i thought a break from the singing bowls in order & a thought a return to mining the library of Babel might clear the mind. 460 more words
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In a search for GSOT, choosing a starting point is crucial. As we examine the pivotal philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer, we need to ask: What was his starting point? 2,976 more words
Sexual ambivalence has been a recurring motif in figures populating the world of ancient Indian mythology.
Tales in regional folklore as well as the epic texts refer to both deities and heroes as well as non-divine figures changing genders, or manifesting as avatars of the opposite sex, such as Adhanari or Ardhaniswara, one of Shiva’s most popular avatars who is half-man and half-woman. 932 more words
Today we start a new series, short but very important in the study of Vedanta. Isavasya Upanishad is a small 18-verse text but one which, in the wise words of the commentator, “….within these 18 verses it spans the entire spectrum of Hindu philosophy, religion, ritualism, mythology and metaphysics so precisely and so succinctly that it is probably the most often quoted… 1,600 more words