Man always strives for happiness. The pursuit of happiness is fundamental to this the six darshanas. The whole point of learning about Dharma from the karma kanda is to achieve Aihikam and Amushmikam, happiness in this life and heaven, respectively. But learning about Brahman from the Vedanta is very different – it is to achieve Nihshreyasam, the bliss of ...
Is past life real?
From the Bhagavad Gita:
TEXT 20: For the soul there is neither birth nor death at any time. He
has not come into being, does not come into being, and will not come
into being. He is unborn, eternal, ever-existing and primeval. He is
not slain when the body is slain.
TEXT 22: As a person puts on new garments, giving up old ones, the
Anger is the negative emotion that hits the mind and body badly. To overcome the strong emotions, you have to do work on your mind thoughts lets reduce the frequency of thoughts through pranayama as adhi is the invitation of certain diseases.
Yoga that helps to reduce mind fluctuations and relax. Here we work on our Manomaya Kosha:-
Sit comfortably and ...
Whatever knowledge I have regarding Kundalini awakening largely comes from the experiences and explanations of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhamsa and Swami Vivekananda.
According to Swami Vivekananda, the Kundalini awakening is the activation of different nerve plexuses we have along the spinal column and the brain. The activation of these previously inactive ...
Given the horrible nature of Samsara people believe that spirituality enables a person to escape the horrors of the world.
Ocean of Life – Need for Moksha
"That Ocean, so terrible has sorrow for its waters. Anxiety and grief
constitute its deep lakes. Disease and Death are its gigantic
alligators. The great fears that strike the heart at every step are
That 'how' question is complicated to tackle in this case, as it tries to ask that mecanism underneath. One has to experience that happiness through the means of practice.
Quoting from the Foreword of Sarvollāsatantram written by M.M.Gopinath Kaviraj
Ānanda is the expression of the eternally self aware Supreme-Being acting upon itself and looking into ...
I will give you some info on point 3, although its not a complete answer, consider it as a piece of information. You can find guru lakshan, shishya lakshan from variety of texts.
first the qualities of a shishya: From the Anadakalpa Tantra,
सच्छिष्यलक्षणं वक्ष्ये श्रूयतां ब्रह्मभेरव !। शान्तो विनीत:
शुद्धात्मा श्रद्धावात् धारणक्षम: ॥ समर्थ॑श्र कुलीनश्न ...
Just to add to Ikshvaku's perfect answer:
Here there is mention that we have different births, although there is a distinction between us (living entities or in sanskrit atma) and the supreme being (the super soul or in sanskrit paramatma).
TEXT 4: Arjuna said: The sun-god Vivasvān is senior by birth to You. How am I to understand that in the beginning You ...
No. One has to definitely work according to his Swa-Dharma and indulge in worldly actions and fulfill his desires. As life stages pass on, he will understand these actions which are motivated by fruits of desire yield temporary results and hence should persue the path for Moksha. Or one may work in non attachment by renouncing fruits of action.
It is not ...