Ramana and Free Will Finally, Ramaṇa’s views on free will vis-à-vis predetermination are so astounding that it behooves us to explore the issue. According to Ramaṇa, at the level of an ordinary person (ajñāni), individuals, from birth to death, will experience a series of preordained activities and experiences, all of which are the consequences of … Continue reading Ramana Maharishi and Free Will
Discrimination of the Mahavakyas ‘CONSCIOUSNESS IS BRAHMAN’ There are four Mahavakyas, or great statements in the Upanishads, which have a profound significance as pointers to Reality. They are: (1) Prajnanam Brahma – Consciousness is Brahman; (2) Aham Brahmasmi – I am Brahman: (3) Tat Tvam Asi – That Thou Art; (4) Ayam Atma Brahma – … Continue reading Discrimination of the Mahavakyas – Swami Krishnananda
Rishis Our ancient rishis were not only spiritualists as the present generation believes. Each rishi had, only by dint of strenuous learning and hard work, acquired the mastery of many arts and sciences including martial ones, and could discuss, elaborate and describe about all range of knowledge from the smallest to the biggest. India had … Continue reading Rishis
CAUSE AND EFFECT You can give a man who has never given you a good word, Volumes of knowledge. And you can give a man who has never given you a gift, A thousand gifts. You can give that same man who has never given you a blessing, A thousand blessings. And you can offer … Continue reading “Cause and effect was written by the stars of the universe” – Suzy Kassem
There are no easy answers to problems in life and there is no single book to teach a golden lesson. The fundamental principle behind all our enjoyments and sufferings is that all our thoughts, words and deeds are expression of energies – either positive or negative. God is love and God is universal unlimited love. … Continue reading Can we do anything with Karma and modify our fate ?
Doctrine of Reincarnation INTRODUCTION The idea of reincarnation in Hinduism is perhaps as old as Hinduism itself. To students of religion reincarnation is a theological doctrine. Most Hindus consider it a fact. The evidence in support of reincarnation comes from two sources: (1) Jatismaras—people who can remember their past birth or births and (2) the … Continue reading Doctrine of Reincarnation
The Doctrine of Karma INTRODUCTION Hinduism believes in the doctrine of cause and effect, which in Sanskrit is called Karmavada—the theory or doctrine of karma. The word karma means action. Sometimes the word is also used to mean the effect of action. According to this doctrine, all good actions produce good effects, and bad actions … Continue reading The Doctrine of Karma –