And this is conveyed to us in passages of great power and poetic charm. But what would it mean to escape from this cycle? From death lead me to immortality!

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Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval. Hinduism Other Indian philosophies. In seeking the immortal, the sages conferred the immortality upon the literature that conveyed it.

They discuss things such as meditation, philosophy, higher state of being, and the nature of our maker. She revels in the thrill of exploration, whether it be new cultures, new landscapes, or new ways to bring on the happy. It is beyond all description and intellectual understanding. History Enthusiast Teacher Student Librarian.

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Neoplatonism and Indian Philosophy. When a person achieves moksha or liberation, atman returns to Brahman, to the source, like a drop of water returning to the ocean. They give us both spiritual vision and philosophical argument, and it is a strictly personal effort that one can reach the truth.

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Moksha is the liberation from this never ending cycle of reincarnation, a way to escape this repetition. However, there is a commonality of thought and approach. The eternal cycle of deaths and resurrection can be seen as a pointless repetition with no ultimate goal attached to it. According to Jayatilleke, the thinkers of Upanishadic texts can be grouped into two categories.

Therefore, they represent not a consistent philosophy or worldview, but rather the experiences, usko nahin dekha hamne kabhi song opinions and lessons of many different men and women. There is an attempt in these texts to shift the focus of religious life from external rites and sacrifices to internal spiritual quests in the search for answers.

The sages who discovered them had depersonalized themselves in the search for truth. Thank You for Your Contribution!

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The first and most important is the realization that the ultimate, formless, and inconceivable Brahman Godhead is the same as Atman, as our internal soul. For us today, moksha represents a state within the self. Thank you for your feedback.

Lokayatikas and Bauddhas who assert that the soul does not exist. Discover The Ancient Vedic Insight. Human intellect is not an adequate tool to understand the immense complexity of reality. Help us write more We're a small non-profit organisation run by a handful of volunteers.

They elaborate on how the soul Atman can be united with the ultimate truth Brahman through contemplation and meditation. Aranyakas, and Upanishad s, which are also regarded as part of the Vedas.

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Contact our editors with your feedback. Shankara picked out monist and idealist themes from a much wider philosophical lineup. To get the most out of our site, we suggest you take some time to explore before jumping into the practice. Timeline Chronology of Hindu texts.