The ecumenical and universalistic neo-Vedantic ideas of the Brahmo Samaj, which fascinated American Unitarians as early as Rammohan Roy's articles in the Christian Register, profoundly influenced the tendency of contemporary transnational gurus to supplant Hindu religiosity with Advaita
Vedantic universalistic spirituality.
He draws not from Scottish commonsense philosophy but rather from the anti-Vedantic arguments of Vijfiana Bhikshu's theistic Samkhya (late sixteenth century) to argue that Advaita
invalidates each element essential to it by presupposing a cognizing self (jivatman) and a timeless power different from the transempirical Brahman (namely, maya, which conjures the appearance of empirical multiplicity).
speaks of a nondualistic monism that attributes the ultimate authority to Brahman, the Almighty, and a degraded status to the world and humanity.
That it can involve a complete effacement of the subject-object distinction is affirmed in traditions such as Advaita
, or non-dualistic, Vedanta, as well as most forms of Buddhism.
Here a reference, albeit very brief, to the advaita
experience of Abhishiktananda can be illuminating.
In The Advaita
of Art Harsha v, Deheja provides the essential know-how to move into the jungle of rasa theories based on the six main orthodox schools (sud darshana), the Upanishads and the Vedas (8).
An American IT services and solutions firm with its global delivery centre (GDC) in Hyderabad, Techwave Consulting Inc, has bought the British digital services and solutions provider Tech Advaita
, apart from signing a definitive deal to acquire a Hungarian SAP services company, together for $4 million (approx.
He has been a teacher of Advaita
spirituality for 30 years, and is also the author of Women of Power and Grace.
Vivekananda speaking at the Shakespeare Club, Pasadena, California, USA (2 February 1900) on the theme of 'Buddhist India', cited in Swami Vivekananda, The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda, Vol 3, Calcutta: Advaita
Ashram, 1997, p.
The participating bands include What's In The Name (Mumbai), Barefaced Liar (Delhi), ZnG (Bhutan), Circus (Delhi), Biuret (Korea), Stigmata (Sri Lanka), Eman's Conspiracy (Maldives), Papon And The East Indian Company (Mumbai), Pardis (Afghanistan), Susmit Sen Chronicles (Delhi), LRB (Bangladesh), Strings (Pakistan), Advaita
(India), Raghu Dixit Project (India) and Albatross (Nepal).
Among the great works of Kasmirian Saiva Advaita
, the Sivadrsti (SD) by Somananda is assuredly the one that has received the least attention from scholars.
While India is being represented by the famous Bollywood duo Salim-Sulaiman, apart from Indigo Children (New Delhi), Petri Dish Project (Mumbai), Boomarang (Mizoram), Advaita
(New Delhi), Motherjane (Cochin) & Junkyard Groove (Chennai), what is certainly going to be a highlight feature of the festival is the girl-band of Zeb & Haniya from Pakistan who belong to the conflict-torn region of Pakistan - Peshawar.