2.1.9 On Hinduism Part 1

In the last session of this particular course, which is an introduction to Oriental Philosophy,  I tried to condense the fundamental principles of what you can call the central viewpoint of Hinduism, Vedanta. Not so much the doctrine, as the experiential realization...

2.1.a10 On Hinduism Part 2

The problem is, we speak first of all of the unity of life, and then suddenly define the social orders as one, two, three, four, and the stages of life as one, two, three, of course. Because the whole thing about The One is that it pretends to be many. Here,...

2.1.a11 On Yoga

I have been emphasizing all along, that the central core of the kinds of Oriental Philosophy that we are talking about is not theory but experience. And the trouble here is that so long as one attempts to communicate this philosophy in words, we remain in the area of...

2.1.7 Way of Liberation

When I was a small boy I used to haunt that section of London around the British Museum, and one day I came across a shop which had a notice over the window which said ‘Philosophical Instruments’. Even as a boy I knew something about philosophy, but I couldn’t...