Advaitam and Science

OM, Purnamata purnamitam purnat purnamutachyate, purnasya purnamataye purnamevavasishyate – Bri.Up V.i.1

Om, That (Brahman) is infinite, This(Universe too) is infinite. The infinite (Universe) emanates from the infinite(Brahman).  Assimilating the infinitude of the infinite(Universe), the infinite(Brahman) alone is left.

SACRED TEXTS IN HINDUISM

SACRED TEXTS IN HINDUISM Hinduism has many sacred texts.  Though the most famous among them is Baghavad gita, there are many other sacred texts.  What is a sacred text?  The text that explains the concept of God, the profound principles and beliefs in a...

TRIVITKARANA AND PANCHIKARANA

TRIVITKARANA AND PANCHIKARANA Before creation there was only Sat.  Brahman alone existed.  At that time, its inherent power maya did not manifest.  Then, Brahman with maya made sankalpa (imagination) to manifest and maya manifested as these different...

OM – THE SOUND AND SYMBOL

OM - THE SOUND AND SYMBOL Whole existence is reverberation - vibration of energy.  When there is vibration there will be sound.  Where there is vibration and sound there will be creation.  Om is the fundamental sound of the relative reality...

MAHESHWARA SUTRAS AND SANSKRIT LANGUAGE

MAHESHWARA SUTRAS AND THE SANSKRIT LANGUAGE Sound has the power to create and destroy this creation.  Sound is the subtle tanmatra from which the gross space emerged.  There are different levels of sound vibration in space.  Some of them are perceived...

THREE TYPES OF REALITY

THREE TYPES OF REALITY There are three types of reality as explained in Vedanta sastra.  They are the pratibhasika satya, vyavaharika satya and paramarthika satya.  In our life, we exist in any one of these realities for the majority of the time.  Let us see each one...

EPISTEMOLOGY

EPISTEMOLOGY - An analysis of knowledge Epistemology is a branch of Philosophy where jnana (knowledge) is analysed.  It is also said as the science of jnana (knowledge).  What is jnana?  Does one attain jnana instantly or is it a gradual process? Jnana...