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Civilising the ‘Hindoo’ Savage : Part 4 – White Savior Selfie Complex

Civilising the ‘Hindoo’ Savage : Part 4 – White Savior Selfie Complex

when it comes to India, that white messiah complex is not just dominant, but the prevailing narrative. Just like the missionary David Livingstone who spoke of coming from a superior race to uplift heathen Africa with the Bible, this White Man’s Burden is the only allowed narrative with regards to Hindus. While the racist Hamitic [...]

August 2, 2018 Ranbir Singh Analysis/Insights, Archives, World Focus 0

‘We Are Spirits In The Monotheist World’ : Part One

‘We Are Spirits In The Monotheist World’ :  Part One

The concept of monotheism is taken to mean belief in just one god, deity, the creator. This is contrasted with polytheism which belief in many gods, as well as atheism which is denial of such a supernatural being. But is it just so simple? Has this monotheist narrative now spilled over into what we would [...]

May 12, 2015 Ranbir Singh Analysis/Insights, Archives, India 2

You Hindu ‘Idol’ Worshipper !!

You Hindu ‘Idol’ Worshipper !!

”Why do you worship an idol?” is a question frequently encountered by some Hindu’s. Another common question is, “Why do you worship a rock?” This is an excellent opportunity for a Hindu, or follower of Sanatana Dharma, to educate their momentary student of spirituality or religion. [...]

January 13, 2014 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives, Spirituality/Culture, Understanding hinduism 1

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

Perception and Presence come together in Hindu Art Exhibit

Perception and Presence come together in Hindu Art Exhibit

When we look at a painting or sculpture in Western society, we don’t expect it to look back, unless we happen to be in a Scooby Doo episode — jinkies! — or walking back and forth in front of one of those paintings with “creepy eyes” that seem to follow you anywhere in the room, [...]

October 30, 2012 HHR Spirituality/Culture 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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