Consciousness & Dreamless Sleep according to Vedanta and Science

According to Vedanta, the fundamental nature of this universe is consciousness and everything else is a manifestation of it. Correspondingly, your true self is consciousness (atman) and the manifestation is ego-self (ahankara). Awareness (I know I exist) comes to us as a function of having this consciousness in us. Awareness is what develops when consciousness …

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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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Punishment, Ridicule, Shame, Low Self-esteem and Fear of Failure

Authorities punish you. It is what happens to you externally. Friends, relatives, neighbours, colleagues or similar level acquaintances ridicule you; it is society's form of punishment. Again, it is something that happens to you externally. Whereas, shame is a punishment that you impose on yourself. It is something that you feel internally (your response) when you …

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Belief System – Our Comfort Zone

Almost all human beings, except a few, are nothing but a set of belief systems. We develop our own personal system of beliefs. We all interpret the world with our own set of belief systems.  Our belief systems shape our reasoning and behavior. 'What you believe' comes first and it leads to how you feel …

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