an idea.

Once an individual starts this process through a, Guru,he shall find his unique path and the Guru will help him identify the path.

So it is left to the individual to choose a path,either from the paths shown by the Rishis ,modify it to suit his disposition with the help of the Guru or follow a path intuitively felt and follow it with guidance from the Guru.

At the broader level the Bhakthi yoga,Path of Surrender to God and emotionally connecting to Him.

At the intellectual level one follows Gnana Yoga and Karma yoga.

Raja Yoga suits those of Rajo Guna.

Apart from this,there paths which have sprung from these paths.

These are the results of the Rishis following any of the four Yogas,Gnana,Karma,Bhakthi and Raja.

These systems that have arisen can be classified under two heads.

Strictly speaking there is no differentiation in respect of the result obtained;we classify them thus to understand them better.

These two principles are based on,

Motion and

Reproductive Energy .

Saint Arunagirinathar addresses Lord Subrahmanya thus in Thiruppugazh.

‘Nadha Bindu Kalaathi Namo’

The origin or the One Beyond Motion and Creation’

Bindhu can be translated loosely as Semen.

For Yogis the Semen or the Nadis associated with Semen flows upwards.

When a Soul reverts to its original state,the Semen/nadi flows upwards,

‘Urdhvaredham Viroopaaksham Viswaroopayay Namaha’-Narayna Suktham.

At some point of time when Yoga is being practiced,when a practitioner is advancing,he shall have sexually stimulating visions,especially during Sakthi Upasna and he can advance only if he overcomes the stimulation and direct the flow upwards.

A section of Tantra sastra has practices thatcare associated with Sex.

For details on Tantra,please read my articles.

The other Principle is Motion.

Motion Creates Vibtation and Vibration creates Motion.

We can not determine whether Motion precedes Vibration or it is the other way around.

Vibration is Sound.

Regulated Sound is Music.

Sources of Sound in the Human body is from three sources.

Mouth,’A’,

Throat’U’ and

Pelvis ‘M’

These three letters form OM,the Pranava of Hinduism,the sacred Primordial Sound.

This is the Ultimate Sound and is used in every Mantra of Hinduism.

The Universe is perpetually in motion.

When movement takes place sound emanates.

The sound that emanates from the Sun is OM. (NASA Report)

Music is one source that elevates one to higher levels of Consciousness.

So much so,a Bhakthi Yoga marga based on Music developed in South India,with the Maestros,Thyagaraja,Muthuswamy Dikhitar and Syma Sastrigal in Tamil Nadu,Purandara dasa in Karnataka and Annamacharya in Andhra.

We also have Meera,Jayadeva and Abhang style of Music in Maharashtra.

Carnatic Music of India is basically a Yoga discipline,Nada Yoga.

One can realize Brahman,Reality through Music.

Thiugh iy may offend some sensibilities, Sex also leads to Realization.

But the experience of Reality through Sex is Transient and Tamil philosophy calls it ‘chitrinbam’,limited pleasure.

Realization of Brahman is ‘Perinbam’ Higher, Limitless pleasure,Bliss.

Reason is that though Sex is the only activity whenball the senses are focussed,this focus by all senses is the object of Yoga Darshana.

The drawback in the path of Sex is that one loses the objective and is engrossed in the process.

And emotional attacment before,after and during Sex clouds the mind and bonds one to desires.

Sex act with detachment to pleasure,though one might feel it,leads to Realization.

Hindu scriptures do not consider sex as a sin.

Sex is to be indulged in with the motive of begetting good children and this one of the basic duties of a Gtuhastha Asrama.

So when a Tantric engages in Sex for sex’s sake he falls.

The Siddhas as found in Tamil classics follow the path of Gnana and Bhakthi and have Shiva as the first Siddha.

The tradition of Siddhas from the south differs slighly from the Siddhas of North India.

More to followvin the next post on the differences and the schools of Siddhas,South and North.

‘Stuck With Tune’ Earworm Why


You would have noticed that some songs,may be any Genre,Classical,Light Music or Film Music, or tunes get stuck with you.

On would try to explain away by saying that the Lyrics,Composition,BGM, or in the case of Cinema the visual presentation of the song or the acting that goes.

But this can not explain why some tunes/songs remain with you or become a Hit.

Take for instance the song(?) Vaazhvil Kolaveridi’ in Tamil!

It is a classic case of a Hit for  unfathomable reason

Arguably it is  a very poor rendition in terms of Lines(I would not call them any thing else) or picturization.

Yet even people who do not know the Lyrics were captivated by it.

I am attached to some Tunes/Songs in Tamil,Kannada and Hindi.

But those are the songs, including Classical Music, that are rich in Lyrical content, Melodious tune and the Bhava or the expression with which the songs were sung.

As is usual with the West some people have researched into this, coming up with fancy terms like ‘Earworms’!

To me the reasons for any tune or song being attached to you, even to the extent of being heard in your mind are,

1.Quality of the Tune.

2.Lyrical richness.

3.In the case of a Movie, either any of these or all blended together with nice Visuals and acting.

4.A catchy tune, normally a simple tune, with few instruments.

5.Repetition of the song / tune to your ears , normally by TV, Radio Commercials.

6.There is yet another case where the lines’ or tunes keep being heard in your mind.

Add to this the Images which are formed in your mind when you listen or watch the songs in Films.

The slokas or mantras of Hinduism

Some slokas or Mantras have this attribute.

This also depends on the individuals’ disposition.

Sri Rudram , Soundarya Lahari .Sri Lalitha Sahsranama have this attribute.

My eldest sister , who is no more, usd to tell me she is hearing non stop the sloka ‘Bhavanithvam Dasemai'( Soundarya Lahari )in her mind.

The reason for this is that some Mnatras. Slokas are locked ina Mystical way, even Letters are locked in a Mystical way to penetrate into your consciousness.

That is what Mantra is all about.

I will be posting more on this,

Mean while read this from the Atlantic. com on ‘Tunes getting stuck with You”

Story:

On some of its replays, I might be driven to sing along, or hum a bit, or tap the rhythm on the table, and it’s usually only when the music breaks into the external world in this way that I become aware of the extent to which it has ensnared my mind.

This odd cognitive phenomenon, although quite common, remained unstudied until recently, and even the handful of studies that approach the topic have remained at the descriptive level, failing to provide a theoretical account. There is, however, no shortage of words in general circulation that attempt to capture the experience. Germans call it Ohrwurm, and the English language has adopted the translation of this word, earworm. It can be called musique entêtante in French and canzone tormentone in Italian, which translate respectively to “stubborn music” and “tormenting songs.” Among scholars, James Kellaris refers to it as cognitive itch, Daniel Levitin as stuck song syndrome, Oliver Sacks as sticky music, and Lassi Liikkanen as involuntary musical imagery (INMI).

In 2008, Liikkanen surveyed 12,420 Finnish Internet users about their experience with INMI. An amazing 91.7 percent of them reported getting a tune stuck in their head at least once a week. 33.2 percent said a tune got stuck in their head at least once a day, and 26.1 percent said it happened several times a day. The fact that more than 1 in 3 respondents identified earworms as a daily occurrence, and more than 1 in 4 reported experiencing them several times a day, suggests that the phenomenon is not only widespread but also relatively frequent.

In 2007, University of Hull musicologist Freya Bailes used a different methodology to see if earworms are really as pervasive as Liikkanen’s account claims. She contacted participants at random intervals over a weeklong period and asked them to report their experience of musical imagery at the moment they received the request. The prevalence rate varied widely among participants, but was still surprisingly high, with the participant who experienced the least frequent imagery reporting it on 12 percent of the sampled occasions, and the participant who experienced the most reporting it on 53 percent of them. Between 10 percent and half of randomly selected moments throughout the day, in other words, were moments when people were experiencing musical imagery.

Source:

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/01/why-songs-get-stuck-in-your-head/282997/

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‘Direct Experience ‘ Yoga Sutra Explains


Patanjali ,in his Yoga Sutra 1.7, suggests  these three instruments of Knowledge.

Direct Experience-Pratyaksha

Inference-Anumaana

Pramaana-Testimony.

Direct Experience.

How do we experience?

Through the instruments , the senses.

Indian Philosophy categorizes  Five Senses,

Eyes, Ears,Nose,Mouth,Touch(Tactile )

These are called Gnadendriyas.

Jñānendriyas are the five sense organs.

1. ghrāṇa – nose 2.rasanā – tongue 3.cakṣu – eye 4.tvak – skin 5.śrotra – ear

And it includes Mind as a sense organ.’unlike Western Philosophy where Mind is categorized as an entity along with Matter.

The senses alone will not provide us with experience,

One may have eyes, but can not see,Blind.

So the ‘act of seeing’ is a  separate function.

Organs of Perception.

Organs of Perception.

Same with the other senses.

Therefore, Indian Philosophy ascribes these actual acts, as additional Instruments for Direct experience.

These are called Karmendriyas (That perform’ the action of’seeing’ etc)

1.pāyu – the excretory organ.
Is the organ of excretion. Associated with the mooladhara chakra and the earth element.
2.upastha – the sexual organs
This is the generative organ.
3.pāda – the locomotion organ
Legs are the locomotory organs.
4.pāni – the organ of apprehension
Hands are the most complex organ of action as they can express,feel and touch.
5.vāk – the speech organ

With these we experience.

This is at the individual level, that is, it is for each individual.

For experiencing the world, the world has to exist(‘Exist’ is being used here in the normal meaning, not with Philosophical connotations).

Like the individual, the World has the following.

The Five Elements.

a)Prithivi (earth)
b)Apas or Jala (water)
c)Agni (fire)
d)Vayu (air)
e)Akasha (ether)

These elements by themselves can not be experienced;they have certain qualities, corresponding to each of these.

These are called Tanmatras,

The five tanmātras – subtle mediums of the sensations
gandha – is the olfactive impressions, smell. Is the quality of earth.
rasa – is the the taste sensations. Is the quality of water element.
rūpa – is the visual sensations. Is the quality of fire element.
sparśa – is the touch sensations. The quality of air element.
śabda – is the auditive sensations.The quality of ether.

These two groups are linked by The Mind.

We shall take this up in the next post.

 

 

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How does one play Drums on Tummy

And so exquisitely?

 

Watch the Video.

 

 

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The Drummers Swiss,Edinburgh Videos


Top Secret Drum Corps Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2009

 

 

 

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