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US scholar flays Indian education system

US scholar flays Indian education system

American scholar David Frawley, considered a “vedic teacher”, on Friday sparked a row after he criticised Indian education system for not “extensively” teaching students about “ancient India”. He also drew objection from the member secretary of the Indian Council for Historical Research (ICHR) Gopinath Ravindran to his observation that there was a lack of proper [...]

April 4, 2015 HHR Archives, India 0

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 0

‘In consumerism the consumer is ultimately the consumed’ – David frawley

‘In consumerism the consumer is ultimately the consumed’ – David frawley

David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) speaks at the first Vedic Knowledge Integration Forum at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm about the law of Yagya sacred offering in the practice of Yoga. [...]

November 4, 2014 HHR Archives, HHR Videos 0

Narendra Modi and Barack Obama : A New Vision for Both India and World Hinduism

Narendra Modi and Barack Obama : A New Vision for Both India and World Hinduism

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United States brought about many glowing statements from the American government, both about Modi and about India. These included productive meetings with President Barack Obama, Vice-President Joe Biden, and Secretary of State John Kerry, who were quite elated with Modi’s visit. The camaraderie extended to Bill and Hillary [...]

October 7, 2014 Vamadev Shastri Analysis/Insights, Articles 0

Esoteric Hinduism and Western Esoteric Traditions

Esoteric Hinduism and Western Esoteric Traditions

Global Esoteric Traditions Esoteric, mystical, and occult traditions have been widely connected worldwide as far back as we can trace their history. These often secret teachings cross over realms of healing, astrology, alchemy, Yoga, mantra, and meditation, emphasizing internal practices to raise our awareness to higher states of consciousness. They have been also important in [...]

September 20, 2014 Vamadev Shastri Archives, Indigenous/Pagan Voice, Spirituality/Culture 2

Is Hinduism a Monotheistic Religion ?

Is Hinduism a Monotheistic Religion ?

There has been a considerable debate extending from recent centuries to current interfaith dialogues as to whether Hinduism is a monotheistic religion, and if so whether Hinduism can perhaps be included among the great monotheistic traditions of the world.  This question of Hinduism and monotheism reflects certain preconceptions that should be carefully examined. First is [...]

August 26, 2014 Vamadev Shastri Spirituality/Culture 0

Majid Khan to Dharam Dass : Returning back to my ancestral roots

Majid Khan to Dharam Dass : Returning back to my ancestral roots

I grew up in a Muslim household. My dad is Muslim and my mum was a Hindu who converted to Islam. I was forced to go to the mosque and learn about Islam but I never really could take to it . Initially I tried my best to appreciate it but as time went on [...]

January 31, 2014 HHR ReBorn Again Hindus 2

Hindu In A Western Body ? The Steps Ahead

Hindu In A Western Body ? The Steps Ahead

I began with a study of India based and primarily Hindu yogic teachings at a young age.  I examined different paths of Yoga and Vedanta through several modern gurus, and took up various related meditation practices, much like what many Hindus in India usually do. Later after traveling to India, it became evident to me [...]

January 30, 2014 Vamadev Shastri Spirituality/Culture 0

Arise Arjuna

Arise Arjuna

The world, perhaps as usual, is in a state of crisis. Yet unlike previous crises, which were local in nature, the fate of the globe itself is now at stake, not only humanity but all life on Earth is threatened.  And in this extremity no nation has yet arisen as a defender of the Truth [...]

October 9, 2013 Vamadev Shastri Analysis/Insights 0

Towards a New Dharmic Vision of Humanity

Towards a New Dharmic Vision of Humanity

The Meaning of Dharma Dharma is perhaps the key term for the great spiritual traditions of India and East Asia, Hindu and Buddhist, whether relative to their understanding of the outer world of nature or the inner realm of consciousness. It is the basis of India’s vast and diverse culture and its deep commitment to [...]

April 30, 2013 Vamadev Shastri Spirituality/Culture 0
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