First thread of the year because I have time during MCO. As requested, a thread on the gods and spirits of Malay folk religion. Some are indigenous, some are of Indian origin, some have Islamic
i wonder if you can make a thread bout witchcraft in malaysia.. or list of our own local gods/deites..— r a y a \U0001f319 (@lcvelylilith) February 20, 2020
Animist ceremonies of a religious or magical nature were normally held for the purpose of divination or making a request. This would either be done at a keramat or at a shrine similar to the Thai spirit houses or Chinese roadside shrines pic.twitter.com/I1hliyi0x3— \u2745\u1710\u170b\u1713\u170e (@uglyluhan) June 16, 2019
Whatever the case, the Hikayat Seri Rama as we know it gives us a glimpse into the early Malay-Muslim worldview which corresponds to other legends of the time. That is, it manages to keep the original Hindu story but reframe it within a more acceptable Islamic narrative— \u2745\u1710\u170b\u1713\u170e (@uglyluhan) October 2, 2019
Today Hindus celebrate Maha Shivaratri, the most important of the monthly #Shivaratri honouring the god Shiva, known as Siwa in Malay. Shiva is one of the most popular Hindu deities in South & Southeast Asia. Malays knew him best in his manifestations as Batara Guru and Mahakala pic.twitter.com/nJTHeMysxc— \u2745\u1710\u170b\u1713\u170e (@uglyluhan) March 4, 2019
Bayu (Vayu): god of the wind, father of Hanuman
Sang Gana (Ganesha): the elephant-headed remover of obstacles
Take a look at this relief of a smithy from Candi Sukuh in Java. That type of cylindrical bellows on the right is still used by keris makers in both Malaysia and Indonesia. Also note the tantric Ganesha in the centre pic.twitter.com/MzCaTXghYT— \u2745\u1710\u170b\u1713\u170e (@uglyluhan) March 19, 2019
Buda (Buddha): the enlightened one, founder of Buddhism
Maha Bisnu (Vishnu): the preserver in the Hindu trinity
Sri: goddess of rice
The union of the couple (in this case Raden Inu and Candra Kirana) is also symbolic of the gods Vishnu and Laksmi, known in Malay as Bisnu and Dewi Seri. And speaking of the sacred union, you might have noticed something pic.twitter.com/hS6OKXS24k— \u2745\u1710\u170b\u1713\u170e (@uglyluhan) February 4, 2019
Kali: the blue-skinned slayer of evil
Durga: warrior goddess who rides a tiger or lion
Pertiwi (Prithvi): the earth personified
In Indo-Malay animism, the earth is personified as the maternal figure Ibuku Bumi, literally meaning "my mother earth". Through Hindu influence, the earth mother was identified with the Indian goddess Prithvi, known locally as Pertewi or Pertiwi#MythologyMonday pic.twitter.com/Q8tcdRBXmw— \u2745\u1710\u170b\u1713\u170e (@uglyluhan) March 30, 2020
It would be more accurate to say these words came from Sanskrit, not necessarily Hinduism. For example they exist in Buddhism as well. Also the "yang" in sembahyang is actually Hyang, the primal ancestor in Malay/Indonesian animism. God in Balinese Hinduism is Sang Hyang Widi https://t.co/1dKzpF7zCa— \u2745\u1710\u170b\u1713\u170e (@uglyluhan) November 27, 2018
So I was requested to do a thread on the datuk keramat. This is something most of us have heard about, but few understand its history or where it comes from, which is sad because this is a great example of not just cultural exchange, but an underlying similarity between them https://t.co/uKoXm2QTpW— \u2745\u1710\u170b\u1713\u170e (@uglyluhan) January 23, 2019
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A thread on the Moon and its meanings-
Astrologers from the medieval Islamic world, noted the placement of the Moon as important for shaping a person’s life.
Doubly so for nocturnal births, but important for all. Al Khayyat, Mashallah, and Sahl interpreted the Moon through its placement in the signs.
Moon in Aries is quick to anger, the holding of grudges, and an easily wounded pride.
Headaches and vertigo are common as is fights with friends.
Moon in Taurus indicates the desire for sex and love is mingled with comfort and security.
They find joy in partnerships and leisure and food.
Moon in Gemini indicates a desire for women, men, and youths. They delight in words and coyness.
They speak truthful things though not always believed.
A dispassionate study of the primary sources of
Islam, along with an analysis of the position of
women in societies where Islam was implemented, shows that Islam's emergence was a blessing for women and it drastically improved their previously poor status.
As far as relationship to God is concerned, there is absolutely no difference between men & women. Both are promised reward/punishment according to their conduct.
In addition to the verses which makes both genders one product in regard to spirituality, Quran, in addressing believers, often uses the expression 'believing men & women' to emphasize their equality in regard to their respective duties, rights, virtues & merits. Examples:
Quran being the rulebook for muslims demonstrates how certain things should be done which also includes rules regarding marriage, behaviour between spouses, separate rights of them which cant be taken away, Allah's warnings against pressuring/confining the wife etc some verses:
On the request of Garud, Bhagwan Vishnu, the rider of Garud, described this Puran based in Taksharya Kalp. It has ninteen thousand shlokas.
This book begins with a question and goes on to describe the Shrishti.
Then it describes the Surya puja vidhi, Diksha, Shradha, Nav vyuh puja, Vishnu sahastra naam kirtan and dhyan, Yog, Mrityunjay puja,Mala mantra, Shivarcha, Gopal puja, Trailikya mohan Shridhar puja, Vishnuarcha, Devpuja, Sandhya, Pancham tattva, Durga and Chakra Archana,
Maheshwar puja, Pavitra ropan puja, Murti dhyan, Vaastu maan, Prasaad, Sarvdev pratishtha, Ashtaang Yog, Daan dharm, Prayaschit, Narak description, Chakravyuh, Jyotish, Samudra shastra, Swar gyan, Tirth, Importance of Gaya, Different Manvantars, Pittra's, Varna dharma,
Dravya shudhhi, Samarpan, Vinayak puja, Grah yagya, Ashram, Shouch, Pret shudhi, Niti Shashtra, Vrat katha, Som and Surya vansh, Hari vansh, Bharat akhyan, Ayurveda, Medicine in Ayurveda, Rog nashak kavach, Garud Kavach, Traipur mantra, Prashna, difficulties in vyakaran,
Chhand shastra, Discipline, Snan Vidhi Tarpan, Bali Vaishvadev, Pavarna Karma, Sapindan, Dharmasar, Repentence of sins, Prati sankraman, Karmafal, Yug dharm, Vishnu bhakti, Method of Namaskaar to Hari, Narsingh strotras, Gyanamrit, Vishnuarchan strotras, Principles of Sankhya,
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I often see such kind of images floating around & with wrong info about Bhagwan Krishna.
So lets start with Gokul..
Some people are of the view that 'gopi chirharan leela' was vulgar and obscene.People forget that Krishna stayed at Gokul for merely eleven years. This leela possibly must have been done when he must be eight or nine. How could gestures of a child can be obscene.
Rishi's and saints have used such words in their scriptures for centuries but we in this modern world are taking their present day meaning without considering the inner nuances of those words.
Such words were used to make us aware about the pure bhakti which according to them was that there should be no barrier between Parmatma and devotee.Spiritualists believe that Krishna is ATMA and gopis are VRITI(वृत्ति).
Once the cover of VRITI or attitude is destroyed that is Chirharan and finally when they surrender themselves to the Atma(Krishna) that is 'Raas'.
📸 Credit - Krishna_subconcious & Yogfoundation
The most famous perhaps that of the thirteenth century Shafi’i jurist al-Nawawi, which I use in teaching.
Collections of Prophetic traditions also exist for specific subjects or according to specific transmitters. And, separately, since the beginning of Covid, Muslim jurists the world over have been handing down legal opinions (fatwa/fatawa) on how best to respond.
Most recently, and the first such collection I have seen since the spread of Covid, the South African Shafi’i mufti Taha Karaan published a collection of hadith dealing with epidemics along with his own extensive comments.
The collection is fascinating for various reasons, both for the degree that it builds on premodern hadith commentaries and that which it presents a new synthesis of premodern views. If you’re interested in the premodern stuff, check out my book.
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1/ I've had an unhealthy fascination with metrology (the study of measurement) ever since my 2nd year as a physics major when I took a class devoted to duplicating historic physics experiments, so please indulge me for going into heavy detail (get it?) about the kilogram.
2/ So what actually *defines* a unit of measurement? If you're American, you probably know a mile is 5280 feet and a foot is 12 inches and an inch is 2.54 centimeters etc. But where does this chain of definitions end? Is it turtles all the way down?
3/ It's actually not! For all units (even the imperial units used in America) the answers all end with the Système International (SI) unit definitions established and maintained for over 100 years by the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIMP) in France.
4/ At the base of this tower are the SI base units. Just 7 SI base units define every other unit in existence. They are:
Kilogram, kg (mass)
Meter, m (distance)
Second, s (time)
Kelvin, K (temp)
Ampere, A (electric current)
Candela, cd (luminous intensity)
Mole, mol (quantity)
BREAKING: President Donald Trump has submitted his answers to questions from special counsel Robert Mueller— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 20, 2018
Mueller's officially end his investigation all on his own and he's gonna say he found no evidence of Trump campaign/Russian collusion during the 2016 election.
Democrats & DNC Media are going to LITERALLY have nothing coherent to say in response to that.
Mueller's team was 100% partisan.
That's why it's brilliant. NOBODY will be able to claim this team of partisan Democrats didn't go the EXTRA 20 MILES looking for ANY evidence they could find of Trump campaign/Russian collusion during the 2016 election
They looked high.
They looked low.
They looked underneath every rock, behind every tree, into every bush.
And they found...NOTHING.
Those saying Mueller will file obstruction charges against Trump: laughable.
What documents did Trump tell the Mueller team it couldn't have? What witnesses were withheld and never interviewed?
THERE WEREN'T ANY.
Mueller got full 100% cooperation as the record will show.
1. There's been a lot of news lately about people in the Autonomous Vehicle industry realizing the problem they're trying to solve is much trickier than they initially hoped.
I think there’s a good analogy in a similar technology: self-checkouts.
2. Self-checkouts have been around a while. Companies have been working on them since 1984, and they’ve been in stores around the country for nearly two decades. As you well know if you’ve used one, they also still kinda suck.
3. This is not for a lack of financial incentives! A company that could figure the technology out would be able to replace billions a year in labor. Even a marginal improvement on the tech would be incredibly valuable as current systems feature staggering losses to shoplifters
4. It’s not as if “scanning items at a checkout” is an especially daunting task. It’s considered unskilled labor. Teenagers do it.
5. Turns out that making an automated system that’s 95% as good as a human is relatively easy and one that’s 100% as good as a human is very hard. I think it’s becoming clear that autonomous vehicles are going to turn out like this
Bhakti – Love Divine :-
Of Love Divine (Sūtra 1 to 6)
All our philosophical textbooks are written out by the great 'rishis' and 'thinkers' in the form of sūtras.
The term, ‘sūtra’, means ‘string’ – the string on which the arguments &
thoughts are strung together to become an enchanting garland of ideas.
This is the philosophy of devotion, of love for 'Paramatma' stands today attributed to the Devarṣi Nārada.
He works everywhere as friend, philosopher and guide, to all devotees.
Let's begin the journey !
NĀRADA & HIS BHAKTI-SŪTRAS :
Bhakti – Love Divine :-
Of Love Divine (Sūtra 1 to 6)
अथातो भक्तिं व्याख्यास्यामः॥ १॥
Now, the doctrine of devotion we shall expound.
After having developed all the qualifications necessary for the practice of devotion (atha), the student
feels no spiritual satisfaction, and therefore (ataḥ), he must now diligently walk the path of devotion. According to Rāmānuja, the teacher of viśiṣṭādvaita, there are seven qualifications necessary in a seeker who plans to pursue devotion. They are:
(1) Discrimination in food (viveka), (2) Freedom from desire (vimukha), (3) Practice (abhyāsa), (4) Habit of doing good to others (kriyā), (5) Purity in thought, word and deed, non-violence, charity, and such other virtues (kalyāṇa), (6) Cheerfulness (anavasāda), and (7) Absence
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