Philosophy

The Primordial Sound

The sound of the single syllable ‘om’ (or ‘aum’) has been central to Indian culture for several millennia. Om is made up of four parts – ‘a’, ‘u’, ‘m’, and silence. It is also called 'pranava' since it pervades life and runs through our prana (breath, vital breath, life). The four parts of om can also mean to represent birth, growth, letting go, and immortality.

Foundations of Sanatana Dharma - Introduction

Sanatana dharma literally means eternal way of life or eternal ethic. This is not restricted by the constraints of space and time. However, in variegated applications of the same, specific spatiotemporal frames are adopted. Though the word 'dharma' has no proper equivalent in languages other than Sanskrit, its spirit can somehow be communicated through English words such as global ethic, righteousness, way of life, culture, etc. However, all these words put together may mean the sustained implications of dharma. The word 'sanatana' symbolizes eternity.

ಭೈರಪ್ಪನವರ ಕಾದ೦ಬರಿಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಭಾರತೀಯದರ್ಶನಗಳು - ೧

ಈಚಿನ ವರ್ಷಗಳಲ್ಲಿ 'ಫಿಲಾಸಫಿ' ಎ೦ಬುದಕ್ಕೆ ಸ೦ವಾದಿಯಾಗಿ ತತ್ತ್ವಶಾಸ್ತ್ರವೆ೦ಬ ಪದವನ್ನು ಬಳಸುವುದೇ ರೂಢಿಯಾದರೂ ಅಪ್ಪಟ ಭಾರತೀಯವಿದ್ಯಾಪರ೦ಪರೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ನಿರಪವಾದವಾಗಿ ಪ್ರಸಿದ್ಧವಾಗಿರುವ 'ದರ್ಶನ' ಎ೦ಬ ಶಬ್ದವೇ ಯುಕ್ತವೆ೦ದು ಭಾವಿಸಿ ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಅ೦ತೆಯೇ ವ್ಯವಹರಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ.