What is Ontological Status of Maya – Part 23

What is Ontological Status of Maya – Part 23

In previous part 22, we heard how maya’s veiling and projecting power works. They work in tandem. Veiling power (āvaraṇa-śakti) causes partial knowledge. For example, if we see the…

What is Origin or Cause of Ignorance (Avidya)? – Part 14

What is Origin or Cause of Ignorance (Avidya)? – Part 14

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…

The Knower, a Self-Conscious Being – Part 5

The Knower, a Self-Conscious Being – Part 5

Students were introduced orders of reality in Part 4 – which has now sparked doubts. So one of students asks… “Do you mean to say we have no independent…

What is Subjective Perception? – Part 3

What is Subjective Perception? – Part 3

In last sentence of Part 2, the teacher concluded with an important concept in Vedanta “orders of reality“. But didn’t explain… Now the inquiring Vedantic student asks, “What do…

What is Real and Not-Real? – Part 2

What is Real and Not-Real? – Part 2

Part 1 needs to be understood for this part to make sense. Student posed a question “What is real and what is not real? How do you decide their…

12 Spiritual Practices (Sadhanas or Yagyas) from B.Gita

12 Spiritual Practices (Sadhanas or Yagyas) from B.Gita

Lord Krisna in Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4, mentions 12 types of powerful spiritual sadhana’s (spiritual practices or yagyas) one can choose to purify one’s mind. Their end result (karma-phala)…