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The Art of Misquoting Hindu Texts

The Art of Misquoting Hindu Texts

We often see people casually repeating some verses from Veds and other Hindu texts. Often in Indian Cultural events abroad, it’s quite popular to repeat lines like ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ and ‘Ahinsha Parmo Dharma’, They are said as part of speech to show the inclusiveness of all culture and race, plurality and non-violent nature of India [...]

July 21, 2016 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives 0

Sri Aurobindo and the Gita

Sri Aurobindo and the Gita

Of all Indian scriptures, the Bhagavat Gita has likely been the one most commented on. India’s sages, yogis, philosophers, thinkers have, as a rule, regarded it a sacred duty to add theirs to the long list of commentaries on these eighteen brief chapters from the Mahabharata—a mere 700 slokas which have left the deepest of [...]

April 15, 2015 HHR Analysis/Insights 0

Ahimsa: Examining non-violence

Ahimsa: Examining non-violence

Ahimsa is an important teaching within the Indian tradition. It has also been a term eagerly embraced by many new-age and metaphysical systems throughout the world.  Resulting in almost a placatory mentality toward certain types of action, which is also fueled by misinterpretations of Gandhi’s nonviolent resistance to the British occupation of India.  While ahimsa [...]

November 21, 2013 HHR Analysis/Insights 0