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The Seven Spheres

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God. Good and evil. The struggle is real. All the ancient religions are the same in this regard, the Vedic tradition (and Persian, Zarathustra) has suras, beings of light, and asuras, beings of darkness. This struggle is what drove Nietzsche mad.…

Buddhist Philosophy: Impermanence, Suffering and the “No-Self”

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Running parallel to the maturation and evolution of Hellenic philosophy, to the East the Indo-Aryan people were going through a similar intellectual revolution from the prevalence of ritual and ceremonial worship of gods and goddesses embedded…

The Seeker: Chasing Ghosts is published

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The book entitled The Seeker: Chasing Ghosts has been published and is available on my publisher's web site here, as well as all major online retail outlooks such as Amazon.

Buddhist Philosophy Part II: Impermanence, Suffering and the Illusion of Self

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The Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path, the so-called Middle Way, for which Buddhism is perhaps most known for represent the very basic tenets of Buddhism in all its forms.  Within this philosophical framework are included not…

The Legend of Prince Siddhartha: Buddhist Philosophy Part I

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Running parallel to the maturation and evolution of Hellenic philosophy, to the East the Indo-Aryan people were going through a similar intellectual revolution from the prevalence of ritual and ceremonial worship of gods and goddesses embedded…
Allegory of the Cave

The Great Cave of the Mind

So many teachings So many schools So many methods So many philosophies So many religions and creeds There is no end really As there exist different societies and nations All throughout the world There will always be different methods Which…

Vedic Worship

To sit and submit The offering of incense and candles And be inspired By the life of the Master And those who came before us To show us the Way That there is some Truth To all the Teachings That Love exists That true love is all that there…

What is Vedanta?

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Introduction The ancient Indo-Aryan civilization sprung forth in the Indus valley region in modern day India and Pakistan (to the ancients Eastern Persia), and was the source of the “Vedas”, some of the oldest extant literature of mankind.…
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The Philosophy of the East: The Legacy of the Indo-Aryans

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Introduction Throughout academic parlance in the Enlightenment Era intellectual and philosophical development throughout mankind’s history has been divided into Eastern and Western branches.  The Eastern branch of thought and development…

Buddhism 101

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Origins of Buddhism Buddhism originated out of the Hindu and Vedic culture just as Christianity emerged out of and in reaction to orthodox Judaism.  The historical figure we know today as Buddha was raised on the northern Indian/Nepal border…