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The Base of Life

On May 15, 2022, Posted by , In Blog,Philosophy, With No Comments

A finite entity requires a base for its existence. The base shall not only preserve its “I” feeling in physical form, but it shall also nourish the same every moment with vital energy for that entity. The subtle entity requires a base in exactly the same manner as a physical…

Why Are People Afraid of Intuitional Practice?

On April 16, 2022, Posted by , In Blog,Philosophy, With No Comments

Intuitional practice, sádhaná, is the fundamental duty of everyone. Yet very few people perform this duty. Ordinarily people are afraid of doing sádhaná. It is fear that keeps them from doing intuitional practice. But how far their fear is justified remains to be seen. At the very outset they consider…

What Are the Noble Truths?

On March 15, 2022, Posted by , In Blog,Philosophy, With No Comments

The subject of today’s discourse is, “What Are the Noble Truths?” Ánandádhyeva khalvimáni bhútáni jáyanteÁnandena játáni jiivanti ánandaḿ prayantyabhisaḿvishantiiti. This universe has emanated from the Supreme Bliss or Ánandam; it is being maintained in Ánandam, and will finally dissolve in Ánandam. Some people say that this universe is full of…

Which is the right path?

On February 15, 2022, Posted by , In Blog,Philosophy, With No Comments

Many people ask themselves the same question: “Which is the right path?” Whenever scholars discuss this question together, they each give a different answer. So what should ordinary people do? Which path should they follow, and which one should they reject? Unable to discriminate between “shreya” (leading to welfare) and…

The Ten Characteristics of Dharma

On July 18, 2021, Posted by , In Blog,Philosophy, With No Comments

Shreyán svadharmo viguńah paradharmatsvásvanuśtitátSvadharme nidhanaḿ shreyah paradharmo bhayávahah. Human beings should die a glorious death, a death worthy of a human being. They should never give indulgence to the crude animal propensities. “Svadharme nidhanaḿ shreyah”. It is better to die a glorious death than to continue living a life of…

The Base of Life

On June 26, 2021, Posted by , In Blog,Philosophy, With No Comments

A finite entity requires a base for its existence. The base shall not only preserve its “I” feeling in physical form, but it shall also nourish the same every moment with vital energy for that entity. The subtle entity requires a base in exactly the same manner as a physical…

Yoga and Tantra

On April 18, 2021, Posted by , In Blog,Philosophy, With No Comments

Today’s subject of discourse is “Yoga and Tantra”. Some people are curious to know what yoga is and what Tantra is, and where they agree and where differ. First let us discuss what yoga is. The word yoga is derived as the Sanskrit root verb yuiṋj plus the suffix ghaiṋ….