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Bhagavad Gita

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 0

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 0

What would a Hindu justice mean for the Supreme Court ?

What would a Hindu justice mean for the Supreme Court ?

President Obama has narrowed his list of potential Supreme Court nominees to about six names, our colleagues on The Post politics staff report. One jurist in the running, whose name has been floated for the Supreme Court starting almost immediately after Justice Antonin Scalia’s death, would make history: Sri Srinivasan would be the first Hindu [...]

March 13, 2016 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives Comments Off on What would a Hindu justice mean for the Supreme Court ?

Indian judge in US top court; swears on Bhagavad Gita

Indian judge in US top court; swears on Bhagavad Gita

It was a red-letter day for Srikanth ‘Sri’ Srinivasan, 46, as he was formally sworn in as judge for the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.His moment of glory was witnessed by his family and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s family. He was sworn-in and with his hand placed on the [...]

February 17, 2016 HHR Archives, World Focus Comments Off on Indian judge in US top court; swears on Bhagavad Gita

De-colonization As De-contextualization: Why The ‘Cultural Appropriation’ Argument Is Not About Yoga

De-colonization As De-contextualization: Why The ‘Cultural Appropriation’ Argument Is Not About Yoga

To my chagrin and dismay, self-appointed defenders of oppressed cultures who cast contemporary western yoga as the second coming of the East India Company have attached themselves to the fabric of yoga discourse with the stubborn persistence of a burr on a sock. Consequently, perfectly serviceable yoga programs are now at risk of being run [...]

December 26, 2015 Guest Author Archives, The Yoga Snatchers Comments Off on De-colonization As De-contextualization: Why The ‘Cultural Appropriation’ Argument Is Not About Yoga

‘We Are Spirits In The Monotheist World’ : Part One

‘We Are Spirits In The Monotheist World’ :  Part One

The concept of monotheism is taken to mean belief in just one god, deity, the creator. This is contrasted with polytheism which belief in many gods, as well as atheism which is denial of such a supernatural being. But is it just so simple? Has this monotheist narrative now spilled over into what we would [...]

May 12, 2015 Ranbir Singh Analysis/Insights 2

MP Daniel Mookhey sworn in on Hindu religious text the Bhagavad-gita in Australian first

MP Daniel Mookhey sworn in on Hindu religious text the Bhagavad-gita in Australian first

A new Upper House MP in New South Wales has become the first politician to be sworn in to an Australian parliament on the Hindu religious text, the Bhagavad-gita. Daniel Mookhey, 32, was chosen by the Labor party to fill the casual vacancy created by Steve Whan’s unsuccessful tilt at a Lower House seat in [...]

May 12, 2015 HHR News updates Comments Off on MP Daniel Mookhey sworn in on Hindu religious text the Bhagavad-gita in Australian first

Remembering Swami Chinmayananda

Remembering Swami Chinmayananda

“Swami Chinmayanda was an exemplary teacher – clear, convincing and with a lot of humour. On one of his Jnana Yajnas I took notes and wrote a long article for a German magazine. Later I gave its English translation to him. Swami Chinmayananda read through it and acknowledged that I had conveyed the teaching well, [...]

May 5, 2015 HHR Archives, Spirituality/Culture Comments Off on Remembering Swami Chinmayananda

Indian-American Vivek Murthy is US’s youngest surgeon-general, takes oath on Gita

Indian-American Vivek Murthy is US’s youngest surgeon-general, takes oath on Gita

WASHINGTON: At about the same time the death of a farmer in New Delhi brought the capital’s attention on farm suicides, a young Indian-American was invoking with gratitude the Indian roots of his success in the United States: his agriculturist grandfather’s resilience and sacrifice that led his parents emigration and his own remarkable achievement in [...]

April 25, 2015 HHR World Focus Comments Off on Indian-American Vivek Murthy is US’s youngest surgeon-general, takes oath on Gita

Why Western Women Embrace Hinduism ? Part 1

Why Western Women Embrace Hinduism ?  Part 1

Since time immemorial there have been strong and influential Western women who have been drawn to and been inspired by Hinduism, and who have taken up the mantle of Hindu Dharma, becoming great leaders, swaminis, and gurus as keepers and vanguards of this ancient culture. Today one can witness thousands of Western women turning vegetarian, [...]

March 7, 2015 HHR Spirituality/Culture 1