Non-dual Shaivism of Rosario is a brand-new school of philosophy based on the ancestral Non-dual Shaivism of Kashmir (also known as Trika or Triple system). As the original Trika system is extremely difficult to learn for most people due to Sanskrit intricacies and philosophical subtleties, Gabriel Pradīpaka reformulated it to adapt it to current age in the form of “Trika of Rosario” or “Non-dual Shaivism of Rosario”. But who is Gabriel Pradīpaka? Some brief information about the author:
Spiritual name: Pradīpaka (lit. “the one who sheds light”, the one who sheds light on the secret meaning of scriptures).
Nationality: Argentinian. He was born in Rosario, but currently resides in Moscow, Russia.
Spiritual lineage: In April of 1983 he received spontaneous initiation in the form of Śaktipāta (lit. “descent of Power”, divine Grace) while repeating the sacred mantra “Om̐ namaḥ śivāya” and beholding a photograph of Svāmī Muktānanda. Hence, despite Svāmī Muktānanda having left his body in 1982, Gabriel Pradīpaka considers him as his Guru. A few months later, in October of 1983, he was “formally” initiated by Svāmī Alakṣānanda who also belongs to Muktānanda’s spiritual lineage. As you might know, Svāmī Muktānanda is the Master who brought Siddha Yoga to the West. Gabriel Pradīpaka studied and worked in a well-known Siddha Yoga community until 1989. From late 1989 through late 1991 and from late 1994 through late 1997, he studied, taught and worked alongside another teacher (also a disciple of the great Muktānanda) who played a crucial role in his formation as a yogī. Since 1997, Gabriel Pradīpaka has been on his own.
In the last part of his spiritual practice, Svāmī Lakṣmaṇa Joo played a very important role. Hence, he considers Svāmī Lakṣmaṇa Joo to be his Trika Guru.
In short, he is a spiritual guru conversant with Sanskrit language and Trika philosophy who throws light on spirituality and helps spiritual aspirants with the process known as Self-realization or Final Liberation.
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Warning: The only exception here is regarding Russian language. Currently, only Natalia Ambikā is capable to fluently reply in Russian because she is… Russian. The other moderators, except for myself, have no idea about Russian language. And despite I know a lot about this language, I am still not fully fluent in writing. So, if you are Russian and know English or Spanish, you will have a faster response from moderators and administrator if you post your comment in English or Spanish. And if you are Russian and do not know English or Spanish, you will have to be patient while waiting for the response from moderators and administrator. Obviously, you can receive responses from other Russian users posting. I was only speaking about official responses from the owners of the blog, you know. When my Russian becomes fluent enough, I will delete this warning.
All comments are moderated, i.e. I have to approve them before they are publicly displayed. The reason for this is mainly the presence of tons of fools all over this world, even in the spiritual environment. For example, spammers are people whose only interest is to publish comments with links to some stupid website nobody would’ve discovered if they hadn’t spammed that way. Consequently, the anti-spam tools installed here will search for any link in the comments and if a link is found, the comment will be marked as “probable spam”. So, I have to check if the link is valid or not, because there will surely be people posting useful links in their comments and I have to allow these to pass and block the rest. Oh, the job of moderating comments exists only in foolish worlds like this one, since in a real civilization all the time wasted on moderation would go to a more interesting and productive task. There are other reasons to moderate too, which are also based on human foolishness. For example, people post overly personal information about other people (e.g. about me), etc. I had to administrate a forum some years ago, and then had a chance to personally “enjoy” all that foolishness because I configured it with “zero moderation” at first… which was surely a bad idea. Therefore, I am configuring this website with “full moderation” to avoid stumbling upon the same “stone” again, you know. As a result, there will always be a delay between the moment you post a comment and the moment it shows publically.
Regarding the couple of fonts I am using here, well, the one that displays Sanskrit signs is not the same as the one I use on the Main Website (Sanskrit 2003). I needed not only variety but some technical requirements to implement “web fonts”, hence I chose these two: Siddhanta (by Mihail Bayaryn) and Andika (by SIL International). The former is used to show Sanskrit signs, while the latter is used for the rest of the text (including transliterated Sanskrit). And what are web fonts? They are fonts that are automatically installed by your browser without you having to do it manually as in the olden days. This new technology should work well in the latest versions of the browsers… but there is always the question of theory vs. practice because you could be using an old browser or the fonts just cannot be automatically installed by the browser for some “strange” reason (yes, the “strange” factor is very usual in web development). Now a sample of text without and with the new font for you to check if the browser installed Siddhanta without your intervention. Look:
ॐ नमः शिवाय
(as no web font has been activated here, the text should look “raw”)
ॐ नमः शिवाय
(as the web font has been activated here, the text should look “stylized”)
Hopefully, everything went as well for you as it did for me. If not, try to refresh the page in your browser (generally by pressing the F5 key) or fully reload it (generally by pressing Ctrl + F5). If nothing works, go to the above-mentioned websites, pick up the fonts and install them manually (install the .ttf files of both fonts only, because the .woff format is not intended to be installed in Windows but it is just used for web fonts and not regular fonts). If you happen not to know how to do it, consult my explanation about the installation of the Sanskrit 2003 font on the Main Website. Yes, it is a little complicated to do it manually… so pray for the web fonts to work, hehe. Any doubt you could have with all this, just ask me via a form placed at the bottom of this page.
All in all, this website will play the role of a sort of satellite of the Main Website, providing more information about the subjects which have been referred to above. Along with that, here you have a chance to communicate with me in a more direct way than via e-mail. Yes, I look to make my pile of e-mails smaller, you caught me red-handed, lol!
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