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.

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...

DESTINY VERSUS FREEWILL

DESTINY VERSUS FREEWILL Destiny vs freewill - It is one of the very famous and important topics as far as spirituality is concerned.  Everyone would be interested to know that who is in-charge of our life?  Is it God, or the planets and stars, or our past...

THE PROCESS OF KNOWING

THE PROCESS OF KNOWING The process of knowing Brahman is an easy and natural process but made complicated by misunderstanding.  "Is it possible to realize "I am Brahman" by mind?"  Mind has a unique quality.  It can reflect the pure Consciousness - the...

SADHANA AND SADHYAM

SADHANA (SPIRITUAL PRACTICES) AND SADHYAM (GOAL) Sadhana are the various spiritual practices and sadhyam is the goal.  There are many sadhanas for a single goal.  'Tat Tvam Asi' meaning 'You are Brahman' -  these are the strong words of the...

LANGUAGE AND KNOWLEDGE

LANGUAGE AND KNOWLEDGE (BRAHMA JNANA) Sanskrit is an ancient language.  Sanskrit is said as the language of the Veda.  Sanskrit language is a high vibration language.  When mantras are chanted in Sanskrit language they link us to the transcendental...

WHO GETS JNANA?

Jiva is a combination of Chit, chitabasa and the mind.  Citabasa is the reflection of Chit, the pure Consciousness, on the mind.  The deeper layers of the mind have all our past karmic impressions.  Mind gets activated only when the chitabasa (reflected consciousness)...

ANALYSING THE MAHAVAKYAS

Mahavakyas are the essence of the Veda.  Mahavakyas are the cream of Vedanta.  The four famous mahavakyas from the four Vedas are 'Aham Brahmasmi' from Brihadaranyaka Upanisad, 'Tat tvam asi' from Chandogya Upanisad, 'prajnanam Brahma' from Aitereya...