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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 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

Hinduism Under Assault: Appropriation and a New Model for Conversion.

Hinduism Under Assault: Appropriation and a New Model for Conversion.

The growing phenomena of Christian yoga is not only cultural appropriation, it reveals more serious considerations for Hinduism and Sanatana Dharma. While it is certainly true that Christians can practice yoga, I am not aware of any Christian theology regarding yoga. Yoga, as a word or practice, has no etymology in the [...]

January 15, 2017 Guest Author Analysis/Insights, Archives, The Yoga Snatchers Comments Off on Hinduism Under Assault: Appropriation and a New Model for Conversion.

The Dharma Civilization Foundation’s Strategic Retreat

The Dharma Civilization Foundation’s Strategic Retreat

On 5-7 February 2015, the Dharma Civilization Foundation (DCF) organized a brainstorm conference called “Strategic Retreat” in SVYASA outside Bengaluru. Coming in the first year of the reputedly Hindu government of Narendra Modi, it could not but serve as an occasion for guiding and correcting the thought informing the present policies. The organizers themselves had [...]

March 18, 2015 Dr Koenraad Elst World Focus Comments Off on The Dharma Civilization Foundation’s Strategic Retreat

Satsang: what it really means

Satsang: what it really means

“The company of the great is very difficult, even inaccessible, but it is infallible.” (Narada Bhakti Sutras. 39) Literally speaking, “sat” means truth, and “sang” means to be associated with. Satsang in Hinduism usually refers to a gathering of spiritual aspirants, and participating is such gatherings is meant to lead to tremendously greater progress than [...]

March 12, 2015 Rajesh Patel Analysis/Insights Comments Off on Satsang: what it really means

Interview with David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri)

Interview with David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri)

David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) who recently was given the Padma Bhushan award from the government of India is interviewed in this video by India’s National Channel Doordarshan. In this candid interview he speaks intensely about his understanding of vedas, shastras and upanishads, he even explains his love for India and it’s enviable culture and [...]

January 27, 2015 HHR HHR Videos Comments Off on Interview with David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri)

Divine Shakti Slaying the Demons of Monoculture

Divine Shakti Slaying the Demons of Monoculture

O gracious One, whatever there is in this world, of things which have and are without motion, from Supermind to an atom, owes its origin to and is dependent on Thee, Goddess. Thou art the Original of all the manifestations; Thou art the birthplace of even us, the gods; thou knowest the whole world, yet [...]

September 25, 2014 Tina Sadhwani Archives, Shakti Unveiled : The Dawn of the Goddess Comments Off on Divine Shakti Slaying the Demons of Monoculture

The Way of Dharma

The Way of Dharma

In evolving standards of conduct and shaping values, we have to take into consideration the variety and complexity of human life and nature. The Dharma, at once religious law of action and deepest law of our nature, is not, as in the Western idea, a creed, cult or ideal inspiring an ethical and social rule; [...]

May 12, 2014 HHR Archives, Spirituality/Culture Comments Off on The Way of Dharma

Time for India’s Rebirth

Time for India’s Rebirth

Western society today believes only in “exploitation,” “expansion,” “efficiency,” “competitiveness”—and seeks to transform its members into unthinking cogs in a huge Machine. We will certainly find some remarkable individuals here and there, but the mass is left to live from day to day, with, now and then, the luxury of a fit of depression, when [...]

October 25, 2013 HHR Spirituality/Culture 1

The Shiva Linga

The Shiva Linga

The sexual symbolism of Tantra, like the subject of sexuality in general, has always engaged the human mind. The modern mind seems to be obsessed with it as well. Many people into Tantra, as well as most of the scholars who write on it, seem unable to move beyond the physical suggestions of these symbols [...]

May 12, 2013 Vamadev Shastri Understanding hinduism Comments Off on The Shiva Linga