Sage Vyasa’s advice and greatness of Shree Shiva MahaPurana

व्यासोपदेशश्रीशिवमहापुराणमाहात्म्यवर्णनं नामैकचत्वारिंशोऽध्यायः
Sage Vyasa’s advice and greatness of Shree Shiva MahaPurana description – Chapter 41

व्यास उवाच |
Sage Vyasa said (to the sages)

एतच्छिवपुराणं हि शिवस्यातिप्रियं परम् |
भुक्तिमुक्तिप्रदं ब्रह्मसंमितं भक्तिवर्द्धनम् || 50 ||
This Shiva Purana is really very highly dear to Lord Shiva. (It) gives enjoyments, liberation; (it) is similar to Brahma (the supreme element), and increases devotion.

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Sage Vyasa’s advice and greatness of Shree Shiva MahaPurana

व्यासोपदेशश्रीशिवमहापुराणमाहात्म्यवर्णनं नामैकचत्वारिंशोऽध्यायः
Sage Vyasa’s advice and greatness of Shree Shiva MahaPurana description – Chapter 41

व्यास उवाच |
Sage Vyasa said (to the sages)

एतच्छ्रुत्वा ह्येकवारं भवेत्पापं हि भस्मसात् |
अभक्तो भक्तिमाप्नोति भक्तो भक्तिसमृद्धिभाक् || 45 ||
पुनः श्रुते च सद्भक्तिर्मुक्तिस्स्याच्च श्रुतेः पुनः |
तस्मात्पुनःपुनश्चैव श्रोतव्यं हि मुमुक्षुभिः || 46 ||
On listening this (Shiva Purana) just once, sin reduces to ashes, a non-devotee obtains devotion, a devotee bears rich (a lot more) devotion.
And on listening again, (one gets) good devotion, and on listening again (a third time), liberation is achieved. Therefore, those who want liberation should really listen (to this Shiva Purana) again and again.

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Shaiva Yoga Description

शैवयोगवर्णनं नामैकोनचत्वारिंशोऽध्यायः
Shaiva Yoga description Chapter 39

उपमन्युरुवाच
Upamanyu said (to Lord Krishna)

नास्ति ध्यानसमं तीर्थं नास्ति ध्यानसमं तपः |
नास्ति ध्यानसमो यज्ञस्तस्माद्ध्यानं समाचरेत् || 28 ||
There is no tirtha (place of pilgrimage) like meditation; there is no penance like meditation; there is no Yajna (sacrifice) like meditation; therefore meditation should be practised.

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Shaiva Yoga Description

शैवयोगवर्णनं नामैकोनचत्वारिंशोऽध्यायः
Shaiva Yoga description Chapter 39

उपमन्युरुवाच |
Upamanyu said (to Lord Krishna)

अत्यल्पोऽपि यथा दीपः सुमहन्नाशयेत्तमः |
योगाभ्यासस्तथाल्पोऽपि महापापं विनाशयेत् || 26 ||
Just as a lamp, even if extremely small, destroys great darkness, similarly, even a little practice of Yoga destroys great sin.

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Shaiva Yoga

शैवयोगवर्णनं नामैकोनचत्वारिंशोऽध्यायः
Shaiva Yoga description Chapter 39

उपमन्युरुवाच |
Upamanyu said (to Lord Krishna)

यस्मात्सौख्यं च मोक्षं च ध्यानादभयमाप्नुयात् |
तस्मात्सर्वं परित्यज्य ध्यानयुक्तो भवेन्नरः || 21 ||
नास्ति ध्यानं विना ज्ञानं नास्ति ध्यानमयोगिनः |
ध्यानं ज्ञानं च यस्यास्ति तीर्णस्तेन भवार्णवः || 22 ||
Since happiness, liberation and fearlessness are obtained by meditation, therefore a man may give up everything (and) then become meditation-oriented.
There is no (higher) knowledge without meditation; one who is not a Yogi cannot meditate. One who has meditation and (higher) knowledge has swam across the sea of the material world.

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Yoga Progress

योगगतिवर्णनं नाम सप्तत्रिंशोऽध्यायः
Yoga progress description Chapter 37

उपमन्युरुवाच |
Upamanyu said (to Lord Krishna)

अगर्भश्च सगर्भश्च प्राणायामो द्विधा स्मृतः |
जपं ध्यानं विनागर्भः सगर्भस्तत्समन्वयात् || 33 ||
अगर्भाद्गर्भसंयुक्तः प्राणायामः शताधिकः |
तस्मात्सगर्भं कुर्वन्ति योगिनः प्राणसंयमम् || 34 ||
Pranayama is said to be of two kinds – Sagarbha and Agarbha. Without japa (chanting) and meditation (is) Agarbha, Sagarbha is with that (japa and meditation).
Sagarbha is hundred times more (valuable) than Agarbha. Therefore Yogis do Sagarbha Pranayama.

Recall shloka 30 of Chapter 14 of Vayaviya Samhita, later part which says that japa with Pranayama is called Sagarbha japa.

प्राणायामसमायुक्तस्सगर्भो जप उच्यते | 30

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Yoga Progress

योगगतिवर्णनं नाम सप्तत्रिंशोऽध्यायः
Yoga progress description Chapter 37

उपमन्युरुवाच |
Upamanyu said (to Lord Krishna)

अहिंसा सत्यमस्तेयं ब्रह्मचर्यापरिग्रहः |
यम इत्युच्यते सद्भिः पंचावयवयोगतः || 18 ||
Non-violence, truth, not stealing, celibacy, not collecting – this is said to be Yama with its five parts by the good (people).

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