Schools of Indian Philosophy 3: Beliefs of Early Vedic Period

Aryans came from Central Asia and settled in India during the late Bronze Age. They spread to the eastern parts of India by the beginning of the Iron Age. Aryans were a nomadic pastoral community when they reached India. They were less civilized compared to the Indus people when they settled in the Punjab region….

Schools of Indian Philosophy 2: Harappan Culture and Beliefs

Prehistoric Indians gradually gave up their hunter-gatherer lifestyle. Agriculture became their important means of living. They began to make tools useful for both agriculture and their self defence. These inventions made them believe in the power of physical objects. They began to feel less vulnerable to the forces of nature now. New beliefs replaced their…

Schools of Indian Philosophy: Beliefs of Prehistoric Indians

India is considered as the land of legends and mystical beliefs. And hence it will be worth a journey- to travel through the different layers of Indian schools of philosophy. If we go deep into the subject of prehistoric Indians, it can be noted that they had no Gods, as is the case with other…

To Be or Not To Be?

Everything, including us, is subject to change. This is the intrinsic characteristic of Nature. One of the characteristics which changes is human behavior, in response to the circumstances and need of the situation. One can expand it starting from the need of a newborn child to the requirement of a grown-up person in the surroundings…

101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think

Over the past few years, Brianna Wiest has gained renown for her deeply moving, philosophical writing. This new compilation of her published work features pieces on why you should pursue purpose over passion, embrace negative thinking, see the wisdom in daily routine, and become aware of the cognitive biases that are creating the way you…

Wish, Desires and Attachment

There have been many discussions on desires and attachment, and many eloquence has been delved deep into these concepts. So what I am going to say is nothing new or any new addition to the existing knowledge. However, since it is a wish to share my thoughts, I am expressing what I personally felt about…

Worldmaker

The world is filled with possibilities. It was made that way. You live and move and have your being in a special state of open-endedness. Like most freedoms, your choices are hedged in by parameters set outside of you, but creativity and self-expression can grow strong and beautiful on the trellis, that is our universe….