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Category Archive : Civilisational India

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. Advertisement Isha Upanishad  Kena Upanishad  Katha […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

India is the place where multiple cultures reside together, and the culture is all connected with the Indian railways. Indian railways are one of the biggest railways in the world. The Indian railways are not only working in India, they are also supporting nearby countries through their rail networks such as Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal. […]