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.

THE MEANING OF THE WORD HINDU

The meaning of the word Hindu India has been a proud land of the Rishis for thousands of years.  Rishis (the Sages) searched for truth in the deeper layers of the mind.  When the mind is calm, without thoughts, then it is one with the pure Consciousness....

THE ANALOGY OF TWO BIRDS IN THE UPANISHAD

THE ANALOGY OF TWO BIRDS (DWA SUPARNA) The analogy of two birds (dwa suparna) is very famous in Vedanta.  In this article I would like to share with you the meaning and implication of this analogy. The analogy of two birds comes in the Mundaka Upanishad as two...

THE IMPORTANCE OF SRIMAD BHAGAVATA

THE IMPORTANCE OF SRIMAD BHAGAVATA Srimad Bhagavata is an important purana among the eighteen puranas in Hinduism.  Srimad Bhagavata was written by Sage Vyasa.  Apart from writing Srimad Bhagvata, Sage Vyasa had organized, separated and codified the Veda...

UNDERSTANDING ADVAITA PHILOSOPHY(NON-DUALITY)

Advaita is a profound philosophy.  It is the philosophy of knowledge and understanding.  In the history of philosophies advaita emerged much later, probably after the naiyaka, vaisheshika and Sankya philosophies.  Even though they were advaita gurus in ancient times,...

CONSCIOUSNESS

CONSCIOUSNESS Consciousness is an ancient topic.  It is the topic of the Rishis.  However, recently the world is interested in this topic, because the world wants to overcome miseries and worries and it is paving the path through Consciousness. ...

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...