Monthly Archives: June 2014

The Birth of Skanda – Part 6

Skanda has been revered in India for over 3,000 years, with a wide variety of literature dedicated to his mythology and even great kings taking his name. Skanda is commonly depicted with a peacock, traditional symbol of Impatient Desire and … Continue reading

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Live by Love

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The Birth of Skanda – Part 5

Skanda thereby came into being through the interaction of Desire (Kama), Consciousness (Shiva), Earth (Parvati), Fire (Agni), Water (Ganges) and Space (the Krittika).[1] Indeed, such was the force of his miraculous creation that it rippled through the matrix of the universe, … Continue reading

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First-hand Experience

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The Birth of Skanda – Part 4

Although many miles apart, Rati felt Kama’s incineration and collapsed to the ground, tearing out her hair in anguish.[1] “Without the Pleasures of Love in the world, what remedy will there be for mankind’s suffering?” she wept.  “Without Love, bulls will abandon … Continue reading

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Pleasures

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The Birth of Skanda – Part 3

Upon alighting high in the Himalayas, Kama dismounted his parrot and climbed onto the Makara – a mythical crocodilian creature, traditional symbol of the authentic tantric path for it represents the inner reality of all things, the truth beyond ordinary understanding. Kama thus began his approach to the … Continue reading

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