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The Three Ways

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
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May 22 2007

People are lured to Tantra by promises of shaktipat, secrets, and sex. But the foundation of all Tantrik practice is daily conduct. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More

Shakti Speaks

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
March 20 2007

Speech is Shakti, but everywhere you go in the tradition, you hear the sound of men talking. Many male practitioners could benefit from exploring the position of the silent host. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More

Karma Yoga, Bhakti, and Tantra

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
March 14 2007

For Tantrikas, every aspect of life is practice and an opportunity to directly realize one’s essential nature. Tantrikas perform puja, develop relationships with tutelary deities, and offer acts of service or karma yoga. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More

Trika Tantra

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
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February 25 2007

Trika is an older name for Kashmir Shaivism. Abhinavagupta, the great 11th century Kashmiri adept and scholar, defined Trika as Shiva, Shakti, and their unison. A blogpost from Satsang with Shambhavi Read More

Is Karma Punishment?

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
February 18 2007

Experiencing some result in our lives as punishment can only happen within the context of dualistic experience. Karma is nothing but responsiveness in a state of continuity. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More

Should We Eat Animals?

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
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November 8 2006

Do you have to be vegetarian to be spiritual? Most important when considering the question of should we eat animals is the wisdom of Ayurveda that teaches us to ask: “For whom and when?” By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More

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