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The fundamentals of Vedantic Philosophy

VedantaSpiritual Insights

Vedanta is the culmination of knowledge, the sacred wisdom of the Hindu sages, and the transcendental experience of the seers of truth. It is the essence, or conclusion, of the Vedas. As the Upanishads come at the end of the Vedas, so it is called Vedanta. Literally, Veda means knowledge and anta means end. Read more


What is Meditation or ‘Dhyana’?

Yoga & MeditationSpirituality

Meditation has been glorified by the Hindu scriptures as the most sacred vocation of human being. Humans alone are capable of this highest effort, by which they can rise beyond the mind and the intellect, the factors that limit them states Swami Chimayananda (2008:13). The spiritual stalwart of our times, further states, and rightly so, that, few of us can remain for a single moment without the mind and intellect roaming in clusters of thoughts. The question is: How can we regulate the production and flow of our thoughts? (ibid) Seeking an answer to this can had by cultivating controls over thoughts, gaining mastery on controlling and directing their flow, which can be attained by practicing meditation or dhyana. Read more


Hinduism (Sanatana Dharma) & its ancient scriptures

Wisdom LiteratureSpiritualityVedanta

Hinduism - as the religion is popularly known is in its very essence Sanatana Dharma. “Santana” means eternal. “Dharma” is a word which defies exact translation in English. Among others it means “the values of life that sustain”. Therefore, “Sanatana Dharma” means “the religion based on the eternal, unchanging and time-tested wisdom and values of life” “Hinduism” thus is not exactly a “Religion”, but a “Way of life” (Nityananda, 2006). Read more


Spirituality – a new found emphasis!

Spirituality

Spirituality is finding renewed appeal, in recent times, among individuals and organizations and among people in academia and management alike. Its growing importance in management discourses is readily acknowledged today, so much so that some believe that a paradigm shift is taking place. Read more


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