Wednesday 22nd November 2017,
Hindu Human Rights Online News Magazine

All posts by

The Myth of the Hindu Right

The Myth of the Hindu Right

In media accounts today, particularly in India, it seems that any group which identifies itself as Hindu or tries to promote any Hindu cause is quickly and uncritically defined as ‘right-winged’. In the Marxist accounts that commonly come from the Indian press, Hindu organizations are routinely called fundamentalists, militants or even fascists. This may be [...]

April 8, 2013 Vamadev Shastri Analysis/Insights 1

Does the Rig-Veda Mention Reincarnation or not ? : Part 2

Does the Rig-Veda Mention Reincarnation or not ? : Part 2

Pandit Vamadev Shastri shows how western academics and Indologists lack the insight to the deeper meanings behind Vedic Symbolic Language used in the Vedas to come to their conclusions. The Twofold Modern Denigration of the Vedas: Historical and Spiritual The nineteenth era marked a twofold assessment of Vedic culture that arose from western scholars and [...]

April 4, 2013 Vamadev Shastri Analysis/Insights, Archives 2

Solar Power and the Gayatri Mantra

Solar Power and the Gayatri Mantra

Solar Energy Within and Without The Vedas worship the Sun, Surya, as the source of light for the entire world. But for the Vedic people, light is not a material force but a power of life, love and intelligence. Nor is the Sun a distant entity unrelated to us. It has a presence on Earth [...]

September 27, 2012 Vamadev Shastri Spirituality/Culture Comments Off on Solar Power and the Gayatri Mantra

A Hindu View on Drug Use and Abuse

A Hindu View on Drug Use and Abuse

Drug addiction is arguably a social problem encouraged by the greater artificial life-style of our culture. It reflects a deeper seated weakness in our cultural life-style connected to a lack of spirituality and introspection.Hindu Dharma offers an inner technology of yoga, mantra and meditation for accessing higher states of consciousness, peace and happiness without [...]

August 19, 2012 Vamadev Shastri Spirituality/Culture 1

Vedic Astrology and Marriage Compatibility

Vedic Astrology and Marriage Compatibility

A brief insight into Vedic Astrology and Marriage Compatibility in the modern age. [...]

July 11, 2012 Vamadev Shastri Spirituality/Culture Comments Off on Vedic Astrology and Marriage Compatibility

Destiny, Heaven & Hell in Hinduism

Destiny, Heaven & Hell in Hinduism

Destiny, Heaven & Hell in Hinduism [...]

June 15, 2012 Vamadev Shastri Archives, Spirituality/Culture Comments Off on Destiny, Heaven & Hell in Hinduism

Hinduism, Not Simply a Monotheistic Religion

Hinduism, Not Simply a Monotheistic Religion

Hinduism is not simply another monotheistic religion, as a few groups seem to be implying today. [...]

May 13, 2012 Vamadev Shastri Analysis/Insights 4

Evolution : A Hindu Perspective

Evolution : A Hindu Perspective

Evolution and Science Modern science recognizes an evolution of form in the world of nature as the dominant movement of life. It notes how the bodies of different creatures adapt over time, becoming more complex and sophisticated through succeeding generations, with new species arising that demonstrate important advances in structure and function over what went [...]

May 10, 2012 Vamadev Shastri Spirituality/Culture 1

A Hindu View on Drinking Alcohol

A Hindu View on Drinking Alcohol

What is the Hindu view of alcohol consumption? Hinduism is a spiritual tradition that is not based upon mere faith or belief but upon an understanding of dharma, the natural laws behind the universe. So the question for Hindus is how does the use of alcohol fit in with its sense of dharma and how [...]

May 6, 2012 Vamadev Shastri Understanding hinduism 5

Yogic Ecology and Mother Earth..

Yogic Ecology and Mother Earth..

For the Hindus the Earth is sacred as the very manifestation of the Divine Mother. She is Bhumi Devi, the Earth Goddess. One of the reasons that Hindus honor cows is that the cow represents the energies and qualities of the Earth, selfless caring, sharing and the providing of nourishment to all. Hindu prayers are [...]

April 30, 2012 Vamadev Shastri Dharmic Ecology 1