It is said in the Katha Upanishad apropos of Atman that it is “joyous and without joy.” That is a state to which we accede as well by the affirmation as by the negation of a supreme principle, as much by the detour of Vedanta as by that of Mahayana. Different as they may be,… Continue lendo “Vedantic Self and Buddhist Non-Self” – Swami SARVAPRIYANANDA
“Only burgeois suckers put hope in the future” – Alan WATTS
The world does not speak. Only we do. The world can, once we have programmed ourselves with a language, cause us to hold beliefs. But it cannot propose a language for us to speak. Only other human beings can do that. R. RORTY, Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_tG7aOe4tk There are three classes of people in… Continue lendo “Only burgeois suckers put hope in the future” – Alan WATTS
Why did Carl Jung avoid meeting the famous Indian saint Ramana Maharshi?
Carl Jung visited India for the first time in the 1930s and met a lot of prominent people, but failed to meet Ramana Maharshi. People were shocked when they learnt that Jung had not met Ramana Maharshi. A few years later, Carl Jung wrote about his experiences in India and did not explicitly mention his… Continue lendo Why did Carl Jung avoid meeting the famous Indian saint Ramana Maharshi?
Sacred Silence in Sufism and the Vedanta – Seyyed Hossein NASR & Swami ATMARUPANANDA
SACRED WISDOM: Pathways to Nonviolence - FESTIVAL of FAITHS 2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IV5AyXYNL4 A FIVE-DAY FESTIVAL of music, poetry, film, art and dialogue with internationally renowned spiritual leaders, thinkers and practitioners. The 2016 Festival of Faiths will explore how different spiritual traditions, teachers and practitioners address violence, heal our wounds and teach active commitment to nurturing peace… Continue lendo Sacred Silence in Sufism and the Vedanta – Seyyed Hossein NASR & Swami ATMARUPANANDA
History of Yoga: The Path of my Ancestors | documentary
History of Yoga: The Path of my Ancestors is a 6000 year journey into origin, evolution & development of yoga. The story explores the elements of Yoga in Harappa Civilization, Veda, Jainism, Buddhism, Sufism, Hath-Yogic practices of medieval times & other peripheral doctrines. The film ends in 19th century where modern science acknowledges the potential… Continue lendo History of Yoga: The Path of my Ancestors | documentary
“Spiritual Titanism: Indian, Chinese, and Western Perspectives” – Nicholas F. GIER
PREFACE What matters most for India is not so much the salvation of the personality as the acquisition of absolute freedom. —Mircea Eliade In the millennium to come we are meant to become Gods on other planets. This is the great potential of our Divinity. —Gopi Krishna The whole ascetic tradition . . . springs… Continue lendo “Spiritual Titanism: Indian, Chinese, and Western Perspectives” – Nicholas F. GIER
“The Sceptic-On-Duty” – Rüdiger PUNZET
The Hindu, 04 December 2010 Profoundly influenced by Buddhism and Hinduism, the Romanian philosopher E.M. Cioran saw life as a quest for the void The American literary critic Susan Sontag called him the French Nietzsche, John Updike dubbed him a frustrated monk, and Bernhard-Henri Lévy described him as a “Dandy of the void beside… Continue lendo “The Sceptic-On-Duty” – Rüdiger PUNZET