by D. Samarender Reddy There are always those in society who see differences among people on the basis of age, gender, caste, language, religion, nationality, and what have you. If we turn to Hinduism to see what it preaches we find a story of oneness, unity, harmony, and peace. As Aurobindo pointed out, the essence … Continue reading The Essence of Hinduism – “There are no Others”
The Mahavakyas are "The Great Sayings" of the Upanishads, as characterized by the Advaita school of Vedanta. Most commonly, Mahavakyas are considered four in number: Prajnanam Brahma (प्रज्ञानम् ब्रह्म) - "Insight is Brahman," or "Brahman is insight" (Aitareya Upanishad 3.3 of the Rig Veda)Ayam Atma Brahma (अयम् आत्मा ब्रह्म) - "This Self (Atman) is Brahman" (Mandukya Upanishad 1.2 of the Atharva Veda)Tat Tvam Asi (तत् त्वम् असि) - "That essence (tat, … Continue reading Mahavakya Viveka – 4 Parts | Swami Sarvapriyananda
All of us are headed towards enlightenment (or indeed, as some say we are already always enlightened, but we are now ignorant of that fact). Meanwhile, we have to work through our neuroses.
Realizing that as long as one is mere body-mind one is subject to potential or actual suffering, one tries to see if there is a way out. The scripture or guru tells one that there is indeed a way out of suffering because one is not actually the body-mind but Consciousness. To convince you that … Continue reading All You Need to Know about Advaita Vedanta
Please see these videos of Swamiji roughly in the order in which I have listed them to get a very good grasp of what Vedanta, or more specifically Advaita Vedanta, is, which is the core philosophy of Hinduism: 1. What is Vedanta? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AawWsJNi0gM 2. Synopsis of Vedanta - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLWFLcu02ng 3. Defining God - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16VWfc-H4y0 … Continue reading Swami Sarvapriyananda on Advaita Vedanta (Hinduism)
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My Book “Happiness and Consciousness : Your Guide to Enlightenment” is now available on Amazon.com (those outside the US, check your local Amazon) Paperback edition: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08CPB7QSG Kindle EBook edition: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08CT7X4NH This book "Happiness and Consciousness" tells you how to attain lasting happiness and how to become enlightened, there being a link between the two. It shows you how … Continue reading My Book “Happiness and Consciousness: Your Guide to Enlightenment”