Indra’s net: defending Hinduism’s philosophical unity, by Rajiv Malhotra, Noida, Hindu unity as a dangerous fabrication and saw me as guilty of propagating it”(p. 45). that my reference to the notion of Hinduism marked me as a dangerous person”(p. 45). Downloads. RM Cover Story PDF. Indras Net Book Cover. INDRAS NET FINAL COVER Sm. Your Shopping Cart. Your cart is empty. Order Now $ Indra's net It is fashionable among many intellectuals to parrot that dharma traditions lacked any semblance of unity before the British period, and that the.

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INDRA's NET by Rajiv Malhotra - Download as PDF File .pdf) or read online. Indra's Net by Rajiv Malhotra. Chapter 6. Rajiv Malhotra is an Indian born. An essay on the unique genius behind Indra's Net to descrive the non-dual transcendent basis of all existence, and its relation to modern holgraphic metaphors. Rachel Capurso Submission for The American Academy of Religion March Topic: Buddhism and Ecology Across the Universe: Indra's Net As someone.

There hang the jewels, glittering like stars of the first magnitude, a wonderful sight to behold. If we now arbitrarily select one of these jewels for inspection and look closely at it, we will discover that in its polished surface there are reflected all the other jewels in the net, which sparkle in the magnificence of its totality. Not only that, but each of the jewels reflected in this one jewel is also reflecting all the other jewels, so that the process of reflection is infinite. As each gem reflects every other one and everything else in the universe, so are you affected by every other system in the universe. By the same token you cannot damage one strand of the web without damaging the others or setting off a cascade effect of destruction. If we now arbitrarily select one of these jewels for inspection and look closely at it, we will discover that in its polished surface there are reflected all the other jewels in the net, infinite in number. This relationship is said to be one of simultaneous mutual identity and mututal intercausality. The Holographic Nature of the Universe Long before the existence of the hologram, the jeweled net is an excellent description of the special characteristic of holograms: that every point of the hologram contains information regarding all other points. This reflective nature of the jewels is an obvious reference to this. The Interconnectedness of All Thingss When any jewel in the net is touched, all other jewels in the node are affected. The capacity of one jewel to reflect the light of another jewel from the other edge of infinity is something that is difficult for the linear mind, rational mind to comprehend. The fact that all nodes are simply reflections indicates that there is no particular single source point from where it all arises. Innate Wisdom The ability to reflect the entirety of all light in the universe attests to the inherent transcendant wisdom that is at the core of all nodes, representing all sentient beings, and to the inherent Buddha Nature.

As each gem reflects every other one and everything else in the universe, so are you affected by every other system in the universe. By the same token you cannot damage one strand of the web without damaging the others or setting off a cascade effect of destruction. If we now arbitrarily select one of these jewels for inspection and look closely at it, we will discover that in its polished surface there are reflected all the other jewels in the net, infinite in number.

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This relationship is said to be one of simultaneous mutual identity and mututal intercausality. The Holographic Nature of the Universe Long before the existence of the hologram, the jeweled net is an excellent description of the special characteristic of holograms: that every point of the hologram contains information regarding all other points.

This reflective nature of the jewels is an obvious reference to this. The Interconnectedness of All Thingss When any jewel in the net is touched, all other jewels in the node are affected.

The capacity of one jewel to reflect the light of another jewel from the other edge of infinity is something that is difficult for the linear mind, rational mind to comprehend. The fact that all nodes are simply reflections indicates that there is no particular single source point from where it all arises.

Innate Wisdom The ability to reflect the entirety of all light in the universe attests to the inherent transcendant wisdom that is at the core of all nodes, representing all sentient beings, and to the inherent Buddha Nature. Illusion or Maya The fact that all nodes are simply a reflection of all others implies the illusory nature of all appearances.

Appearances are thus not reality but a reflection of reality. Universal Creativity A familiar concept in various high dharmas is one of an impersonal creative intelligence that springs forth into reality through the instruments of all living beings. The Mirror-like Nature of Mind The capacity to reflect all things attests to the mind being a mirror of reality, not its basis. This is a common thesis among various schools and religions.

This concept is the foundation for Vedic cosmology and it later went on to become the central principle of Buddhism, and from there spread into mainstream Western discourse across several disciplines.

The net is said to be infinite, and to spread in all directions with no beginning or end. At each node of the net is a jewel, so arranged that every jewel reflects all the other jewels.

No jewel exists by itself independently of the rest. Everything is related to everything else; nothing is isolated. From the Hindu viewpoint, the One that manifests as many is named Brahman; even seemingly disparate elements are in fact nothing other than reflections of Brahman, and hence of one another. This notion of an organic unity is a signature of Hinduism, and distinguishes it from all major Western religions, philosophies and cultures.

This idea, rather than positing interdependence among separately existing entities, asserts that the whole does not owe its existence to the coming together of individual parts that have independent existence. Indeed, the existence of each individual part is contingent upon, and relative to, the existence of the whole and of all the other parts. Put simply, the whole and the parts are inseparable.

Nothing exists outside the net. Each jewel is merely a reflection of other jewels, and individual jewels always remain in flux. Each jewel exists only momentarily, to be continuously replaced by its successor, in mutual causation with other jewels.

Reality is always in the flux of becoming. This concept is different from the notion of real, independently existing entities undergoing modification, or static entities that happen to be woven together. In traditional Indian discourse, this term is often used to explain the unity between the whole and its seemingly diverse parts.

For example, ancient thinkers have described specific bandhus which express the paradoxical relationship of the microcosm to the macrocosm. While the microcosm is generally perceived as a map of the macrocosm, it is also the case that both microcosm and macrocosm continuously mirror one another. Bandhu can also refer to the connections among various facets of our overall unified reality, linking sounds, numbers, colors and ideas together.

They want this culture to get fossilized and forgotten. Now some of them have started accusing Swami Vivekananda of manufacturing Hinduism. What makes the matter worse is the fact that some are using teachings of Adi Shankara, concocting and misinterpreting them to come up with a preposterous claim that Swami Vivekananda came up with a new religion.

This book is a rebuttal to all the people who question the inherent Philosophical Unity of Hinduism. About the Book The book starts with the Purva Paksha where Rajiv Malhotra explains the myths that need to be challenged.

Some myths that are widely in circulation are i Hinduism is manufactured ii Hinduism doesnot have any coherence iii Hinduism is founded on oppression iv Seva service to others is a concept that Hindus adopted from the west v Yoga was not treated as a path to salvation by Hindus and Hindus copied it from western science etc.. Then he brings to light the stands taken by various Western Indologists. He speaks about the hidden agenda and the larger picture that comes from it.

The way the works of these people support each other and the way all of them overlook a lot of historical facts are brought to light in a systematic way.

Rajiv ji brings to light the pre-colonial unifies of Hinduism like Vijnanabhikshu. He even gives references where the West incorporated ideals from Hinduism particularly regarding Seva etc. The author presents numerous examples of the way Shankara did respect yoga and way both can complement each other and help a sadhaka in the path of Liberation.

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