perennial philosophy

The Great Way

“The Great Way is not difficult for those not attached to preferences. If you wish to know the truth, then …

Hell is the Other

The man of today is drowning in the ocean of subjectivity, in phenomena, falling for his own shadow, falling a …

The Last Illusion

At the closing of Mahabharata, seeing his enemies in heaven and his own family in hell Yudhishthira starts shouting at …

Theosis

The three stages of spiritual path are Katharsis, Theoria, and Theosis: Katharsis is Purification through Abstention. Theoria is Illumination through Contemplation. …

What is Religion

Of religion we can say that it is akin to an iceberg only whose tip is visible to the common …

The Bugbear of Literacy

“‘Universal compulsory education, of the type introduced at the end of the 19th century, has not fulfilled expectations by producing …

Man & Intelligence

The modern conception of human being reduces man to his/her individuality: Human being is an individual being among other beings …

Truth & Intelligence

We superimpose our human rigidity on God, making Him judgmental and ourselves fearful. While we must fear God, our fear …

World as Divine Symbol

World as the totality of all existence, both in its form and content, is nothing but a symbol. It is …

Samsara is Nirvana

I am not of this world. If I were how could I know the world as world? How could I …

The Story of Creation

The story of creation is pretty simple if we don’t get caught up in the literal meaning of words. Here …

The Phenomenology of God

It appears to us that we see the world because we are looking outwardly into it; but in truth what …

The Grace to Embrace

We must remind ourselves, those of us practicing religion as a means of salvation rather than welfare, that the spiritual …