creator-creation-analogy-advaita-vedanta-cause-effect-mithya

In previous part 15, we saw how different objects in the universe resolve into the One cause. Just how all furniture resolves into One wood. Meaning wood is the cause of entire furniture world. In same way, owning to Brahman’s power called māyā, it creates world of multiplicity out of it’s potential of intelligent and…

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cause-effect-many-comes-from-one-advaita-vedanta-vedas-non-duality

In previous part 14, student attempted to reconcile statement “Ishvara is knowledge” and ignorance. How can the two co-exist! This was clarified by saying that “knowledge” refers to that which illumines knowledge of time, space and ignorance. For example we say, “I don’t know who I am”. That conclusion is formed in the mind of…

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origin-of-ignorance-avidya-advaita-vedanta-upanishads

Previous part 13, discerned difference between Consciousness (Brahman), and world of matter (jagat) which either has status of sentience (creatures) or insentience (rock). Follow conversation attempts to resolve where is place for ignorance, if creator (Ishvara) is all-knowledge… Student curiously inquires, “If the One (Ishvara) is intelligence and knowledge, where is the place for ignorance, which…

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all-knowledge-ishvara-maya-brahman-consciousness

In previous part 12, we resolved contradiction how can relative-words reveal absolute-reality, when words themselves are limited. Now nature of question turns to resolving differences despite all being One… Student asks, “Since the WHOLE is Consciousness, why do we have differences such as sentient and insentient? The world should have no inanimate objects in this…

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vedic-vedas-advaita-vedanta-contradiction-debate

From previous part 11, the student continued raising doubts about Vedas authority. For example, how are Veda texts superior to other sacred texts? Why should I believe Vedanta has the ultimate answers? Isn’t it just another point of view? Now, a more sophisticated objection is raised… Student counters last reply with, “Your sacred texts and…

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vedas-vedanta-compared-versus-other-philosophies-religions

In previous part 10, student began debating the teacher with some important questions whether we can ever capture the truth, considering it’s beyond our mind/senses. Now student debates how are Vedas (specifically Upanishads) any better then countless others philosophical and spiritual texts. Student at some point claims Advaita Vedanta is just another point of view…

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consciousness-awareness-brahman-beyond-mind-senses-advaita-vedanta

Previous part 9 answered an important doubt, “What makes our Vedic scriptures so relevant and why should I trust them? Why not find out the truth for myself? Why depend on ancient books; we live in the modern world!” Student realizes that scriptures are means of knowledge to discovering the truth which is beyond our…

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advaita-vedanta-six-means-of-knowledge-pramana

Previous part 8 answered “just how valid are ancient sacred texts in modern society” and how they can free us permanently. However some minds are intoxicated by intellectual superiority. Thus the student objects with “I don’t need the holy-sacred-ancient texts. I can discern real and unreal, truth and falsehood on my own.” Students objection is,…

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what-is-limitlessness-ananda-vedanta-advaita

Neema Majmudar, a brilliant Vedanta exponent, elucidates how one’s nature is Limitless right now. For context how how this applies to you, below gives further elucidation how one can never negate self; the conscious-subject. “I” can’t go out of existence. Inquiry begins: If we look into names/forms (nāma-rūpa) including time and space, we can keep…

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vedas-advaita-vedanta-scriptures-in-modern-society-2

Last part 7 introduced to purpose of the Vedic scriptures answering who is the “I” which everyone begins their conversations with. Now doubt arises in student’s who begins to question the authenticity of the scriptures. In Vedanta context, the scriptures comprise of: Bhagavad Gita, Brahma Sutra, Upanishads. Students concern, “The books describe in great detail esoteric…

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