‘‘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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The Nine Psuedo-Contentment in the Spiritual Path : A Samkhya Karika Perspective

The nine forms of contentment are considered to be four internals namely, Nature, Material Means, Time and Luck; and five externals due to abstinence from objects.

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The Mysterious Phenomenon of Consciousness. Exploratory Studies in Reincarnation

What is consciousness? The phenomenon of consciousness eludes precise scientific definition. Read this excerpt from the book ‘Demystifying Reincarnation’ by Shri Chaitanya Charan Das Ji to explore into questions of consciousness and identity. Watch this space for the second part of this excerpt.

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A Scientist’s Tryst with Reincarnation: Remembering Dr. Ian Stevenson

Read this fascinating account of a scientist's exploration into reincarnation. Do we really need any more proof about reincarnation?

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The Significance of 108 in Indian Cosmology

I ultimately found the answer to the mystery of these numbers while researching early astronomy. I discovered that the Indians correctly estimated this to be the distance between the Earth and the in Sun-diameter units, and the distance between the Earth and the Moon in Moon-diameter units.

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Ways of the Mystics 3 – Gurdjieff and the 24-hour Rule

In this article, Ankit Sharma discusses how the famous European mystic Gurdijeff instituted the 24 hours rule and how it can help us in managing a lot of our problems, worldly as well as spiritual.

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Ways of the Jnanis 2 – When U.G. Krishnamurthi met Ramana Maharishi

In this second part of the series on brief snippets out of the reservoirs of Ultimate Knowledge in India, author Ankit Sharma explains a meeting between U. G. Krishnamurti and Shri Ramana Maharshi. He gives us a window into an event which might have influenced the life of U. G. K. more than the world realizes it did.

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तंत्र १ : भारत – एक आध्यात्मिक संस्कृति

इस लेख माला के पहले लेख में डॉ. रजनीश मिश्र तुलना करते हैं तीन महान संस्कृतियों की और यह बताते हैं कि भारतीय संस्कृति की विशेषता क्या है और क्यों उसे एक ज्ञान संस्कृति के रूप में ही सदैव देखा जाता रहा है। इसके पश्चात वो आगम और निगम ग्रंथों की संक्षिप्त परिभाषा देते हुए परा और अपरा विद्याओं के बारे में बताते हैं। यह लेख माला तंत्र पर है और इस लेख में एक पृष्ठभूमि देकर लेखक आगे तंत्र के बारे में विस्तार करेंगे।

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Finding the Middle Path – Ways of the Mystics

In this beautiful reimagining of an episode of the life of Buddha, Ankit Sharma stresses the instruction of Buddha for the common man – about how to follow the Middle Path.

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