Jnana Yoga by Swami Sarvapriyananda

I cannot recommend this strongly enough that whoever is interested in knowing/understanding Advaita Vedanta MUST see this video coz it is eminently sufficient for that purpose (And what does Advaita Vedanta say? It says you are not the body and mind; you are consciousness. Of course, stopping at this level would get you ONLY to … Continue reading Jnana Yoga by Swami Sarvapriyananda

Advaita Vedanta in a Nutshell

Advaita Vedanta says that the world is just names-and-forms whose underlying substance or reality is Consciousness or Awareness, much like a pot is just a name-and-form whose underlying reality or substance is clay. Just like a pot is a mere appearance and does not “actually” exist because what exists is only clay, similarly, the world … Continue reading Advaita Vedanta in a Nutshell

Why I Have Stopped Reading the Quran

I hope the title of this post does not serve as a click-bait. Nor do I want to offend the sensibilities of those who derive their truths and maxims to live by from the Quran or other Abrahamic faiths. And, please do not see it as a piece written by a Hindu about Islam, because … Continue reading Why I Have Stopped Reading the Quran

Vivekachudamani as translated by Sri Ramana Maharshi

Tom Das

The following text was Ramana Maharshi’s earliest written work, in which he translates the entire text of Vivekachudamani as written by Sri Shankara for the benefit of those who were not able to read Sanskrit.

Ramana has also written a beautiful introduction to the text, which you can find here, which summarises the teachings in brief and states that this text contains all the pertinent points that a seeker requires to attain liberation and also represents the essence of Shankara’s commentaries of the triple canon of the Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita and Brahma Sutras.

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Rupert Spira on Nonduality

The Fundamental Presumption of our Culture There is one fundamental presumption upon which our world culture is founded. This basic presumption states that experience is divided into two essential elements - a subject and an object - joined together by an act of knowing, feeling or perceiving. This gives rise to the familiar formulations of … Continue reading Rupert Spira on Nonduality