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Yajurveda says, “Na Tasya Pratima Asti”. How come then Hindu Gods and Deities have forms?

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What are the four biggest questions that are bothering the human psyche for time immemorial?

The following are the four biggest questions that are bothering the human psyche for time immemorial:
Who am I? Where from I came? What’s the purpose of my life? Where am I going from here? 

Who am I? 
I am a pure witnessing consciousness. When asked, Buddha said, “I am nobody”. I am nobody. I am a no-body. The consciousness is not a body. It’s a no-body. The consciousness is a spiritual dimension. It’s not physical. It’s neither a matter, nor an energy, and nor a force. It’s not part of the time. It’s part of the timelessness. You are just a Shuddha Chaitanya (pure witnessing consciousness). 
Where from I came? 
I came from nowhere? I belong to the nothingness. I am causeless - uncaused I came and uncaused shall I go. Nothingness is my home. 

What’s the purpose of my life?
The purpose of my life? - Please go to point number one. The question has the answer hidden in it. The beginning embeds the end in it. The purpose of life is to know yourself. The purpose of life is to know who you a…

Some simple but most important terms: Brain, Mind, Consciousness, Awareness, Mindfulness, and Enlightenment

The following are the simple but most important terms on the path of spirituality. It is better to understand them as early as possible. These are the terms: Brain, Mind, Consciousness, Awareness, Mindfulness, and Enlightenment.

Brain: Unconditioned Mind. 
Mind: Conditioned Brain. 
Consciousness: Experience of the freedom from the conditioning of the mind. 
Subconsciousness: It’s a storage point for any recent memories needed for a quick recall. It serves as the random access memory (RAM) of the mind. It’s more mechanical in nature. Once the conscious mind trains an activity the subconscious mind takes charge of that activity automatically and mechanically. 
Unconsciousness: It’s that part of the mind where all of our memories and past experiences reside. These are those memories that have been repressed through trauma and other experiences. These have simply been consciously forgotten and are no longer important to us for the present. And it’s from these memories and experiences that our…

What is the difference between Ashtavakra Gita and Bhagavad Gita? Also, why is Ashtavakra Gita not as famous as Bhagavad Gita?

Ashtavakra Gita is a song sung by a sage called Ashtavakra. This name literally means eight bends in his body. He was physically challenged. And yet he was very intelligent as a child. The ancient Hindu tradition was to have spiritual debates (Shastrartha) between intellectuals. There was a king by the name Janaka. And this king used to have regular spiritual debates among intellectuals in his court. In one such debates Ashtavakra’s father was about to lose, wherein Ashtavakra as a young boy participates in that debate and defeats all the intellectuals there. King Janaka gets impressed and makes Ashtavakra as his Guru.

Ashtavakra Gita is a dialogue between King Janaka and Ashtavakra. It’s a book that tells you all bout yourself - who you are, what you are, what’s your purpose, why are you here, and where will you go from here. It’s basically a book that deals with self-realization (Enlightenment). The point to be noted here is that the one who is asking the questions is a great king o…

Buddha’s 3 Biggest Challenges: Facebook Post

Buddha's 3 biggest challenges on return (emotional hurdles): (1) Facing his own father (2) Facing his own wife (3) Facing his own son Explore .... ?? #Buddha #Dhammapada #Enlightenment #Nirvana #Mindfulness
Posted by Avadhoot Dandekar on Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Krishna’s Secret: Where I disagree with Devdutt Pattanaik?

You can watch his video. Everything is fine as a social message. Everything is fine as a moral message. To, me he misunderstood Krishna’s secret. Devdutt says that the thoughts are formless. They are Nirgun and it is very difficult to catch hold of them. And we can catch the thoughts only at the level of the Karma (action). This is where I totally disagree with him. Spirituality is a very subtlest thing.

Here is my take. The whole creation is in a relative perspective and even our Upanishads speak of existence and non-existence as relative perspectives. Thoughts are intangible compared to actions. Actions are outer expressions of the thoughts. So, actions are more visible in comparison to the thoughts. But that does not mean thoughts are formless and can be recognized as Nirguna. No. That is not true. Thoughts are objects. They are also like the matter. Even science recognizes thoughts as objects. “It has been estimated by experts that the average brain has anywhere from 25,000 to 50…

Sadhguru says, “Soul doesn’t need a mate.” Wow !! Hey Youth, please take away the Truth.

Have you ever come across of a perfect person in order to find a perfect relationship? Please watch this video of Sadhguru on ‘How do I find my Soulmate?’ At 4:27 Sadhguru is saying, “SOUL DOESN'T NEED A MATE”. I have never come across of such a soul that exists so independently and doesn’t need any kind of a need or a relationship. Where does this soul exist? Outside of our bodies ... may be an invisible ghost. And some ghosts have also been found to be molesting women (there are stories). Albert Einstein said, “ ………… the concept of a soul without a body seem to me to be empty and devoid of meaning.” Come on Albert Einstein, you were a brilliant scientist man, and he is a mystic. He can say anything that is not scientific. You don’t have that liberty being a scientist. Now the youth will be in search of a soul that is independent of a body so that it doesn’t need a mate. And the questions of any quarrel, fight, friendship, hate, love, etc. will not arise at all. Because the Soul…