You are right. God doesn't hate anyone. However it's not because of threat. Its a parent-child relationship.
I am the Supersoul, O Arjuna, seated in the hearts of all living
entities. I am the beginning, the middle and the end of all beings.(BG
I envy no one, nor am I partial to anyone. I am equal to all. But
whoever renders service unto Me in ...
Why don't our Gods and Goddesses prevent Kali Yuga from happening?
Because it's part of the plan and leela of Brahman, and the adharma in kali yuga is actually sanctioned and brought about by Brahman. This is all part of Brahman's leela (divine play). The yugas of satya, treta, dwapara, and kali all arrive and disappear at specific times managed and ...
Not only the faith in Ishwara but also an attitude of surrendering the self to the Ishwara (or devotion to Ishwara) is very important to succeed in the path of Yoga because there are several obstacles in this path which will vanish by meditation on Om.
Following are some qualities required to march in this path: (Refer the first chapter of Yoga sutras)
I will answer the question from a different perspective, Although It does not answer the question completely, the OP has written:
"Is it possible for someone to understand God by just following Patanjali's yoga sutras while not actively trying to believe in them?"
Someone will talk about yoga sutras, but the part of 'Believing' has got a prime ...
There should be deeper study to understand the real usage of "Maya" in Vedanta.
Maya is used as a Upaya to turn the sadhaka inwards.
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IshAvAsyaM idaM sarvaM - Isha Upanishad-1.
All this is enveloped by the Supreme Being.
Brahman is "satyam jnanam anantam brahma" - Taittiriya Upanishad 2.1.1.
Purvanha or forenoon is the best time for doing rites related to Devas (deities). Where as afternoon (Aparanha) is best suited for performing rites related to deceased ancestors.
The following verses from Manu Smriti have the words Purvanha (translated as morning) and Aparanha (translated as afternoon) in them.
3.255. The afternoon, Kusa grass, the due ...
There are no upadhis in Brahman. Upadhis appear to create division because of avidya. Space inside pot and outside pot is relative to where you stand. Further, there is no difference in space at any level even if there is a pot. It is only your sensory perception or avidya that induces the division.
Panchadasi-2.20 and 21. There are three bhedas: svagata ...
Shankaracharya said in the 20th verse of Brahmajnanavalimala
ब्रह्म सत्यं जगन्मिथ्या जीवो ब्रह्मैव नापरः । अनेन वेद्यं सच्छास्त्रमिति वेदान्तडिण्डिमः ॥ २०॥
Brahma Satyam Jagan Mithya Jivo Brahmaiva Na Aparah
Brahman (the Absolute) is alone real; the world is mithya; Jiva is non-different from Brahman.
The problem arises because mithya is translated as ...
The dream states are indeed real and carry some meaning according to the Govinda bhashya of Baladeva Vidyabhushana of the Gaudiya Vaishnava school(representing Acintya bhedābheda) on the Brahma sutras as they are perceived and inspired by Brahman, although temporary. Here are some attached pages from the relevant sections:
Three types of meanings are typically accepted for Sanskrit words. Here is a discussion of the three types of meanings by Sri Satyanarayana Das Babaji in his commentary on Śrī Jīva Goswami's Bhagavat Sandarbha, Anuccheda 98:
“All literature, including the Veda, is composed of words. Every Sanskrit word (pada) has a meaning (artha), and there is a relation ...
There is not straight answer to this but I will answer with respect to several situations.
It totally depends on what you mean by pooja and what is meaning of the question. If the question says if we wake up late and do pooja late in temple or the sacred place inside our houses then no its not the right practice one must first worship in Bramhamuhurata early ...
http://mayavadadarpanam.blogspot.com/2006/05/introduction-to-madhwacharyas-work.html Here is a long blog.
Also, about Upadhi 'dividing', the division/dividing is not real. It is impossible to bring about any division in Brahman. Yet, an appearance of such a division is caused by maya. That is why Maya is called 'aghaTita ghaTanA paTeeyasee.' - that which ...
Yes, there are answers to Shri Madhwacharya's Mayavada Khandana and Upadhi Khandana given by Advaita scholars.
For example, in the Vakyartha vidwat sadas of the Sringeri Sharada Peetham held every year, scholars debate various philosophies and discuss why Advaita is tenable. In 2008, the refutation of Mayavada Khandana was provided. See the site containing ...
svaprakAshamadhiShThAnaM svayambhUya sadAtmanA .
brahmANDamapi piNDANDaM tyajyatAM malabhANDavat 289
Being the self-luminous Brahman, the sole substratum of all things, reject the macrocosm and microcosm, like a vessel full of impurities.
From the blog
The cognizing self alone is self-luminous and the rest of the three factors are not ...