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Jogeshwar Nandurkar

Confronting Death

The very idea of death often scares us ‘ to death’: death is often something sad and terrible for us. This is not the case with saints: they often confront death bravely and that is

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Why is the soul incomprehensible
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Jogeshwar Nandurkar

Why is the soul incomprehensible?

The soul is incomprehensible to the common mind. The mind is required to acquire a certain degree of maturity to understand the soul. Why? The reason is that the soul has some contradictory qualities. As

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Jogeshwar Nandurkar

The Blind Seeker Of Avidya

What happens with the one who blindly pursues avidya? A verse in the Kathopanishada portrays a vivid picture of such a person अविदयायामन्तरे वर्तमान : स्वयम धीरा : पंडितमन्यमाना : दन्द्रम्यमाणा : परियंति मुढा अंधेनैव

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Vidya and avidya
Knowledge
Jogeshwar Nandurkar

Upanishads often talk about vidya and avidya

Our Upanishads often talk about vidya and avidya. What is vidya? true knowledge, and what is avidya, something that is not true knowledge? According to the Upanishads, Atma Dnyana, the atman or the soul’s knowledge

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Jogeshwar Nandurkar

Gayatri Mantra – The Powerful Mantra

The Powerful Mantra The Gayatri mantra, which occurs in the Rigveda, is supposed to be the most powerful mantra in the world. In the Nineteen Fifties, a convention was held in Paris to count the

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