Category Archives: Mythology

Ars longa, vita brevis


Art is long and life short. Progress and the art of medicine – the first unquestionable, but questions about quality of life remain. Also shotcomings of science and technonolgy pointed out. Three Greek myths are adduced as warnings thereof. Continue reading

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What does knowledge of self give us?


Someone questions about the benefit of knowledge of self, introducing reincarnation and maya as unpromising components. (Who benefits?, etc. ).This is an unphilosophical question, and answers from advaita are given. Continue reading

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Plato on art and poetry misunderstood


Unfounded criticism of Plato on poetry and the arts redressed. Misunderstanding of Plato’s ideas and intentions on these topics revealed and countered. Continue reading

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Creation and Dissolution


Is there ever a dissolution of the universe? What is illusion and what is not illusion? Sage Vasishta answers these questions. It is all about Liberation (from ignorance) Continue reading

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Night of Creation – The cosmic dance


Cosmic dance by Rudra and Maya in the night of creation. Continue reading

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Patriotism and Democracy


(On democracy) Plato always came very close to the truth… as far as the truth can be described by language – and understood by men.
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On history and men’s actions


We can enjoy reading history as if it were mere fiction from and about the past We can enjoy reading history as if it were mere fiction from and about the past, and we must endure it as a necessary … Continue reading

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