Wed, 01 Nov 2017 05:21:17 UTC
Some axioms essential to the understanding of "the world" or reality:
1) The world is all the states of affairs / relational statements / contexts.
2) These are reduced to "aRb" logical True-False propositions and mathematical propositions.
3) Each word is an object (Picture theory of language).
4) The world expresses all states of affairs / relations / contexts in grammatical form.
5) These are empirical.
The world refers to the ultimate reality or Brahman.
#3 : What are the Vedas?
Wed, 01 Nov 2017 05:14:32 UTC
The Vedas are a human experience that is still valid and capable of enriching and challenging modern Man. Experiences can be described, and they can serve as stimuli to trigger our own experiences. They describe the basic experiences of Vedic Man. They present a whole world of objects and subjects. You do not pick the upper portions only, beautiful though they may be; you take hold of the plant deep down near it's root. The Vedas disclose not an alternative to the modern view of life and the world, but an already existing often hidden dimension of Man himself. Like dendrites of my nervous system and DNA molecules, these are far older than my actual chronological age. There is only one context, humanity itself.
#2 : Satyam Vada Dharma Cara. Speak the Truth and Dharma Continues.
Wed, 01 Nov 2017 05:14:03 UTC
Rtam ca svaadhyaaya pravacane ca. Satyam ca svaadhyaaya pravacane ca. Tapasca svaadhyaaya pravacane ca. Damasca svaadhyaaya pravacane ca. Shamashca svaadhyaaya pravacane ca. Agnayasca svaadhyaaya pravacane ca. Agnihotram ca svaadhyaaya pravacane ca.
Righteousness, learning and teaching are to be practiced. Truth, austerity, control, fire, hospitality are to be followed. Agnihotra is to be performed.
#1 : Saha naavavatu
Wed, 01 Nov 2017 05:13:45 UTC
Om. Saha naavavatu. Saha nau bhunaktu. Saha viiryam karavaavahai. Tejasvinaavaditamastu maa vidvishaavahai.
May he protect and nourish us both. May we aquire strength together. Let our study be brilliant. May we not cavil at each other.
This will be a blog on Indology, it's decided.