Entries by Venu Payyanur

Joy and Sorrows of Human beings

Excerpts of discussions between two sages in Mahabharata. While reading, please consider the fact that this was written 5000 years ago and how relevant it is even today! What are the sorrows of human beings? Plentiful instances of misery and woe are seen among men in this world! Life with persons that are disagreeable, separation […]

Anger

Anger Anger is the root of all prosperity and all adversity. A person who suppresses his anger earns prosperity and reaps adversity from his fierce anger. It is seen in this world that anger is the root cause of destruction of every creature. The angry man commits sin, insults his superiors in harsh word and […]

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Symbolism in Numbers – Number 2

Two heads (brains) are better than one; unless two hands meet there won’t be a clap (sound), these are some of the general sayings that we keep hearing in our day to day life. It is a fact that unless two entities join together an objective cannot be achieved. The concept emphasizes the significance of […]

Symbolism in Numbers. No 3 (Part 3)

Trilokas – Bhur – Bhuvah – Svah (Earth, Heaven and Netherworlds) are the three worlds which forms the universe. Trimukhi Rudraaksha: In the concept of Rudraaksha, there is a three faced Rudraaksha known as Trimukhi believed to represent Agni (Fire God) and planet Mars (Kuja). It is believed to bestow upon the wearer the ability […]

Symbolism in Numbers. Number 3 (Part 2)

  Naditraya – The three nadis of the body are Ida, Pingala and Susumna. Purusatraya – The three classes of men are Uttama (best), Madhyama (mediocre) and Adhama (lowest). Pramanatraya- The three kinds of means of valid knowledge are Pratyaksa (what can be seen), Anumana (what can be logically inferred) and Agama (Verbal testimony) Brahmalaksanatraya- […]

Symbolism in Numbers. No.3 (Part1)

Three symbolises Divine perfection and completeness. It is the symbolic representation of the Trinity in many religions. In Hinduism, it is the Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Siva. In Christianity it is the trinity of Father, son and the Holy Spirit. No 3 is also a symbol for Siva because he is the third in […]

Symbolism in Numbers. No 10 (Part 2)

20. Upacaras. – There are ten articles of worship: (1) Arghya (oblation of valuables ) (2) Padya ( water for washing feet) (3) Acamana (water for cleansing mouth) (4) Madhuparka (a mixture of honey with four other sweet articles) (5) Punaracamana (water for cleansing mouth again) (6) Gandha (Sandal paste) (7) Puspa (flowers) (8) Dhupa […]