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Hello all, Namaste! Hope all of you had a great week where you were able to balance the dual nature of your personality as well as that of the material world. It indeed needs utmost balance to be centered in the chaos of the material world. Dvaita, the dual nature always would come and try to topple us from our own center. That is the nature of the Samsara Sagara- the ocean of the material existence. We cannot escape it as long as we are within our own physical body. But we can always surrender to it and transcend it. To surrender: What is surrendering in its true essence? Is it to be a puppet in the hands of our own life circumstances and be like a windswept leaf that goes any which way the wind takes? Is it the way we are supposed to live? Or should we fight our heart out and stand strong in the way our mind shows? Both are not correct. In the first case, we are not at all taking charge of our life and will. Here as we are not using our will, energetically we are not present. W

Dvaita - Duality!

Hello all, Namaste! Hope all of you had a great week where you were able to bring another piece of your puzzle called life more into focus. Last few weeks we were discussing spiritual aspects like Dharma and Karma . We also discussed Maya, the illusion many times we may encounter in this material plane. Today let us discuss another aspect that comes in Hinduism or more in Vedic philosophy.  The 13th-century philosopher Madhvacharya introduced the school of thought, Dvaita or dualism. According to his philosophy, the ultimate reality (Brahman or in Dvaita terms, Vishnu, the supreme soul) and Atman ( individual souls) exists as separate and independent distinct realities. There have been debates on Dvaita as well as Advaita (all are one, oneness) school of thoughts.  Here I am not going to get into a debate about whether one school is right or wrong. That let intellectual thinkers and philosophers deal with. I am discussing today what I intuitively feel about Dvaita from a mat

Maya-The illusion!

Hello all, Namaste! Hope all of you had a great week where you were able to get an insight into your own Dharma-the path of your true purpose. Last week, we discussed how Dharma and Karma become inter-twined in the deeper layers. Today let us discuss the concept of Maya, the illusion called the 'material realm'. We have before discussed Maya in a modern sense of internet and social media. Today, let us analyze from a philosophical perspective.  Material world: All of us take birth in this material world, grow up, spend our days and go back behind the curtain, who knows where. Most of us live this life from a 'very body related' perspective. But is that what we are supposed to do? What is this material world? Why do we take this life? What is the point of all this? These are questions at least once or twice that come up in our mind during our short time in this material life. In  Vedic philosophy and Sanskrit, the material world has a specific name-'Samsara

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