[Advaita-l] Eternal Loka
sunil_bhattacharjya at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 12 17:03:28 CDT 2013
It will be nice if you can share with us that great verse which Appaya dikshita composed in his delirium conditions.
From: Ramesam Vemuri <vemuri.ramesam at gmail.com>
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"Appayya Dikshitar was doubtful of how deep his devotion to Lord Siva was.
He asked his disciples to make a potion from UmattangAi that will make him
lose control of his mind and speak. In the state of delirium, he composed a
great verse on Lord Siva."
Umatta (Datura sp) is known for centuries as a hallucinogenic and a
deliriant. Its pharmacological effects are now known. It contains tropane
alkaloids and can prove fatal in higher doses. In ancient India, this plant
was considered a favourite of Shiva. Not only in India, in other continents
too it was under use for altered states of the mind like ayahusca,
On Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 4:36 AM, Rajaram Venkataramani <
rajaramvenk at gmail.com> wrote:
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