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Maulana Kalbe Sadiq on Hindu Dharma

Maulana Kalbe Sadiq on Hindu Dharma

On September 21st, 2013, Maulana Kalbe Sadiq was honored by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar at the Art of Living International Center in Bangalore, India. He addressed the evening gathering and strongly denounced violence saying, “Anyone who kills the innocent cannot be a Muslim.” He also shared that when he accidentally found that many verses in [...]

March 13, 2016 HHR Archives, HHR Videos 0

Is Hinduism a Religion or a Way of Life ? Its Both and Much More

Is Hinduism a Religion or a Way of Life ? Its Both and Much More

It’s becoming popular to say that Hinduism is not a religion but simply “a way of life”, or not a spiritual tradition but a cultural phenomenon…like the current yoga trend in America. This helps Hinduism keep a sort of cult status which is incorrect. Hinduism is hardly a cult. Many Hindus do not know enough about their own Hindu [...]

July 15, 2015 Sean Bradrick Spirituality/Culture 0

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 0

Hinduism: Religion or Way of Life?

Hinduism: Religion or Way of Life?

ISN’T HINDUISM SIMPLY A WAY OF LIFE?” This is a question I am frequently asked at satsang gatherings. It invariably makes for spirited discussion, as there is avid interest and a lively diversity of opinion. Years ago, Swami Chinmayananda, founder of Chinmaya Mission, gave a dramatic lecture on the subject . Here are key excerpts: [...]

April 18, 2015 HHR Analysis/Insights 0

Homosexuality and Hinduism: Beware of alien Christian morals

Homosexuality and Hinduism: Beware of alien Christian morals

“[Many Hindus] claim that having a liberal and enlightened attitude towards homosexuality means that we are giving in to Western influence and values. It is always intriguing when we hear uninformed people speak of homosexuality as a form of colonialism. Aren’t they aware of the apparent contradictions? Of all the institutions we have inherited from [...]

April 11, 2015 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives 0

Musings on Hindutva

Musings on Hindutva

In the past decade, Hindutva and Hindutvadis have come under a lot of fire. This write-up is an attempt to clear some of the fog on why it happens, and some remedial measures against it. To begin with, in an Indian Supreme Court judgment delivered in 1995, it was ruled that “Ordinarily, Hindutva is understood [...]

March 6, 2014 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives 2

Is Hindu Dharma good and Hindutva bad?

Is Hindu Dharma good and Hindutva bad?

“When Germany is Christian, is India Hindu?”  got amazingly good response with thousands of facebook likes. However, some readers felt I made a mistake by not distinguishing between good, tolerant Hinduism, which is a private belief, and bad, intolerant Hindutva, which stands for the ‘communal agenda of an extreme right Hindu party’ that wants to [...]

February 25, 2014 HHR Analysis/Insights 0

The Five Faces of Shiva

The Five Faces of Shiva

Yogeshwar/Shiva,  the lord of yogis, is commonly known throughout the world, but the five faced Shiva and associated teachings remains somewhat amystery to students of spirituality.  While the teachings regarding the five faces are somewhat expansive, there is a great deal one can learn from the five faces as they contain numerous lessons and fulfill [...]

December 8, 2013 HHR Understanding hinduism 1