Monthly Archives: April 2013

Scarred to liberation

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There was once a Shishya who was weak in vedas and vedanta and stayed much behind his other classmates however he had a strong desire to be liberated. He asked his guru to help him find liberation and simplify the practices for moksha. The answer given by the guru interested me a lot. The agents for your liberation look for three types of scars. Scar in your feet that searched for truth,Scar in your tongue which spoke the truth, scar in your soul in which truth resides. Read the rest of this entry

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The story of Kumarila Bhatta

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To understand this story I would like to give a short introduction on how the vedic study and hinduism evolved. After years of intense instruction on existing philosophy, if one chooses they can propound new philosophy. But they have to defend their thesis with existing theologist and philosophers by seeking “vaada bhiksha”(Seeking to debate). Upon convincing the theologist the new philosophy gets accepted into vedic theology or hinduism as we know it today. Thus hinduism is a way of life which underwent several centuries of refinement and sophistication. Read the rest of this entry