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Adi Shankaracharya and Institution building to keep Guru Prampara and Advaith Vedanta alive.

Adi Shankara (pronounced [aːd̪i ʃəŋkəɾə]; early 8th century CE[2][note 1]) was a philosopher and theologian[5] from India who consolidated the doctrine of Advaita Vedanta.[1] He is credited with unifying and establishing the main currents of thought in Hinduism. His works … Continue reading

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The Allegories of Devi Mahatmayam

A myth should not be regarded as fiction simply because it does not describe a historical even. As the Platonic philosopher Snesius of Crene put it, “Myths are things that never happened, but always are.” Indeed, a myth illustrates elusive … Continue reading

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The deeper meaning of the life of Rama

The Sanskrit Ramayana was composed some time between 200 BCE and 200 CE and is attributed to the sage Valmiki. In his rendition, the bard seer Valmiki, renders the image of a common man Rama, with his follies, and his … Continue reading

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