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By Sreejit Datta, Assistant Professor, Director of Centre for Civilisational Studies & Resident Mentor Would it not be a conceited gesture, highly counterproductive to the purpose at hand, if one were to commence some kind of an ‘exposition of vinaya’ – a formulation which implicitly carries an air of being an authority on the subject? One...
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The auspicious day of guru-purnima is a remarkable day of spiritual force to accelerate the whole inner process of preparation for finding the true Guru and to be in constant communion with him. Herein lies the deeper significance of the celebration of guru purnima. To commemorate this day we present here this write up that...
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In this article, the author analyzes the age-old dilemma: whether to seek self-realization or to engage whole-heartedly in the welfare of the society or those who are in need? Some term exclusive efforts for self-realization as selfish. Datta analyzes Mokshashastras and comes to the conclusion that there is really no dichotomy between the two.
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By Biplabjoy Purkayastha, Researcher of Indian Foreign Policy and the Geopolitics of South Asia and the Indo-Pacific Now known as Myanmar, Burma formed an essential part of the Raj till 1937, when it was separated from British India. The country formally got its independence in 1948, and since then, it has witnessed many political upheavals....
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Evolutionist and anthropological frameworks of interpretation have belittled the Vedic mantra as well as the Vedic Yajña by categorizing the two as naïve and obscure religious expressions (e.g. through labels like hymns and rituals, respectively) of the early humans. This article highlights the consciousness-altering potential of the Vedic Yajña and the role of the Vedic...
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Our logically argued premise is, complexity causes vulnerability. Well, not really. The argument loses ground when applied over systems.
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Arising in this holy land in an age of dreary nihilism, Buddhism invited with open arms the cynic-sceptic, the nihilist-pessimist, and the sufferer-seeker-confused alike to take refuge not only in the figure of the Buddha (alas! – who the Buddhists of a certain kind soon turned into a mere figurehead), but also in the Eternal...
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Who are the people who can steadfastly defend those ideals? Only those – who have hereditarily stayed aloof from the conflicts arising out of a pursuit of self-interest; only those who have found glory in economic deprivation, who do not see good deeds as a commodity, whose minds, permeated with pure knowledge and upright virtue,...
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