Normally Māya of Advaita Vedānta is believed to be representing a non-existent thing, by the easy readers of Vedanta. In fact, its meaning is different. Māya in Advaita Vedanta denotes the ‘indescribable nature of phenomenal world’. Phenomenal world is not a ‘non-existing’ thing in Advaita Vedanta. But it […]
The most important and valued principle of Advaita Vedānta is that everything is divine. Advaita Vedanta achieves this by assigning a relative reality below the single, absolute Brahman. It is a realistic approach too. Though mainly reflects a absolute idealistic outlook, realism has a place in Advaita Vedanta, […]
I had faced a peculiar situation, on many occasions of my life. It usually happens in the midst of a conversation with friends. My certain friends will opine that ‘they believe in God very well, but not in Ghost/Demon’. After presenting their view they simply abandon that topic, […]
Source: – Swami Chidananda Puri ‘s Teachings YouTube Channel.
Usually the three main qualities that the God supposed to have are as follows: Omnipresent, Omniscient and Omnipotent; i.e. Omni-triad. Most of the religions give all of these qualities to god. Now, it has become a must that god should have these three qualities; else god would not […]
Whenever discussing Indian Philosophy, a note on the ‘Sources of knowledge’ (in Sanskrit, Pramāna) is unavoidable. Philosophy deals with external objects. So getting details about the external objects is crucial to formulate philosophic theories. There are various ways or means to know the outside objects. These means are […]
Are we seeing the objects around us like plants, animals, rocks, etc because we have eyes? Are we hearing various sounds from the outside world due to our ears? In the same way touch-skin, odour – nose, taste – tongue pairs also should be considered. Common man may […]
This book bring out the Buddhist Philosophical elements contained in the ‘Mimamsa – Slokavarttika’, the magnum opus of Kumarila Bhatta, the most prominent Purva Mimamsa Scholar (The other one is Prabhakara). He composed this work, ‘Slokavarttika’, to refute the arguments raised by Buddhist scholars, mainly Dignaga, Asanga, etc. […]
Karma Siddhanta put forward certain rules and guidelines to define actions into two categories – Good and Bad. These set of rules decided which action is good and which is bad. Vedas, Brahmanas, Upanishads, Bhagavat Gita, Smiritis, etc. were the commonly cited scriptures for a proper ethical and spiritual life.
In Rig-Veda there is a famous Sloka/hymn, which expresses the skepticism about the origin and nature of the world. It also doubts the capability of god and his involvement in the creation of the world. It says the gods may be later than the world creation. At the […]