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Breaking free from fetters of reason
Shatters the cherished self image.
All ideas dissolve, fade away and vanish
When facing the ruthless reality
So be warned, precious daring seeker:
No one reaches the lowest rung of truth
Without losing at least temporarily
What is regarded as plain, human sanity!
International conference on Vedanta: Research
Several scholars several universities and centers including UMass Dartmouth, Harvard, Jawaharlal Nehru University (India), Universities of Florida, Montana attended the conference. Psychologist Dr. Jerry Solfvin of the Center for Indic Studies pointed out the centrality of Non- Duality in Vedanta and its realization through subjective exercises. Philosopher Dr. R.P. Singh gave a survey of Western approaches to knowledge and reality from classical
Dr. Vinod Deshmukh, neurophysiologist from
Educationist Pandit Ramadheen Ramsamooj
demonstrated the use of ideas from modern set theory in teaching
important concepts from the famous philosophic work, the
Bhagavadgita. Panelists of the Science and Vedanta Symposium, (L
He suggested that the idea of 'orders of reality' propounded by Madhva of the Dualist Vedanta school combined with the notion of 'reality as process' of Alfred North Whitehead and Patanjali (of Yoga-sutra fame) can shed light on the nature of reality in the quantum world. Dr. Sukalyan Sengupta of UMass Dartmouth gave a comparison of the nature of time as perceived in Vedanta and in modern physics. Physicist and biomedical scientist Dr. Anita Goel of Harvard presented results showing how biological models may be relevant in the study of quantum effects in single molecule systems.
Physicist and cosmologist Dr. John Hagelin,
formerly of Harvard, presently head of research at
The TAT Labor Day workshop is coming on September 2-4 this year. Workshop information page:
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