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A Comparative Study of the Educational Philosophies of Sri Aurobindo and Maria Montessori

In 1975, Aleta You Mastny wrote this dissertation, “A Comparative Study of the Educational Philosophies of Sri Aurobindo and Maria Montessori”, as a part of the requirements for her Doctor of Philosophy degree. 23 more words

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The Manifestation of the Brahman as the Universal Creation

Western scientists have long theorized that the universe began with a “big bang” that was an enormous release of energy that continues to expand today, around 13.8 billion  years later.  444 more words

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The Knowledge Concerning the Immutable Brahman

The higher knowledge relates to the Immutable Brahman, as noted in verses 6 and 7 of the 1st section of chapter 1 of the Manduka Upanishad, as translated by Sri Aurobindo: 273 more words

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The Lower and the Higher Knowledge As Described by the Mundaka Upanishad

The Mundaka Upanishad first describes for Saunaka the elements of the lower knowledge and then contrasts this with the higher knowledge.  The lower knowledge represents the means of action and success in the outer world.  326 more words

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The Key Question Raised by the Upanishad: By Knowing What Is All This Known?

The great question posed by the Upanishads is “by knowing what does all this that is become known?”  The Upanishads in general focus on finding the key to our life and purpose, the core knowledge which illuminates everything we think, we feel, we do and we experience.  252 more words

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The God-Knowledge Which Encompasses Both a Higher and a Lower Knowledge

Mundaka Upanishad, Chapter One: Section I, Verses 1 and 2:  “Brahma first of the Gods was born, the creator of all, the world’s protector; he to Atharvan, his eldest son, declared the God-knowledge in which all sciences have their foundation.  594 more words

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Introduction to the Mundaka Upanishad

The Mundaka Upanishad is complex and seems somewhat obscure to our modern understanding.  It appears in the Atharva Veda, and thus represents one of the older streams of thought as presented by the Rishis to their posterity.  323 more words

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