Who Am I

A fascinating talk by Swami Sarvapriyananda about “Who am I?” through understanding who I am not.

The Primordial Ignorance: Subject-Object Duality

Object and the knowledge of object are one and the same. Thus, object is knowledge-of object, that is: Object is of the nature of knowledge. Subject is the knower of object; therefore, subject is nothing but an occasion for knowledge. But subject is itself an object because as it is something¬†known: Subject is known as¬†the … More The Primordial Ignorance: Subject-Object Duality

Destined for Greatness

The Path to Greatness Situation is outward identity; identity is inward situation. Identity is something always situated; it is always in a relationship with the other. The identity of the other is not fixed but rather a function of the other identities to which it is related. Identity is not an alien entity put into … More Destined for Greatness

Man and Existence

Creative Misunderstandings of Existentialism Jean-Paul Sartre was not a trained philosopher but a brilliant writer; he created philosophical literature but never a rigorous philosophy. He actually never studied philosophy academically, but he was under the influence of the phenomenological movement and its methods. Sartre’s existentialism is a misunderstanding of phenomenology and its tenets, for phenomenology … More Man and Existence

Mazed & Amazed

Human as Veil Captivation in Acceptedness When we as human beings try to get a glimpse of truth we often fail to do so because truth is concealed by our very humanity. Our humanity is itself the first and the last and the only veil behind which The Absolute and The Infinite dwells. It is … More Mazed & Amazed