Vairagya Frees From Constant Cycle Of Desire

Vairagya (वैराग्य) is a Sanskrit term used in Hinduism as well as Eastern philosophy that roughly translates as dispassion, detachment, or renunciation.…

Maya is Goddess of Wealth, Prosperity, and Love

Maya (माया), literally “illusion” or “magic”, has multiple meanings in Indian philosophies depending on the context. Maya also connotes that which “is constantly…

Introspection can Generate New Insights and Perspectives

Introspection (आत्मनिरीक्षण) is the examination of one’s conscious thoughts and feelings. In psychology, the process relies on the observation of one’s mental state,…

Atman Is The Unchanging, Eternal, Innermost Radiant Self

Atman (आत्मन्) is a Sanskrit word that refers to the (universal) Self or self-existent essence of individuals, as distinct from ego (Ahamkara), mind (Chitta)…

Vishnu Descends In The Form Of An Avatar

Vishnu (विष्णु), also known as Narayana and Hari, is one of the principal deities of Hinduism. He is the supreme being within Vaishnavism, one of the major…

Brahma Created His Children From His Mind

Brahma (ब्रह्मा) is a Hindu God, referred to as “the Creator” within the Trimurti, the trinity of supreme divinity that includes Vishnu and Shiva. In some Puranas, he created himself…

Vishnu Purana is Most Important and Authoritative Text

The Vishnu Purana (विष्णुपुराण) is one of the eighteen Mahapuranas, a genre of ancient and medieval texts of Hinduism. It is an important Pancharatra text…

Yoga for Body, Mind, and Spirit

Yoga (योग) is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines that originated in ancient India. Yoga-like practices…

Sannyasa Upanishads are Truth and Perfection

Sannyasa Upanishads (सन्यास उपनिषद) are a group of minor Upanishads of Hinduism related to renunciation, monastic practice, and asceticism. There are…

Taittiriya Upanishad Relates to Education of Students

The Taittirīya Upanishad (तैत्तिरीय उपनिषद्) is a Vedic era Sanskrit text, embedded as three chapters (adhyāya) of the Yajurveda. It is a mukhya (primary, principal) Upanishad, and likely composed…