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  1. It's Like We Don't Exist

    Vannakkam: I've come to believe marginalised people exist.

    -The elders are hidden under the rug of retirement homes, places to wait and die.
    -Women didn't get the vote until recently.
    -First nations people in Canada get $6500 per student per year for education grant from the federal government, while the national average (all others are funded provincially) is $11 000.
    -In discussion of Religion in the west, Hinduism and others aren't mentioned. It's like we don't ...
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  2. The Wrench, and Sampradaya

    When I was young I marveled at my Uncle's ability to know sizes of wrenches. He'd be working away under some farm machine, often a combine harvester, and yell out, "Pass me the five eighths" or "a inch an d a sixteenth". Now, I was in-experienced with the wrench, and often had to try 3 or 4 before one would fit. But not him. He got the right one 95% of the time. For me it was constant experimentation.

    Why?

    Because it worked. He knew the right wrench, ...
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  3. Gayatri mantra & Ramayan

    Our Shastra is not just meaningful explanation or narration. It is embibed in chhanda - meters -- and this extends beyond the core Vedas -- like anushTup chhanda being used for Bhagavad GeetA.

    It is not at all surprising that Valmiki wrote RamayaN in such a way that each 1000 shlokas are the "vistaar" (expansions) of 24 syllables, "beeja" (seeds) of the GayatrI mantra. It means the saar i.e. ESSENCE of RAmAyaN is the GAyatrI. Yes, our scriptures are esoteric.
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    Updated 13 May 2015 at 10:28 PM by smaranam

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  4. Fundamental terms within Advaita.

    Namaste Everyone,

    I have decided to give certain fundamental terms that are used in Advaita , which are the basis of analysis in Advaita.

    Some terms are as follows Satyam, Mithya, Anrutam, Tuccham, Chit and Maya.

    Satyam- "Abadhitam hi Satyam" which means that which cannot be dismissed is Satyam.

    Mithya- That viz dependent upon Satyam. This means that Mithya does not have independent existence.

    A classic example is that of ...
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  5. Advaita Vedantha: Serious Attention Required: Part II

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    Namaste Brahman,

    I am really sorry. How can I commit mistake again and again in understanding your intentions in your posts ? It is the third time when this has happened.

    Actually, if you read the sentence, "Does this indirectly means that you have been a class-VIII’s physics student earlier and then qualified for the advanced physics called quantum mechanics." ... it can be interpreted in the way I saw it. I always value your posts and your views on Advaita
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