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The Enduring Appeal Of The Great Indian Epic Song Tradition

Source:- Subhash Kak / Swarajya magazine SNAPSHOT The poetic narrative of human characters with superhuman qualities executing superhuman tasks are found in the earliest Indian tradition. Indian aesthetics stresses self-transformation, and the heroic stories recounted in the epic songs are intended to inspire the listener to self-transcendence. This is the first in a four-part

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‘Essences’ About India Have Been Created By The West; It’s Time We Unshackle Ourselves From Them

Source:- Subhash Kak / Swarajya Magazine. SNAPSHOT Neither by embracing a false history or by rejecting it altogether can the Indian mind be cleansed of the encrustations placed on it by the colonialist Western narrative. The past must be confronted on its own terms and, once that is done, India turns out to

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India As A Guiding Light Of Knowledge For The Twenty-First Century World

Source: - Subhash Kak / Swarajya Magazine SNAPSHOT Besides their contribution to the sciences, Indians have been able to connect deeply with the ‘inner world’, or the spiritual realm. Many great scientists, like Schrodinger and Heisenberg, have taken inspiration from Indic ideas to develop sophisticated modern concepts. In the twenty-first century world, India’s unique

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Understanding The Science Of Consciousness In Ancient India – Part 2

Source: - Subhash Kak / Swarajya magazine SNAPSHOT Academic advances in a scientific understanding of consciousness will lead to a better appreciation of the Indian literature on the subject. One hopes that a comprehensive chronology of the various developments in the structural models of consciousness will be eventually produced. The Vedic notion of consciousness

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Legacy Of Kashmir, The Forgotten Land Of Beauty And Knowledge — Part II

Source: - Subhash Kak / Swarajya Magazine. SNAPSHOT This is the second part in a four-part series about the important contributions of Kashmir to Indian culture. It describes at length the significant influence of a profound book from Kashmir, Yoga Vasishtha, over Indian philosophical and scientific thought. Another book from Kashmir which has

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