16 Functions of Brain in Aitareya Upanishad

Aitareya Upanishad, which is embedded within Rig Veda, mentions 16 higher cortical functions of human brain like language, vision, recognizing objects in space (visuospatial recognition), awareness etc. Human brain is the most complex computer system, both in … Read more

Spiriton, Nature of Human Consciousness

Modern science claims that human consciousness is the product of highly organized matter, or brain. However, this assertion is debatable. Infact a highly organized matter itself requires a conscious approach or an intelligent manipulation of matter. Therefore, … Read more

SoHam Mantra, to expand Consciousness

Soham (सो ऽहम् so-ham) means “I am He/That” in Sanskrit and is used as a mantra to identify/connect oneself with the universe or ultimate reality. Combination of so-haṃ haṃsaḥ has also been interpreted as “I myself am … Read more

Mathematics of Atoms (Paramanu) in Rudram Chamakam

The 11th Anuvaka of Sri Rudram Chamakam (चमकम्) describes complex mathematics behind formation of different molecules by combination different number of atoms. Chamakam is a sanskrit hymn dedicated to Rudra (an epithet of Lord Siva), taken from … Read more

Dreams and Sleep explained in Prasnopanishad

Prasna Upanishad consists of six questions (prasnas) and their answers. It is also associated with the Atharva Veda Six students (Sukesha, Satyakama, Sauryayanee, Bhargava, Kabandhi) interested in knowing divinity or Brahman come to sage Pippalada and request … Read more