[Advaita-l] Brahma Vidyas
Venkata sriram P
venkatasriramp at yahoo.in
Tue Nov 26 12:54:30 CST 2013
The purpose of upaniSad vidyA is to direct the upAsaka towards
ahamgrahOpAsana. The corresponding vidyAs bestow the "parOkSa jnAna"
of the brahma-tattva. Later, when the upAsana matures into ahamgrahOpAsana,
the "aparOkSa-jnAna" is revealed before him.
Several vidyAs are prescribed but among all these "dahara-vidyA" is
supposed to be the crest-jewel of all the vidyAs.
Our upAsya-dEvata should be visualized at the center of the heart
Bhagavan Krishna too hints this form of vidyA while saying
"Ishwara sarvabhUtAnAM hruddEshE arjuna tiSTati".
The guru of Sri Sadasivendra Saraswati by name Sri Paramasivendra
wrote a beautiful gloss on this dahara-vidya called "dahara-vidyA-prakAsika".
Apart from these, there are several vidyAs like akSi-puruSa-vidyA, prANa-vidya,
samsarga-vidyA, vAruNi-vidyA, gAyatri-vidyA, sat-vidyA etc.
As regards the successful masters, i don't know much about others but my
parama-guru was a great exponent of akSi-puruSa vidyA who was a siddha in this
Sri Kavyakanta Ganapati Muni initiated his beloved disciple Brahmarishi Daivarata
of Gokarna into the secrets of prANa-vidya.
Also, it needs a special mention that srIvidya is "dahara-vidya" only and srIyantra
is also called "dahara-chakra". One of the lalita sahasranAma mentions Mother
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