Hayagriva – Horse Headed Avatar of Vishnu

Na HayagrivAth Param Asthi MangaLamNa HayagrivAth Param Asthi PaavanamNa HayagrivAth Param Asthi DhaivathamNa Hayagrivam Pranipathya Seedhathi! There is no auspiciousness greater than Hayagrivan. Nothing is more sacred than Sri Hayagrivan to destroy our accumulated sins. No other God is superior to Hayagrivan. No one grieves after performing Śaraṇagati at […]


A boar woke me up in my dreams. I was all sprawled out on a tallish lounge chair and this boar comes snorting around my feet, that I pulled in my legs and chuckled and smiled at the fellow! Then I remembered that night […]

The Yoga Sutras of Pantanjali

CHAPTER I – SAMADHI PADA CONCENTRATION: ITS SPIRITUAL USES 1 atha yoga anushaasanam 2 yogash chitta vritti nirodhah 3 tadaa drashtuh svaroope avasthaanam 4 vritti saa roopyam itaratra 5 vrittayah pangchatayyah klishta aklishtaah 6 pramaanna viparyaya vikalpa nidraa smritayah7 pratyaksha anumaana agamah pramaanaani 8 […]

Ananta Shesha

In the Bhagavad GIta, when in the middle of the battlefield Kurukeshetra, Shri Krishna explaining his omnipresence, says: “Of Nagas, I am Ananta” indicating the importance of Ananta Shesha. Shesha (Sanskrit: Śeṣa), also known as Sheshanaga (Śeṣanāga) or Adishesha (Ādi Śeṣa), is the nagaraja or […]

Consider this…

Today I had the thought that Tibetan Buddhist Dharma practices might be better promulgated if some of the liturgies were presented in Sanskrit, as that language, seems to me in my remaining short lifespan and current mindset, more accessible to wrap my mind around […]