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The Realisation of the Absolute : 4.6.2.

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Chapter 4: The Nature of Reality : 6.2.
6. The Power of Brahman - 2.

This Power is only an objectifying force, as it were, which prevents Self-Experience through veiling and pulling the Consciousness away from itself by making it, for all appearance, self-deluded. But this Power is identical with Brahman even as heat and fire are one; then, how can Brahman delude itself, and where comes the existence of Power in Divisionless Being? And, further, how can there be objective force in the Infinite Mass of Consciousness?

This is the inexplicable magic, which somehow must be, and somehow cannot be, which somehow deludes that which is eternally undeluded. Inexplicability is not an excuse if philosophy is to justify its purpose. No speculation has ever been able to give out the meaning of an undivided creation which is from eternity to eternity, and which is, therefore, no creation at all. We cannot say how and why we seem to be caught up in ignorance.

Swami Krishnananda
To be continued ...




REASON AND RELIGION-6. "Students duty to study, and not politics; Teachers duty to teach, and not politics, Today, few teachers and students take stupid lessons from some foolish political parties and leaders, such as Communists, Congress, and stupid bunch;" Listen What Swami Vivekananda says -

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Swami Chinmaya Centenary-Satsangam-Children with Parents- Somewhere in Bharatham.

Opinion
       28/06/2016.
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    Sub :   REASON AND RELIGION- 6.
 (Delivered in England)
 By Swami Vivekananda.

     Ref : Students duty to study, and not politics; Teachers duty to teach, and not politics, Today, few teachers and students take stupid lessons  from some foolish  political parties and leaders, such as Communists, Congress, and  stupid  bunch; Listen What  Swami Vivekananda  says -

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Now, the question arises if this light of reason is able to judge between inspiration and inspiration, and if this light can uphold its standard when the quarrel is between prophet and prophet, if it has the power of understanding anything whatsoever of religion. If it has not, nothing can determine the hopeless fight of books and prophets which has been going on through …

REASON AND RELIGION-5. "Students duty to study, and not politics; Teachers duty to teach, and not politics, Today, few teachers and students take stupid lessons from some foolish political parties and leaders, such as Communists, Congress, and stupid bunch;" Listen What Swami Vivekananda says -

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Satsangam at Sri Ramakrishna Mission School.

Opinion
       24/06/2016.
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    Sub :   REASON AND RELIGION- 5.
 (Delivered in England)
 By Swami Vivekananda.

     Ref : Students duty to study, and not politics; Teachers duty to teach, and not politics, Today, few teachers and students take stupid lessons  from some foolish  political parties and leaders, such as Communists, Congress, and  stupid  bunch; Listen What  Swami Vivekananda  says -

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People who deny the efficacy of any rationalistic investigation into religion seem to me somewhat to be contradicting themselves.

For instance, the Christian claims that his religion is the only true one, because it was revealed to so-and-so.

The Mohammedan makes the same claim for his religion; his is the only true one, because it was revealed to so-and-so.

But the Christian says to the Mohammedan, "C…

The Realisation of the Absolute : 4.6.1.

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Chapter 4: The Nature of Reality : 6.1.
6. The Power of Brahman - 1.

Further if there is actual creation, how do the Upanishads reconcile this with their position that on the realisation of the Absolute there is disappearance of objectivity?
A real thing can never be negated its existence.
Only a false notion can be removed by knowledge.
The creative act cannot be called even an Idea or a Thought of the Absolute, for in it thought and reality are one.

If creation is different from the Absolute, it cannot exist.
If it is identical with it, the Absolute alone is, and not anything produced.
Hence, from the highest standpoint, creation must be false, a mere myth.
This mysterious juggle, which, though not real, appears to screen the Absolute Consciousness and project an objective consciousness, is the so-called Power of Brahman, and its appearance is suggested in the Upanishads.

Indra is said to appear in many forms through his juggling powers (Brih. Up., II. 5.19).
The Svetasvat…

REASON AND RELIGION-4. "Students duty to study, and not politics; Teachers duty to teach, and not politics, Today, few teachers and students take stupid lessons from some foolish political parties and leaders, such as Communists, Congress, and stupid bunch;" Listen What Swami Vivekananda says -

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Satsangam


Opinion
       19/06/2016.
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    Sub :   REASON AND RELIGION-4.
 (Delivered in England)
 By Swami Vivekananda.
     Ref : Students duty to study, and not politics; Teachers duty to teach, and not politics, Today, few teachers and students take stupid lessons  from some foolish  political parties and leaders, such as Communists, Congress, and  stupid  bunch; Listen What  Swami Vivekananda  says -
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People who deny the efficacy of any rationalistic investigation into religion seem to me somewhat to be contradicting themselves.
For instance, the Christian claims that his religion is the only true one, because it was revealed to so-and-so.
The Mohammedan makes the same claim for his religion; his is the only true one, because it was revealed to so-and-so.
But the Christian says to the Mohammedan, "Certain parts of your ethic…

The Realisation of the Absolute : 4.5.21.

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Chapter 4: The Nature of Reality : 5.21.
 5. Brahman as God or Ishvara-21.

When the one is denied, the other, too, is automatically denied. When the one is affirmed, the other, too, is affirmed. Ishvara is the cosmic side of the individual’s acceptance of the reality of its own experiences. The transcendence of individuality, temporality or relativity is at once the transcendence of the state of Ishvara, also.

Both the jiva and Ishvara are negated in the supremacy of Brahman. As long as the world is experienced as a reality, the reality of Ishvara is not abrogated. The degrees of reality and experience, which are facts of the individual’s life, cannot be accounted for except by admitting an Ishvara as the Cause of the world. The distinction in quality between waking and dreaming can have meaning only when the existence of Ishvara is accepted as a fact.

Truth and falsehood are known to be different from each other because there is a universe outside human fancy. Ishvara, therefore, h…

‘Nehru: A Troubled Legacy’: Book Release : Nehru, swayed by a pacifist world view, made monumental blunders in defence and security affairs of India. Nehru’s benign neglect of India’s defence and lack of strategic foresight formed a special part of the discussion, craftily brought out by Lt Gen (retd) R.K. Sawhney, Dean, Centre for Defence Studies, VIF.

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Opinion
15/06/2016.
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Sub : ‘Nehru: A Troubled Legacy’: Book Release :

Ref : Nehru, swayed by a pacifist world view, made monumental blunders in defence and security affairs of India. Nehru’s benign neglect of India’s defence and lack of strategic foresight formed a special part of the discussion, craftily brought out by Lt Gen (retd) R.K. Sawhney, Dean, Centre for Defence Studies, VIF.

A book, Nehru: A Troubled Legacy, authored by Shri R.N.P. Singh, Senior Fellow, VIF, was formally released by Hon’ble Shri Vijai Kapoor, former Lieutenant Governor Delhi, at a simple ceremony held in the auditorium of Vivekananda International Foundation on 18 August 2015. Following the release, a discussion was held on Nehru and his political legacy.

Underlining the fact that a critical appraisal of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, was long overdue, General (retd) NC Vij, Director, VIF, remarked that most of the books written about Nehru have tended to be overly one sided so …

REASON AND RELIGION-3. "Students duty to study, and not politics; Teachers duty to teach, and not politics, Today, few teachers and students take stupid lessons from some foolish political parties and leaders, such as Communists, Congress, and stupid bunch;" Listen What Swami Vivekananda says -

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Opinion
       15/06/2016.
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   Sub :   REASON AND RELIGION-3.
 (Delivered in England)
 By Swami Vivekananda.

    Ref : Students duty to study, and not politics; Teachers duty to teach, and not politics, Today, few teachers and students take stupid lessons  from some foolish  political parties and leaders, such as Communists, Congress, and  stupid  bunch; Listen What  Swami Vivekananda  says -

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The question is : - Is there a way out?

To put it in a more concrete form : - Is religion to justify itself by the discoveries of reason, through which every other science justifies itself?

Are the same methods of investigation, which we apply to sciences and knowledge outside, to be applied to the science of Religion?

In my opinion this must be so, and I am also of opinion that the sooner it is done the better.
If a religion is destroyed by such…

Dawood's presence in Pakistan is the world's most open secret. A few journalists have claimed to have met the underworld don, but none have ever written about those meetings.

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Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar -The DEMON / ASURA

Opinion
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Sub : If Dawood manages to avoid justice in the 1993 blasts case, it will notably be the biggest failure of India's war on terror.
Ref : Palatial House, Parties, Prostitutes: Dawood's Life in Pakistan :
CNN-News18.

Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar rubs shoulders with Islamic State chief Abu Bakr-al-Baghdadi and al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri on the list of world's most wanted terrorists.

He also featured on the Forbes list of world's most powerful men several times, which is an evidence of his proximity to the establishment in Pakistan, where he is believed to have taken shelter after he fled India ahead of the 1993 Bombay serial blasts.

Working in tandem with Pakistani spy agency ISI, Dawood engineered the Bombay blasts that left over 250 dead and hundreds injured. In return, he got a permanent refuge and keys to a global underworld network, which he runs from the secret safe house with impunity.

Dawood'…

The Realisation of the Absolute : 4.5.20.

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Chapter 4: The Nature of Reality : 5.20.
5. Brahman as God or Ishvara-20.

These difficulties in proving the existence of Ishvara, as a reality somehow different from Brahman, appear, because the individual tries to shift its own values to the universal truth of things. As long as the individual exists, an Ishvara has to be postulated as its necessary counterpart. There can be no meaning in holding that individuals exist or the world exists, but Ishvara does not exist. If there is an effect, there must be a cause, also.

The cause can be denied only when the effect is denied. Ishvara is the necessary objective presentation of the implications of the experiences of the individuals. In the admission of the world and the individuals the existence of a Supreme Creator is implied.

If there is no God, there can be no world, too. The limited intelligence of the individual cannot comprehend the meaning of the universe except on the basis of an Ishvara governing it. Ishvara and the jiva are th…

REASON AND RELIGION-2. "Students duty to study, and not politics; Teachers duty to teach, and not politics, Today, few teachers and students take stupid lessons from some foolish political parties and leaders, such as Communists, Congress, and stupid bunch;" Listen What Swami Vivekananda says -

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Children at Satsangam-Chinmaya Mission

Opinion
      08/06/2016.
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  Sub :   REASON AND RELIGION-2.
(Delivered in England)
By Swami Vivekananda.

   Ref : Students duty to study, and not politics; Teachers duty to teach, and not politics, Today, few teachers and students take stupid lessons  from some foolish  political parties and leaders, such as Communists, Congress, and  stupid  bunch; Listen What  Swami Vivekananda  says -

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Religions have been again and again defeated, and almost exterminated.

The worship of the goddess of Reason during the French Revolution was not the first manifestation of that phenomenon in the history of humanity, it was a re-enactment of what had happened in ancient times, but in modern times it has assumed greater proportions.

The physical sciences are better equipped now than formerly, and religions have bec…

The Realisation of the Absolute : 4.5.19.

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Chapter 4: The Nature of Reality : 5.19.

5. Brahman as God or Ishvara-19.

When the relationships are withdrawn, the individual is dissolved in pure Being. Ishvara’s creation cannot be explained in terms of the different individuals of the universe, as the existence of the individuals, itself, cannot be proved logically. Ishvara is what he is because of the universe and its contents, and if the latter are not proved, Ishvara, too, is not proved, unless a purely untenable arbitrary argument is brought forward that Ishvara can conceive of pure objectivity or nothingness and imagine that he exists as an absolute individual even if no object second to him is known by him. It is a wonder how Ishvara can be omnipresent and at the same time be different from Brahman. If a differentiating principle exists in Brahman, neither Brahman nor Ishvara can be omnipresent. If there is nothing to separate the one from the other, there is only Brahman and not another Person like Ishvara. Ishvara is an appe…

REASON AND RELIGION-1. "Students duty to study, and not politics; Teachers duty to teach, and not politics, Today, few teachers and students take stupid lessons from some foolish political parties and leaders, such as Communists, Congress, and stupid bunch;" Listen What Swami Vivekananda says -

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Opinion
      05/06/2016.
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  Sub :   REASON AND RELIGION-1.

(Delivered in England)

   Ref : Students duty to study, and not politics; Teachers duty to teach, and not politics, Today, few teachers and students take stupid lessons  from some foolish  political parties and leaders, such as Communists, Congress, and  stupid  bunch; Listen What  Swami Vivekananda  says -

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A sage called Narada went to another sage named Sanatkumâra to learn about truth, and Sanatkumara inquired what he had studied already. Narada answered that he had studied the Vedas, Astronomy, and various other things, yet he had got no satisfaction.

Then there was a conversation between the two, in the course of which Sanatkumara remarked that all this knowledge of the Vedas, of Astronomy, and of Philosophy, was but secondary; sciences were but secondary. That which made us realise t…

The Realisation of the Absolute : 4.5.18.

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Chapter 4: The Nature of Reality : 5.18.

5. Brahman as God or Ishvara-18.

Every form of knowledge in an individual is a process, and pure equilibrium cannot be a process, it being free from all movements which alone can give process a value. What is called the creation of the individual is only external relationship.

It is not possible for the individual to exist or know anything external, the moment it puts an end to its creation, viz., external relationship through the mind. The individual is nothing but what it does through its functional organs, and when it does not do anything, i.e., its creation ceases, it itself is no more, for the individual is only a mass of relativities or unintelligible relations even as everything that is created also is.

The functional organs, too, cannot be said to be independent of their functions themselves, the relations in which they are inextricably involved, and when these functions cease, the instruments also cease. The individual is not an independen…