Category Archives: Adi Sankara

Maya to Moksha – The Magic of Maya & Marvellous Reality

‘Reality’ is all-pervasive ONE AND ONLY (Brahman), it includes ‘Maya’ also, the deluding potency.   In the language of science it is ‘matter’, subject to and limited by its properties, having a beginning and end.   ‘Maya’ misleads us to misunderstand it … Continue reading

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Endless Cycle of Birth, Death & Re-Birth

When a salt-doll jumps into the sea, what happens to it? Same fate awaits when a soul merges in Brahman, it no more has identity other than Brahman. On an international flight or passenger-ship, there are several hundred passengers bound … Continue reading

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`Malayatoor` Ramakrishnan – A Memoir

Superb memoir on Malayatoor Ramakrishnan – articulate and eloquently expressed. Continue reading

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`Liberation` is the Common Goal of Buddhism and Advaita

Adi Sankara (and later Vivekananda) both faced a similar situations in life… While Vedanta (Upanishads) discarded all else than Brahman as dead-weight (Avidya – Nesience), it was too abstract a concept for the bulk to understand or absorb. Most people … Continue reading

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