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In Indian wisdom tradition, only those aphorisms of Vedic Saṃhitas like Puruṣasūkta, Nāsadīyasūkta etc. were considered philosophical, which discussed 'consciousness'. In Greek philosophy, though there were thinkers like Thales, Anaximander etc. before Socrates, who pondered over the fundamental constituents of universe, however, the commencement of Greek philosophical history is deemed to have started from the time of Socrates, because for the very first time he turned the philosophical thinking from matter to soul by saying 'know thyself.Thus, in both eastern and western philosophies, the concept of 'consciousness'(ātmā) was significant in the field of philosophy.
Divine vibrations permeate the entire universe with the arrival of Paryushan. Every year, we celebrate Paryushan by observing rituals and austerities, but every ritual is a means to an end, not the end itself.
Soul substance (jīva dravya) is ubiquitous but unseen. Driving force within each one of us, it has been, since time immemorial, a subject matter of research by philosophers, religious leaders and laity. Still, ambiguity and misconceptions prevail as regard its real nature.
Shri Lalluji Maharaj being sick in Surat requested Shrimadji for Samadhi Maran. In reply, Shrimadji wrote the famous letter of six fundamental truths, and inspired Lalluji Maharaj not to fear death.
The concept of awareness as defined above is related to indirect cognition, particularly perceptual cognition, of Jainism. The mind establishes contact with the external world through senses. The sense signals are communicated to brain and than contact are made with mind.
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