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Is the Bhagavad Gita a War Manual?

Is the Bhagavad Gita a War Manual?

In recent times such a criticism has often been made of the Bhagavad Gita, that it contains material that exhorts or exalts war, and worse, that it is a type of ‘war manual’ in the mode of the Chinese ‘Art of War’. But such a view can come only by a cursory reading, without reference to [...]

July 18, 2017 Guest Author Analysis/Insights, Archives, Spirituality/Culture Comments Off on Is the Bhagavad Gita a War Manual?

On the Bhagavad Gita

On the Bhagavad Gita

Reams have been written on this enigmatic work, one of Hinduism’s core sacred texts and perhaps the greatest contribution to world literature on human spirituality. Often though the Gita ( more properly, the Bhagavad Gita, to distinguish it from other similarly named works such as the Vyadha Gita, Rama Gita, Devi Gita, Ganesha Gita etc, [...]

July 2, 2017 Guest Author Spirituality/Culture Comments Off on On the Bhagavad Gita

Upholding Dharma

Upholding Dharma

The Kurukshetra war was on in full swing, and as it progressed, the losses for the Kauravas increased. Duryodhana began to suspect that Bhishma’s loyalty to the Pandavas had resulted in his fighting half heartedly. Accused of being disloyal to the side he was fighting on, Bhishma got angry. He told Duryodhana that he would [...]

June 14, 2016 HHR Archives, Hindu Wisdom 4

Mahabharat takes Indonesia by storm

Mahabharat takes Indonesia by storm

Indonesia is mesmerised by the dubbed version of Mahabharat, the Indian television series, which has even spawned a spinoff reality show where Arjuna selects the winner from 14 beautiful women Gaggles of hijab-clad women, many with young children in tow, swarmed outside the closed gates of an auditorium in Taman Mini, a popular recreational park [...]

December 22, 2014 HHR Archives 1

British Army Given a talk on the Bhagavad Gita

British Army Given a talk on the Bhagavad Gita

On this auspicious and historic occasion, Acharya Dhruv Chhatralia gives a 3.5 hour non-stop talk on the Bhagavad Gita to seven different regiments of the British Army without taking a single break. Over 5,000 years ago ShreeKrushna spoke the Bhagavad Gita to Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. On 15 March 2014, Acharya Dhruv Chhatralia [...]

March 26, 2014 HHR Spirituality/Culture 2

A Hindu Lawyer’s Inner Guilt : A Career over Dharma ?

A Hindu Lawyer’s Inner Guilt : A Career over Dharma ?

Alcoholics and other addicts refer to it as a moment of clarity. As I stood in the police cell amidst a cacophony of sound and rising nausea the unlikely effects of such a ‘moment of clarity’ washes over me. Here I stood in a London Police station in the early hours of Sunday morning looking [...]

January 23, 2014 HHR Spirituality/Culture Comments Off on A Hindu Lawyer’s Inner Guilt : A Career over Dharma ?

Arise Arjuna

Arise Arjuna

The world, perhaps as usual, is in a state of crisis. Yet unlike previous crises, which were local in nature, the fate of the globe itself is now at stake, not only humanity but all life on Earth is threatened.  And in this extremity no nation has yet arisen as a defender of the Truth [...]

October 9, 2013 Vamadev Shastri Analysis/Insights Comments Off on Arise Arjuna

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