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The Mandukya Upanishad, the shortest of Upanishads is said to be the one upanishad that is sufficient to understand to gain moksha. I find a number of words are just used without really knowing the underlying implications of the meaning in them. Moksha is one such word. In its literal translation, moksha means liberation. Is it liberation from the body, the mind, the manas, the emotions, the world? Who or what is… Read More

In my view, the Gayatri mantra, another one of those long list of mantras that are profound in meaning but highly misinterpreted to a point where people with some semblance of intelligence will look at the interpretation and reject it as tripe. One of those mantras that is attributed to all sorts of greatness and chanted mindlessly and using it for just evoking reverence and devotion instead of understanding and knowledge. One… Read More

Why the Isha Upanishad? The Isha Upanishad is another thought provoking Upanishad that talks about “Isha”. While Isha in the standard interpretation is said to be the Lord Shiva, I believe the Isha Upanishad indicates the nature of Isha which leads to a totally different perspective of Isha. Isha as “potential” as in “potential to be something” as opposed to “actual being”. Hence Isha – Shakti turns out to be potential and… Read More