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Is metaphysics meaningful?


Is metaphysics meaningful? – Question 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 which … Continue reading

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The proof of Advaita philosophy


Q&A in Advaita Vision – reproduced here. Q. 388 – Proof of Methodology

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Conversation with ‘H’ – 6


Dear H:  I realise that much of our disagreement has to do with the use of language – the meaning each one of us attaches to certain terms – and also to perspective. I base myself almost exclusively on Advaita … Continue reading

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Conversation with H (Knower, Witness)


H. ‘… as regards the somewhat artificial distinction (ontologically speaking) that I make between awareness and consciousness, then this is something I do of my own choosing, accepting that there is an objectless state of mind that cannot correctly be … 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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Knowledge vs. ‘true opinion’


It is interesting to compare the different accounts of ‘belief’ and ‘knowledge’ as coming from two traditions that are wide apart, as India and ancient Greece are; though it is known that there was a contact between the two at … 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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The power of language (Shankara and Heidegger)


Natalia Isayeva, in her book – ‘Shankara and Indian Philosophy’ – finds a parallel between Shankara and Heidegger with respect to language and meaning, in particular the later Heidegger, with his interest in, and focus on, the etymological and hermeneutical … Continue reading

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Deconstruction in advaita Vedanta


This is also what has happened within Advaita Vedanta over the past 14 centuries. What is called traditional advaita has betrayed the original teaching of Shankara with a profusion of conceptual intricacies which detract from his original intention. It has … Continue reading

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non-duality magazine (Highly recommended) ABOUT Non-duality magazine is a non sectarian non affiliated free online publication and accepts no advertising. It is fundamentally an investigation into the process of “Self-realization/Awakening/Enlightenment/Liberation” and consciousness itself. It explores this through interviews with teachers, … Continue reading

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