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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

HHR Video : This Varanasi Lawyer Has Been Practising in Sanskrit For 38 Years

HHR Video : This Varanasi Lawyer Has Been Practising in Sanskrit For 38 Years

Acharya Shyamji Upadhay, a lawyer from Varanasi has been arguing and drafting his legal cases in Sanskrit, the ancient Indian language. Acharya Shyamji Upadhay, a lawyer from Varanasi has been arguing and drafting his legal cases in Sanskrit, the ancient Indian language. While many believe that Sanskrit is a dead and defunct language, Upadhyay refuses [...]

April 28, 2016 HHR Archives, HHR Videos, Spirituality/Culture 0

Assault on India : The Partitioning of Hinduism

Assault on India : The Partitioning of Hinduism

The once expansive Bharata (India) is shrinking.  What was once a great cultural land mass extending possibly from near ancient Persia eastward to Southeast Asia and possibly as far south as various South Pacific islands is literally becoming smaller as a geographic land with the emergence of or partitioning of India exemplified through the creation [...]

March 29, 2016 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives 0

Modi govt to unveil 10-year plan for Sanskrit revival, to introduce it in IITs,

Modi govt to unveil 10-year plan for Sanskrit revival, to introduce it in IITs,

Central panel wants it made optional subject in IITs, NITs, science and commerce colleges. Revival of old Sanskrit schools, new Ved pathshalas, CBSE- like Sanskrit Board, revision of Sanskrit textbooks being evaluated. The Modi government, in its efforts to popularise Sanskrit, is moving beyond symbolism like ‘Sanskrit week’ and is unveiling a 10-year perspective plan [...]

March 28, 2016 HHR Archives, India 0

Devavani—Light on Sanskrit

Devavani—Light on Sanskrit

Sanskrit is often referred to as the language of the Devas. But is this really true? Certainly the antiquity of Sanskrit is not in question, as there is little doubt that the vibrational and sound model for Sanskrit is considerably old, as Sanskrit as a language is traced back to at least the Brahmi script[i], [...]

October 29, 2015 HHR Archives, Spirituality/Culture 0

HHR Video : Mumbai family upholds its love for Sanskrit language

HHR Video : Mumbai family upholds its love for Sanskrit language

A family in Mumbai, India decided to adopt Sanskrit as their day to day language when they were having their first child. And since the last 10 years they all talk at home only in Sanskrit, In the interview the mother said – “we have always received positive response from people, never negative. In the [...]

August 9, 2015 HHR HHR Videos 0

‘Favoring Sanskrit’- What the Detractors Don’t Quite Get

‘Favoring Sanskrit’- What the Detractors Don’t Quite Get

Hariḥ Om. There has been some uproar about the Government’s decision to have Sanskrit taught in Kendriya Vidyalaya schools in place of German. The common argument is that in this more connected world we should accommodate foreign languages. But we already have- it’s called ‘English’, the official language of India. However, the matter at hand [...]

November 23, 2014 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives 0

Sanskrit : A Language of ‘Controversy’

Sanskrit : A Language of ‘Controversy’

Some sixty to forty years ago, the Jan Sangh, precursor of the BJP, was 100% in favour of the replacement of English with a native language. Because the Constituent Assembly had opted (by a single vote) for Hindi rather than Sanskrit as the “link language”, it became a pro-Hindi party, but in their hearts many [...]

August 14, 2014 Dr Koenraad Elst Analysis/Insights, Archives 0

Sanskrit Speech spoken in the British Parliament

Sanskrit Speech spoken in the British Parliament

Pt Shri Madhava Turumella Sharma gives a speech in Sanskrit in British Parliament at the recent launch of British Board of Hindu Scholars [...]

July 25, 2014 HHR HHR Videos 0

Sanskrit finally goes Hip in Indian Parliament

Sanskrit finally goes Hip in Indian Parliament

Sanskrit was the new cool on social media on Wednesday after three cabinet ministers were seen taking oath as members of Parliament in the ancient language. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti and Health Minister Harsh Vardhan took oath in Sanskrit as members of the 16th Lok Sabha. But were they [...]

June 5, 2014 HHR Archives, India 0