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Western Monoculture and Hindu Pluralism

Western Monoculture and Hindu Pluralism

The Spread of the Monoculture Western civilization, in spite of claims to support diversity, is promoting a worldwide monoculture—the same basic values, institutions and points of view for everyone—which it calls ‘globalization’. Western commercial culture with its pursuit of markets and commodities eliminates all true culture, which is based on quality, not quantity. It creates [...]

July 18, 2013 Vamadev Shastri Analysis/Insights 0

What’s up with the ‘dot’ on the forehead ?

What’s up with the ‘dot’ on the forehead ?

What’s up with the ‘dot’ on the forehead, the worshiping of cows, the worshiping of idols and the polytheism? Is Yoga a Hindu practice, is the word ‘Hindu’ a proper term, and what’s up with the caste system?” Individuals asking these questions are usually not used to a religious tradition that has been maturing for [...]

February 4, 2013 Sean Bradrick Understanding hinduism 0

Spiritual Secrets in Hindu Sacred Imagery

Spiritual Secrets in Hindu Sacred Imagery

Sri Ramakrishna was one day taunted by a sceptic that the Kali he worshipped at Dakshineshwar was only a slab of black stone carved into a bizarre female figure and decked with glittering trinkets. The saint was taken aback. So far he had not cared to see the sacred icon in its supreme spiritual splendour. [...]

October 11, 2012 HHR Spirituality/Culture 0
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