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LOVE


To what extent do you agree with the quote “True love is admiration” by Plato? Yes, to the greatest extent. What greater admiration can there be than that of Beauty itself? Love, for Plato, is the attraction all creatures have … Continue reading

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Consciousness and reality


Q/A in Quora  /www.quora.com/What-is-reality-in-the-absence-of-consciousness?__snids__=1702272616 What is reality in the absence of consciousness? I’m beginning to be convinced that in the absence of consciousness there is nothing. Can anyone shed some light on this? Answer: (M) That is an impossible, or … Continue reading

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Individuality and suffering – Knowledge its antidote


The fruits of individuation (and creation) paid at a price. Suffering a condition or pre-requisite for awakening or real knowledge. 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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“I don’t know what Consciousness is, but I am That”


As far as intelligence, feeling, and depth, can anything be added to the following? “Everything is Consciousness – everything. When you ask ‘what is Consciousness?’, there is no valid answer. When someone asks me to write a book or give … Continue reading

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‘Light’


But that is exactly what I meant by ‘Light’ … : ‘our primordial nature’; what else could it be? I know why people in non-duality avoid the word ‘experience’ at all costs, but contemplating a beautiful object (sunset, etc.) for … Continue reading

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Revolt against existence – 1st answer


First answer. –  Evil and suffering are undeniable, and there is no easy answer or remedy to this. Initially there are partial answers, but only an overall vision of things can afford understanding and, ultimately, serenity – a vision of … Continue reading

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On love, beauty, and knowledge


(From an exchange in internet) My position, as I wrote to S.: We are love and the product of love, no? Traditional Advaita Vedanta talks of desire as the root cause of existence, but, in the end, it is the same … Continue reading

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Women and men


The Dharma of a woman is very different from that of the man. This is due to the differences in physiology and the psychology between them. The difference in the physiology is obvious. But, that which in psychology – well … Continue reading

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The philosophy of the beautiful


Professor M (Mysooru) Hiriyanna (7th May, 1871- 1950) was one of the greatest Samskrit thinkers and Vedantic scholars of the 19th-20th centuries. An authority on Indian Philosophy (Bhaarateeya Darshanaaha), he was well versed in both the Sanskrit classics and English … Continue reading

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