Essays on the Vedanta Philosophy
The Vedas are divided into four parts, Samhitas, Brahmanas, Aranyakas, and Upanishads. The first one is the ritual portion of the Vedas. The fourth one is the philosophical part. The middle two are a mixture of both. The essential knowledge derived from the four parts of the Vedas is collectively known as Mimansa. Of it, the knowledge principally derived from the Samhitas is known as Purva Mimansa, and the one which is derived from the Upanishads is known as Vedanta, or Uttara Mimansa. Vedanta means the end of the Vedas, and the Upanishads rightfully represent the end part of the Vedas. The Vedanta school which is as ancient as the Upanishads, speaks about the nature of existence, and the truths concerning Brahman, Atman and their relationship and roles in the manifested worlds. There are many sub schools of Vedanta, of which three are most well known, the school of non-dualism (advaita), dualism (dvaita), and qualified dualism (vishstadvaita). The following essays cover some of these aspects in considerable detail.
Advaita For Practical People
Shedding Light on Atman, the True Self
What is Advaita or Advaita Vedanta?
Advaita Vedanta Explained
Atma, Atman, the Eternal Soul
The Advaita Vedanta - Non Duality
Dvaita or Advaita What is the Truth?
The 12 Manifestations of Brahman, the Supreme God of Hinduism
Brahman According to Advaita and Dvaita in Hinduism
The Amazing Abilities of the Mind
The Vedas Brahmanas and Their Philosophy
Descriptions of Soul or Atman In The Bhagavadgita
The Powers of God
Creation in Hinduism As a Transformative Evolutionary Process
The Vedanta School of Hinduism
Transcending All Barriers of Individuality
Four Types of Intelligence
Understanding Death and Impermanence
The Concept of Liberation, Moksha or Nirvana
The Defintion and Concept of Maya in Hinduism
God and Soul, Atma and Paramatma, in Hinduism
What is Maya in Hinduism?
Self Discovery - Opening the Door to Self-realization
Self-Realization, Atma Bodha, in Hinduism
The Truth About You and Your Self-image
The Soul and the Mind
Who Am I?
What is True Surrender
The Witness Self or the Observing Self
Self-knowledge Beyond the Mind
Who Is Brahman And What Is Self-realization?
The Concept of Atman or Eternal Soul in Hinduism
Brahman, The Universal Self, The Highest God Of Hinduism
Manifestations of Brahman, Iswara, Hiranya Garbha, Viraj
The Wheel As A Symbol Of Creation With God As Its Hub
The Samkhya Philosophy and 24 Principles of Creation
Hinduism and the Belief in one God
A Brief Introduction to the Upanishads