Life Cycle Evolution in Four Yugas

Time is viewed a cyclical, that people slowly evolve, then slowly devolve, only to slowly evolve again. This is called the “yuga cycle,” and it is divided into four different “yugas” or ages. The highest age is Satya Yuga, then Treta Yuga, then Dwapara Yuga, and the least evolved age is Kali Yuga. According to… Detail

The Purpose of Sacrificial and Rituals

Hindu rituals are synonymous with the practice of Hinduism and constitute an important part of Hindu Dharma or the Hindu way of life. You cannot truly practice Hinduism, without practicing some of the rituals. Rituals such as the Samskaras are so deeply interwoven into human life, that it is difficult to separate them and set… Detail

Spiritual Meaning of Swastika

Swastika is arguably one of the oldest symbols, at least in the VII century millennium BC. Swastika is found in many prehistoric archeological remains as diverse as rock art and pottery among other artifacts and monuments. Some researchers dismiss it by calling it “decoration”, while others consider it merely as a symbol. There are indeed… Detail

Everything God

Meaning Worshiping of Statues

Love says : I am everything. Wisdom says : I am nothing. Between the two, my life flows. Worshiping of Statues practice shows up in the Hindu tradition as a technique described in the Upanishads as Neti Neti meaning “neither this nor that.” This approach is featured in Jnana Yoga of direct knowledge as a… Detail

Life Sloka | Sacrifice

Maha Yajna

Maha Yajna has been widely reviewed in various Hindu literature. In the early Vedic religion, the rituals of Yajna were the only means to achieve the four aims of human life. The emphasis was mainly upon the ritual knowledge as contained in the Samhitas and the Brahmanas. Although Vedism began with a clear emphasis upon… Detail

Life Sloka | Yantra Energy

The Sacred of Yantra or Rerajahan

Yantra, in Bali  known as “Rerajahan”  is the same thing containing the occult from Tantric teachings. Yantra is the Sanskrit word for ‘ a machine’. The yantra is the language of unconscious or the dialogue between unconscious and the universal consciousness. Few yantras have been known to deflect negative energies and black magic. Such Yantras… Detail

Balinese Ancestors | Life Sloka

Offerings to Honoring ancestors

Honoring ancestors with altars, shrines, prayers and rituals is certainly not new. For many thousands of years, indigenous peoples across the globe have designated special spaces and places to express sacred connections to their roots. It is only more recently that the practices of ancestor reverence have returned to our modern Western culture. Some of… Detail

Shadow of Life | Life Sloka

Life Reflection on Puppet Shadow

Religion is never merely metaphysics. For all peoples the forms and objects of worship are suffused with an aura of deep moral seriousness. The holy bears within it everywhere a sense of intrinsic obligation: it not only encourages devotion, it demands it; it not only induces intellectual assent, it enforces emotional commitment. Whether it be… Detail