Our Choice for a Better Future: Vedic Worldview Vs. Atheism?

Once we start reflecting on some of the basic, in some sense childish, yet very fundamental questions such as Why do we exist, What is our purpose of life, What happens after we die – we would notice that there are 2 distinct schools of thoughts that attempt to provide possible answers to these questions.Continue reading “Our Choice for a Better Future: Vedic Worldview Vs. Atheism?”

Life – the missing narrative (1)

It is difficult to ignore the tear-jerking, message-oriented advertisements of trivial products like detergents that make these product brands come across as something more than what they are – a simple solution to wash our dirty laundry. These brands are striving to acquire more mind-space than what such a daily use object deserves. Not justContinue reading “Life – the missing narrative (1)”

Not better Technology but better Human-beings will save the world.

Today, we have guided missiles but unguided men. Its interesting to note that in almost every second article, every conference, every gathering, technology is considered to be the Holy Grail and is projected as the silver bullet for all kind of social, economic, environmental and human psychological problems. Each one of us young or oldContinue reading “Not better Technology but better Human-beings will save the world.”

How to start your spiritual journey?

There is a simple 3 step process to kick start your journey – REFLECT, DISCOVER & COMMIT Athāto brahma jijñāsā – “ Now is the time to inquire about the Absolute Truth” If not for a major life threatening incident, the fast-pace of our life doesn’t allow us to to introspect on our own trueContinue reading “How to start your spiritual journey?”

Who can receive spiritual knowledge?

  In his insightful book – A guide for the perplexed – E.F.Schumacher is able to pin down the pre-requisite for deciphering, unlocking and understanding any kind of knowledge, especially spiritual knowledge. I have attempted to summarize his discourse He borrows the concept of adaequatio (adequateness) from Plotinus who said – “Knowing demands the organContinue reading “Who can receive spiritual knowledge?”

What are the key stages of spiritual advancement?

Advancement means Progress. It means Positive Movement or Displacement from one point to another. To answer the question – what is Spiritual advancement? – we need to to understand our current spiritual situation and then logically realize what would a positive movement from this starting point be. In absence of guidance by a Guru, Aacharya –Continue reading “What are the key stages of spiritual advancement?”