Sunday, April 1, 2007

V for Vedanta

Warning : any relation to religion in this content is truly fictions…

Vedanta , this very word creates a feel of boredom to many of the ppl. But wat efforts have we taken to know anything about Vedanta. Here I would like to present a factious blog that would talk abt wat modern Vedanta is really about. Let me begin with wat Nikola Tesla and Erwin Schrödinger had to say about Vedanta . They claimed to have been inspired by Vedanta in their discovery of quantum theory. So is this Vedanta an inspiration, facts , something related to spirituality or some nerd philosophy ?

Vedanta, the perennial philosophy, is based on the Vedas. It has Upanishads as its resource . It talks pages and pages abt oneness of the feel of being one. It tells u to conquer the I and defeat it with the v. the main principle of Vedanta is to c this world as a ball of energy. God being the ultimate source of energy. Vedanta is a way of living and realizing. It gives full freedom to each individual to evolve morally and spiritually according to his or her own faith and conviction.

When u close ur eyes wat do u c? nothing right. Yes that is wat we have to realize, the nothingness in this world is the truth. When u feed your body ur freedom is lost. When u start seeing u as a bundle of energy u r free from and bondage the self provides. Thinking positive creates a positive energy around u that is a cause 4 happiness.
Modern Vedanta is called Advaita Vedanta. Advaitha means 'one-ness', or 'not separate into two'. In the Upanishadic times, men were not spoken of as good or bad. Instead, they were recognized into two types - the learned and the ignorant. Ignorant is considered to be dark in thought. Intelligence and freedom of thought has been largely replaced by pointless rituals, hysteria and silly stories that make ur knowledge limited. Although God is the absolute reality, the world has a relative reality. It should therefore not be completely ignored. This is the main principle of Advaita. So keep ur self higher than any thing. Not this body but ur soul.

Ask yourself
The One God is your own. Everything else, including your body, your relatives, your wealth, all you will have to leave one day. Only the time and manner varies. On the face of it, this knowledge offers the indispensable truth and is fit for strong minded people only. However there is a lot more positivism in this concept. Actually, nobody is going anywhere. And we all have this powerful eternal being within ourselves. The One God is always there, whatever happens outside. From asking and pestering God for perishable items in the material world, isn't it time we associated our true selves with something within, which is truly everlasting? Isn't it time we stop running after the material world and live happily, without the twin opposites of either renunciation or greed? No one can take the soul from you. No one can dictate what It is to you. You know


cowmaaa said...

I have been wanting to learn about the Advaita preached by Sri Adi Sankara, but havent got a proper chance to do that. Here, I have been attending weekly discourses by ISKCON, where they recognise the greatness of Sri Adi Sankara only to the extent of saying that His only purpose was to revive Hinduism at that time and prevent Buddhism from eating into Hinduism, but the ISKCON people emphatically state that Advaita is irrelevant and wrong. I am not yet knowledgeable enough to talk in defense of Advaita though I completely submit to Sri AdiSankara.

arvind said...

i would appreciate the topic which u hav selected,i don know much abt the topic to make a comment on ur blog..indeed it has given me a thought try knowing abt it..u rightly pointed out by saying how many of us know about this.,u must hav gone through lots of books to collect info abt it,u r words usage have changed frm ur previous blog..gr8 work da,keep writing about topics lik this...keep posted.