Everything you wanted to know about Brahmajnana but were afraid to ask!

Goal of human life


The goal of human life according to Advaita Vedanta is Brahmajnana (knowledge
of Brahman).
Brahman covered by Maya

Why don’t we experience Brahman? Why are we not able to see Brahman? We don’t because Maya shakti (power of Brahman) covers Brahman. In fact Sri Ramakrishna
says that various Vedantic MahaVakyas like Aham Brahmasmi do not apply to us:

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Why should Buddhists worship Hindu Devatas?

Buddhist Tripitaka scriptures were written about 200 years after Buddha's parinirvana. These scriptures now form the bed rock of Theravada Buddhism. A perusal of these scriptures shows a clear tendency to make fun of Hindu Devatas. Great Brahma is in fact shown as a humbug and a fool as is clear from Kevatta Sutta in Digha Nikaya which is given below.

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A reappraisal of the book, ‘Neo-Vedanta and Modernity’

This is a reappraisal of the book, 'Neo-Vedanta and Modernity' by Prof Bithika Mukherji (BM). Previously I had criticized her book assuming that she means Sri Ramakrishna when she talks of neo-vedanta. I have now been e-mailed a copy of the internet version of the book by my esteemed Medhajournal colleague Karigar.

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A critique of the excerpts of Neo-Vedanta and Modernity

Introduction

Nineteenth century was a century of ferment in India. New ideas from the western world poured into India through the medium of British presence in India. These new ideas in science, technology, economics and other material subjects created a crisis of confidence in Hindu dharma in those parts of India

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Crucifixion or CruciFICTION?

Introduction

Higher criticism of the Bible is a huge area to cover. I decided to show how the crucifixion of Jesus Christ has been studied from the historical point of view as an example of higher criticism. One reason for choosing the crucifixion is that it is crucifixion that causes the death of Christ and thus allows the resurrection of Christ, the raising of Christ

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Higher Criticism of the Bible: Comparing the Four Canonical Gospels

Introduction

I have posted two articles giving examples of lower criticism of the Bible.
Lower criticism is textual criticism, weeding out scribal errors and textual
corruptions. Higher criticism is the inquiry into authorship, integrity, and historical accuracy. Higher criticism would include comparing the canonical Gospels, studying the influence of the old

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Some More Lower Criticisms of the Bible

Introduction

The ancient world had no access to printing press. Consequently it depended
on scribes to copy a book by hand. This resulted in many versions of the same
book due to simple scribal errors or deliberate deletions or insertions on doctrinal grounds. There are for example 5700 manuscripts of the New Testament books available. (Of course this also

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Lower criticism of the Christian Bible

The Bible has been the most influential text of the western world for nearly
1700 years ever since Christianity was legalized by the Roman Emperor
Constantine in the fourth century. The Christian Bible (the New Testament)
was originally in Greek. The Roman Church had it translated into Latin. The translation was done by Father Jerome in the fourth century and is known as the

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