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Friday, December 8, 2017

Illusion! For whom? (Upanishads...)

The Advaitic concept of Maya or illusion is often taken for granted and projected as the obvious conclusion of the Upanishads. But is it really that obvious?

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The rope that appears like a snake! (Upanishads...)

In the previous post we saw a very interesting allegory used by a Swami to explain the concept of Turïya – the ultimate reality as per the Advaita philosophy. The original allegory used by the well known Advaita philosopher Šankara is what I am going to explain now.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Where is the silver screen? (Upanishads...)

There is an interesting allegory given by one Swami of Rämakrishna order (successors of Swami Vivekananda). The allegory tries to explain how Turïya is the substrate of the entire world we see around, but still it is not apparent. The allegory goes as follows.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Podcast on Meditation: The science behind it

I just added a podcast (at the moment it is Youtube -audio, more will be added later) on "Meditation : The science behind it" discussing various aspects of meditation and scientific basis for them.
Please listen and give your feedback.


This podcast can also be found in 'podcasts' section on the right of my blog. In due course keep checking for newer podcasts. Or you can subscribe to get notified.

 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Is Turïya a state or reality? (Upanishads...)

In the previous posts I talked about Turiya as a state – one of the four states of cognition. That is my understanding of the Mändükya Upanishad in which it is described. But Advaita philosophers don’t agree. What do they say?

Friday, November 24, 2017

The Turïya or The state of universal consciousness (Upanishads...)

We were discussing about a ‘state’ in which we can cognize things that are beyond our limited Mind. This is the Turïya state described by the Upanishads. How is this state described?