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The Freudian vs. the Vedic Unconscious

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Two Descriptions of the Unconscious The initial thesis of Freudian psychoanalysis and that of Vedic philosophy are similar—that our surface behaviors are the result of a deeper “unconscious” reality. The person in both cases is described hierarchically—e.g. as an iceberg, with only the tip visible, while most of its reality […]

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The Philosophy of Masculine and Feminine

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Introduction and Overview A soul has three tendencies called sat (consciousness), chit (meaning), and ananda (pleasure), and its choices draw a compromise between meaning and pleasure. The original sat-chit-ananda Absolute Truth creates five forms—Kṛṣṇa, Rāma, Hara, Ramā, and Jīvā, called the pañca-tattva or five categories. Two of these are masculine […]