DVAITA VIVEKA

       DVAITA   VIVEKA Dvaita viveka is an important concept in Vedanta.  It helps one to understand the root of samsara (bondage to worldly life).  Dvaita viveka is well explained by Sri Vidyaranya Swami in his outstanding text Panchadasi.  Dvaita means seeing...

THE THREEFOLD NATURE OF PRAKRITI

      THE THREEFOLD NATURE OF PRAKRITI   Brahman is the Reality.  Maya is the illusion power of Brahman and it is dependent on Brahman.  Maya is also said as mulaprakriti or primordial nature or the original principle.  Maya has three constituent gunas.  When the...

SANYASA – ITS MEANING AND NECESSITY

SANYASA – ITS MEANING AND NECESSITY Sanyasa is accepted by a spiritual person to devote the entire lifetime for the study, spiritual practice and realization of the Truth.  Sanyasa can be accepted at any stage in a person’s life.  It can be accepted at a...

DESIRES AND RENUNCIATION

Desires and Renunciation Renunciation is another misunderstood concept of Vedanta. Renunciation does not mean to sacrifice everything and live like a mendicant in a secluded forest. Renunciation is a state of mind which gives peace and happiness. In Bhagavad Gita,...

BHAKTI YOGA

               BHAKTI YOGA    Bhakti (devotion) is an attitude of the mind and it is expressed in various ways. Bhakti is the pure form of love towards the highest principle, which is called “Bhagavan” (God). In fact, it is the love towards the...

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