Agrahya Das

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  • in reply to: Role of chitta in Vedic model of causality #14795
    Agrahya Das
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    Thank you for your elaboration Sir. You may have uncovered holes in my understanding which I request you to provide help with. My understanding was that if we have the desire (guna) for a result and if we are deserving (karma) of the result, then we will get that result. That is what I understood from teachings such as this.

    Prahlāda Mahārāja continued: My dear friends born of demoniac families, the happiness perceived with reference to the sense objects by contact with the body can be obtained in any form of life, according to one’s past fruitive activities. Such happiness is automatically obtained without endeavor, just as we obtain distress.

    If persistent effort is required to build ability to get the result, how do we reconcile it with the de-emphasis on endeavour in teachings such as the above. Kindly clarify.

    in reply to: Ekadashi fasting, breatharianism and free will #14776
    Agrahya Das
    Participant

    Just to elaborate my query : In the analogy of train service, I express my desire to travel between two places using some credits(money) and request the rail organization which when fulfilled physically manifests as a booked ticket. Do food and hunger work in an analogous way?

     

     

    in reply to: Ekadashi fasting, breatharianism and free will #14775
    Agrahya Das
    Participant

    Hello Sir

    I have one doubt related to this discussion. You have explained that association of agni creates hunger and dissociation creates feeling of satisfaction. Can we also satisfy hunger by worship of Agni? If yes, then is there any relationship(semantic or symbolic connection) between the 2 different ways to satisfy hunger – by eating food and by worshipping agni? Kindly explain.

    in reply to: Relation between yajna and food production #14765
    Agrahya Das
    Participant

    Wonderful explanation Sir. Intuitively, your explanations resonate at some deep level but they cut against the grain of almost everything that I hear from every other source. And I find it a challenge to tune out of all that noise and focus on the signal that you are presenting but I thank you for being a source of this signal.

    in reply to: How is knowledge expanded? #14756
    Agrahya Das
    Participant

    Thank you Sir. That makes a lot of sense. In fact it is very evident that all the so called research is taking people in the opposite direction toward atheism, materialism, nihilism and impersonalism instead of toward a personal and semantic undertanding as you have explicated.

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    in reply to: How is knowledge expanded? #14742
    Agrahya Das
    Participant

    Many thanks for your response Sir. I apologize for using the word mythology. I didn’t intend the meaning of a false story.

    It seems the bar to cross to even start is very high! Can we only start after our motivations have been perfectly rid of all selfishness?

    Also, in the last section of this blog post, you describe how a modern gurukula system could look like. You mention that we’ll study the same fields as we do today but using a different conceptual framework. But will the process of research in these fields (say finding ways to treat cancer) be methodologically similar to the current way research is done using trial and error (but in the vedic conceptual framework) or will it look different?

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