Philosophy

Are Bliss and Knowledge Inherent?

By Satyanarayana Dasa: Among modern spiritualists there is a common belief that each individual being is full of bliss and knowledge. They claim that everyone is perfect, and it is just a matter of discovering one’s real nature. The Self is part of God, as confirmed by Sri Krsna, “The living being in this world is My eternal fragment” (Bhagavad Gita 15.7).

Gopi svarupa or Indian Girl?

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Question: Is it correct to say that if one meditates wrongly one can take the next birth as a material Indian girl; one can...   Read More

Prakriti and Purusha

Question: I have studied Sankhya very briefly as part of another course I took at the Hindu University.  But, I have been very interested...   Read More

Integration of Self into Reality

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By Bruce Martin: The Vedic seers investigated and delineated the methods by which attention is shifted from the ephemeral and temporal to the real and eternal. Although different methods were devised for people of different temperament, the common thread running through them is higher order integration of self into an ever more encompassing Reality.

Sahajiyas, Tapasvis and Rasa

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Question: It is said in shastra – ataeva kama prema bahut antara – kama andhatama prema nirmala bhaskara. Prema and kama are totally different...   Read More

Modern Perspective on Ancient Truth

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By Bruce Martin: A friend of mine of rationalistic temperament, and one who considers himself agnostic, recently questioned me about scripture, raising doubt as to how a person could place trust in scripture as the revealed word of God and, as such, a source of infallible knowledge, when much of what has been proclaimed in scripture simply doesn’t hold up to critical examination. To do justice to this question we must first take into account the modern, scientific, rationalistic view itself, that the questioner is expressing, and that is largely taken for granted as

Karma, Samskaras and the Final Dissolution

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Question: When Brahma’s life ends after 100 of his years or 311,040,000,000,000 earth years, this universe faces a final dissolution and all the living entities...   Read More

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