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‘‘माया एक अद्भुत पहेली‘‘ 

कई विद्वान यह कहते है कि आचार्य शंकर जगत के अस्तित्व को नहीं मानते किन्तु आचार्य इस जगत के अस्तित्व को नकारते नहीं है बल्कि इसे वे व्यवहारिक सत्ता की कोटि में रखते है क्योंकि जगत को नकारने का अर्थ होता कि उनका सारा उपदेश, भाष्य यहां तक की उनका सिद्धान्त भी व्यर्थ होता।

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Vipadaḥ Santu Tāḥ (Let there be all calamities): The urge of an old lady from Mahabharata

The grand crowning ceremony has just ended. It was time for Keshava, to return home to Dwarka and board the chariot. However, at the last minute, Pundareekaksha’s lotus eyes were looking for someone from the crowd. There stood the mother of today’s champions and rulers, Kunti, among her kith and kins.

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फ्री-विल – एक पुस्तक समीक्षा

सात अध्यायों वाली यह पुस्तक मुक्त इच्छा, इच्छा की अवचेतन उत्पत्ति,बदलते हुए विषय, ”चुनाव प्रयास,भावनाए” ,क्या सत्य हमारे लिए बुरा होगा ,नैतिक जिम्मेदारियाँ,राजनीति और निष्कर्ष नामक अध्यायों में बटी है|

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How Words become Symbols

The degree to which a symbol sacrifices its “private existence” varies, however, from case to case. An important distinction was based by some Indian philosophers on this fact. They distinguished between a symbol which is bodhaka or merely indicative, and a symbol which is Vachaka or expressive or connotative.

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Panpsychism: How It Changes Our Worldview

Panpsychism has the potential to transform our relationship with the natural world. If panpsychism is true, the rain forest is teeming with consciousness.

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Did Pythagoras Believe in Reincarnation?

The Pythagorean brotherhood involved a vow of secrecy which was sufficiently effective that much about their activities has remained shrouded in mystery. The exact nature, for example, of the cult which the brotherhood practiced is not known. It seems to have involved a special definition of Apollo along with familiar elements of Apollonian cult. Pythagoras himself, described in the tradition as a charismatic and mysterious teacher claiming special powers and dressing distinctively in a gold crown, a white robe, and trousers, seems to have claimed to be, or to have been designated as, the Hyperborean Apollo.

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The Divine Play of Emotions

Just as reading Tantric images through the lens of rasa unravels deeper aspects of visualization, engaging Tantric philosophy in the discourse on emotion allows us to explore the relation of the self and emotions and to address negative emotions in a proper light.

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Tantra and Aesthetics: Where the Twain Meet

Are deities connected to emotions ? Is the body and mind separate in Tantra? Read this fascinating excerpt from Sthaneshwar Timalsina's book to learn about how Tantra transcends various dualities.

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The Framework of Rasa

What is the meaning of experiencing rasa? Can rasa experience be classified only as a mental or aesthetic experience? Read this excerpt from Sthaneshwar Timalsina's book to find out.

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What does Sankhya Mean for Science?

Physical properties in Sankhya are objective representations of the sensations. However, the abilities of the observers do not end with perceptual properties. Beyond these properties are the sensations, meanings in the mind, judgements of true or false in the intelligence, intentions in the ego, and morality in the moral sense.

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