Our Eastern Philosophy talks / discussions are based on the Vedic texts of ancient India, the
oldest, and perhaps the largest literary work known to man. Veda is divided into many sections, the Four
Vedas, the Puranas, the Sutras, etc. These texts reveal knowledge related to astronomy, art, holistic health
care, martial arts, yoga, mathematics and many other departments of knowledge.
Our talks and presentations
on Vedic philosophy leave plenty of room for debate and discussion. Even if somebody
doesn't agree with certain ideas or concepts, we enjoy a good debate in the group
The most important subject of wisdom is the spiritual knowledge relating the jivas (living
beings) to the Supreme and to the material world they find themselves in. The essential question for all
beings is: 'what is the purpose of life?'
above: Sukadeva Goswami
approached by a great king just before the speaking of the 18,000 verse Bhagavata Purana
The Vedas describe that there is an intelligent force that animates the world, and this force is
the energy of a powerful and intelligent being. We see the products of human intelligence everyday. But that
very thing that we are using to make these observations (our own physical body) is itself a fantastic and
complex facility that came from somewhere.
The purpose of life for all living entities in this world is to re-establish their forgotten relationship with this Being. According to Vedic thought,
there is samsara, the cycle of repeated birth and death. According to ones karma based on actions
from the past, especially from previous lives, one finds himself in his present situation. The living being in
the human form of life has his free choice: to advance spiritually, or not to do so. According to how one
decides to live his life, he (or she) determines his future situation. And the end goal of Vedic thought is
what? Actually, it's to develop love. As it is said 'Love God and love your neighbour'.
On Inisrath Island and in Dublin we have a team of practitioners of
Vedic spirituality who are happy to share what they've learned over the past 15, 20 or 30
years of their own practise. They'll answers questions on the nature of reality according to
the Vedic and Vaishnava understanding, if you ask them. You may be surprised to find a
spiritual path with a deep philosophy that is clear and to the point, and
not vague, fanatical or sectarian.
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