Ever since our childhood, we have been reading science books. If not science, we must have read books on history, geography, literature, or arts. Every book we read presented some facts and ideas, and we accepted them as the truth. We studied physics and biology but never bothered to check even the simple experiments and validate them. We just read the experiments and considered them as the truth. Why? Weren’t we inquisitive? The answer is no, we were indeed curious, but we did not have time. Also, the books we read had descriptions that proved that it was written by some great scientist, professor, or academician after a long period of study and research. Although those books may have been wrong, we did not dare to reject authority in that subject.
🤔Reflected and pure consciousness what are these two kinds of consciousness and how they exist simultaneously in the same body?
That is because reflected consciousness is much grosser than the pure consciousness. That latter is as subtle as the soul. Subtle body becomes depraved when separated from Krishna. And so it becomes very violent. Clouds cover the suns rays. Similarly, reflected consciousness covers the puny pure consciousness of the soul. That is by the will of the Supreme lord. Matter exists in subtle form as pradhan or mahat tattva. The soul brings in individuality or feeling of I-ness. Mahat tattva doesnt have that individuation on its own. Thus, material energy is cleavable and therefore becomes varieties of individuation. Although it is inert.
What Is Santana Dharma – Very often we come across the word ‘Sanatan Dharma’ and connect it with some particular sect or religion but hardly do we take out time to understand the true meaning of ‘Sanatan Dharma’. It is very interesting to understand the true meaning of ‘Sanatan Dharma’. Such understanding is developed with faith and conviction can clear our misconceptions about the various religious systems and raise our consciousness beyond the boundaries of caste, color, creed, and nation.
Is It Necessary To Accept A Spiritual Master – Often this question comes to the mind of a seeker of truth whether it is necessary to accept a spiritual master. Can’t we understand the spiritual subject matter on our own or by reading the scriptures? Before understanding the necessity let us understand the role of the spiritual master in our lives.
Is learning Sanskrit necessary to understand Bhagavad Gita? – Recently one student asked a question – whether one can learn Bhagavad-Gita, only by becoming a Sanskrit Scholar? I would like to make a statement on this question because this is a very pertinent question and it may resonate with your personal as well. Normally when I go and speak on Bhagavad-Gita in schools, colleges, and universities, people normally ask this question should we learn Sanskrit before we can study Bhagavad-Gita?
The Solution to Pollution – From past 200 years environmental pollution has been major concern among the leaders of various nations and amongst scientists and environmentalists. Although various measures have been taken to control pollution still situation has gone worse due to the fact that the heads of the states and the intelligentsia have failed to detect the root cause of environmental degradation.
Search for Happiness – The driving force behind all our actions is to seek happiness in this material world. If we do not derive any pleasure from activities, then we would never have an interest to perform them. That is the reason why a student burns the midnight oil to study hard, a family man works day and night, a scientist goes on researching, a philosopher writes so many books, a social worker serves the people in society and the list is endless. But the unfortunate part is that we do not get complete happiness and total satisfaction in this material world simply by performing our material activities. Although we see so many advertisements about happiness, practically speaking we see very few people are happy in this world. In this blog, we will go through what truly is happiness
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.
How to overcome distress – The material world is a world of duality. Can you think of anyone who never had any distress in life? Either someone has financial distress, or family distress, or work stress. If one is lucky not to have any of these, there would be health issues, old age catches up, some near and dear one meet an accident. Sometimes, this distress can take extreme form, and put one in complete delusion in one’s path of duty. In fact, the setting of Bhagavad Gita starts with the distress of Arjuna. He is the greatest warrior world has ever seen. Still, he meets a situation where he has to fight his relatives and teachers, and he is confused about his duty and has lost all his composure.