Invoking the Divine Feminine
While the Upanishads and Brahma Sutras deal with Nirguna Brahman, Impersonal God or the Formless Reality, the Bhagavad Gita contains some reference to Personal God or Saguna Brahman – the concept of Goddess worship dates to a much later period in India’s spiritual history and developed over time to its present day form.
LIBERATION HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ACTION!
According to Advaita Vedanta, bondage of the self is due to spiritual ignorance or avidya. When this avidya is removed by right knowledge (vidya), there is nothing new that appears; one simply realizes the truth of the Self, which appeared to have been covered. In other words, it is a rediscovery of who you are and have always been.
Integrating the Three Paths of Yoga
I’d like to start my blog section by addressing a Vedanta topic that is close to my heart. Over the course of time I will write from diverse sections of Vedanta philosophy – the pragmatic, the mystical, scriptural and other aspects; but for now, I want to say . . .