Vedanta

How to understand Death

Let us understand what death is ? When one was born as newborn child, when his mind or memory was not fully developed, that time...

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

In Hinduism, the main two philosophies are Mimamsa & Vedanta What happens after a person attains moksha? This is  a belief of  Mimamsa philosophy that...

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 association seen...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Are the Vedas and Upanishads of any use in today’s world?

If I see myself as a physical body, than there is no need of Vedas or Upanishads. Physical body needs unlimited sex, unlimited pleasures, unlimited...

If we really do have a never-dying consciousness, then what exactly...

Does my consciousness die, when I sleep ? No When you are awake then you perceive this world by five senses & mind. Your senses...

Why do people look to survive when we all should be...

I have no answer for the above question ? but you need to logically think that why there is need even to raise this...

Can the soul experience vision, sound, touch without a body? After...

No, this not possible. Because what is called as experience is nothing more than the sense & mind validation. there can be no experience...

What would have happened if Buddha/Shankaracharya/Krishna had suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease?

If I am expert in Vedas & its philosophies throughout my life & in the end time, I forget all them due to blackout...

Why does Veda negate itself saying “Veda cannot reach there”?

These words are taken from Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 4.3.22 अत्र पितापिता भवति, मातामाता, लोका अलोकाः, देवा अदेवाः, वेदा अवेदाः । अत्र स्तेनोऽस्तेनो भवति, भ्रूणहाभ्रूणहा, चाण्डालोऽचण्डालः, पौल्कसोऽपौल्कसः,...

Why is it so hard to see or experience the Atman...

First we have to understand, What is Atman ? In the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad verse 3.7.23, it is mentioned नान्योऽतोऽस्ति द्रष्टा, नान्योऽतोऽस्ति श्रोता, नान्योऽतोऽस्ति मन्ता, नान्योऽतोऽस्ति विज्ञात,...

Why is it so hard to see or experience the Atman...

First we have to understand, What is Atman ? In the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad verse 3.7.23, it is mentioned नान्योऽतोऽस्ति द्रष्टा, नान्योऽतोऽस्ति श्रोता, नान्योऽतोऽस्ति मन्ता, नान्योऽतोऽस्ति विज्ञात,...

Adi Shankaracharya – Movie

Adi Shankara was a philosopher and a sage from India who consolidated the doctrine of Advaita Vedanta. He is credited with unifying and establishing...

Why does Brahmasutras talk of caste system based on birth instead...

BrahamSutra never talk about birth based caste, the section referred there has a different meaning for word “shudra”, and not the caste specific meaning....

What are the Karma yoga and Jnana yoga as per Bhagavata...

There are two paths Karma Yoga and Sankhya Yoga ( Gyana Yoga). There are six philosophies derived from Vedas. Two most popular philosophies are Mimamsa...

What is the philosophy of the Upanishads?

Upanishads is created to give the self knowledge ( Atman-Gyana), therefore Upanishads are main texts for Vedanta philosophy. Vedanta is philosophy which believes that Liberation...

Is consciousness unique for an individual?

Question - Is consciousness unique for an individual?  What is the difference between consciousness of two different individuals? Consciousness cannot be counted and not unique to individuals. What...

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

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...

What is Atman (आत्मा) ? How can one see it or...

  In the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad verse 3.7.23, it is mentioned   नान्योऽतोऽस्ति द्रष्टा, नान्योऽतोऽस्ति श्रोता, नान्योऽतोऽस्ति मन्ता, नान्योऽतोऽस्ति विज्ञात, एष त आत्मान्तर्याम्यमृतः, अतोऽन्यदार्तम्;   "He cannot be seen, but...

The Bold Beggar

This story is based on Chandogya Upanishad There were two Rishi - Rishi Shaunak and Abhiprataari. They were the worshippers of Vaayu Dev, the wind...

Upanishads

Upanishads are a collection of texts which contain some of the central philosophical concepts of Hinduism. The Upanishads are considered by Hindus to contain...