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India history and geography
Supreme Reality refers to the “infinite, eternal, absolute spirit”.—From the Puranas all classes of Indian people learn from their very childhood that behind all the diversities of this vast world system there is one Supreme Reality, which is infinite, eternal, absolute spirit; which has no such definite name, form and attribute as we can conceive of, but which is the sole ultimate source, ground and substratum of all names and forms, of all the diverse orders of living and lifeless existence of this boundless universe, of all the wonderful powers, wisdom and qualities which we find manifested in the world of our experience.
The Saura Purana devoted to the worship and glorification of Shiva holds him to be the Supreme Reality, the religion preached by this Purana is Shaivism.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Full-text (+12): Shaiva-siddhanta, Yogasadhaka, Supreme Spirit, Vijneya, Nirmukta, Gunanirmukta, Shuddhabodha, Sushanta, Nirvriti, Mayamala, Malavivarjita, Avastha, Dvidha, Nirguna Brahman, Mahagauri, Sambhogadeha, Svaccha, Anamaya, Amanaska, Kshetrajna.
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Vedic influence on the Sun-worship in the Puranas (by Goswami Mitali)
Part 7 - Sūrya (the Supreme Reality) < [Chapter 2 - Salient Traits of the Solar Divinities in the Veda]
Mandukya Upanishad (Gaudapa Karika and Shankara Bhashya) (by Swami Nikhilananda)
Mandukya Karika, verse 4.88-89 < [Chapter IV - Alatashanti Prakarana (Quenching the firebrand)]
Mandukya Karika, verse 4.100 < [Chapter IV - Alatashanti Prakarana (Quenching the firebrand)]
Mandukya Karika, verse 4.42 < [Chapter IV - Alatashanti Prakarana (Quenching the firebrand)]
Vivekachudamani (by Shankara)
Consciousness in Gaudapada’s Mandukya-karika (by V. Sujata Raju)
The nature of Reality for the Awakened Jīva < [Chapter 3: A Study of Māṇḍūkya Kārikā: Āgama Prakaraṇa]
The three levels of knowledge < [Chapter 6: A Study of Māṇḍūkya Kārikā: Alātaśānti Prakaraṇa]
The Yoga of non-contact (Asparśa-Yoga) < [Chapter 5: A Study of Māṇḍūkya Kārikā: Advaita Prakaraṇa]
Mimamsa interpretation of Vedic Injunctions (Vidhi) (by Shreebas Debnath)
Chapter 9.3j - According to the Śābdāparokṣatvamanaḥkaraṇatvavāda
Chapter 9.3a - The Category and Nature of Śravaṇavidhi
Rudra-Shiva concept (Study) (by Maumita Bhattacharjee)
2. Monotheistic Idea In The Vedic Pantheon < [Chapter 1 - Introduction]
2.31. Śiva as Kapālin < [Chapter 6a - The Epithets of Rudra-Śiva]