There is something of an unconscious drive for the ego to act as if it were totally free, separate and independent of everything “other” than itself–other individuals, the world, the Supreme. 483 more words
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The ancient texts stress the importance of the human incarnation, as the human life is the platform for evolution, spiritual practice and growth and experience. Even the Gods would have to take human birth if they want to grow or evolve! 350 more words
Stephen Hawking, physicist and Nobel laureate, defines God as a set of scientific rules and principles, including the laws that have not yet been discovered. How does Hinduism View God?
One of our definitions of God is that he is of the nature of order. All the laws in every field of existence, including the laws governing physical phenomena, psychological phenomena, and morality, are God. 103 more words
An ethical person believes in dharma, righteousness, and morality; that is God. If. you are living a life of values, it means that you do believe in those values, is it not so? 91 more words
When we reflect on the nature of our existence, we frequently treat the universe as something inconscient and mechanical, a stage for our conscious action. To the extent we reflect further on how this seemingly mechanical universe came about, we tend to posit some kind of external “Creator”, to whom we attribute qualities such as Infinite, All-Knowing, All-Powerful, while somehow this creator is outside the manifested universe. 357 more words
The Upanishads state that there is “One without a second” and “All this is the Brahman”. Taken together, we can recognize the basis of Oneness. When translated into the human dividing mind, however, these unequivocal statements of Oneness are parsed, fragmented, limited, separated and turned into a dichotomy between the “real” and the “unreal”. 350 more words