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Brahman & maya
Can Advaitins explain how Maya can be an attribute of the supposedly attributeless Brahman? Why was the creation needed if Brahman alone existed? What is Ishwara? 1) Maya is not an attribute of Brahman which, as you say, is attributeless. … Continue reading
From where did everything originate? Posted on February 4, 2022 by amartingarcia Existence is its own ‘origin’, as awareness is aware of itself, (though not in a self-reflective subject-object relationship) as well as of everything else; or as the first cause is the … Continue reading
(‘The word is ArSha or ārṣa. The meaning is given as “relating or belonging to or derived from RRiShi-s or ṛṣis-s”.) D quotes…’Brihad. Up. 1.4, explaining how ṛṣi-s and devatā-s have got ‘extraordinary body-mind-complexes, which enable them to gain knowledge … Continue reading
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Beauty & Hope
Beauty & Hope Como la vida de una flor es nuestra vida: un instante de promesa, un momento de esperanza, una fugaz belleza.¿Y cuál es la promesa de la flor y la de nuestra vida – qué espera la esperanza? … Continue reading
Everything is metaphysical
If metaphysical entities cannot be verified to exist, how can we say anything meaningful about them?Alberto Martín, Studied Western philosophy at U of Toronto long time ago.Answered May 24, 2017 My position is that everything is metaphysical – cf. Is everything metaphysical? Quora /www.quora.com/search?q=everything+is+metaphysical … Continue reading
Defense of a great Advaitin of the 20th Century.
Satchidanandendra, un gran Advaitjn of last Century. This being a defense of his importance and position vs. a suposedly orthodox Indian philosopher.
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Brahman & avidya
Why does Brahman/Ātman deceive itself with Māyā, avidyā, and anātman? Why doesn’t consciousness simply manifest (in humans) with Vidyā, with innate knowledge of its true self from the beginning? Life is like a riddle, or a play – it is … Continue reading