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  • Critique Non-Advaita Schools (A Contemporary Research)

    What constitutes a philosophy? What constitutes a critique? Are there sufficient common denominators on which one philosophy can critique another? Even if it is possible to critique, what could be the purpose of such a critique? Who could be the audience the critique is addressed to? What is a reasonable approach to critique?

    Pursuit of truth is the most personal goal since it cannot be pursued for another’s sake; every philosophy boasts of siddhas who have made it; yet, truth varies from being one non-dual entity, to being non-existent, to being many which are self- contradictory aJl at the same time. Could aJl the siddhas have made it, despite truth being different for everyone? Is siddhi independent of truth? If not, how to know what the real truth is?

    All philosophies either arrived at and/or enumerated their conclusions based on popular worldly models. However, the advent of Science has challenged many such conclusions; Is there a need to upgrade the traditional narrative in the light of scientific discoveries? Would that result in truth itself being upgraded?

  • Abhinav Gupta And His Works

    Abhinavagupta (c. 950 – 1016 CE) was a philosopher, mystic and aesthetician from Kashmir. … In his long life he completed over 35 works, the largest and most famous of which is Tantrāloka, an encyclopedic treatise on all the philosophical and practical aspects of Kaula and Trika (known today as Kashmir Shaivism).

  • Vedic Cell Biology With Life Energy And Rebirth

    The Vedas are the oldest literary record of the human civilization on the earth,as such they represent common heritage of the human society. The same has been explored by Dr. C.P. Trivedi in his book Vedic Cell Biology with Life Energy and rebirth. Dr. Trivedi has interpreted the Vedic hymns in a chronological order with depth of Vedic knowledge. He has done it through the knowledge of modern science. It may give new light to the scientists,for them a new hypothesis on life energy,which was known to the ancient Vedic scientists long ago. The whole play of life on the earth is due to the assimilated carbon,it has been explored under the wedding of Aryaman. The living organisms at cellular level exhibits the same functions,it has been discussed under The race of Rbhus. Dr. Trivedi has given in his interpretation of Vedic hymns,The theory of chemical evolution of life on the earth as suggested by A.I. Oparin in 1922,which is the testimony that beyond this the scientists have not traced the theory about the life energy and Rebirth,the discovery of DNA by Watson and Crick in 1955 has opened the door of Biotechnology all over the world but they are silent on Rebirth,the Vedic knowledge of DNA can open new fields of Research in this direction,as Dr. Trivedi has also discussed the theory of Rebirth with reference to the Vedic knowledge. The work of Dr. Trivedi reveals the fact that once in the history,Vedic culture flourished on the earth,without it such work having global importance is not possible,it is also not possible that through meditation in the state of trance,such knowledge can be explored?

  • Kamba Ramayana

    Ramavataram, popularly referred to as Kamba Ramayanam, is a Tamil epic that was written by the Tamil poet Kambar during the 12th century. Based on Valmiki’s Ramayana (which is in Sanskrit), the story describes the life of King Rama of Ayodhya. However, Ramavatharam is different from the Sanskrit version in many aspects – both in spiritual concepts and in the specifics of the storyline.


    Kamba Ramayana

  • Gita And Kant : An Ethical Study

    Gita and Kant: Ann Ethical study- The Bhagaved Gita inculcates the threefold method of Karmayoga, Bhaktiyoga and Jnanayuga, The word Yoga is attached to the term Karma to coin the new technical term Karmayoga by the Bhagavad-Gita.

    The Gita ethics is the ethics of activism Karmayoga. It is not the ethics of inaction or renunciation of action Sannyasa. It does not teach antisocial escapism. Both renunciation Sannyasa and discharge of duties with detachment and conductive to the highest good. The life of action is better than renunciation. The ethics of the Gita is not ascetism but perfectionism. The highest good of an individual is the self realization though selfless pursuit of the good of humanity Lokasamgraha.

  • Aporoksanubhuti (अपरोक्षाअनुभूति:)

    The Aparokshanubhuti (Sanskrit: अपरोक्षानुभूतिः) is a famous work attributed to Adi Shankara. It is a popular introductory work (prakran grantha) that expounds Advaita Vedanta philosophy. It describes a method that seekers can follow to directly experience the essential truth of one’s one nature. Thus, the work is literally titled Aparokshanubhuti, or Direct Experience. Swami Vimuktananda titles his translation Self-Realization.

  • An Introduction To The Yoga Sutra

    An Introduction To The Yoga Sutra

  • Ahara : Ancient Secret Of Diet In Ayurveda & Yoga

    This book addresses the theory and practical aspect of Ayurved Dietetic and explains in details about Aahara and its practical approach in day to day life. People of non Ayurved field write about Ayurved Dietetics but few persons show interest in book writing on the subject of Ayurved Dietetic. Author’s intervention is to illuminate a bright future about the practice of Ayurved dietetics and motivate Ayurved physicians, students to maintain the health and treat the diseases through one of the sub-pillar which is described thoroughly by our Acharyas. This book addresses the nuts and bolts and analytical side of Ayurved Dietetics. Its intent is to clear the haze surrounding the concepts of Ayurved dietetics by describing the fundamental principles of Aahara. Yoga science also described about importance of Aahara with concept of Trigunatmaka Aahaar (Satvika, Rajasa and Tamasa Aahara), Yoga also give importance of diet in the path of salvation. The concept & material in this book is both broad and deep in relation to Aahara. The text is presented in the way that should make it accessible to even a layman. It is also a suitable textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate students, medical officers. It is said that books are never finished, but that they are just abandoned.

  • A Journey In The World OF The Tantras

    This book is a collection of essays that document in their own way the author’s personal journey in these years through parts of the Shaiva and, to some extent, the Vaisnava Tantras. Anyone who has traveled on similar paths knows how vast and marvelous the lands of this extraordinary world are. This groundbreaking book includes the following chapters: Self-awareness, Own Being, and Egoity; Abhavavada, the Doctrine of Non-being; The Samvitprakasha; The Inner Pilgrimage of the Tantras; Kubjika, the Androgynous Goddess; The Cult of the Goddess Kubjika.

  • Adbhuta Ramayana Of Srimad Valmiki

    Adhyatma Ramayana (Devanāgarī: अध्यात्म रामायण, IAST: Adhyātma Rāmāyaṇa, lit. ’Spiritual Ramayana’) is a 13th- to 15th-century Sanskrit text that allegorically interprets the story of Hindu epic Ramayana in the Advaita Vedanta framework. It is embedded in the latter portion of Brahmānda Purana. The Hindu tradition attributes the text to the Bhakti movement saint Ramananda.