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On the Upanishads

Over the past few weeks, I have been studying an eclectic mixture of philosophical, ritualistic, mythological and religious works called the Upanishads (also written as Upanisads). 2,300 more words


Mandukya Upanishad

The Mandukya Upanishad, the shortest of Upanishads is said to be the one upanishad that is sufficient to understand to gain moksha. I find a number of words are just used without really knowing the underlying implications of the meaning in them. 1,462 more words


Molting: shedding your ego and finding that piece of beauty inside

We’re all a bit like crabs sometimes, we were reminded, as we spent part of an afternoon in the Ucluelet Aquarium.

As the only adults in the building who didn’t have children chaperones, we wondered at first if this was was going to be a bit too… 543 more words

Hatha Yoga

What is Chidananda? -- A talk by Swami Chidanandapuri

Source: – Advaithashramam YouTube Channel

Poojya Swami Chidanandapuri’s english discourse on ‘Chidanandam’.

Venue : Chidanandam Padashala, Munnekolalu, Bangalore 560037.

Date : 04-Feb-2018

Indian Philosophy

Aitreya Upanishad - Part 1

Each upanishad seems to talk about some aspect of the same basic truth with same concepts expounded from various angles. The Kena Upanishad gave an entry into the world of enquiring about the “I” by eliminating the external as the truth, the… 1,852 more words


The Gayatri Mantra

In my view, the Gayatri mantra, another one of those long list of mantras that are profound in meaning but highly misinterpreted to a point where people with some semblance of intelligence will look at the interpretation and reject it as tripe. 1,172 more words


Introduction to Upanishads - The collection of Sanatana Dharma Concepts & Wisdom

The Upanishads form the core of the Indian philosophy. It is here that we find all the fundamental teachings that are central to Hinduism — the concepts of ‘karma’ (action), ‘samsara’ (reincarnation), ‘moksha’ (nirvana), the ‘atman’ (soul), and the ‘Brahman’ (Absolute Almighty). 1,300 more words