Bhaja Govindam – Notes

Introduction

a)Unique feature of human being which differentiates him from Animal is faculty of free will, choice.

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b)

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Definition of Human being :

  • One who accepts and exercises free will and choice.
  • Scriptures addressing those who accept free will to decide their future.

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Advaita Makaranta – Notes

Introduction

1. Advaita Makaranda is an advanced Manana Prakarana Grantha text composed in the 15th century by Lakshmidharakawi.

2. Consists of 28 verses and establishes oneness of Jivatma and Paramatma.

3. Makaranda is the honey which drips from these verses on Advaita philosophy.

4. What is the fundamental truth of Vedanta?

  • Lasting peace, enduring peace is possible only by Attainment of Moksha.
  • Nitya Sukha Ichha only by Moksha Ichha.

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Additional Study Notes Uploaded

Joining the existing collections of Upanishad study notes that have already been uploaded, we now have the notes to the following Upanishads also:

  • Chandogya Upanishad
  • Brihadaranyaka Upanishad
  • Aitareya Upanishad
  • Mundak Upanishad
  • Prasno Upanishad

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