Feb 27, 2022
Ancient Indians were pioneers in the study of human consciousness.
As early as 1000 BCE, they developed several contemplative
and mindfulness techniques to study consciousness and understand
its powers and potentials to improve one’s life, knowledge
and intelligence or manifest one’s desires or open communication
channels with gods and supernatural beings or resolve human
suffering. They tried to harness the power of the mind to
manifest reality and fulfill their desire for peace and
happiness. In this podcast, we present a comparative review
of consciousness in Buddhism and Hinduism, and how
they are similar and dissimilar and attuned to their respective
beliefs and practices and the methods they use for self-purification
and liberation. .
Feb 26, 2020
An insight into the nature of Dukkha or suffering from
the Buddhist perspective, which is helpful to cope with
suffering with equanimity and detachment.
Dec 10, 2017
This is a small talk on the meaning and significance
of Jhanas in Buddhist spiritual practice. Jhana is the Pali
equivalent of the Sanskri word, Dhyana, which means meditation.
In Buddhism, Jhana refers to both meditation and the state
of meditative absorption. Four such Jhanas were identified
by the Buddha, each having...
Nov 5, 2017
Buddhism is an unconventional religion. Many people are
not conversant with its true nature. In this audio presentation
the author discusses whether Buddhism can truly be considered
a spiritual religion or a materialistic one. The complete
script of this podcast is available at...
Jan 7, 2014
Readings from the Dhammapada, 1st Chapter, Translation
by Max Muller, Read by Jayaram V
Dec 30, 2013
An excerpt from the book the Gospel of the Buddha by
Paul Carus. You may find the entire text at Hinduwebsite.com
in the Sacred Scriptures Archives
Jan 9, 2013
What is Nirvana? To understand what Nirvana is or what
Nirvana means, you should have some knowledge of eastern
religions or philosophies, especially Sanatana Dharma, known
as Hinduism, Buddha Dharma known as Buddhism, and Jain Dharma
known as Jainism. This word, Nirvana, is used commonly in
all the three religions, but...
Jun 30, 2015
You are a bubble in the ocean of existence. That bubble
is your individuality. It creates the veil of separation
between you and the rest of the world as subject and object.
When you remove the veil and burst the bubble you become
the One seer who sees all with a thousand eyes and with
hands and feet everywhere.
Sep 13, 2013
Know the power of healing compassion and how it can transform
you and others. Compassion is the most sublime and powerful
emotion. With compassion you not only heal others but also