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Who owns a soul?

"soul" is not a thing in the normal sense. its very subtle it cant be seen, touches, smelt, felt or even thought about. generally such a thing is said to not exist so in a way it doesnt ...
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Difference between Atman, Chetna and Chaitanya?

Chetana means consciousness. Chaitanya = chetanasya bhAvana shyaN, meaning 'the feeling of consciousness'. To be more precise, Chetana + 'ya' = Chaitanya. shyaN is a formal way of referring to the ya ...
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Difference between Atman, Chetna and Chaitanya?

The Atman is indicated as something other than the gross, subtle and causal bodies, beyond the five sheaths of matter; a witness to the Waking, dream and deep sleep states of Consciousness and the ...
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Why and how do Advaitans reconcile that one's true nature is Atman/Brahman alone?

Why can't it be that Subtle body alone is our true nature ? The subtle body can't be our true nature because it perishes after moksha. A Jiva is eternal. Never was there a time when I did not exist, ...
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Bhagavata saptaha for wandering souls

Bhagavata itself tells the story of Dhundhukārī, a wandering spirit who gained salvation after listening to Bhagavatam recital. Surya Deva had adviced Dhundhukari's brother Gokarna to organise ...
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What is difference between Kshetrajna, and Atman.?

There is only One consciousness which underlies the world of both animate and inanimate. It is the same consciousness within the multiplicity of different forms . This is the idea.To draw an ...
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What is difference between Kshetrajna, and Atman.?

Lord Krishna mentions this in Bhagavad Gita 13th chapter śrī bhagavānuvāca idaṅ śarīraṅ kauntēya kṣētramityabhidhīyatē. ētadyō vētti taṅ prāhuḥ kṣētrajña iti tadvidaḥ৷৷13.2৷৷ 13.2 The Blessed Lord ...
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If the God of Hinduism is omnipotent, can he destroy the soul (atma)?

Your very question is what gave birth to Advitam: the concept of Non-Duality. But for most, the notion of singularity and non-duality is a challenge. एक एव रुद्र न द्वितीयाय तस्थुर्” meaning “There ...
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If everything has taken on forms from eternal past in various rebirths, why are we not already born with self realization of moksha?

आब्रह्मभुवनाल्लोका: पुनरावर्तिनोऽर्जुन | मामुपेत्य तु कौन्तेय पुनर्जन्म न विद्यते || When humans are born first time on Earth they are born with little sins but with more realisation of God (...
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How does Advaita Vedanta assert and prove the eternality of cognition of Non dual Atman?

Prof Chandradhar Sharma on Critical Survey of Indian Philosophy, Page 312 writes, A momentary idea can be neither self-luminous nor can it ideate itself. The reality of permanent self-luminous Self ...
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What is the difference between Buddhi (बुद्धि) and Mann (मन)?

Here are the precise "definitions" of Buddhi and Manas from Vedantasara. The subtle bodies are what are known as the Linga-Sariras having seventeen component parts. The component parts (of ...
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What is the difference between Buddhi (बुद्धि) and Mann (मन)?

The word 'मन' in Hindī is derived from the technical Sanskrit term 'मनस्' (manas). Both manas & buddhi are explained in a succinct manner in Īśvarakr̥ṣṇa's Sāṅkhyakārikā (v. 23, 27) adhyavasāyo ...
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Is experience of Self/Atma not a mystical experience as per Traditional Advaita Vedanta? If so how can it be experienced?

It is an adhyatmik experience. This Atman cannot be attained by the study of the Vedas, or by intelligence, or by hearing of sacred books. It is attained by him alone whom It chooses. To such a one ...
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How does a Jnani forbearer various unpleasant events from perspective of Atman?

Gita wants us to strive for evenness of mind. Engage yourself in action with the mind steadfast in Yoga. Abandon attachments, O Arjuna, and be unperturbed in success and failure. This unperturbed ...
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