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In this 6th part of the series Exploring science in ancient science, I will write about “thought”. In the previous blog, Understanding Transformation, I had written how everything around me is just a transformation of some underlying, which appears to me as either matter, light or any other observable that I can observe around me. As I had indicated in the previous blog, according to ancient science, that something which appears to… Read More

I am not sure how I can express the beauty of this sthotram. Each and every syllable makes a difference to the meaning. What a flow, what a meaning! Yes, it is a tongue twister to even read it. But what I find should be appreciated more is the understanding. How much should the person who wrote these sthotrams have understood the concept to put them down in such beautiful flowing words!… Read More

As I translate all these verses, one aspect stands out clearly. Words can be retained across time in the form of fossilised recordings, either on stones or various printed forms, but nothing can assure us that the associated concepts have been retained across the span of time. Words once recorded, follow a life of their own! As I have said over and over again, the upanishads, the sthotrams, ashtakams and so on… Read More

I have to admit, I have been mistaken about the Vijnana Bhairava. I was thinking that it shows the path to go back into the unmanifested. But, translating these “said paths to the unmanifested” which are the traditional translations, I have realized that I have fallen into the same trap “of assumption without questioning”. But, translating it now, I find I like the Vijnana Bhairava has more information than so many upanishads…. Read More