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The Sunday Q&A #44 : Brahman, Maya, Selfishness, Books

The Sunday Q&A #44 : Brahman, Maya, Selfishness, Books

May 31, 2020

What is Brahman really, is it possible to know it? How is Maya caused? Can the mind become completely unselfish? Why books do not give us knowledge? Let us find out via a direct seeing.

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Live : Mandukya Karika : Part -8 : Imagination and Refutation

Live : Mandukya Karika : Part -8 : Imagination and Refutation

May 29, 2020

Gaudapada gives us the reason behind accumulation of ignorance and then declares all other philosophies as merely imaginations, delusions born out of the ignorance of the true nature of reality. Reading and discussion on the English translation of the Mandukya Karika by Gaudapada, which is a commentary on the Mandukya Upanishad.

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Pure Experiences Online Satsang #2  : Life after enlightenment, Jeev, Doer

Pure Experiences Online Satsang #2 : Life after enlightenment, Jeev, Doer

May 28, 2020

What should be my life like after the seeking ends? What else remains apart from staying aware all the time? What is a Jeev, what is its life-cycle? Is it possible to drop the doer completely?

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Live : Mandukya Karika : Part - 7 : Illusion of objective reality

Live : Mandukya Karika : Part - 7 : Illusion of objective reality

May 26, 2020

Gaudapada presents his arguments about the unreality of objective experiences. He affirms that there are only subjective experiences. Reading and discussion on the English translation of the Mandukya Karika by Gaudapada, which is a commentary on the Mandukya Upanishad.

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The Sunday Q&A #43 : Practice or no practice, Words, Surrender, Direct path

The Sunday Q&A #43 : Practice or no practice, Words, Surrender, Direct path

May 24, 2020

What practices help on the path of knowledge? Does Advaita recommend any practices? How to interpret the words or books? What is surrender, and why is it totally necessary for progress on any kind of path? Let us find out what works and what does not.

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Live : Mandukya Karika : Part - 6 : Illusion of the Waking state

Live : Mandukya Karika : Part - 6 : Illusion of the Waking state

May 23, 2020

Gaudapada starts dismantling the belief that the waking state is real and dream state is unreal. Reading and discussion on the English translation of the Mandukya Karika by Gaudapada, which is a commentary on the Mandukya Upanishad.

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Pure Experiences Online Satsang #1 : Self, Knowability, Oneness, Sahaj Samadhi, Connections

Pure Experiences Online Satsang #1 : Self, Knowability, Oneness, Sahaj Samadhi, Connections

May 21, 2020

Is the Self illusory? Is the Brahman or Oneness knowable in any way? What is Sahaj Samadhi? How is the inter-connectivity in the universal mind set up? Let us explore.

This is a recording of the first YouTube Satsang conducted live on YouTube.

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Live : Mandukya Karika : Part - 5 : Persistence of Illusion, Practices around Aum

Live : Mandukya Karika : Part - 5 : Persistence of Illusion, Practices around Aum

May 20, 2020

Why won't the illusions of worlds and bodies go away after awakening? Gaudapada also explains the meaning of the three letters in the AUM and the meaning of the silence after Aum. Reading and discussion on the English translation of the Mandukya Karika by Gaudapada, which is a commentary on the Mandukya Upanishad.

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Live : Mandukya Karika : Part - 4 : Realizing the Turiya

Live : Mandukya Karika : Part - 4 : Realizing the Turiya

May 19, 2020

We see here some secrets of Turiya revealed, and pointers on how to realise the Truth of Turiya. Reading and discussion on the English translation of the Mandukya Karika by Gaudapada, which is a commentary on the Mandukya Upanishad.

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Live : Mandukya Karika : Part - 3 : Turiya

Live : Mandukya Karika : Part - 3 : Turiya

May 18, 2020

Mandukya Upanishad's verse VII introduces Turiya and Gaudapada explains it. Shankar clarifies it and answers some objections. Reading and discussion on the English translation of the Mandukya Karika by Gaudapada, which is a commentary on the Mandukya Upanishad.

Note that some part of this talk was removed because of noisy mic and some parts still have some noise, but are audible.

The Sunday Q&A #42 : Preferences, Pleasure, Bliss, Awareness

The Sunday Q&A #42 : Preferences, Pleasure, Bliss, Awareness

May 17, 2020

How are the preferences formed? Can we overcome them? Why do worldly pleasures diminish after awakening? How can surrender lead to liberation? Is top-down approach better than bottom-up method for reaching the state of samadhi? Let us contemplate on these questions today.

Note that a few minutes of this satsang are in Hindi.

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Live : Mandukya Karika : Part - 2 : Vishva, Taijasa, Prajna

Live : Mandukya Karika : Part - 2 : Vishva, Taijasa, Prajna

May 16, 2020

Gaudapada explains the six verses of Mandukya, we try to correlate it with our experience with the help of Shankara. Reading and discussion on the English translation of the Mandukya Karika by Gaudapada, which is a commentary on the Mandukya Upanishad.

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Live : Mandukya Karika : Part - 1 : Aum, Four States

Live : Mandukya Karika : Part - 1 : Aum, Four States

May 15, 2020

Reading and discussion on the English translation of the Mandukya Karika by Gaudapada, which is a commentary on the Mandukya Upanishad. The books starts with Mandukya Upanishad verses I-VI which introduce the symbol Aum and the three states of consciousness, with a commentary by Shankara.

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The Sunday Q&A #41 : Practising Awareness, Right Actions, Pragya, Afflictions of Ego

The Sunday Q&A #41 : Practising Awareness, Right Actions, Pragya, Afflictions of Ego

May 10, 2020

How to remain aware in daily life? What are the right actions and how to perform them? What is the role of higher intelligence in the mind? Is it possible to cure all the afflictions of the Ego? We discuss the matters of practical nature today.

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The Sunday Q&A #40 : Bending reality, Means of knowledge, Enlightened Minds, Play and Lila

The Sunday Q&A #40 : Bending reality, Means of knowledge, Enlightened Minds, Play and Lila

May 4, 2020

Is it possible to change the physical world via my mind? What is the importance of proper means of knowledge and proper criteria for truth? How are enlightened minds different from unenlightened minds? Is this existence a play or something even more bizarre? Let us search and find out.

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