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Loving What You Do or Doing What You Love: If you want to be successful and achieve peace and happiness in your life through work or a career, you must either like what you do or do what you like. Most people cannot choose what they like and have to settle with what life or circumstances offer them. In such an event, they have to develop a liking for whatever that life and circumstances offer them or force them to accept.
The Meaning and Concept of Sat in Hinduism: This essay is about the meaning and concept of Sat or Sath, the Supreme Truth or Reality of Brahman.
Five Important Lessons From Life: Here are a few important lessons your can learn about life from observation and experience
Cultivating Advancing Personality Traits and Mindset: This essay is about the traits of an advancing personality and how you may cultivate them
A Simple and Spiritual Way to Control Your Weight: A simple and unique formula based on three ancient Indian spiritual virtues to gain control over the mind and senses and control overeating and excess weight.
Tantra in the Early Vedic Tradition: This essay traces the origin and aspects of tantra in early Vedic tradition which is one of the oldest traditions of Hinduism
The Meaning and Concept of Tantra in Hinduism: Find out the meaning and concept of tantra, with a brief description of the main beliefs, practices and essential features of the tantric traditions in Hinduism.
Sadhana Panchakam, Translation and Commentary, Chapter 1: English Translation of Sadhana Panchakam, the fivefold spiritual practice, of Shankaracharya with commentary by Jayaram V
Karma, Akarma and Vikarma According to the Bhagavadgita: This essay explains the meaning of karma, akarma and vikarma, action, inaction and wrong action according to the Bhagavadgita
12 Great Emperors of Ancient India: Find here a brief description of the history of 12 great rulers of ancient India who played a significant role in shaping its history and destiny
The Shramanas and Shramanic Traditions: This article is about Shramanas, the ascetic and renunciant traditions of ancient India, known as Shramanic traditions who practiced extreme asceticism and austerities.
Ashtavakra Samhita Translation and Commentary - Index: Original Translation and Commentary of the Ashtavakra Gita or Samhita by Jayaram V, which contains the Advaita Philosophy. Presented here as a continuing Series.
Jhana As An Emptying Process: In a broader sense the practice of jhanas is a transformative, renunciatory practice only in which you ultimately renounce and empty the mind to overcome the turbulence of the mind.
Advaita Vedanta Philosophy, Concepts and Practice: A comprehensive essays on the essential philosophy, major concepts, principles and practice of Advaita Vedanta or the school of nondualism in Hinduism
The Social Aspect of Dealing With Liberated Beings: This essay examines the social aspect of desirelessness and how in real life situation people may deal with those who conquer their desires.
Mindfulness Practice Benefits: This essay lists the benefits of mindfulness practice which can be practiced by both spiritual and secular people.
Adibuddha in the Kalachakra Tantra of Vajrayana Buddhism: This essay presents descriptions of Adibuddha as found in the Kalachakra Tantra of Vajrayana Buddhism
Shiva Sutras, The Aphorisms of Shiva: English Translation of Shiva Sutras, the Aphorisms of Shiva Translated by Jayaram V, published. Reproduced from the book by same title, Publshed April 2020
Meaning and Concept of Sveccha Or Freedom in Hinduism: Find out what sveccha or freedom truly means in Hinduism from a spiritual perspective and how to attain true freedom or eternal and absolute freedom
Attaining Oneness With Shiva: This essay explains a few spiritual practices of Shaivism to attain the pure consciousness of the self or oneness with Shiva in wakeful and dream states also.
Akshara, the Secret Power of the Mantras: This essay explains the meaning of akshara and its importance in knowing the secret of the mantras and their power (shakti) in the ritual and spiritual practices of Hinduism
10 Ways to Overcome Irrational Thoughts About Corona Virus: Corona Virus, Covid-19 has caused widespread fear and panic in many countries. In this essay we discuss 10 irrational thoughts about Corona Virus.
Can a Guru Participate in Worldly Activities?: A guru is an enlightened master who renounces family ties and attachments to worldly things. In this essay, we examine whether a guru who renounced the world can participate in worldly activities.
Honoring a Guest (Athidhi) in Hindu Ethical Code of Conduct: This essay explains the tradition, reasons and justification behind the social practice of honoring guests (Athidhi) in Hinduism
Meaning and concept of Asat in Hinduism: "The meaning and concept of Sat and Asat (real and unreal) in Hinduism is explained
The Vaishesika Theory of Nonexistence: What is nonexistence, asat? This essay briefly presents a critical analysis of the Vaishesika theory of the four types of nonexistence
Are Soul and Atman (Self) the Same?: The essay explains the subtle difference between soul and Atman or the Self of Hinduism.
Contemplation Upon Dukkha or Suffering: This essay provides an insight into the nature of Dukkha or suffering from the Buddhist perspective, which is helpful to cope with suffering with equanimity and detachment.
The First Noble Truth of Dukkha in Buddhism: A detailed explanation of the First Noble Truth of Dukkha and its four associate truths which will help develop a proper understanding of how suffering is inbuilt in our very minds and bodies and how we are predisposed to experience suffering.
Defending Hindu Dharma, The Warrior’s Path: This essay is about Kshatriya Dharma in today's context or how one how one may defend Hinduism or Hindu Dharma the right way on the warrior's path, without indulging in verbal or physical violence.
The Epic Story of Ahalya: The story of Ahalya, the wife of sage Gautama and her significance and symbolism as a female archetype in Hinduism.
Truths of Existence - The Second Universal Law: This is the second universal law of existence. There is nothing that we can create anew. We only become aware of and recreate what is already present.
Four Paths to Practice Dharma in Hinduism: Find here the four paths of Dharma or the four methods of practicing Hinduism according to the original Hindu caste system.
How to Access Silence in You and Around You?: Noise is temporary. Silence is continuous and universal. You can become aware of it through meditation and mindfulness.
How to Practice Silence in Everyday Life?: The practice of silence has many advantages. By silence we mean both physical and mental silence. Find out the best ways to practice silence in the comforts of your home.
Why Brahman is not worshipped in Hinduism?: Brahman is the highest God of Hinduism. Yet he is not ritually worshipped. The author explains the reasons.
How Brahman is worshipped in Hinduism?: Brahman is the highest supreme reality who is extolled in the Upanishads. He is not ritually worshipped. This essay explains the right way to worship Brahman on the path of liberation.
Truths of Existence - The First Law: The First Law of Existence: All knowing is a kind of discovery of the knowledge which is already inherent in the universe either as a reality or a possibility or an idea, which may be known, unknown or yet to be known.
Eight Fundamental Truths of Existence: Here are eight fundamental truths of existence regarding the universe, knowledge, life, etc., for the discerning minds.
The Ten Incarnations of Lord Vishnu: The incarnations of Vishnu are meant to uphold and protect dharma. Find here ten important incarnations of Lord Vishnu, and few others which are included in the list
Is Mahabharata About Bharat or India?: This essay explores what the epic Mahabharata is all about, the true meaning of Mahabharata and whether it is about Bharat or India.
Is Buddhism a Copy of Hinduism?: A historical review of the relationship between Hinduism and Buddhism and how their core concepts and beliefs evolved in the past
Buddhism Vs. Hinduism Compared and Contrasted: Find here a comparative analysis of 20 Common beliefs and concepts of Buddhism and Hinduism.
Ten Ways in Which Karma Affects Our Lives: Here are ten most important implications of karma, or how it affects our lives in beneficent and transformative ways.
The Concept of Ajnana, Ignorance in Hinduism: This essay is about the meaning and concept of Ajnana or ignorance in Hinduism in contrast to Jnana or knowledge.
Ajnana, the School of Skepticism in Ancient India: A brief history of the school of skeptics known as Ajnanis of ancient India, who doubted and refuted all metaphysical knowledge.
How Isvara Manifests in Different Worlds: This essays explains how diversity arises and the divine power of Isvara manifests in creation in different worlds, from the highest to the lowest
Brahman as the Highest and the Purest Reality: Brahman is an incorporeal deity. As the highest, the purest and the ultimate reality (brihat-tattvam), he shines in all the best, brightest and sacred manifestations of creation
The Five Duties of God in Hinduism: The duties of God or Isvara are many since he is the ultimate creator and source of all. However, they can be grouped into five universal functions or duties.
Free Will is Divine Will Only: Free will is divine will only. The duality between them is an illusion. Free will becomes divine will to the extent we surrender to God or Isvara.
Rape and Sexual Violence in Hinduism: Find out the scriptural basis of what Hinduism has to say about sexual violence and rape against married and unmarried women.
Asteya, the Virtue of Non-Stealing: his essay is about the meaning and significance of asteya or non-stealing, an important restraints or vow practiced in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism for liberation.
The Concept of Anatma in Hinduism: This essay is about the meaning and concept anatma or anatta in Hinduism and how it differs from that of Buddhism.
Maharishi Atri, A Great Sage of Hinduism: About the Hindu Sage named Atri, who is one of the seven great sages (Saptarishis) of Hinduism of the Vedic period
How Reality Manifests in Creation: This essay describes the methods by which reality manifests in creation according to Hindu scriptures, and how you can improve your creative and manifesting power in daily life
Creation According to Hinduism: In this essay, we will discuss how Hinduism views creation and what we can learn from it about ourselves and our existence.
Lord Shiva as Isvara, the Manifested Brahman: In Shaivism Lord Shiva is considered Brahman. In his manifested aspect, Shiva is Isvara, lord of creation in inseparable union with Shakti, his dynamic force.
Notes on Shiva Lingam: Find here a few notable facts the significance of Shiva Lingam, the symbolic representation of Shiva and Shakti, in Hindu ritual and spiritual practices
Shiva Lingam Symbolic Significance: This essay is about the meaning, history and symbolic significance of Shiva Lingam
The Bright and the Dark Paths of the Bhagavadgita: What happens to the souls who depart from here? The Bhagavadgita provides some answers about death and liberation in chapter 8. They are discussed in this essay.
The Not Self Advantage in Buddhist Practice: The not-self (anatta or anatma) concept is central to all teachings of Buddhism. In this essay the author presents its spiritual implications in the practice of the Buddhist Dharma on the Eightfold Path.
Knowing People Behind the Masks They Wear: People wear masks all the time when they deal with others. If you want to know them, you have to look through the masks to know the truth about them
10 Ways to Achieve Self-healing: You can heal your mind and body. Here are ten simple self-healing techniques which are easy to practice.
12 Important Questions About Hinduism: Find answers to 12 most important questions about Hinduism, which every Hindu must know.
Four Parts of Yoga: Yoga is a purification and transformative process. There are four concurrent processes in it. They are discussed in this essay.
Qutations on Buddhism by BuddhaVac, Year 2016: Find here quotations on the teachings of the Buddha by Buddhavac from the year 2016.
Advise for Young People: Life’s important lessons and advise for young people for their guidance and success
The Secrets of Idol Worship: Why do Hindus worship images? Is there a deeper meaning to it or any spiritual relevance?
Creating a Purpose Driven Life: This essay is about the immportance of creating a purpose driven life for success, peace and happiness
The Difference Between Purpose and Goals: Find out the relationship and difference between goals and purpose, and how important they are to create the life you want to lead.
A Short History of Indian Medical Science: Find out surprising facts about the history of Indian medical system and how it influenced medical practices in other countries in Europe and elsewhere
The Rise and Fall of Ancient Indian Surgery: Shalya or Surgery is one of the eight branches of Ayurveda. This essay is about the history of surgery and surgical procedures and implements used in ancient India
Gods and Humans: The Right Way to Worship Our Gods: Find out the right way to worship gods and seek their help in our daily lives to realize our material and spiritual goals or perform our duties.
What is the Truth About Shiva's Essential Nature?: What is the truth about Shiva's essential nature and his association with tamas guna or tamo guna