The growing phenomena of Christian yoga is not only cultural appropriation, it reveals more serious considerations for Hinduism and Sanatana Dharma. While it is certainly true that Christians can practice yoga, I am not aware of any Christian theology regarding yoga. Yoga, as a word or practice, has no etymology in the [...]
It's Friday, the 13th today. The most dreaded day and number. Around the world there are umpteen stories, myths and superstitions are prevalent surrounding the number 13. It is considered to be extremely unlucky in most of the cultures. But that is the Western way of looking at it. Do you know how the Eastern [...]
“Before patriarchal times, Friday the 13th was considered the day of the Goddess. It was considered a day to worship the Divine Feminine that lives in us all and to honor the cycles of creation and death and rebirth.”
But before Christianity came along, Friday the 13th was "a very powerful day for feminine energy and [...]
Communities are deprived of livelihood by bans on their traditional arts. Has the elite ever protested? Had the fever-pitch anxiety about a four-day meat ban, in deference to the Jain community’s Paryushan, remained confined to TV anchors and the handpicked chatterati who appear on TV debates, one would have ignored it as another passing storm [...]
Pankaj Mishra, a novelist and essayist, internationally acclaimed too is again back with his anti-India and anti-Modi rhetoric in New York Times, which misses no opportunity in bashing every Indian thing. Pankaj Mishra is known for bashing every Indian thing, as he has internalized the Western viewpoints about India in such a manner that a [...]
Under the leadership of Bill and Hillary, the Democratic Party moved away from their traditional base of support, the working class, already in the 1990’s, to embrace Wall Street, Big Pharma, Fossil Fuel Industry, and the War Machine. They figured the left had nowhere else to go.
Bill and Hillary began the deregulation of Wall Street, [...]
. Through disease, warfare, broken treaties, the Native Americans suffered demographic catastrophe. Christian missionaries helped by the state enforced European-American culture on the indigenous people via boarding schools where the children were forced to forget their language, culture and gods, all in the name of ‘progress’.
Children were usually immersed in European-American culture through appearance changes [...]
In India's case we have William Dalrymple, a complete social misfit in his own native land, so he decided to transplant himself in the same manner which bubonic plague once ravaged Europe by hitching a free ride on fleas infesting rats. Dalrymple has suddenly become the spokesperson on what he calls Hindu 'extremism' when he [...]
"[Many filmmakers] see their jobs as being missionaries for Christianity, and film is their missionary tool. Fear is a missionary tool."
—Hector Avalos [...]
Based on a number of requests to explain the basics of Eastern philosophies in English for those daunted by the sheer volume of foreign terms, I have attempted to present a simplified summary of basic concepts in one document. I’m only a student myself, so I assume all responsibility for any inaccuracies in the following [...]