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How many Gods, Yājñavalkya?

A. Nature of Gods (Multiple) and the Brahman(One):

The Shlokas 1-9 of Ninth Brahmana, Third Chapter (Kanda) of the Brihad Aranyaka Upanishad (B.A.U.) deal with the discussion between Sage Yājñavalkya and Vidagdhaḥ Śākalyaḥ on the number, description and nature of ‘Gods’which are numerous and the reductionist path to One, the Ultimate Brahman. 1,060 more words

Upanishads

How many Gods, Yājñavalkya?

A. Nature of Gods (Multiple) and that of the Absolute Brahman (One):

The Shlokas 1-9 of Ninth Brahmana, Third Chapter (Kanda) of the Brihad Aranyaka Upanishad… 1,287 more words

Upanishads

mahAbhArata: upaniSads:: worked examples: theory

The mahAbhArata contains all the vaidika knowledge in the form of conversations and embodied in the behaviour of the characters. It is like the worked examples in a physics textbook. 58 more words

Ancient Indians

Vedanta Course 6: Tattva Bodha Intro

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In this installment of the Vedanta Video Course the questions answered are: Why is having a teaching based on scripture a good thing?  How can it protect you?   12 more words

Enlightenment

My Cat as my Teacher

This morning my cat, Mme Pouqui, is impatient for her walk.  She has taken to the body harness and leash with alacrity and would spend the whole day wandering with me if she could.  459 more words

Reflections

Anthropomorphism (again) and higher logic.

What do you think of the justonelook.org (childhood memory) quick self inquiry method?

 X. If you really go into it, higher logic shows that the ‘I’ principle or awareness/consciousness is the only ‘thing’ existing, as Krishna Menon puts it: “The evidence proves nothing but the evidence… Ultimately, even if you give up all arguments and say ‘I know the world and so it must exist’, that also cannot hold good, because you cannot know any object except through one of the sense organs. 382 more words

Advaita

The Teacher must be a Nobody

Question: Sir, what does it mean to be a Teacher?

Answer: Going through Shankar’s works and then a few Upanishads, I am humbled by the pain these teachers have taken to bring the concept to the student. 602 more words

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