Seeking Peace

Excerpted from FOR SEEKERS OF GOD - Spiritual Talks of Mahapurush Swami Shivananda  published by Advaita Ashrama, Kolkata, India The way to peace is very difficult -- full of thorns. ... Great effort is required to make progress in the realm of the Spirit. But if one sincerely wants to realize God, it is certainly true … Continue reading Seeking Peace

Hidden Cause of Things

All that transpires on earth and all beyond Are parts of an illimitable plan The One keeps in his heart and knows alone. Our outward happenings have their seed within, And even this random Fate that imitates Chance, This mass of unintelligible results, Are the dumb graph of truths that work unseen: The laws of … Continue reading Hidden Cause of Things

Modern Science and Indian Wisdom of yore

Modern science has come to the conclusion that all is one energy. Long ago, India’s wisdom came to the conclusion that all is one awareness/ consciousness, i.e. the one energy of science ‘knows itself’. It is not inert, not dead. So far, science either does not know about the claim of the Indian rishis or … Continue reading Modern Science and Indian Wisdom of yore

Formless Power or Powerful Forms ? – A Hindu view – 2

  He can be with form, without form and also beyond all that. Swami Shantatmananda writes in a column in the Sunday Guardian: "Sri Ramakrishna would often caution his devotees about the dangers of being rigid in one’s spiritual beliefs. He would ask the devotees whether they knew where those who speak of the formless God … Continue reading Formless Power or Powerful Forms ? – A Hindu view – 2

Formless Power or Powerful Forms ? – A Hindu view – 1

Dhyana shlokas of various forms of God are potent storehouses of the divine properties attributed to the respective form. There are worldwide records of people seeing the form when the bijamantra of the deity is recited with devotion after invoking the form by first reciting the dhyana sloka. People from the West who learnt mysticism … Continue reading Formless Power or Powerful Forms ? – A Hindu view – 1

Six Ways of Knowing as per Hindu philosophy

The five senses are doorkeepers which bring knowledge of the outer world to the mind. There are many things which we know indirectly without the direct aid of the senses. Hindu sages have classified the means of valid knowledge into six broad groups called pramānas. The knowledge that we gain through these means should be … Continue reading Six Ways of Knowing as per Hindu philosophy

The Real Human Being – 4 (Concluding)

The Real Human Being By Swami Krishnananda (Spoken on November 18, 1976)   Continued from third post Hence, we have got subtle difficulties which can threaten us, and the greatest threat is death itself, the great fear of mankind from which one tries to escape by hook or by crook. We are inventing enzymes, elixirs … Continue reading The Real Human Being – 4 (Concluding)