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What’s up with the ‘dot’ on the forehead ?

What’s up with the ‘dot’ on the forehead ?

What’s up with the ‘dot’ on the forehead, the worshiping of cows, the worshiping of idols and the polytheism? Is Yoga a Hindu practice, is the word ‘Hindu’ a proper term, and what’s up with the caste system?” Individuals asking these questions are usually not used to a religious tradition that has been maturing for [...]

February 4, 2013 Sean Bradrick Understanding hinduism Comments Off on What’s up with the ‘dot’ on the forehead ?

The significance of the Lotus

The significance of the Lotus

If you look at the images of Hindu deities, you will see that many of them are depicted as sitting on a lotus. The image of Sarasvati shown above is one such example. Numerous references to the lotus can be found in the Vedas, Upanishads, Puranas, slokas, kathas and other ancient Hindu literature. In yoga, [...]

February 4, 2013 Ranbir Singh Understanding hinduism Comments Off on The significance of the Lotus

Hindu Religious Quotes on Abortion

Hindu Religious Quotes on Abortion

Hindu scriptures and tradition from the earliest times have condemned the practice of abortion, except when the life of the mother is in danger. Hindu scriptures refer to abortion with the terms garbha batta (womb killing) and bhrUNaghna (killing the undeveloped soul or embryo slayer). Hinduism has traditionally taught that a soul is reincarnated and [...]

October 12, 2012 HHR Understanding hinduism 3

The Hindu view of ‘Scriptures’

The Hindu view of ‘Scriptures’

A man of true knowledge who has attained enlightenment, has the same use for all the scriptures as one has for a small reservoir of water in a place flooded on all sides (Bhagavad Gita 2:46) What does the Gita mean by this verse? This verse actually demonstrates some very important points about Hinduism with [...]

September 26, 2012 Rajesh Patel Understanding hinduism Comments Off on The Hindu view of ‘Scriptures’

Hindu Identity :To Be or Not To be ?

Hindu Identity :To Be or Not To be ?

Some Hindus these days think we should stop using the Hindu label as an identity because its origins are foreign. Regretfully even some Hindu gurus and swamis have joined the fray by also expressing their reservations about its feasibility for the Hindu community worldwide. However, on closer reflection any idea of ditching the term ‘Hindu’ [...]

August 23, 2012 Rajesh Patel Understanding hinduism 2

Spiritual Lessons for Hindu leadership in Temples and Organisations

Spiritual Lessons for Hindu leadership in Temples and Organisations

Very important video for Hindus running temples and even Hindu Organisations [...]

August 19, 2012 HHR Understanding hinduism Comments Off on Spiritual Lessons for Hindu leadership in Temples and Organisations

Krishna !! Please come down and Help Me !!!

Krishna !! Please come down and Help Me !!!

Often we hear this refrain that the state of affairs is so bad at present that we need an Avatar to descend into the cesspool of humanity and uplift it to a new level. We Hindus have developed a habit of justifying our own inactivity by citing the above words of Lord Sri Krishna from [...]

August 17, 2012 HHR Understanding hinduism Comments Off on Krishna !! Please come down and Help Me !!!

Why did Krishna choose Arjuna instead of Karna,Drona or Bhishma ?

Why did Krishna choose Arjuna instead of Karna,Drona or Bhishma ?

Out of Karna,Drona ,Bhisma and Arjuna, It's Arjuna who stands out from the four as the hero who future generations of Hindus admire the most. The other three are remembered as tragic heroes. Their names are not associated with the same awe and respect as that of Arjuna. They all met sad deaths on the [...]

August 10, 2012 Rajesh Patel Archives, Understanding hinduism 13

Lord Krishna : A Big Troublemaker and Warmonger ?

Lord Krishna : A Big Troublemaker and Warmonger ?

Was lord Krishna just a warmonger and a 'Hindu' trouble maker ? Was he unfair and biased in the way that he dealt between the Pandavas and Kauravas? Were his war ethics, which involved a disregard for the pre-ordained rules of warfare, justifiable? [...]

August 9, 2012 Rajesh Patel Understanding hinduism 2

Dr David Frawley’s: Bangalore lecture on ‘Pluralism Within Hinduism’

Dr David Frawley’s: Bangalore lecture on ‘Pluralism Within Hinduism’

Dr David Frawley’s: lecture on ‘Pluralism Within Hinduism' The 10th Rev. Dr. Stanley Samartha Memorial Lecture by the Bangalore Initiative for Religious Dialogue (BIRD) Bangalore [...]

July 10, 2012 HHR Understanding hinduism 3