What according to Hinduism, is the purpose of life?

Before we seek answer to this question, consider these scenario’s : Suppose if I am born as pygmy in Africa and I was unaware...

What is Maya (माया) ?

Maya is the power of Brahman which is the source and creator of this world. Adi Sanakara mentioned in Vivekchudamani verse 108 : अव्यक्तनाम्नी परमेशशक्तिः अनाद्यविद्या...

What is the difference between Samkhya and Advaita Vedanta in Hinduism?

Sage Kapila was the founder of the Samkhya Philosophy. The word ‘samkhya’ which means ‘number’. The school specifies the number and nature of the ultimate...

What is Moksha and how will one attain it?

Moksha is negation of this wrong conclusion that “I am a body” and knowing one’s true nature as Atman. Let first understand why the need...

What does it mean that Brahman is real; the world is unreal?

This sentence “Brahman is real, this world is unreal” is the core teaching of Advaita Vedanta philosophy. Upanishads has mainly highlighted this teaching only. In Vivekchudamani...

What is the number of Atman’s (souls), are they always the same?

What is a soul? As per Brihadaranyaka Upanishad verse 3.7.23, नान्योऽतोऽस्ति द्रष्टा, नान्योऽतोऽस्ति श्रोता, नान्योऽतोऽस्ति मन्ता, नान्योऽतोऽस्ति विज्ञात, एष त आत्मान्तर्याम्यमृतः, अतोऽन्यदार्तम्; “He cannot be seen, but...

Is “Aham Brahmasmi” equivalent to “I am God”?

The objective of the statement “aham brahmāsmi”  is to remove the attachment with physical body. In Upanishads many statements ( Mahavakyas ) like ” Tat...

Which is the correct path for Moksha, Karma Yoga or Gyan Yoga ?

Karma cannot give liberation, only self knowledge can give liberation. Let put logics, why Karma cannot cause liberation : 1. Moksha delivered by Karma’s will not be permanent –...

What are Upanishads ?

The term Upanishad (‘upa’ near; ‘ni’ down; ‘sad’ to sit) means sitting down near; this implies the students sitting downnear their Guru to learn...

What differentiate between between bad deed (paap) and good deed (punya) ?

This question has been assigned to a wrong category, if this question is asked to Vedanta followers. Than the answer is that there is...