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Taoism’s Aimlessness vs Western Purpose

Taoism’s Aimlessness vs Western Purpose

In the West there is an emphasis on purpose and the need for purpose to fulfill our so-called empty lives. But this perspective is diametrically opposed to the essential teaching of wu-wei in Taoism. In the Tao Te Ching and the Zhuangzi there is a focus on aimlessness as a…

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KALI YUGA | When it Began and How it will End

KALI YUGA | When it Began and How it will End

In this podcast, we will explain when the Kali Yuga began and when it will end. The first evidence of the Yugas is found in the ancient Hindu scriptures of the Puranas, written by the great sage Vyasa. The Puranas contain a vast body of knowledge, including the time cycles…

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Why Measuring Infinity Leads to False Truth

Why Measuring Infinity Leads to False Truth

In this podcast, we will explore the problems we encounter when we investigate infinity with our finite minds. Scientists, philosophers, and spiritual teachings all attempt to measure infinity in their own way. We’ve established many wide-ranging conceptual frameworks to explain the nature of reality, but the problem is, all are…

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The Reason Why a Sage Leaves Society

The Reason Why a Sage Leaves Society

In this podcast, we will explore the reasons why a sage leaves society and the benefits of becoming a hermit. Being a recluse is an intrinsic way of life in the great Eastern spiritual traditions. We’ve had countless yogis, sadhus, and sages, which is best illustrated with how Lao-tzu left…

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The Secret Power of the Human Mind

The Secret Power of the Human Mind

In this podcast, we will explore the universal intelligence within the human mind. In the Rig Veda, the oldest known Sanskrit text, and other Vedic literature, the word Buddhi appears extensively. This one word has influenced Vedanta, Yoga, Sankhaya, Jainism, and Buddhism. Buddhi is a word that describes a universal…

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Why Favoritism is a Cognitive Error

Why Favoritism is a Cognitive Error

In this episode of Enlightenment Today, I will explain the Eastern philosophical view of favoritism and why it is a cognitive error. When we explore the two cognitive styles of the world, we discover that the Eastern holistic cognitive style and the Western individualistic cognitive style are diametrically opposed when…

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