By M. G Chitkara
During this ebook, Justice M G Chitkara, who retired as vp of Himachal Pradesh Administrative Tribunal, bargains with parallel streams of Kashmir heritage: on non secular facet, he dwells upon the advance of varied stages of Shaivism; and at the mundane aspect, he talks concerning the heritage of rulers and the governed, the spiritual dissension and, mainly, the persecution of Kashmiri Pandits within the backdrop of terrorist actions within the Valley.
Tracing the Shavism culture in Kashmir, the writer discusses at size the diadem of Himalayas, self-realisation, Hindu literature with particular specialize in Shaiva scriptures, Bodhyana''s Brahmsutra and Amarnath dham. he is taking an in depth examine ethnic cleansing within the Valley and highlights the plight of the Kashmiri Pandits.
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This system teaches that step by step realization makes your realization him. D. in Kashmir. Shivanandanatha had only three chief disciples whom he initiated into the Krama System and all three were females, because in this system predominance is given only to sakti. Their names were Keyuravati, Madanika, and Kalyanika. They were quite prom inent and were completely informed in the Krama System. Afterwards these ladies further initiated disciples which were both male and female. Spanda System Kashmiri Shaivism has many scriptures.
Valley, The Rishivae 19 Since her guru taught her the ultimate Truth, she sings, she began to wander around clad in nothing because clothes had lost their importance, as self-realisation became her sole objective in life. “I gave up lying and deceiving and taught myself to see the Absolute in everyone”, she says, “Now I accept food from whoever offers it to me (be that person a Hindu or a Muslim or belonging to any other religion)”. There are some anecdotes popular in Kashmir about Lai D ed’s Association with Sayyid Ali Hamadani and Sheikh Noorudin Noorani (Nund rishi, the founder of the Rishi order).
Supporting this assertion, the Chinese pilgrim, Hiuen Tsang, writes that the vale of Kashmir was formerly a Naga lake. Fifty years after the Nirvana of Buddha, Ananda’s disciple Madhyantika came over to Kashmir and converted the dragon king of the lake to Buddhism. The king then founded 500 Sangharamas and invited sages and saints from outside the valley to come and settle here. They were to receive religious offerings from Nagas-the people of the land3. Kalhana, the author of Rajatarangini, says that Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva assisted Prajapati Kashyapa in killing the demon of the lake, Jalodbhava.