Purusha and Prakriti, a great union of the 2 forces.

Yin Yan , the Purusha and Prakriti relation

Purusha and Prakriti are the manifestation of the single self in the same Universe. In Indian Philosophy, majorly in Sankhya, Purusha is regarded as Masculine (Shiva), and Prakriti is regarded as Power (Shakti). This is a dualistic view, however, unites to the singularity. It is in such a way that Purusha and Prakriti are incomplete … Read more

4 Varnashrama Dharma, origins and best duties, in Indian Society

Varnashrama Dharma, Brahmins

Varnashrama Dharma is one of the key concepts in Hinduism. It is the division of one’s lifetime based on duties. There are four Varnashrama Dharma namely, Brahmacharya Ashrama, Grihastha Ashrama, Vanaprashta Ashrama, and Sanyasa Ashrama. Commonly considered time scale for each Ashrama 25 years. It is in such a way that for Brahmacharya Ashrama the … Read more

Turiya and final samadhi, 4th consciousness wonder.

turiya state simulation

Turiya State, an Overview Turiya is the final stage of human consciousness. It encompasses all the three stages which we described in our previous articles. It is mentioned in Mandukya Upanishad with the other three stages being the final destination for the Yogis. However, there is also the mention of another stage or the fifth … Read more

Sushupti Avastha of Human Consciousness.

subconscious mind

The Sushupti Avastha is the third form of the human consciousness. The common translation found in most of the articles on the web is Deep Sleep. Metaphorically in some context, you can call it a deep sleep but literally, the meaning is something else. It is the dormant stage of human consciousness. In modern scientific … Read more

Significance of Dreams, the Swapna Avashta

dream stage

The second stage of human consciousness is the Swapna Avastha or the stage of Dream. The commonly referred word is sleep stage but the Sanskrit word used is Swapna whose literal translation is Dream, but not sleep. In this series of articles, the first one was the Jagrit Avastha or the stage of Wakefulness. It … Read more

Jagrit Avastha of Human Consciousness

wakefullness

As Per the Major Upanishads, there are four stages of human consciousness called Jagrit, Svapna, Sushupti, and Turiya. These conditions are equated with the word ‘OM’ so that when someone encompasses the four stages becomes equivalent with OM i.e. Brahman. What is the first stage called the Jagrit condition in Hindu Philosophy/Psychology? We the beings … Read more

108 Upanishads, the list.

upanishads

Here is the list of 108 Upanishads from the Muktika Upanishad. The 108 Upanishads are the metaphysical texts that explore our own existence through the concepts of Brahman and Atman. You can read our other Articles to know more about the idea of Upanishads. The List of 108 Upanishads. Isha Upanishad  Kena Upanishad  Katha Upanishad  … Read more

Consciousness, Senses and Science, an Indic perspective.

consciousness and vedas

The Chaitanya’s Perplexity. Consciousness is the state of existence of living beings where all are aware of the stuff and happenings. The common Sanskrit translation for the word ‘Consciousness’ is Chaitanya, but is it the correct translation? Let’s try to solve this question and understand what consciousness is all about in Indic perspective. In the … Read more

Sikkim’s own master, the second Buddha, Guru Padmasambhava, 3 mysterious stories.

padmasambhava

Overview Padmasambhava the great master is respected by all the Indic communities. He is to be credited for the fusion of ‘Tantra’ and ‘Spirituality’ across the Tibetan and Himalayan belt. Many of the biographies of guru Padmasambhava states, he was not born in the womb. He was incarnated as an eight-year-old child appearing in a blossomed … Read more

Pancha Kosha, 5 Insights of great Indian psychology.

spiral koshas, theory of pancha koshas

Overview Pancha Koshas are the five sheaths of the human body that envelopes Atman, the individual soul. The concept of Pancha Kosha is in the Brahmanandavalli section of Taittiriya Upanishad. In Indian Philosophy, the theory of Pancha Kosha holds great significance. It directly mentions the psychological layers that needed to be conquered before reaching the … Read more