Consciousness, Brahman and the Vedanta

Brahman and the Vedanta. Vedanta is a system of thought and an art of living. It has an ideal, a system of logic which examines the ideal, and a discipline-which is essential to the realisation of the ideal. Its philosophy in the form of speculative thinking is not...

Consciousness, Self as the Unchanging Witness

SELF AS THE UNCHANGING WITNESS. Reality in the personality of man is called Self or Atman. Reality in the universe is called Brahman. In man the reality is pure Consciousness. The succession of events in time is registered in human consciousness; but consciousness...

Consciousness, The Enquiry into Brahman.

The Enquiry into Brahman. Lord Russell holds that there is a reality which is hidden in each appearance. The Buddhist philosophers also postulated this view. Common sense also supports this fact. You look at a lake which is full of water and calm as a mirror. But in...

Consciousness, can the Self be known?

The Upanishad teaches that the reality behind all phenomena is one with the Self of man ; and it also teaches that this reality, is beyond the range of the mind. “You cannot see the seer of seeing, you cannot understand the understander of understanding,” says the...

Consciousness, Shri Shankara on Brahman.

Brahman (The Absolute) The opposite of the Absolute is the relative. “The relative” means, in a certain sense, that when you think or talk of it, you do so “in relation to” something. It is relational; it is like something, it is unlike another...