What is this World?

Posted By: Tapas Dev Tag: Q & A Last Update: 15/03/2019
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As Brahma is the supreme multiple of the multiplicities of unit consciousness, It is consciousness in its totality. It has been shown earlier that every unit consciousness is non-causal, and so is Brahma – the multiple of all the unit consciousnesses can only be infinite if the multiplicity of unit consciousnesses is infinite. Hence the number of unit consciousnesses has to be infinite. A question here arises about the manner in which Brahma became the multiple of all the unit consciousnesses.

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What Is the Cosmic Entity?

Posted By: Tapas Dev Tag: Q & A Last Update: 13/03/2019
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It has been established that Brahma exists and also that It is Paramátman, Bhúmácaetanya, Universal Consciousness or Consciousness in its totality. Bhúmácaetanya or Cosmic Consciousness or Consciousness in its totality is also known as Citishakti or Puruśa.

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What Is Dharma?

Posted By: Tapas Dev Tag: Q & A Last Update: 13/03/2019
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Human beings are the highest-evolved beings. They possess clearly-reflected consciousness, and this makes them superior to animals. No other being has such a clear reflection of consciousness. Human beings can distinguish between good and bad with the help of their consciousness, and when in trouble they can find a way out, with its help. No one likes to live in misery and suffering, far less human beings, whose consciousness can find means of relief.

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Bandhu, Suhrd, Mitram and Sakhá

Posted By: Tapas Dev Tag: Scriptures Last Update: 12/03/2019
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“Bandhu”, “suhrd”, “mitram” and “sakhá” – these are almost synonymous but their meanings are not quite the same. “Bandhu” is one who cannot bear separation, cannot live away. The bondage is so strong that they cannot live away. For this reason they are called “bandhu”. It has not any correct English synonym and so I am compelled to use the word “bandhu”. Those who go together because they have no differences of opinion are called “suhrd”. Now, let us analyse the first term, “bandhu”. Is anybody a bandhu in this world? No, there is none.

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Mantra and Incantation

Posted By: Tapas Dev Tag: Scriptures Last Update: 12/03/2019
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“Bandhu”, “suhrd”, “mitram” and “sakhá” – these are almost synonymous but their meanings are not quite the same. “Bandhu” is one who cannot bear separation, cannot live away. The bondage is so strong that they cannot live away. For this reason they are called “bandhu”. It has not any correct English synonym and so I am compelled to use the word “bandhu”. Those who go together because they have no differences of opinion are called “suhrd”. Now, let us analyse the first term, “bandhu”. Is anybody a bandhu in this world? No, there is none.

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Tandava is a Fight

Posted By: Tapas Dev Tag: Scriptures Last Update: 10/03/2019
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You know, in Devabháśá [Sanskrit], tańd́u means to jump or a phase of jumping. Tańd́u plus sna suffix makes it táńd́ava. Táńd́ava means where jumping is the main spirit. You know, while preparing rice from paddy, those newly-created rice jump like this. And that’s why in Sanskrit rice is called tańd́ula. Uncooked rice, that is – cooked rice is called odanam.

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