Vedanta views sitting meditation as a preliminary discipline that helps prepare the seeker for Self-inquiry. However, within the tradition meditation can also be used as a method for internalizing the knowledge, once learned (nididhyasana).
A trip to the American mega-store offers a peak into samsara.
Every generation has the hubris to believe it’s going to make the world better. But what if the world can never be changed due to unseen psychological forces?
One of the principles of Vedanta is to see that all objects are not real.
The history of man can be summed up as the unsuccessful pursuit of object-oriented happiness.
We thrive on stories, it’s the very air we breathe. The essay asks, Is Vedanta just another fabrication from a bygone era?
Let us consider that we are all partially insane. It will explain us to each other; it will unriddle many riddles; it will make clear and simple many things which are involved in haunting and harassing difficulties and obscurities now. ―Mark Twain
For some of us, it takes years to get out of samsara for the simple reason that we’re unable to convince ourselves that we’ve had enough. We keep going back for more believing that this time it will pay off, that this time I will finally get what I want and be satisfied.
The Vedas teach that after death the mind is transferred to a new body and a new set of circumstances that will facilitate our progress toward moksha (a.k.a., enlightenment). But does this really make sense?
A poem about our beloved and cherished stuff and how nobody wants it when you're gone.
A son visits his father on his death bed and muses about life and what's important.
The wise grieve neither for the dead, nor for the living. —Bhagavad Gita, 2:11
Heaven is just a concept, one that seems probable only because of our dualistic perspective.
Vedanta isn’t for wimps. It takes guts to want to slice open your own flesh and see what’s inside. Who would do such a thing?