Tag Archives: Brahma

Zero is not Null

I am reading “Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story” by Jim Holt. This is one of the best books I have ever read. In his book Holt examines the fundamental question “Why is there something rather than … Continue reading

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Ideation

English dictionaries define ideation as the process of forming ideas. This word is not very popular in the English language. For reasons that I cannot fathom, the word “ideation” acquired negative connotations in the English language. The Sanskrit word “bhava” … Continue reading

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Mischievous smile

I remember my college days as the happiest days of my life. I suppose this is true for most people. In my case it is curious because those years between 1977 and 1981 were the most painful years for the … Continue reading

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Aham or Ego

Shrii Shrii Anandamurti explains Aham (Ego, “I do” consciousness, or second subjectivity) “Matter is the crudest manifestation of citta and citta is a metamorphosed form of Cosmic Consciousness. The two subtler manifestations of Cosmic Consciousness, the Mahattattva and Ahaḿtattva, are … Continue reading

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Divine Time, Causal Time, Physical Time

Discussion of time will never end. We will never exhaust this subject. My short review today was inspired by a dear friend who has been thinking deeply on the subject of time and asking me difficult questions. I cannot answer … Continue reading

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“What Is This World?” Lecture of Shrii Shrii Anandamurti

Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar (May 21, 1921 – October 21, 1990), also known by his spiritual name Shrii Shrii Anandamurti was one of the highest expressions of universal teacher in human history. He was the founder of Ananda Marga. He re-formulated … Continue reading

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Layers of the Mind (Kosha and Loka)

Information about the layers of the mind (Kosha and Loka) can be found in many discourses of Shrii Shrii Anandamurti. The table below is from the book “Idea and Ideology” [1]. You can obtain Shrii Shrii Anandamurti’s publications from Ananda … Continue reading

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Inspiring Metaphors (3): Triangle

Triangle and the 3 Gunas In spiritual philosophy, in some religions, in most esoteric philosophies and in various metaphysical creation theories the triangle and the essence of triangle the number 3 is used as a metaphorical device to refer to … Continue reading

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Ananda Sutram

Ananda Sutram was composed in Sanskrit by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti in the year 1961. It summarizes the Ananda Marga philosophy in sutra format. It consists of five chapters and 85 sutras describing the universe, the mind, the soul and the … Continue reading

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Intuitional Science (5) – Attributional Capacity

Consciousness cannot be confined. Yet, as part of the Cosmic Drama, Consciousness allows itself to be qualified by its creative principle. The qualification of Consciousness can also be described using the terms of constriction, concealment, or subjectivation. All these terms … Continue reading

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Cosmic Inversion

There are many mysteries in the universe but the biggest mystery is the connection between the Cosmic Mind and the human mind. Full realization of this connection will lead to a new phase in human development. Interaction between the objective … Continue reading

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Writings of Avadhutika Ananda Mitra Acarya

Avadhutika Ananda Mitra Acarya is a wholetimer in the Ananda Marga organization. Her book “The Spiritual Philosophy of Shrii Shrii Anandamurti” [1] is a very important book as it provides excellent commentary. I will provide short quotes from her book and give … Continue reading

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Duality and Interaction

Duality is the outcome of an interaction. The fundamental interaction that is sometimes symbolized by the yin/yang symbol is the binding action of Prakrti (Cosmic Operative Principle) on Puruśa (Cosmic Cognitive Principle). This binding action is the fundamental interaction. The binding … Continue reading

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Inspiring Metaphors: Mother and Father

In all cultures there are mythologies and analogies referring to the cognitive (consciousness) and operative (creative) aspects of the Supreme Being. In certain religions like Islam the “mother” metaphor is carefully avoided, instead the 99 attributes of Allah are mentioned … Continue reading

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Existence

Each unit of Cosmos has a center or nucleus which is the identity (the I of the entity). In spiritual philosophy the center=nucleus=identity is also known as the “I am consciousness” or simply as “unit consciousness”. The unit consciousness (atman) is connected to … Continue reading

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