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Non-Dualism: The basic philosophy of most schools of Hinduism, Buddhism, and the Indo-European Tradition

Non-Dualism: The basic philosophy of most schools of Hinduism, Buddhism, and the Indo-European Tradition

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 [...]

October 14, 2016 Guest Author Analysis/Insights, Archives 0

BBC’s Hindu Bashing report on ‘Caste’

BBC’s Hindu Bashing report on ‘Caste’

At 7:10am BBC Radio 4 broadcasts the religious affairs programme ‘Sunday’, appropriately named because that is the day on which it is aired. Now in this programme we have this delightful installment: “The National Council of Churches in India will hold a day of protest next week against the country’s discriminatory caste system. It follows [...]

August 8, 2016 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives, Hindu Phobics 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

Esoteric Hinduism and Western Esoteric Traditions

Esoteric Hinduism and Western Esoteric Traditions

Global Esoteric Traditions Esoteric, mystical, and occult traditions have been widely connected worldwide as far back as we can trace their history. These often secret teachings cross over realms of healing, astrology, alchemy, Yoga, mantra, and meditation, emphasizing internal practices to raise our awareness to higher states of consciousness. They have been also important in [...]

September 20, 2014 Vamadev Shastri Archives, Indigenous/Pagan Voice, Spirituality/Culture 2

The Siamese Twins of Atheism and Christianity

The Siamese Twins of Atheism and Christianity

While atheism and Christianity may seem at polar opposites in mainstream discourse, the reality is that they are actually singing from the same hymn sheet when it comes to Hindus. The denigration of Hindu civilisation and culture to which the western world owes so much is enacted with the standard neocolonialist and racist mindset which [...]

January 18, 2014 Ranbir Singh Atheist Irrationalism 1

Does doing yoga make you a Hindu?

Does doing yoga make you a Hindu?

For many people, the main concern in a yoga class is whether they are breathing correctly or their legs are aligned. But for others, there are lingering doubts about whether they should be there at all, or whether they are betraying their religion.Farida Hamza, a Muslim woman living in the US (pictured above), had been [...]

November 21, 2013 HHR Archives, News updates 0

Western capitalism is looking for inspiration in eastern mysticism

Western capitalism is looking for inspiration in eastern mysticism

iN HIS 1905 book, “The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism”, Max Weber credited the Protestant ethic with giving rise to capitalism. Now it sometimes seems as if it is the Buddhist ethic that is keeping capitalism going. The Protestants stressed rational calculation and self-restraint. The Buddhists stress the importance of “mindfulness”—taking time out [...]

November 17, 2013 HHR Analysis/Insights 0

The Genius of the Hindu Mind: From Zero to Mars

The Genius of the Hindu Mind: From Zero to Mars

The outburst by India’s leading rationalists over K Radhakrishnan’s visit to the famous Lord Venkateswara temple in southern India needs to be examined. Radhakrishnan is chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisationand the head of India’s space agency, in fact the man responsible for launching that nation’s mission to the planet Mars. It is said [...]

November 11, 2013 Ranbir Singh Archives, Atheist Irrationalism 0

Bodh Gaya: A Hindu Response

Bodh Gaya: A Hindu Response

Buddhist petitioners have successfully filed a case at the Indian Supreme Court seeking to overturn the Bodh Gaya Temple Act of 1949. That legislation had enabled a shared Hindu and Buddhist management of Bodh Gaya. Nehru sponsored this consensus arrangement in order to roll back the Saivite Mahant’s, until then, exclusive control over temple administration. [...]

October 28, 2012 HHR India, News updates 0

Buddha : The Great ‘Caste’ Reformist ?

Buddha : The Great ‘Caste’ Reformist ?

Dr Koenraad Elst explores the truth behind the often made claim that Buddha was a caste reformist [...]

May 28, 2012 Dr Koenraad Elst Analysis/Insights, Archives 0