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.

EXISISTING IN EXISTENCE

In my last article, I wrote that the definition of God depends on the mind that defines it.  The definition changes with the attainment of knowledge.  The gunas (nature) and attributes coin the name for that divine form.  In this article, I would like to share with...

Who IS GOD

Who is God? Is He the divine person up in the heaven and dispenser of our karmic results Or Is He the person in his divine abode who favors us when we offer him and punish us when we do not offer him Or Is He the deity we worship in the temples Or Is He different from...

DIFFERENT GITAS IN HINDUISM – Part 3 (Gitas from Puranas)

                In this article I would like to mention about the gitas mentioned in different puranas. 1. Agastya gita - Agastya gita comes in the Varaha purana.  Varaha purana is the conversation between Varaha murti (the avatar of Lord Mahavishnu) and Dharani...

DIFFERENT GITAS IN HINDUISM (PART1) GITAS FROM MAHABHARATA

Gita means a song or a hymn.  It is usually a dialogue or a conversation between a guru, preceptor, or a jivan mukta and a sishya, student, or an earnest seeker.  Sometimes the song will be in the form of an advice.  Gita is usually filled with many questions and...

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...