The Core of Hinduism – I am neither the Body nor the Mind – The Ultimate Truth or A Self-hypnosis?

You can disagree with it, but you cannot not appreciate the beauty of the core of the Hindu philosophy. Hindu philosophy at its core essentially says that as a 'Being', we are not the 'body' and we are not even the 'mind' too. We are that which uses both the body and the mind to …

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Three Key Spiritual Learnings from Early Upanishads

The Upanishads is one part of the larger Hindu spiritual learnings from the 500BC. In the early period of this COVID lockdown, I took time and read about one-quarter of the text. I didn’t know much about the text before I started reading except for its popularity. When I started, I was expecting that the …

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Are we machines designed to search to feel good?

Let's look at this riddle: When a tree falls in the forest and there is no one around to hear the fall, does the tree fall make a sound or not? The answer is "No". The tree doesn't make a sound because there is no animal 'ear' around to hear that. Yes, the tree fall …

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Consciousness cannot have evolved – Bernardo Kastrup

This is a beautiful article by Bernardo Kastrup, a computer engineer, and philosopher. The link to the original article at IAI is here. The overwhelmingly validated theory of evolution tells us that the functions performed by our organs arose from associated increases in survival fitness. For instance, the bile produced by our liver and the …

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