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Approach of Vedanta

The core approach of Vedanta is to seek the Truth. Along with that, it also strives for a foundation for morality. Satyam (truth), Shivam (goodness) and Sundaram (beauty) are the practical ideals. In the words of the French Nobel Laureate, … Continue reading

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Jiva and Isvara

Vedanta gives two sets of concepts about the individual (Jiva) and God (Isvara). One is practical, and the other is Absolute. The practical concepts prepare the person to proceed further towards the Absolute concepts. Thus, the practical aspect is of … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Humanism

Humanism is a system of thought that expresses the goal of life individually and collectively centered around the human being, instead of divine or occult. It prefers the means also to be rational and empirical, than dogmatic. As Kant’s second … Continue reading

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Break Free !!!

(An edited version of this article was published in the June 2018 issue of Vedanta Kesari, the monthly magazine published from Ramakrishna Math, Chennai.) The whole development of humanity and of individual human beings is a journey of breaking free. Matter … Continue reading

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Straight Talk on Religion

Excerpts from The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda You may believe in all the churches in the world, carry in your head all the sacred books ever written, you may baptize yourself in all the rivers of the earth, still, … Continue reading

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