While the Upanishads known as Vedanta and the jnana- pada of the Agamas known as Agamanta (or Siddhanta) are well known, the Agama texts themselves . Kamika Agama in English! The Lifestyle of Enlightenment – Great Truths revealed by Mahadeva, directly instructing us as to the best way to live. Kamika Agama English Intro – Download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online.
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These scriptures reveal the exact nature of Pati the Supreme Protector and the souls that are bound which make known the exact nature of transcendental Parashiva the Absolute which is beyond comprehension. The Shaiva Siddhanta Shastras have been revealed by Lord Shiva to constitute the final and well ascertained conclusive principles that should be accepted or discarded.
What should be noted is that Lord Shiva has five faces, and each of these five faces revealed five different scriptures.
Sadyojata that which gives both happiness and sadness to creaturesVama aspect of Lord Shiva that is peaceful, poetic and gracefulAghora represents the fnglish and dissolving qualities of Lord ShivaTatpurusha represents the supreme soul agaa the physical being and Isana form associated with akash or ether.
Pranava transmitted it to another sage called Trikala who in turn revealed it to a third sage called Hara. Kwmika began the flowering of a unique and divine culture ensconced in the Hindu-Vedic tradition that set forth ways and means to practice living with the ultimate super-consciousness.
The Kamika Agama is one among twenty five spiritual treatises for enlightened living.
The Kamika Agama Purva Pada contains seventy five chapters, and is considered to represent the head enflish the form of Lord Shiva. In the third chapter of the Kamika Agama Purva Pada, Agamaa Shiva outlines how one should take bath in various ceremonial ways, especially for the Varnashramas order of society intertwined with four orders of life or ashramas who are householders, Brahmans priestsKshatriyas those with governing functionsVaishyas agriculturists, cattle rearers and tradersand Shudras those who serve the three Varnas.
The fourth chapter gives directions for the daily worship of Lord Shiva, classifying worship, which are of two kinds: Atmartha individual or personal worship and Parartha worship for the public. Through breathing techniques, breath control processes and with the help of mantras, for daily and occasional pujas acts of worship Lord Shiva is remembered and worshipped.
The remaining kamka cover subjects on the essential aspects of daily worship, offering of food and appetizing dishes, the lineaments of various fire pits, directions of the performance of fire rituals, selection of auspicious times, examination of omens, etc. The second chapter explores the directions for the worship of the Linga which is facing the south, where such worship is of three kinds: Worship done for the Linga, Pratima image and Mukhalinga Linga with a face.
The regular worship of the Shivalinga would yield liberation, that of Pratima is capable of yielding worldly enjoyments, and enlgish of the Mukhalinga is capable of granting both worldly enjoyments and liberation. The third chapter is about directions for the worship of Sakala Murtis fully manifested forms. The other chapters in this Agama cover subjects on the directions for: The Kamika Agama teaches not only an enlightened art of living, but also the art of enlightened living engglish is a supreme scripture that is associated with four sections — Charya lifestyleKriya spiritual processYoga union or methods of uniting with the divine and Jnana enlightenment.
Paramahamsa Nithyananda elucidates these as follows: Kriya is a spiritual process to make anything one wants into reality. If one wants to bring rain, or bring or stop the sun, there is a kriya and process.
The Kamika Agama-A Textbook for Vedic Living
If one wants to invoke God into a stone, there is a kriya and process to do that. Kiya involves doing all those auspicious acts to achieve spiritual experience and spiritual powers, such as, homas fire ritualsprana pratishta consecration of deities and pujas.
Also, anyone who practices all the tenets of the Kamika Agama with sincerity, will develop immense self respect which will always be based on powerfulness.
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The Kamika Agama-A Textbook for Vedic Living
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