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Testing Google Neural Machine Translation (Turkish to English)

Google Translate service replaced its phrase based (rule based) algorithms with a sophisticated “machine learning” (artificial intelligence) system. They released the new system on Nov 15, 2016. The theoretical background of their new approach is explained in this academic paper.  Turkish/English translations are … Continue reading

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Three Realms of Time

It is my habit to search the digital records of Shrii Shrii Anandamurti (Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar) for clues. I am infinitely inspired by Anandamurti’s discourses. I have been reading his writings for more than 30 years and this is the … Continue reading

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Dimensionless

Soul is dimensionless. Love is dimensionless. Consciousness is dimensionless. Dimensionless is endless, formless, unbounded, uncountable, innumerable, immeasurable and eternal.  Dimensionless is beyond the bounds of time, space and person. Dimensionless does not come within the scope of measurement. Dimensionless is … Continue reading

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Philology of Yoga and Tantra

Philology of the Sanskrit words “Yoga” and “Tantra” according to P.R. Sarkar (Shrii Shrii Anandamurti) from “Yoga and Tantra” discourse (1979) The word yoga is derived as the Sanskrit root verb yuiṋj plus the suffix ghaiṋ. Or alternatively, the root … Continue reading

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Knower I, Doer I, Done I, Known I

MAHAT or MAHATTATTVA: “I” (“I am,” “I exist”) feeling, existential “I”. AHAM or AHAḾTATTVA: Doer “I”, ego, second mental subjectivity. CITTA: Done “I”, objective “I”, objective mind, mind-stuff. This is the classic (earliest) categorization of the layers of the mind. … Continue reading

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Inference and Propensity

Dictionary definitions: Propensity: an inclination or natural tendency to behave in a particular way. Inference: a conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning. In the context of spiritual philosophy: propensity: a causal factor influencing an individual entity inference: … Continue reading

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What is Universal?

In one of the Renaissance Universal (RU) discussions I participated in while in Istanbul in 1980, we were talking about music. People around the table were discussing whether Europeans could appreciate the traditional Turkish music. We were not sure because … Continue reading

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Sanskrit Terms of Spiritual Philosophy (2)

The “page” titled Sanskrit Terms of Spiritual Philosophy contains all installments. Sanskrit Pronunciation Key a = “a” in “mica” á = “a” in “father” c = “ch” in “channel” e = “e” in “cachet” ae = “ai” in “kaiser” i … Continue reading

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Sanskrit Terms of Spiritual Philosophy (1)

The “page” titled Sanskrit Terms of Spiritual Philosophy contains all installments. Sanskrit Pronunciation Key a = “a” in “mica” á = “a” in “father” c = “ch” in “channel” e = “e” in “cachet” ae = “ai” in “kaiser” i … Continue reading

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David R. Hawkins on Causality

This is my fourth post in the “causality” series. The first three were: Difference between correlation and causation Phillip Gibbs on Temporal and Ontological Causality Kant, Hume, Reichenbach, Meister Eckhart and others on Causality I think that the following question … Continue reading

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The Adjustment Bureau is working extra hard these days

The Adjustment Bureau starring Emily Blunt and Matt Damon is one of my favorite movies. I can’t remember exactly how many times I have seen this movie but it must have been at least 5 times. I see many parallels … Continue reading

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Baba’s favorite Tagore poems

Baba (Shrii Shrii Anandamurti) loved Tagore poems and recited Tagore poems in his discourses. The picture of Tagore on the left is from 1913 (Nobel picture) Rabindranath Tagore received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. He was the first … 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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Difference between pseudoscience, metaphysics, spiritual philosophy and science

Science is good, metaphysics is good, spiritual philosophy is great but pseudoscience is bad. This is my position. If you ask scientists they would say “science is good, metaphysics is bad, and pseudoscience is very bad.” Scientists would not differentiate … Continue reading

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Narcissistic Mystic against Scientific Materialism

Popular media is under the impression that physicists are becoming more open-minded about the mysteries of the universe and the dominance of the “scientific materialism” – most dogmatic form of materialism – is waning. My observation is quite the opposite. … Continue reading

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Metaphysics is a misunderstood word

Image credit I noticed that people have very different notions of metaphysics. Even among the physicists the connotations of metaphysics vary widely. Let’s start with the literal meaning of metaphysics. The word meta usually means an abstraction from another concept … Continue reading

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Analysis and Synthesis

“Spiritual philosophy is synthetic and those who have chosen this path are proceeding with their sadhana of attaining oneness. Hence, experienced scientists on this path cannot even think of destroying the hard earned emerald glow of the experience of other … Continue reading

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Attraction to Abstraction

Image credit Abstract ideas are unpopular. I hesitate every time I post an article discussing an abstract idea. There is no one around me who is willing to listen and discuss abstract ideas with me. In the office I am … Continue reading

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On Receptivity

Image credit I am not an intellectual in the classic sense. I don’t read a lot of books like intellectuals do. I follow my inner voice and pursue subjects that I have some natural receptivity. I don’t think hard on … Continue reading

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Do not let your imperfections hold you back

I write about the human ideal of merger with the Cosmic Consciousness. I say that the ego is the main obstacle towards reaching that goal. I say ego is the veil that hides the truth. Over the last 30 years … Continue reading

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Dharma

Definitions from the Web basic principles of the cosmos; wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn the principle that orders the universe; one’s conduct in conformity with such a principle; one’s obligation in respect to one’s position in society; the teachings of the Buddha; one’s path … Continue reading

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Eastern and Western Thought Patterns

Geography of Thought Patterns Based on his cognitive research and experiments with Westerners and Chinese, Korean, Japanese groups Richard E. Nisbett says he expects to see the following differences between contemporary East Asians and Westerners: Patterns of attention and perception, … Continue reading

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Spiritual Teachings of Tehuti

Introduction Philosophical, spiritual, religious, metaphysical and scientific influence of the mythical personality Tehuti on the world culture is immense. Tehuti was deified by ancient Egyptians and he was accepted and respected by all societies in the Near East. He is … Continue reading

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Intuitional Science (1) – Definition

This is the first piece of a series. I wanted to classify these writings under the “Intuitional Science” category. My understanding of the term is a little different from the traditional meaning. In the past the term “Intuitional Science” was … Continue reading

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My Favorite Books

I excluded fiction from this list. I also excluded many scientific and technical books which are truly my favorites but they would not be appropriate here. Another excluded category is the esoteric books. The following are the books that I … 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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