News And Views

News with views is a different story. But a selective pick of news and reading it with mindset views add … More

The Essence Of Hinduism Lies On Just Two Very Basic Principles

In its theology, Hinduism generated a range of systematic ideologies covering various studies in ethical and metaphysical perceptions. Within these profound discernments, Hinduism’s outstanding feature is the doctrine of “Purusarthas,” advocating four complementary engagements in an individual’s life.

MY PASSION WITH IRONING

Taking advantage of the Black Friday shopping bargains at Walmart, we bought a long overdue ironing board. Till now, we … More

Universal Totality

The universe is a totality, indivisible; it is an organic whole. The parts are not separate, we are all existing … More

HINDU DEVOTIONAL PRACTICES

Besides the devotional practices at dedicated places like temples, home, or public shrines, a striking and environmental sensitive and gratifying feature of Hindu worshipping practices and reverence is the deification of natural landmarks like rivers, lakes, mountains, plants, and animals.

RIG VEDA: HE KNOWS, PERHAPS He DOES NOT KNOW

Who really knows?
Who will here proclaim it?
Whence was it produced?
Whence is this creation?
The gods came afterward,
with the creation of this universe.
Who then knows whence it has arisen?
Whence this creation has arisen—
perhaps it formed itself, perhaps it did not
the one who looks down on it, in the highest heaven,
only He knows or perhaps He does not know.
even, only He knows – or perhaps He does not know.
– Rig Veda 10:129, translation: Wendy Doniger O’Flaherty, Author, Indologist, and Sanskrit Scholar.

Buddhist and Hindu philosophies help us see clearly, act wisely in an interconnected world

Indian thinkers have been reflecting on interconnectedness for more than two millennia. I study Indian philosophy, and I believe this diverse tradition offers rich and timely insights about how people might better understand global interconnectedness today and act more wisely.

Equality And Duality are Themes In Hindu Mantra:

ॐ पूर्णमदः पूर्णमिदं पूर्णात्पुर्णमुदच्यतेपूर्णश्य पूर्णमादाय पूर्णमेवावशिष्यते ॥ “ Om purnam adah purnam idampurnat purnam udachyatepurnasya purnam adayapurnam evavashishyate”. An ideological … More

RITUALS IN HINDUISM

  The liberalism in Hinduism has encouraged genesis of rituals. Over its long history, rituals generated to build up a … More

Joys of Fiji Travels

The following travelogue was written back in 2010 when I visited Fiji, a cluster of islands in the South Pacific … More

DO WE NEED ARMIES

Armies are meant to defend leaders who create wars to engage the armies and arouse nationalism and patriotism by generating … More

MY BOOK ON HINDUISM

From rituals to murti-puja, mantra and metaphysics, karma and moksha, to meditation and yoga, and all its recreational aspects like … More

MANUSMRITI AND WOMEN

Since bias knows no boundaries, Manusmriti not only expounds the social distance between the upper and lower castes, but it … More

LIVING IN THE PRESENT

By Promod Puri This brief article is inspired by widely acclaimed Vancouver-based spiritual writer Eckhart Tolle’s “Power of Now.” It … More

SUN GOD

While most Hindu deities are revered thru their symbolic medium of murtis, the sun god is worshiped not only as … More

The Trees Told Me So

The Trees Told Me So by Purva Grover My rating: 5 of 5 stars An enjoyable And Stimulating Reading By … More

DIWALI MUBARAK

DIWALI MUBARAK is my choice of greetings on the happy occasion of Diwali, the universal festival of lights. In the picture … More