Ruminations on Vedic Philosophy


Shabda Blog serves as a good complementary medium to the books published by Shabda Press. It was started originally to provide long-form answers to questions that could not fit into the simple question and answer format that we continue to use on Shabda Forums. It serves as a resource about Vedic philosophy for those who may not know enough to read books, but might be searching for specific topics online.

The blog has proven valuable to many readers who like to explore short and focused topics on Vedic philosophy before they dive into books. Through these blogs we also explore topics that are currently not covered in any book. Almost every major book had a precursor blog post and several of the ideas that are elaborated later in books (for example, The Yellow Pill and Mystic Universe) originally were published as blog posts.

The posts on the blog are currently authored by Ashish Dalela. As he continues to write new books, interesting material that can be summarized in a blog post is often extracted and published here.

In an earlier incarnation, the blogs were open to comments by readers, but now they are not. We request comments, questions, and discussions on the Shabda Forum. This is because of several reasons. First, discussions on Forums remain searchable for everyone; others who might have the same questions can therefore find them. Second, there is a single consolidated place to look for all the discussion activity; the comments under each blog post tended to remain obscure. Third, the use of plugins for commenting (to avoid spam) tend to slow the user experience and insert unwanted trackers into your browser, which follow you wherever you go, and are a bane for your privacy. We don’t want to be a party facilitating that tracking.

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