Arguments for the Existence of God
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by Ashish Dalela
1d ago
The Difference Between Existence and Truth Many people try to construct proofs of God’s existence. These proofs generally operate under equivalence between truth and existence, which is false because untruths can also exist. For instance, I can think that the sky is purple. This thought exists but it is not true. Hence, existence doesn’t equal ..read more
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The Central Problem of Academics
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by Ashish Dalela
1M ago
The Woke Movement and Its Origins Many Ivy League universities in the US are in the hot water currently due to their implicit support for the genocide of the Jews by allowing those kinds of statements to be made on their campuses. They have for years propagated a left-wing ideology called DEI, which stands for ..read more
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Āstika-Nāstika vs. Theist-Atheist
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by Ashish Dalela
1M ago
There is no equivalent of the term Atheist in the Vedic tradition. But there is a word—Nāstika—that describes an intellectual position little different from Atheism. Nāstika comprises two roots—na (which means not) and asti (which means it is). Together, they mean “it is not”. What is Nāstika not? The answer is the Vedic tradition. Veda ..read more
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Does Decoherence Solve the Quantum Problem?
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by Ashish Dalela
1M ago
Quantum mechanics creates a problem of Realism because of the assumption (since Greek times) that each thing is just one thing. This axiom breaks in quantum mechanics because each thing is a collection of multiple possibilities. This problem has resisted a solution because it is widely and incorrectly supposed that macroscopic objects are just one ..read more
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Finite and Infinite
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by Ashish Dalela
1M ago
We often see debates between personalists and impersonalists regarding the “size” of Brahman. The impersonalist says that Brahman is infinite and therefore it cannot be reduced to a form. Form, according to the impersonalist, especially understood as a person with a body, is finite. Thereby, the personal form of the Lord cannot be equated to ..read more
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Four Vedic Creation Descriptions
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by Ashish Dalela
1M ago
In several Vedic texts, living entities are classified into four categories based on the type of birth: (a) Andaj, born from an egg, (b) Svedaja, born from sweat, (c) Udbhija, born from a seed, and (d) Jarāyuja, born from a womb. These four descriptions are also employed for the creation of the universe. In Bhagavad-Gita ..read more
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What is Prāṇa Pratiṣṭhā?
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by Ashish Dalela
2M ago
Prāṇa Pratiṣṭhā and the Tortoise In Bhagavad Gita 2.58, Lord Kṛṣṇa compares the senses of a person to the limbs of a tortoise: One who is able to withdraw his senses from sense objects, as the tortoise draws its limbs within the shell, is firmly fixed in perfect consciousness. The inward and outward movement of ..read more
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What is Behind the Diversity Drive?
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by Ashish Dalela
2M ago
When you give people comfort, they become lazy and demand more comfort. Technology creates more comfort. Thereby, it also creates lazy and demanding people. The growing laziness initially reduces the benefits of technology—people can do more with technology, but since they are becoming lazier, therefore, they do less with technology. Over time, as laziness increases ..read more
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Observer-Dependent Ontology, Epistemology, and Logic
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by Ashish Dalela
3M ago
Summary and Overview of the Article The Vedic conception of reality doesn’t comport with the Western ideas of reality widely enshrined in modern science and taken for granted by almost everyone reading the Vedic texts at present. As a simple example, the world is called māyā in Vedic texts which means “that which is not ..read more
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Understanding Prabhupāda’s Comments on Rape
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by Ashish Dalela
3M ago
Prabhupāda’s Commentary on Rape In the purport to Śrīmad Bhagavatam 4.25.41, Prabhupāda makes the following remarks about rape that have led to much controversy: In this regard, the word vikhyātam is very significant. A man is always famous for his aggression toward a beautiful woman, and such aggression is sometimes considered rape. Although rape is ..read more
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