Dangers in search of absolute truth

A clear marker of an intelligent person that distinguishes him/her from rest is the quality of questions he/she asks. Rather, inquisitiveness about the world around us and especially the philosophical queries about our own self is what makes humans superior to the animal species and one with a refined consciousness exhibits this trait more thanContinue reading “Dangers in search of absolute truth”

Can a scientist believe in God?

Some of the interesting quotes about origin of life, evolution & God from leading men of science – Nobel Laureate Sir Peter Medawar “There is no quicker way for a scientist to bring discredit upon himself and his profession than roundly to declare – particularly when no declaration of any kind is called for –Continue reading “Can a scientist believe in God?”

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?”

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?”