Warrier's Collage on Saturday October 1, 2022

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Saturday October 1, 2022 Satsang 🙏 With Dalai Lama Good Morning 🌄 Nice Day M G Warrier A Responses/Messages 1) M G Warrier Academic achievement Keerthi Varier* Successfully defended my Ph.D thesis today(September 30, 2022). The journey was not easy. Someone once told me that Ph.D means 'passed with difficulty'. I believe this is true... Today will be one among the most memorable day of my life. I would like to thank my family and friends who have been a constant source of encouragement and strength. A special mention to my teachers, without whose blessings, this would have been impossible. 🙏🙏🙏🙏 *Congratulations and Best Wishes to Keerthi. She is daughter of my nephew Santosh (Retired Railway Executive). Proud of Keerthi, her husband and daughter who supported her through her Tapasya @Sctimst, Thiruvananthapuram 🙏-Warrier 2) Vishnu Kelkar In the Bhagwat Gita (10.22) , Lord Kr

Pre-Religion Indian Wisdom Part V Upanishads

This is Part V of a 5 part series on Pre-Religion Indian Wisdom. Concluding the series, we introduce major Upanishads here. Due to time and space constraints the encouraging and enlightening responses received from readers about Parts I to IV of this series are not being shared. Some of you have rightly copied the responses to Groups. Thanks 🙏 Though there are more than 100 known Upanishads, ten of them for which Shankaracharya has written commentaries are more popular. Eight Upanishads with Sanskrit text and English translation of Acharya's commentaries are available in 2 volumes* (Published by Advaita Ashram) We started this series following a talk on Vedas and concluding today with an enlightening talk by Sarvapriyananda. He tells you the meaning of the word "Vedanta". It's not "The End" Do listen. M G Warrier *Eight Upanishads : With the Commentary of Shankaracharya Pre-Religion Indian Wisdom Part V Sarvapriyananda

Pre-Religion Indian Wisdom Part IV

This is Part IV of a 5 part series on Pre-Religion Indian Wisdom. Here we introduce Atharva Veda This series on Vedic Literature is not based on any formal study. The idea is to call attention to the immense possibilities of going deeper in search of knowledge which is already curated by our forefathers. Tomorrow we'll conclude this series with the mention of major Upanishads 🙏-Warrier (V T Panchapagesan reminded me yesterday : Vedas in general convey one basic thing in life : How Humans have to live conveying through : Rig Veda With Poetic in form Yajur Veda With Prose in form Sama Veda With Song in form Human brain grasps when they are in threes. They were people with Chaturved Thrived Dvived who could chant three Vedas by heart I had a Colleague in Bombay by name Chaturvedi. He knew not what it was when I asked him! This is the present condition we are in. V T Panchapagesan) M G Warrier Pre-Religion Indian Wisdom Part IV Atharva Veda A htt

Pre-Religion Indian Wisdom Part III Sama Veda

This is Part III of a 5 part series on Pre-Religion Indian Wisdom. Here we introduce Sama Veda M G Warrier Pre-Religion Indian Wisdom Part III Sama Veda A Introduction Excerpts : Brahmanas of the Samaveda are the Panchavimsha (“of 25 [books]”), the Shadvimsha (“of 26 [books]”), and the Jaiminiya (or Talavakara) Brahmana. They show almost complete accordance in their exposition of the “going of the cows” ceremony, the various soma ceremonies, and the different rites lasting from 1 to 12 days. Also described are the atonements required when mistakes or evil portents have occurred during sacrifices. B Sama Veda : Basics Excerpts : Sama Veda, Samveda, or Samaveda (Sanskrit: सामवेदः, sāmav- eda, from sāman "melody" + veda "knowledge" ), is the third of the four Vedas, the ancient core Hindu scriptures, along with the Rig Veda, Yajur Veda, and Atharva Veda. Its earliest parts

Pre-Religion Indian Wisdom Part II

This is Part II of a five parts series on Pre-Religion Indian Wisdom introducing Vedas and major Upanishads 🙏 Today we cover the basics of Yajur Veda. M G Warrier Sri Mookambika Yatra Pre-Religion Indian Wisdom Part II YAJUR VEDA A Yajur Veda : Introduction Excerpts : The Yajurveda is more pronouncedly a ritual Veda for it is essentially a guide-book for the Adhvaryu priest who had to do practically all ritualistic works in a sacrifice. His works vary from the selection of a plot of land for the sacrificial altar down to offering oblations to the sacred fires. Just as the Samaveda-Samhita is the song-book of the Udgata priest, so the Yajurveda-Samhitas are the prayer-books for the Adhvaryu priest. It is solely meant for the purposes of sacrificial rituals. The Yajurveda is also important for its presentation of philosophical doctrines. It preaches the concept of Prana and Manas also. Many times,

Pre-Religion Indian Wisdom Part I (September 26, 2022)

This is Part I of a five part series introducing Vedas and select Upanishads. Efforts will be made to keep the discussion non-controversial and secular. Effort will be to keep the introduction brief, leaving it to the readers to pursue further, if they so desire. The expanse knowledge stored in the 4 Vedas and Upanishads was explained in a talk (YouTube link ) shared on September 24, 2022. My understanding is that the four Vedas and all Upanishads available today are part of Pre-Religion Indian Wisdom. Reference to any religion in the discussion may not have any link to the original texts. Such references are caused by the fact that the ancient way of life in this geographical area which later came to be known as Hinduism accepted many of the rituals and practices prescribed in the Vedas and Upanishads. Here we go by the dictum : पुराणमित्येव न साधु सर्वं न चाऽपि काव्यं नवमित्यवद्यम्। सन्तः परीक्ष्यान्यतरत् भजन्ते मूढ्ः परप्रत्ययनेयबुद्धिः ॥ -मालविकाग्निमित्रम् (महाकवि कालिदास) En

Warrier's Collage on Sunday September 25, 2022

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Sunday September 25, 2022 Painting 🙏 By Reshmy Warrier Good Morning 🌄 Happy Birthday to all readers having Birthday during the week ending Saturday October 1, 2022. Ayurarogyasaukhyam 🙏 and Best Wishes Yesterday Collage shared a YouTube link* introducing Vedas and select Upanishads. From tomorrow, outside Collage, we begin a five part series on Pre-Religion Indian Knowledge. The reception from enlightened readers to the series on Ganga last week was encouraging. A big Thank You for that. Nice Day M G Warrier *Vedas and Upanishads : 4C : A short film in Malayalam (Link Courtesy : E Madhavan Thrissur) A Messages/Responses 1) Dr T V Gopalakrishnan Grand welcome to the Sunday edition of the Collage . Weekly edition no doubt provides sufficient time to read, digest and react leisurely for many and the quality