Upanisads: Knowledge and InterpretationDr. Haramohan Mishra
If something confounds us, we call it a mystery. Mixed with a sense of admiration, we call it wonderful. Endowed with awe and veneration, we call it sublime.The Unknown Matrix : A Critique of the Advaita Theory of the UnknownDr. Haramohan Mishra
While it is obvious that an object is revealed by knowledge as known, it seems absurd to think that it is also revealed as unknown by knowledge. In other words, the problem consists of this; whether an unknown object is related to knowledge in some way or other, as a known object is related to it. Epistemological necessity compels us to accept a relation between knowledge and unknown, as otherwise there can be no assertion of difference between non-existent and unknown.Being Perceived: Perception in Advaita VedantaDr. Haramohan Mishra
Every knowledge-situation demands a subject and an object, the knower and the knowable, but the actual process of knowing, or how it results in knowledge, is what poses the crux of the problem. What is then “being perceived” and what exactly is the relation between the subject and the object? How we know is really more important than what we know. The mystery of the universe lies in the way we understand it.I Perceive, Therefore I AmPrakashatma
“I perceive, therefore I am”. This proposition cannot be doubted because we cannot doubt our own existence. But who is the perceiver who experiences the body and the external world? Is it the insentient body consisting of various sense organs? Or, is it something that uses the body as an instrument?
The scientific method is unlikely to solve the mystery of the perceiver because the perceiver (Self) is not an object that can be studied, but is the very essence of existence.Tantric Esotery: Dimensions and DynamicsDr. Haramohan Mishra
A quest for the ultimate truth, a search for one’s own reality, and an inquiry into the meaning of life and its purpose, were streamlined and found expression in three great systems of philosophy in India, which by their intensity and exhaustiveness are unique and at the same time universal. These are the Sankhya-yoga system, the Vedanta and the Agamas. Among these, the Vedanta wherein the Vedic line of thought culminates and the Agama or the Tantra which stands prominent by its exhaustiveness, its pragmatic approach and moderation, got integrated with the religious and spiritual life of the people.Upasana of Udgitha in the UpanisadsDr. Minati Mishra
The highest result of all vedic rites and upasana is the attainment of the state of Prajapati. (God) But there are also different limited results such as wealth,offspring, heaven, etc. obtained through some vedic rites and upasana.Where there is Knowledge there is HappinessDr. Minati Mishra
From the very ancient period, our great seers have been trying to find out the ways by which one can realize the ultimate aims of life. They all agree on the point that lack of true knowledge is the cause of all miseries. Everybody in the world wants to get happiness.Self-discovery through Neo-BuddhismPrakashatma
Imagine a world where people are wealthy and have everything they want to have. In such a world, however, the inevitable sequence of events like aging and death would still occur.
Instead of thinking of bare necessities for survival, people would naturally become interested in self-inquiry and introspection.Swatmarama’s Concept of Hatha YogaDr. Haramohan Mishra
The author of Hathayogapradipika, Swatmararama belongs to a line of great yogins beginning with Matsyendranatha and Gorakshanatha, who are also the earliest teachers in school of Tantra. As Patanjali’s yoga has philosophical affinity with the Sankhya of Kapila, the hatha yoga expounded by Swatmarama has its conceptual linkage with the Advaita Saivite school, although it is not satisfactorily explored. His thematic and schematic differences with Patanjali are conspicuous, as he takes a non-dualistic stand from the beginning and does not incorporate the scheme of the yogic techniques as expanded in the Yogasutras.Advaita and Global FraternityDr. Haramohan Mishra
Because of faster means of communication the world is shrinking day by day. In days of yore, the earth was thought to be the centre of the universe. It was the belief of the time that the sun along with the stars was revolving round the earth. More Articles..