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Krishna’s Science Of Consciousness — A Talk By Nilesh Oak

The adherents of the dharmic school of philosophies such as Shad-darshanas tend to emphasize the differences rather than comprehending the complementary nature of these darshanas. This resulted in attempts to reach a compromise and such attempts have led to artificial compromise where real issues are left to the sidelines. This is due to the overemphasis on external and esoteric aspects while leaving aside the practical issues.

Krishna shows us the way through the integration of Jnana and Bhakti, Karma and Sannyasa. The approach does not focus on optimization, which necessarily leads to a compromise, but rather on the integration of four Purusharthas. The method eliminates the artificial barrier and concerns of terrestrial existence (hunger, ignorance, disease) as it shows the way to uplift oneself to higher consciousness. Few specific illustrations (historical + contemporary) are discussed to bring home these learnings.

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