Category Archives: Eastern philosophy

Vision and conceptualization


“Anon.”: ‘The ideas or concepts of Advaita or any other school of thought/belief, etc., introduce duality into the mind…“It’s only the conceptualization of thought that prevents direct experience of what is.”’ M. That is, in my opinion, like putting the … Continue reading

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Is metaphysics meaningful?


Is metaphysics meaningful?  (expanded from answer in Quora) Any hypothesis which predicts observations can in principle be tested scientifically. Take “metaphysics” to be the set of hypotheses about people and the universe which does not predict any observations, or none … Continue reading

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Christianity and other religions.


Christianity not the only religion that advocates gratitude, generosity, love , etc. – as subtly suggested by article. Continue reading

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Rama and sage Vasishta


If reality is ONENESS, how can there be any sense of lack, hence any desire? There is no ‘other’ to be related to. Reminds me of Socrates’ speech in the Symposium (one of Plato’s dialogues) after other speakers had rendered … Continue reading

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Is there good and evil? Is there a Creator God?


Concerning good and evil, suffering and enjoyment, there is an interesting passage in one of the main texts of Advaita Vedanta, the Brahma Sutras. As the teaching goes there is no essential difference between the individual and Brahman (Consciousness or … Continue reading

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‘Confession’ – 2


(No need to add any other comments to the ones below) Dear (X) – One of the many things I’ve done in life that has been valuable is learn how to write English for a Master’s thesis. I also taught … Continue reading

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Metaphysics or spirituality (ll)


What is known as metaphysics or spirituality (or non-duality – all of them one in essence) is evidently dressed up in words and concepts, words-which-encapsulate-concepts-which-refer-to-what-is real. The referent, reality, be it whatever it is, is  not a concept, although it … Continue reading

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