Vidyarthi - A Forum for Contemplation
Music Philosophy
Profound Quotes



Spirtuality: Self-knowledge is the basis of all knowledge (The Upanisad).


Mythology: Myths do not belong, properly, to the rational mind. Rather, they bubble up from deep in the wells of collective conscious (Carl Jung).



Sankeerthana for Salvation The Hindu sages consider Sankeerthana or expressing bhakthi through music to be the most desirable and the most effective path to salvation.  Thyagaraja Swami, the great composer, emphasizes that Sankeerthana or Nadopasana will lead to salvation not only for the purest among us but also for the worst sinner - one who had succumbed to poor conduct and character in the past.    



Profound quotes are sayings of great seers, philosophers, and thinkers of this world that
encourage us to inquire into our minds.


Is Gita a story of War? There is a common misperception that the teachings of the Bhagawad Gita suport an apocalyptic world view where, clash among races and religions, justify a war. On the contrary, Gita's teachings are more about moral and ethical dilemmas we confront in our everyday lives. The war is just a metaphor for our inner wars - the constant battle we fight, wavering between good and bad thoughts and between ethical and unethical conduct.



























Dr. Ram S. Sriram










Mythology is not invented; they are found. You can no more tell us what your dream is going to be tonight than we can invent a myth. Myths come from the mystical region of essential experience (Joseph Campbell).
Hatred never ends by hatred but only by love, that is the eternal law (Sanatana Dharma - Buddha).
It will be illogical for us to hold that any system of theology is an official, orthodox, obligatory and final presentation of truth (C.E. Rovan).
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Music: ..promotes a communion, a union of man with his fellow man and with the Supreme Being (Stravinsky).

The need for Contemplation
How should I lead my life? How should I live in a society? What is knowable? These three questions have puzzled mankind through the ages. Ideally, our lives should lead us to a feeling of plentitude, so that we have no regrets at the moment when we die. Life in society should inspire us with a sense of universal responsibility. Knowledge should teach us about both the nature of the world around us and about our own minds. A quote from Quantum of the Lotus (Trinh Nuan Thuan).


Secular Flagellum
Does l
ife evolve and sustain itself through the interaction between the organism and its environment?


Last Hurrah of Descarded Thoughts
Are our dreams nothing more than a set of a billion or so neurons staging a song and light show in our heads?