Rudra mantras from Taittiriya Samhita are given to the mankind by the great rishis for manifesting the power of healing and the upward evolution of the consciousness. There are many books giving the text and meaning of Namaka hymn. Our book is different from them in several significant ways. The focus here is not on the mere chanting of the mantra, but on the practice of inner yajna, the yajna which is occuring in our subtle bodies. The recitation of the Namaka and the Chamaka hymns is a part of this practice.
This book has six chapters. The first chapter introduces the basic ideas of Veda, the Rudra-litany, and the concept of the gods Shiva, Vishnu etc. in the Veda. The chapters 2-5 constitute the inner yajna. The Chapter 2 is entitles Laghunyasa or giving up of the idea that all the parts of our body are only matter. We invoke the different cosmic powers present in the various parts of the body.
Table of Contents:
- Laghunyasa: Elements of Inner Yajna
- Namaka Hymn [TS 4.5] Anuvaka 1-12
- Chamaka Hymn [TS 4.7] Anuvakas 1-11
- Conclusion of Inner Yajna - Anuvakas 12-14
- Shiva-Sankalpa Mantras
About the Author:
Dr. R.L. Kashyap is Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana in USA. He had his masters degree form Indian Institute of science, Bangalore and obtained Ph.D. form Harvard University. He is the recipient of many international awards. He has authored more than 350 research papers. He has guided more than 50 Ph.D. Scholars. He has written extensively on Veda. He has given the word-meaning of all the verses from the first 121 suktas of Rig Veda. He has to his credit six major books on the Veda. He is the Honorary Director of Sri Aurobindo Kapali Sastry Institute of Vedic culture, Bangalore.