Sanatana Dharma: Blog Series

Hello Friends, I have written whole Dharma Series about basic concept and philosophy about “Sanatana Dharma”. This blog tried to accommodate all series together for easy read.   Sanatana Dharma: The Question of Reality (Series #01) Sanatana Dharma: Purpose of Human Existence (Series #02) Sanatana Dharma: Dharma- Definition and Difference (Series # 03) Sanatana Dharma…

(Spoiler) Book Review: God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens

Criticism of “God is not great by Eastern View” This is one of the burning books which I always wanted to read. International bestseller which challenge directly to the god and laid the path of rationality in front of young generation to think beyond the box of religious teaching and fairly land. Question of God…

6 Verse from Bhagwat Gita

1) यदा, यदा, हि, धर्मस्य, ग्लानिः, भवति, भारत, अभ्युत्थानम्, अधर्मस्य, तदा, आत्मानम्, सृजामिहम्।।  “Sri Krishna said: Whenever and wherever there is a decline in virtue/religious practice, O Arjuna, and a predominant rise of irreligion—at that time I descend Myself, i.e. I manifest Myself as an embodied being.” “श्री कृष्ण भगवान ने कहा: जब जब भी…

Sanatana Dharma : The Oneness of Existence (Series #13)

The unity of existence is one of the great themes of Vedanta and an essential pillar of its philosophy. Unity is the song of life; it is the grand theme underlying the rich variations that exist throughout the cosmos. Whatever we see, whatever we experience, is only a manifestation of this eternal oneness. The divinity…

Sanatana Dharma : Path of Meditation (Series #12)

Raja yoga, is the royal path of meditation. As a king maintains control over his kingdom, so can we maintain control over our own “kingdom”—the vast territory of the mind. In raja yoga we use our mental powers to realize the Atman through the process of psychological control. The basic premise of raja yoga is…

Sanatana Dharma: Avatar -God in Human form (Series #11)

Swami Shivananda, one of Ramakrishna’s disciples, said: “If God does not come down as a human being, how will human beings love him? That is why He comes to human beings as a human being. People can love Him as a father, mother, brother, friend—they can take any of these attitudes. And He comes to…

Sanatana Dharma: Path of Knowledge (Series # 10)

Jnana yoga is the yoga of knowledge—not knowledge in the intellectual sense—but the knowledge of Brahman and Atman and the realization of their unity. Where the devotee of God follows the promptings of the heart, the jnani uses the powers of the mind to discriminate between the real and the unreal, the permanent and the…

Sanatana Dharma: Ethical Principles (Series # 09)

Vedanta ethics and moral virtues are rooted in the ideal of realizing and manifesting our own innate divinity. Simply put, whatever brings us closer to that goal is ethical and moral; whatever prevents us from attaining it, is not. Like a diamond buried in mud, the Atman shines within us, yet its presence remains obscured,…

Sanatana Dharma: Karma and Reincarnation (Series #08)

Human suffering is one of religion’s most compelling mysteries: Why do the innocent suffer? Why does God permit evil? Is God helpless to act or does he choose not to? And if He chooses not to act, does that mean he is cruel? Or merely indifferent? Vedanta takes the problem out of God’s court and…

Sanatana Dharma: The Concept of Maya (Series#07)

Vedanta declares that our real nature is divine: pure, perfect, eternally free. We do not have to become Brahman, we are Brahman. Our true Self, the Atman, is one with Brahman. But if our real nature is divine, why then are we so appallingly unaware of it? The answer to this question lies in the…

Hindu Philosophy :Human as per Vedanta by Satish Mylavarapu

A human being is part consciousness (Atma – soul) wrapped in 5 layers known as Panchkosha in Vedanta. The layers are Physical Body (Annmaya Kosha), Energy Body (Pranamaya Kosha), Mind Body (Manomaya Kosha), Intuition Body (Vigyanmaya Kosha), and Joy Body (Anandmaya Kosha). Anandmaya Kosha is part consciousness (Atma) carrying the core desire with a purpose…