The Change of Heart

The Change of Heart

Introduction

When we look around our present society, we find there is a constant rise in violence, rape, murder, suicide, unemployment, drug addiction, divorce, corruption, mental stress and so on. The reason is very simple. The heart of the people is contaminated with lust, anger, greed, illusion, madness and envy. In order to have a pure atmosphere around us, we need a revolution to change our heart. The whole process of spiritual culture is aimed at changing the heart of the living being in the matter of his eternal relation with the Supreme Lord as subordinate servant, which is his constitutional position. The change of heart takes place when we associate with saintly persons, hear from them and live by the teachings of Bhagavad Gita imparted by them. 

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Why do we fight?

Why do we fight?

Why do we fight – You might have heard the idiom – “Under the same roof“. Normally loved ones, they live under the same roof. As family and friends, although we live under the same roof but often we also fight under the same roof. This is an old problem in every civilization, nationality, community and society. Why do we get divorced? Why we go to the court for different issues? In this blog, I will give a philosophical reasoning based on Bhagavad Gita which would surely help to resolve all your fighting issues.

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The Goal of Education

The Goal of Education

The Goal Of Education – Seers in the past advocated of an education that helps one to attain freedom from nescience. In fact, a gifted individual with no morals is a threat to the society. Of late, the primary objectives have been to impart skills that will help our kids to make a career. We teach history to enable students to understand human behavior. Science is taught to understand the physical world. Mathematics is taught to quantify the world around us. We use the language to describe the world. Human creativity is nurtured through arts and culture. In spite of all our endeavors, we have failed to create people of character. This article will critically look at the model of education as imparted worldwide today.

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POISON & NECTAR

POISON & NECTAR

Poison & Nector – Why do poison come out first while chanting the Hare Krishna Mahamantra just like the first product that came out from the churning of milk ocean was Halahala – the poison.? This article will delve into this question philosophically.

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Can we build a conscious machine?

Can we build a conscious machine?

Can we build a conscious machine – There is a buzzing among AI researchers in regard to building a conscious machine. But do we understand what consciousness is? In Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna talks about consciousness as that which is immutable, immovable, indestructible, un-burnt, un-cut, un-wet and always existing (eternal) – the qualities that are not observable in physical realm. When situated in consciousness, one becomes free from ignorance– always situated in knowledge and transcendental joy. Moreover consciousness cannot be created and destroyed. This is an experience that is beyond our current experience of mundane space and time. What kind of conscious machine can we build then?

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What is Consciousness?

What is Consciousness?

What is Consciousness? – Three IIT Kanpur Artificial Intelligence Research Scholars approached Professor Laxmidhar Behera aka Dr. Lila Purushottam Das to have a discussion on consciousness and their whole perception of consciousness changed after that brainstorming discussion. Let’s explore how the discussion went through.

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Beyond Absolute Zero and Absolute One

Beyond Absolute Zero and Absolute One

Beyond Absolute Zero and Absolute One – What is Truth? Very few blessed souls ask this question.  Truth by nature is invariant to space, time, religion and culture.  The search for Truth has led seekers to describe it many ways.  As per Bhagavad Gita, understanding  the Truth means understanding  who God is, who I am, what nature is, what time is and what one’s duty is. In this article, I will dwell on Budhism (Absolute Zero), Impersonalism (Absolute One) and Vaisnavism (Absolute Person) in philosophical terms.

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