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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
Post navigation ← Previous Is the Eastern/Western distinction in philosophy useful and meaningful? It definitely is. By and large, Eastern philosophy differs from the Western-type in more than one respect. Firstly, its orientation is much more holistic, by which I mean … Continue reading
Essence and Being
What is the essence of being? Speaking strictly from the tradition of the Indian Advaita Vedanta, being or existence, the supreme metaphysical principle, IS its own essence – there is no other essence or essences. The same can be said … Continue reading
Why do we exist?
Why do we exist? Updated January 19 You could equally have asked: Why do stones, and trees… the earth, the universe exist? There is no answer to any of those questions (other than by the various theologies). Existence is, and is … Continue reading
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There was a young man who said…
What is the use of asserting that things exist “independent of human observation”? There was a young man who said “God, To you, it must seem very odd That a tree as a tree Simply ceases to be When … Continue reading
Why is there ignorance?
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
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Connection between spirituality and warriorship
A truly spiritual person is a seeker of/after truth… no matter what difficulties are in the way. For them truth is paramount and one is prepared to sacrifice everything for it. Needless to say courage is a distinctive mark: courage, … Continue reading
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Victim-centered society – my answer in Quora
Why are psychology and so many self-help ideologies perceived merely as blame-shifting gimmicks that are guilty of creating a “victim-centered society?” I am not sure that psychology and self-help ideologies – and self-help books – are or ought to … Continue reading
Can we live without technology?
How possible would it be for you to live without Technology? (From Quora) My answer. A given individual can live without technology – telephone, radio, TV, automobiles – but society in general can no longer go back (how far back?) … Continue reading
Can Consciousness exist without time?
Can consciousness exist without time? – My answer in Quora From the viewpoint of Advaita Vedanta (and I believe also zen and Dzogchen), time is not just something elusive, but ultimately unreal – only an idea or concept. The same … Continue reading
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