This is a partial answer.
Reincarnation and Karma
Burn him not up, nor quite consume him, Agni: let not his body or his
skin be scattered. O Jatavedas, when thou hast matured him, then send
him on his way unto the Fathers.
When thou hast made him ready, Jatavedas, then do thou give him over
to the Fathers. When he attains unto the life that waits him, he ...
I have commented on some parts of this polemical article. Those parts are put in brackets. I have avoided commenting on the highly speculative part where different individuals have been discussed.
Opinion of early scholars
Using 19th and early 20th century scholars to date the Upanishads is hazardous. Some of these scholars believed that the universe started ...
shariram brahma prAvishat |
Brahman has entered this body (AV 11.8.30)
rucham brAhmam janayantah, devA agre tat abruva, yastu evam brAhmano
vidyAt, tasya deva asan vashe ||
When the gods got the revelation of knowledge of Brahman they declared
the teaching about That. That sage who knows the Supreme as described
before will have sovereignty over ...
Have you read about The Infinite Monkey Theorem ? It says if a monkey is having a Keyboard and he is randomly pressing the keys of this Keyboard then chances are very high that he can type your name Alex if he keeps on typing for 100 years , Now what are the chances that he will type your full name in a million years ? Chances are very high . Now what is the ...
The phenomenal world, the world of appearance, by definition is multiplicity.
Hence if the Brahman 'appears', it appears as 'multiplicity'.
Thus the only question can be is why Brahman appears; not how this appearance manifests itself.
Brahman, etymologically speaking, comes from the root brh, and this means 'to grow, expand and swell'.
It also, ...
There is only one answer in the Hindu scripture to the above question. The answer is that Brahman was lonely. Philosophers do not like this answer since Brahman is by definition full and thus cannot have any want.
He was afraid. Therefore one who is alone is afraid. This one who is
alone then thought to himself, 'since there is nothing else than
myself, of ...
Do you have any other suggestions ? If you are the only one and there is no other- and I mean literally nothing else and you gape yourself in the dark, what the heck would you do? Try splitting yourself, try hurting yourself, try to create some thing just like you, see what your alter-ego does but finally realize that it’s your own body part that’s also you! ...
You are confusing the turiya state with the manifestation of Devatas. Turiya is a state beyond the waking, dream and dreamless sleep state.
Thou liest in the Cosmic Waters in the state of Turiya, which is
neither absorption in the oblivion of deep sleep, nor involvement in
the objective movement of the waking and dream states.
Srimad Bhagavata ...
First, your question at the end is not correct. You state "But how do those who believe that the Vedic mantras are unauthored, like the followers of Vedanta and Mimamsa do, interpret these verses?" The followers of Vedanta is another way of saying the followers of the Uttara Mimamsa (or another way of saying it is the followers of Vyasa). I think ...
I'm answering it from the perspective of my guru.
Actually if you've realized the Brahman nature of yourself, you don't have to give up everything and give away all your wealth to charity. You just realize that this whole world is a playground, you just play your part. You'll be unaffected by the ups and downs of the life and you just see the life as it is. ...