2Enakshi Ganguly = ""Varanasi, also known as Benares or 'the Athens of India', Banaras, or Kashi, is an North Indian city on the banks of the Ganga in Uttar Pradesh, 320 kilometres south-east of the state capital, Lucknow."Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varanasi"
3Shawn Bose = ""The Aghoris are one of the principal Indian traditions and the most extreme and fascinating form of the Tantra. Dattatreya, a divinity that includes the TrimurtiBrahma, Vishnu and Shiva, are considered to be the founder of this school.The sanscrit term Aghora is the combination among two words and has various meanings: A is a negation; Ghora is the obscurity of the ignorance, but it also means intense, deep; Aghora therefore means Light, absence of obscurity, awareness, but it also symbolizes a style of life where a person of the Aghori tradition doesn't have intense or deep feelings, it doesn't make difference among the various feelings, seems to be indifferent to the various stories of the life."source: http://www.aghori.it/aghori_eng.htm"
4Enakshi Ganguly = ""The Soul is imagined first, then the particularity of objects,External and internal, as one knows so one remembers.As a rope, not perceived distinctly in dark, is erroneously imagined,As snake, as a streak of water, so is the Soul (Atman) erroneously imagined.As when the rope is distinctly perceived, and the erroneous imagination withdrawn,Only the rope remains, without a second, so when distinctly perceived, the Atman.When he as Pranas (living beings), as all the diverse objects appears to us,Then it is all mere Maya, with which the Brahman (Supreme Soul) deceives himself.—Gaudapada, Māṇḍukya Kārikā 2.16-19"Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maya_%28illusion%29#Maya_in_the_Upanishads"