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The Hindu Concept of Time : Part One

The Hindu Concept of Time : Part One

In general, the Eastern understanding of time is very subtle, and perhaps is only matched by some of the most recent theories of modern science. That time is relative, is well recognized, and the fact that the scale of time need not be the same everywhere is acknowledged. The time of the Gods for example, [...]

September 7, 2017 Guest Author Analysis/Insights, Archives, Hinduism and the World of Science, Spirituality/Culture Comments Off on The Hindu Concept of Time : Part One

Video : Understanding Yoga through its Hindu Origins

Video : Understanding Yoga through its Hindu Origins

Yoga Teacher Sri Louise explaining the cultural appropriation and secularization of Yoga in the West by breaking it from its Hindu roots.. [...]

July 19, 2017 HHR Archives, HHR Videos, Spirituality/Culture, World Focus Comments Off on Video : Understanding Yoga through its Hindu Origins

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

Are we living inside a cosmic computer game? Elon Musk echoes the Bhagwad Gita

Are we living inside a cosmic computer game? Elon Musk echoes the Bhagwad Gita

When a tech billionaire and hard-headed pragmatist seems to reprise the ancient Indian concept of maya, or illusion, it’s time to shut up and pay attention. When the film The Matrix was released in 1999, its central premise, that the world is not what it seems to be, appeared to reprise the ancient Indian concept of [...]

October 6, 2016 HHR Archives, Hinduism and the World of Science Comments Off on Are we living inside a cosmic computer game? Elon Musk echoes the Bhagwad Gita

The Ancestors: Secret Doorway to Health and Healing.

The Ancestors: Secret Doorway to Health and Healing.

In fact, Yoga/Hinduism is one of the few (if not only major tradition) surviving to this day that still highly favors honoring one’s ancestors. While it is somewhat understandable as to why the modern mind would ask the question, ‘what is the value of honoring the ancestors?’ In reality, the answer to this [...]

September 21, 2016 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives Comments Off on The Ancestors: Secret Doorway to Health and Healing.

Chakras within the Vedas : Stopping Scholarly Distortion of Vedic Teachings

Chakras within the Vedas : Stopping Scholarly Distortion of Vedic Teachings

There has been commentary by some scholars that the concept of chakras is a relatively new phenomenon within Hinduism; and there appears to be an implication that chakras were not known to the Vedic tradition. Regrettably, this appears to be part of a continuing effort to redefine Hinduism, and to imply that Dharmist do not [...]

February 12, 2016 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives Comments Off on Chakras within the Vedas : Stopping Scholarly Distortion of Vedic Teachings

Anti-Hindu Bias in Early Scholarly Work

Anti-Hindu Bias in Early Scholarly Work

A book review and critical analysis. The purpose of this paper is to explore the authenticity of a biased religious attitude pertaining to the Indian civilization, in particular religious teachings, by western scholars; and to review these works. In addition, looking at an older and a more modern work will provide a review and an [...]

December 30, 2015 Guest Author Analysis/Insights, Archives Comments Off on Anti-Hindu Bias in Early Scholarly Work

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

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 Comments Off on Devavani—Light on Sanskrit

No Beef Eating in Hinduism : Time to end the mischief

No Beef Eating in Hinduism : Time to end the mischief

LAST week I wrote about a group that was determined to prove that Hindus had always killed cows since the Vedas had allowed it. To support their assertions, practically every Sanskrit shloka has been mistranslated in order to fit into the theory. I spent five years looking at translations when I wrote my dictionaries on [...]

October 9, 2015 HHR India Comments Off on No Beef Eating in Hinduism : Time to end the mischief