Research Papers

Advaita and Rituals

Advaitic Overtones In The Gṛhya Rituals

Dr. S. Ramaratnam writes about the Advaitic Overtones In The Gṛhya Rituals. This paper was presented at the ‘Conference on Oneness’ jointly organized by Indic Academy and Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, held in October 2019 in Kochi.

Yatra

Yātrā For svāsthya: A Perspective From Āyurveda

After elaborating the holistic and composite nature of the āyurvedic concepts of ārogya and svāsthya, the paper interprets yātrā as a journey that begins with a visit to a tīrtha of one’s chosen deity but ends in return to the self within (ātman) in svāsthya using the literary device of metaphor. Tīrthayātrā constitutes a major socio-cultural concept in the Indic thought world that sets the jīva on the road to mokṣa and that also assures its health and wellbeing as well as that of its family and community.

Sarvajna

Reflections of Advaita Vedānta in Sarvajña Tripadis

Sarvajña was a Kannada poet and philosopher of the 16th century. He is famous for his three-lined vacanas or poems called ‘tripadi’. His poems deal with a variety of subjects ranging from philosophy and devotion to ethical guidelines and useful nuggets for daily living. Nithin Sridhar in this paper explores the philosophical teachings of Sarvajña, especially his views on īśvara, māyā, jñāna and mokṣa and try to discern the ideas of Advaita Vedānta present in some of his vacanas.

Ramana Maharshi and Jivanmukti

Bhagavan Shri Ramana and Jivanmukti

Introduction: Bharat is the punya-bhoomi that has witnessed the descent of multitudes of spiritual Masters. Each master has his own contribution to make to the repertoire of human spiritual experience,…