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What are the 14 layers of the mind

I had read somewhere that in the vedas the awareness can be divided into four categories, i.e chitta (consciousness/conscience), manas (heart/want/desire), aham (ego) and buddhi (intelligence). Each ...
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What is Sahaja Pranayam?

It is said that even though there are many varieties of pranayam, the natural pranayam which one gets from birth i.e. Sahaja Pranayam is the best. This Pranayam was given by Lord Sri Krishna to his ...
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Do Hindu texts talk about memory?

Do Hindu texts talk about any of this: How does memory work? Where is memory stored? Or, any other references related to memory are welcome.
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Has any Vedantin criticized this teaching of the Buddha?

According to Vedanta, a single self or jIva is the seat of consciousness. jIva as a single unit, is not further divisible. Buddhism, on the other hand, does not subscribe to the doctrine of a ...
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Is there a correspondence between Antahkarana and Chaturvyuha?

The Antahkarana (Inner Organ or Inner Cause) is composed of four parts: Chitta (Consciousness) Manas (Mind) Ahamkara (Ego) Buddhi (Intellect) The Chaturvyuhas are the primitive emanations of Sriman ...
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How is consciousness insentient without recognitive apprehension or vimarsha?

Utpaladeva argues that if consciousness did not have vimarsha,then it would be inert and dead.How is this the case? and during pralaya is vimarsha active?
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Lord's Lotus Feet

Among all the bodily limbs of Lord Krishna why His Lotus feet is given so much prominence in Krishna consciousness? what is the logical reason for this?
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Does Samadhi mean that the soul never gets reincarnated?

It is said that the cycle of birth and detach continues until one's mind merges with infinite consciousness. Does it mean that once the mind merges with infinite consciousness (samadhi), it doesn't ...
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Can I remember someone Who does exist as Me and with Me and is experienciable like the proverbial “As clear ar as an apple on the palm ”?

Any spiritual seeker can experience his body ,sense organs and then the thoughts and feelings of the mind. Obviously they are the objects of their respective subject. When we say we experience the ...
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What is the difference between consciousness and matter?

I want to know the difference between consciousness, awareness, energy and matter. Also how could we define if any thing is consciousness or not?