Pratyabhijñā or being aware about the ātmajñāna is the ultimate path for liberation says Sri Rohit Kumar Choudhury , a young science graduate turned Shivabhakta , talked about ancient agamic traditions and practices at the recently concluded conference on Tantra and Tantric Traditions hosted by Indic Academy
Aparna Sridhar and Rohit Kumar Choudhury
Aparna Sridhar : - Aparna M Sridhar is a senior journalist, editor for Center for Soft Power (www.centerforsoftpower.org) and Chief Editor, INDICA. Rohit Kumar Choudhury : I am by profession a Master's Research Scholar of Agricultural Chemistry and Soil Science and have completed my Master Degree from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Kalyani, Kolkata. By passion and tradition, I am a researcher on Sanatana Dharma, specially on Saiva Sanatana Dharma, especially Agamic and Vedantic systems of Saiva Dharma. Since my childhood, I was very curious about lord Siva and subsequently my interest was grown in reading our ancient Shastras, Puranas, Tantras, Upanishadas etc. Due to such thurst of acquiring knowledge to know the unknown which is beyond our materialistic world and due to the grace of Lord Siva, I have been put into this path of Adhyatma. I was initiated from a Sidhha avadhoota Saiva lineage from West bengal. This lineage started from a Siva Sidhha Yogi, guru Sri Dayananda Avadhoota who had started this lineage by the order of Lord Siva himself. I always believed in Saiva monistic point of views, Jiva - Siva abhedattvam but still hadn't found any of it's philosophical or logical basis. Next it was my guru's grace and Siva's grace that I had come across the path of absolute Saiva monism that is Kashmir Saivism, the Trik system. From that point, I entered into this pathway of Tantric philosophy, I became a Follower of Trik - Pratyavijna System. My inspiration is Mahamaheswaracarya Sri Abhinavagupta and Saivacarya Swami Rajanaka Lakshman Joo.