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shian
23 May 2007, 02:06 PM
Jai Devi Ma! Jai SyamaTara Ma. Jai Ma Durga. Jai Ma Laksmi. Jai Ma Sarasvati.

Iam read about "Mariied in ISCKON"
sm78 wrote about Shakta philosopy of married.

I want to know more about Shakta Philosophy in Daily life, like married, family or dead...etc...anything special of Shakta philosopy.

Where i can read?

if someone dead, what bhakta of shakta will do to pray for dead people's happines? for dead people can birth in Heaven of Mata.

and what the meaning of "Terri" in:
Jai Mata Terri
Jai Shiva Namah Terri

sm78
27 May 2007, 06:44 AM
Namaste Shian,

Shakta would be too broad a word to describe the group you have in mind. There are many orthodox brahmins (smarta's) who worship various forms of goddess as their Istha Devta as per tantric prescriptions and are thus shaktas.

Many Tantrikas who follow the left hand path (vamachara) use the word "Kaula" to describe themselves. They believe that love for one's partner (female partner for the male) to be a service to devi. The wife or partner is thus a living form of goddess and loving her is loving goddess.

I would advice you to try search out articles written by sri Amritananda natha saraswati of Devipuram. He is one of the few authentic gurus of the vama marga (left hand tantric path). There are many fake tantrikas who abuse this path for their own greedy purposes. I was fortunate enough to have darshan of sri amritananda twice and believe him to be a great sadhak. It would be wise to follow a genuine teacher and his views on the subject and hence I am refraining from further comment on this topic which I have no right as such to speak about.

The shakti sadhana yahoo group has quite a few posters who are initiated into left hand tantric marga, it you be better to pose your questions directly to them.

Agnideva
01 June 2007, 12:47 PM
Namaste Shian,

I want to know more about Shakta Philosophy in Daily life, like married, family or dead...etc...anything special of Shakta philosopy.
Where i can read?

You can check out these two websites for Shakta philosophy, theology and doctrine. They are very comprehensive:

http://www.adi-shakti.org/
http://shaktisadhana.50megs.com/

Regards,
A.

saidevo
01 June 2007, 10:44 PM
Namaste shian,

You may also check also this elaborate Website:
http://www.shivashakti.com/index.html

Arjuna
19 April 2008, 09:02 AM
I may add vi1.org and devipuram.com