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From The River Of Heaven
Index

Hindu And Vedic...

The Eternal Teaching Nature's Medicine...
Science Of Light

Social Science...

Sanskrit.. Karma And The Science ..
Universal Forms... Vedic Cosmology..
Dharmic Philosophies The Paths Of Yoga...
The Source Of Teachings

Appendix

Major Sections
Books By David Frawley
Arjuna

Awaken Bharata

From The River Of Heaven How I Became A Hindu
The Myth Of Aryan Invasion Of India

Hinduism : The Eternal Tradition, Sanatana Dharma

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THE PATHS OF YOGA : YOGA
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Shiva 

Shiva is the great God, Mahadeva. He represents the pure existence or Divine will beyond creation. He is therefore the lord of Yogis and the lord of Jnanis, those who pursue the Yoga of knowledge. 

Shiva has many names like Shankara, Shambhu, Sadashiva, Rudra, Bhava, Sharva, Pashupati, Aghora, Bhairava. Shiva itself means "the beneficent or auspicious". Some of his forms like Shiva and Shankara are beneficent. Others like Rudra and Bhairava are terrible. The terrible forms are useful for removing any negativity from our spiritual lives. They become our protectors. 

In Nepal, Indonesia and Indochina a cult of Shiva-Buddha arose, combining the qualities of these two related great religious forms.  

Natraj 

One of his main forms is Shiva Nataraja, Shiva as the Lord of the cosmic dance. He performs the mighty tandava, the dance of destruction that destroys the universe. This is also the dance of knowledge that takes us from the unreal to the real, from the ignorance to the knowledge, from the ego to the Self.

 

 

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