Ramakrishna Paramahansa on the Sense of Doership

(Selections from The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna) What is knowledge? And what is the nature of this ego? 'God alone is the Doer, and none else' - that is knowledge. I am not the doer; I am a mere instrument in His hand. Therefore I say: 'O Mother, Thou art the Operator and I am … Continue reading Ramakrishna Paramahansa on the Sense of Doership

“You are the world” – A Conversation on Consciousness

"More generally, what could we mean by the pronoun ‘I’ if not the thing that is the cause of the actions my body initiates? As it happens, neuroscientists agree that I must be the thing that is the cause of my action. And they locate that thing, that cause, in the brain, the neurons. But … Continue reading “You are the world” – A Conversation on Consciousness

Problem of Free Will

http://www.wi-phi.com/video/problem-free-will In the above video (7:43 min long), Richard Holton discusses the classic philosophical problem of free will --- that is, the question of whether we decide things for ourselves, or are forced to go one way or another. He distinguishes between two different worries. One worry is that the laws of physics, plus facts … Continue reading Problem of Free Will

Free Will Is A Myth – 5 Accounts

Sam Harris on Free Will https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAnlBW5INYg Free Will Is A Myth - GP Walsh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yns7PEAS4W8 "The myth of free will" - Suzan Blackmore https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkjvWzJ2e3Q Is Free Will A Myth Or A Fact? - Robert Scheinfeld https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8qJDkJbnG8 The Myth Of Free Will – Kerin Webb https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqsyu4rNvV8  

The Holographic Universe (Scientific Model of Advaita)

The following Youtube videos do a very good job of explaining why the world is an illusion, a mere appearance, one that supports the concept of Maya in religions like Hinduism. They also talk of other things like The Double Slit Experiment, Free Will, Consciousness, etc. THINK OF IT AS THE SCIENTIFIC MODEL OF ADVAITA. … Continue reading The Holographic Universe (Scientific Model of Advaita)

Schrodinger On Determinism and Free Will

Following is the Epilogue in Erwin Schrodinger's book "What Is Life?" (Note: Schrodinger was an Austrian physicist who developed a number of fundamental results in the field of Quantum Mechanics, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1933)   Epilogue: On Determinism and Free Will As a reward for the serious trouble I … Continue reading Schrodinger On Determinism and Free Will

Ramana Maharshi on Free Will and Destiny

The Ordainer controls the fate of souls in accordance with their past deeds. Whatever is destined not to happen will not happen, try how hard you may. Whatever is destined to happen will happen, do what you may to stop it. This is certain. The best course, therefore, is to remain silent. (Source: https://www.sriramanamaharshi.org/ramana-maharshi/at-arunachala/) Questioner: “Are … Continue reading Ramana Maharshi on Free Will and Destiny