How can Brahman is unknowable, yet is it said that one should know it...

As mentioned in Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 4.4.20 एकधैवानुद्रष्टव्यमेतदप्रमेयं ध्रुवम् ।विरजः पर आकाशादज आत्मा महान्ध्रुवः ॥ It...

What is Neti Neti ?

Neti Neti (नेति नेति) is a sanskrit expression which means "not this, not that (न इति न इति)".

What are Mahavakyas ?

What are Mahavakyas ? Mahavakyas (महावाक्य) are the statement expresed by the Upanishads, highlighting the one's own nature.

How to understand Death

Let us understand what death is ? When one was born as newborn child, when his mind or memory...

What happens after a person attains Moksha? Does the soul live permanently in heaven...

In Hinduism, the main two philosophies are Mimamsa & Vedanta. We will analyse this question based on these two philosophies.

What is the difference between Purusha and Brahman?

No, there is nothing called Purusha ( Jiva ). Upanishads says that Brahman (Atman) alone is real and exists. Purusha is a false...

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

Sage Kapila was the founder of the Samkhya (सांख्य) Philosophy. The word ‘samkhya’ which means ‘number’. The school specifies...

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.

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...
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