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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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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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Conversation with H – Cont.


12.3.16 In my previous comments as a preliminary reply to H – taking into consideration his   scruples on the use of language and of certain anthropomorphic-sounding expressions in particular – I accepted that much of the language in Eastern texts … Continue reading

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Einstein a Buddhist?


Belief and spirituality of Einstein consistent with harmony, Oneness, and a superior mind. (‘God does not play dice’). Continue reading

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Einstein and religion


I cannot conceive of a personal God who would directly influence the actions of individuals, or would directly sit in judgment on creatures of his own creation. I cannot do this in spite of the fact that mechanistic causality has, … Continue reading

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History and men’s actions – ll


  From QUORA (dialogue) (Theses) Now when I say blind belief I say a belief without a reason. Believing in an anthropomorphic god. I agree to the fact that it is religion that developed a community, a society or rather … 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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Ordinary consciousness


What you take for granted, the immediacy of your ordinary consciousness, is God peeping at you as yourself through a veil.  You can call it Maya, Karma, conditional mind, or give it any name that satisfies you. The Vedas declare, … Continue reading

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Vedanta and the spiritual faculty of the mind


You may not believe me, but when you write: “Are there any members of this list who long to receive a real, non-conceptual answer to this question, ‘Who am I?’. It might take the form of a longing to disappear … Continue reading

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Freewill and Destiny


FATE AND FREEWILL FREEWILL AND DESTINY ARE EVER EXISTENT. Destiny is the result of past action; it concerns the body. Let the body act as may suit it. Why are you concerned about it? Why do you pay attention to … Continue reading

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