Tuesday, August 21"Satyam Vada, Dharmam Chara" - Taittiriya Upanishad

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‘Is Sanakara Vedanta Scientific?’ — A debate between Shri Chidanandapuri Swamigal and Shri C Ravichandran. (Part-2, with English Subtitle)

‘Is Sanakara Vedanta Scientific?’ — A debate between Shri Chidanandapuri Swamigal and Shri C Ravichandran. (Part-2, with English Subtitle)

Advaita, Hinduism, Swami Chidanandapuri, Videos
Source: – @KolathurAshram Twitter Handle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bykNnlfeCOM&feature=youtu.be My Namaskars to everyone. Is Sankara Vedanta Scientific is everyone's question. I am making my views clear here. I am saying No, No, No! I am bound to explain why I said "No" thrice, in my second part. When you say Sankara Vedanta, there are two parts to it; Sankara and Vedanta. We have a fair idea of who Sankara is. Was there such a person called Sankara, did he live in the BC or in the 4th century AD? However, popular dates for his existence place him between 788 - 820 AD. Because stories about Sankara, his Sankara Digvijayam, stories of his victory, are like the Suras and Hadis in Islam. They cause embarassment. For a man to have lived until he is 32 and in this time, travel to Ass
‘Is Sankara Vedanta Scientific ?’ — A Debate Between Sri Chidanandapuri Swamigal and Sri C Ravichandran [Part – 1, with English Subtitle)

‘Is Sankara Vedanta Scientific ?’ — A Debate Between Sri Chidanandapuri Swamigal and Sri C Ravichandran [Part – 1, with English Subtitle)

Advaita, Swami Chidanandapuri, Videos
Source: - @KolathurAshram Twitter Handle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBffTkG3bN8 Topic of Debate: Is Sankara Vedanta Scientific ? Debaters: Shrimad. Chidanandapuri Swami, Shri. Ravichandran C. Venue: Womens Association Hall, Ernakulam, (13/04/2016). Organisers: Yuktivada Padana Kendram (Centre for Rationalism Studies). I call upon the former chairman of Yuktivada Pathana Kendram and program coordinator Shri. Babu G S to formally initiate the welcome proceedings of the program. **************** Friends, I invite all of you to this debate. All of you gathered here would have listened to and seen lots discourses and debates of Swami Chidanandapuri and Prof. Ravichandran. It was a long standing request for this debate from many of these people. We are very happy that you have chosen...
Ramanandacharya’s role in bringing back Hindus forcefully converted to other religions, back into the Hindu fold

Ramanandacharya’s role in bringing back Hindus forcefully converted to other religions, back into the Hindu fold

Converting to Hinduism, Miscellaneous, Videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KObhh12mrY0 People who criticize Ramanand, claim that Kabir was not his disciple, are unable to come up with any coherent arguments to support their arguments. They keep talking in a confused manner. However, Ramananad ji’s role in bringing back Hindus who had been forcibly converted to other religions is very big. This is a very big thing he did, which nobody else had done before him. Only a warrior saint could achieve such a thing. To put it in plain terms, (we will move the slide forward), the norm in those days was that Hindus had been forced to accept Islam under the threat of the sword, threatened with such a scenario, the Hindu will convert to Islam, he has no option but to do so. People were being converted in lakhs. However, the fanatic, wi
12 Main disciples of Ramanandcharya

12 Main disciples of Ramanandcharya

Ramanandacharya, Videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3A_IRrECkg After Swami Ramanand returned from his pilgrimage, he decided that this dangerous problem needs to be addressed at a different level. We will have to wage a cultural and spiritual war. That is why he broke away from his Guru Brother and started a new order. The order founded by him was essentially Hindu in nature, but he however moved away from the effete Hindu scholars, and made his own disciples. People in thousands became his disciples. There were no caste restrictions. Among the thousands who became his disciples, the 12 most prominent among them came to be known as “Dwadash Mahabhagwat” I request you to pay attention to the name “Dwadash Mahabhagwat”. Among those 12 prominent disciples was Kabir who was a manufacturer of stoves, the
Maharishi Sushruta, a surgeon famous in Melbourne [Excerpt]

Maharishi Sushruta, a surgeon famous in Melbourne [Excerpt]

Ayurveda, Health & Wellness
Source: - Hindu Council of Australia Web. By: Surinder Jain. The Royal Australia College of Surgeons (RACS), trains surgeons and is responsible for maintaining surgical standards in Australia and New Zealand. It aims to foster and promote the pursuit of excellence in surgical education and actively supports innovative surgical research, aid projects in underprivileged communities, skills transfer and education programs. In its building, among some of the most prominent ancient physicians, one may come across a statue of Sushrata with the plaque mentioning him as Father of Surgery. When contacted, the RACS were very proud of having the now famous statue in their building. The statue is displayed at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Melbourne and has been on display since e...
Why is it important to know about Shankaracharya?

Why is it important to know about Shankaracharya?

Adi Sankaracharya, Advaita, Videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBySaPAfiJg&t=39s Understanding Bhagwan Shankaracharya is to understand the avatar parampara of Sanatana Dharma. Understanding Shankaracharya is to understand, ‘unity in diversity’. Understanding Shankaracharya is to understand, national integration, to understand social reform. Understanding Shankaracharya is to understand the revival of Sanatana Dharma. To Shankarachya parampara goes the credit of protecting Sanatana Dharma from the continuous, relentless, persistent assault on its excellent tenets for the past 2500 years till date. If there were no Shankaracharya parampara, if Shankaracharya had not been born at all, you can imagine the catastrophe it would have spelled for Sanatana Dharma. There have been a total of 17 invasions on us. India
Accomplishments of Bhagwan Shankaracharya

Accomplishments of Bhagwan Shankaracharya

Adi Sankaracharya, Advaita, Featured, Hinduism, Spiritual Traditions, Videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-pBRf9GU1g Bhagwan Shankaracharya was 8 years old when he left his house. He took sanyas at the age of 9 years. After that what he accomplished cannot even be conceived of today. Between the ages of 12 and 16 years, Bhagwan Shankaracharya wrote commentaries on Prasthanatrayi, 3 types of Prasthaan and 11 Upanishads. He wrote a commentary on Brahma Sutra. He wrote a commentary on Bhadarayana Maharishi Veda Vyasa’s Brahma Sutra. He wrote a commentary on Srimad Bhagavatam. It has been mentioned in “Shankar Digvijay” - “अष्ठवर्षे चतुर वेदान ते सर्व शास्त्र वित् षोडशे, कृत्वान भाष्यं द्वात्मनीशे मुनिरात्नादात I” It further says “चतुर्वेदाष्ठ्मे, द्वादशे सर्व शास्त्र वित् I षोडशे सर्व दिग जयता I द्वात्मनीशे मुनिरात्नादात I -- meaning at the age of 8 years Bh
Establishment of the 4 mutts by Bhagwan Shankaracharya

Establishment of the 4 mutts by Bhagwan Shankaracharya

Adi Sankaracharya, Advaita, Featured, Gyana Yoga, Hinduism, Videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2ko_RDhLFc Bhagwan Shankaracharya knew that after his demise, India will have to face a physical war, ideological war, cultural war. He knew this very well. That is why in order to protect the 4 Vedas he set up 4 Amnaya Mutts in the 4 corners of this country. Amnaya means the Vedas and Amnaya Peetha means Vedic Seat. So, he established 4 Mutts in the 4 directions of India in order to protect the 4 Vedas and the 4 divine abodes of India. He established the Sri Uttaramnaaya Jyotirmath in the north. The Veda protected by Jyotirmutt is the Atharva Veda, i.e the literature relating to Atharva Veda, the Brahman Grathas, the Aranyak Granthas, the Upanishads, in order to protect these, this mutt was established. He gave this responsibility to the Uttaramnaya ...
“Rishi” — the word in light of Sri Aurobindo

“Rishi” — the word in light of Sri Aurobindo

Books & Reviews, Featured, Sri Aurobindo, What is Hinduism
Credits: - Uday Arya / Medium.com ” The thing has been seen by the seer, he is the draṣṭā & to him Veda is dṛṣṭi; it is spoken to the hearer & he sees, indirectly, through the medium of the word what the seer has seen by the self-vision, directly; to the hearer, Veda is śruti.”  — Sri Aurobindo on the Isha Upanishad, p568   This is a (brief) exploration of the word Rishi (Sanskrit : ऋषि) in the light of Sri Aurobindo. Through the course of his writings, Sri Aurobindo has gifted us with many profound insights not just into the word, but innumerable allied terms and how they relate to each other. It is truly a thousand-petaled lotus that is so intricate and delicate it ought not to be tampered with and reduced to a “dummy” version or “simplified” to satisfy the ordinary min