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Sadhana Panchakam

Background sAdhana panchakam is set of 5 stanzas written by Adi Shankaracharya.  sAdhana means a process or 'means' to do something. It could be interpreted as 'practise' as practise is a process/means to accompish something. The 5th stanza describes what needs to be accomplished. How to remain situated in that para-brahman, in that evolutionary external observing Atman, in a world full of deeds/karma flowing as a chain of bondage from one to another..?  Shankara gives five phases to follow one after another for people to move gradually from their current state to the state of remaining situated with Atman, which is the state of being an observer of ourselves and others. sAdhana panchakam talks about the phases through which mental maturity has to be accomplished in us. It's not related to age or celibacy status or stages of life, in my understanding. In my understanding, it's more about moving/evolving from our current state where we perform defect free work wi

Sri Hari Stotram

Universe is filled with an invisible cosmic milky ocean (paar-kadal) which is called the ‘Higgs field’ now. Higgs field is ‘condensate’ and ‘milky’ because it is dense and when particles ‘couple’ with it, it gives a force to particles that impedes/stops their motion. This impediment acts as ‘nourishment’ (like milk) for particles to have an identity, interact between them, grow/evolve further. Since Higgs interaction impedes the motion of particles, Science says it is making particles ‘Colder’. This Colder making Higgs interaction shines/smiles in all the particles, becomes foundation of Universe (paramam padam). This Higgs interaction with particles causes the property of mass, ‘Vishnu’ in all particles. Vishnu gives rise to Lakshmi, the wealth of the Universe, its varied matter forms. The Higgs interaction that causes the property of mass is ‘Hari’. Hari, the Higgs interaction remains ‘dissolved’ in all particles and matter forms, while giving them mass, winning over weak decays,