Category: Opinion

Diagnosing apasiddhāntas

What does the word apasiddhānta mean? How is a seeker to diagnose whether he or she is being taught apasiddhāntas? I have been thinking of this question specifically in the context of the Caitanya sampradāya. In science, there is the notion of ‘error’ between a ground truth value […]

The need for study in bhakti

Today was the first day of the Bhakti-ratna course at Jīva institute. This is year six in the course-series. So far, the courses have covered nyāya, alaṅkāra, Sanskrit, advaita vedānta, pūrva mimāṁsā and of course the Sandarbhas themselves. Śrī Babaji explained the importance of study in bhakti on […]

Avoiding logical fallacies

Logical fallacies are tricks that are typically used to fool people. One might commit logical fallacies to also fool oneself. Generally, people are not trained to notice fallacies, and therefore are liable to fall victim to predatory organizations including marketing agencies, political parties, and pertinent to this website, […]

Quantum mechanics and consciousness

Renowned British physicist Roger Penrose and the University of Arizona’s Stuart Hameroff have a theory for consciousness. According to them, consciousness is information stored at the quantum level in microtubules. Microtubules are biopolymers in cells that have varied functions. They are enriched in neurons and are critical for […]