Why it’s offensive to offer a lamb dinner to the Hindu god Ganesha

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Some nuggets of history

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Hinduism Is An Academy Of Sciences

Hinduism is an academy of sciences. It finds its dwelling in the realm of metaphysics besides accepting the environment of physical realities where most sciences reside. That is what distinguishes the ancient Indian sciences that these go beyond the empirical confines to explore and analyze the spiritual realities as well. Source: Hinduism Is An Academy … Continue reading Hinduism Is An Academy Of Sciences

Of babaism and babalog

Vishal Bheeroo

Jai ho! Swami Baba! We are a nation of baba log, Babaism, Sanju Baba, Baba Asaram, Baba Ramdev and teen naam wale Baba Ram Rahim Singh or Sathya (vachchan) Baba Sai ke naam Pe.  Quite a philmy Baba ki kahani! Our Ram Rahim Singh Baba must have watched Amar Akbar Anthony 100 times and borrowed inspiration from Manmohan Desai to get his name. You see Sir! No Naamkaran bas muft ka kharcha for me heard that he got some award for acting. Nautanki Saala!

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Our Babas are going political nowadays and hobnobbing with the power tonis is so happening in today’s time. Arre bhai! After all, it’s a matter of Khursi pe charcha and followers. What’s the point of accumulating degrees like Vada Pav when I can don an orange robe, make prophecies and keep a day every week for people to worship and fast in…

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Joy With Old Hindi Filmi Songs

By Promod Puri Living in Canada for the past 45 years, my nostalgic window often opens to the blissful sounds of popular Hindi filmi songs and music. From this retreat, the flights to the past are the pleasures of the present. In the voyage, tuning in on Aye mere pyaare vatan, aye mere bichhade chaman, … Continue reading Joy With Old Hindi Filmi Songs

Racism Exist Among And Within Ethnic Communities Also

by Promod Puri Despite its global image of being a tolerant society, racism, and bias towards major ethnic communities are still the rooted aspects of Canada. But the story does not end here. Ethnic communities in Canada also have mindset racist sentiments among themselves. Moreover, there exists bigotry and dislike within a single ethnic group. … Continue reading Racism Exist Among And Within Ethnic Communities Also

In Words Obama & Trump Speak Same

Ronald R. Krebs, University of Minnesota and Robert Ralston, University of MinnesotaSix months have passed since Donald Trump entered the Oval Office. His administration remains deeply understaffed. His legislative agenda is stymied. He has been active in issuing executive orders, but many are toothless, others are only in the early stages of undoing Obama policies … Continue reading In Words Obama & Trump Speak Same

Progressive Hindu Dialogue Among Top 20 Hindu Websites

Progressive Hindu Dialogue,which was launched only last year, has been selected one of the top 20 Hindu blogs on the web. Thanks all for your support. Following is the letter of recognition: Hi Promod, My name is Anuj Agarwal. I’m Founder of Feedspot. I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Progressive Hindu Dialogue … Continue reading Progressive Hindu Dialogue Among Top 20 Hindu Websites

Shabad In Gurbani by Bhagat Kabir

Kudrat ke sab bandey Source: Shabad In Gurbani by Bhagat Kabir

Positive Attitude Helps Beat Cancer

Meeting Ashok Bhargava,on right, after a couple of months was like welcoming a combating soldier returning home from a winning battle. Ashok, a long-time friend, is back on the track of his active and scholarly life after going thru several chemos for the treatment of his lymph cancer. Whereas, the doctors attending on him had … Continue reading Positive Attitude Helps Beat Cancer

Social Divinity And Hinduism

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Who Is Right: Atheists Or Believers In God  

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PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

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MODI Vs TRUMP

Whereas, Trump has stiff relationship with the media, Modi is steadily developing a controlling relationship with the media. promodpuri.com

Perception Of God

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Dharma, Karma & Moksha

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Self-love – not bans – will bring an end to Africa’s bleaching syndrome

Children as young as three internalise a bias against dark skin. Shutterstock Ronald Hall, Michigan State University To be black in the world today is to be stigmatised for having dark skin. To be light-skinned, on the other hand, is to be celebrated in line with western beauty standards. Black people not only experience this … Continue reading Self-love – not bans – will bring an end to Africa’s bleaching syndrome

MAN CREATED GOD OR GOD CREATED MAN

By Promod Puri God is the creation of man! Or man is the creation of God. Which one of these statements is right, and which one is wrong, or both right, or both wrong? One more question: if God is the creation of man, then is it an act of God as well? The creation … Continue reading MAN CREATED GOD OR GOD CREATED MAN

The planet is going to be dirtier while America tries to be "great" again.

Am I A Hindu In India

By Promod Puri I am a proud Canadian citizen. In this land of multi-cultural and multi-religious freedoms I am also a proud Hindu. But when I visit India I am not a Hindu. Because, I confess, many, many, many times I have eaten beef steaks. And that I am not “hiding” the fact that our … Continue reading Am I A Hindu In India

EASTER AND VAISAKHI: FESTIVALS OF NEW BEGINNING

By Promod Puri Easter is a celebration of resurrection of Jesus. It is on this day, Christians believe in the rise of Jesus Christ after his death and burial. And that means a new beginning. Since Easter (April 16) comes in the beginning of spring season, a symbolic connection can be ascertained with the coming … Continue reading EASTER AND VAISAKHI: FESTIVALS OF NEW BEGINNING

When We Shake Off Rituals From Religions

When we shake off rituals and customs from religions the same vibration of meaningfulness and spirituality can be realized in all of them. Rituals and customs only provide architecture to a religio… Source: When We Shake Off Rituals From Religions

Divinity In Thought

Induction of divinity in thoughts, words and deeds is cardinal part of any religious order. Source: Divinity In Thought

Hinduism Offers Management of Self & Society

By Promod Puri Seeking the divine spirit is a spiritual pursuit. And within that pursuit is the social aspects of the divinity which impact the Hindu mind to develop a personality of goodness. Divi… Source: Hinduism Offers Management of Self & Society

Meri Baat Aur Hai Maine To Muhabbat Ki Hai

Tum Mujhe Bhool Bhi Jaao To Ye Haq Hai Tumko Meri Baat Aur Hai Maine To Muhabbat Ki Hai Mere Dil Ki Mere Jazbaat Ki Keemat Kya Hai Uljhe Uljhe Se Khayalaat Ki Keemat Kya Hai Maine Kyun Pyar Kiya Tumse, Kyun Pyar Kiya In Pareshan Sawalaat Ki Keemat Kya Hai Tum Jo Yeh Bhi … Continue reading Meri Baat Aur Hai Maine To Muhabbat Ki Hai

Meditation With Sound Of Brewing Coffee

(The following excerpt is taken courtesy the New York Times) “Approach making your coffee the same way you approach meditating. Be completely here and now in the present moment, centering your attention exclusively on what you are doing and feeling. Being mindful of how you make your coffee shows you how to be mindful in … Continue reading Meditation With Sound Of Brewing Coffee

Dear love

Vishal Bheeroo

Dear Love,

It’s not the end of it. We don’t need to celebrate with flowers, chocolates, and perfumes that the world call Valentine Day to validate our love. Has our love become so cheap that goodies will fulfill our quest and define us? It’s the heart that matters. Silence expresses a myriad of feelings and emotions. I chose not to make out and swirl in the fiery passion of kissing and caressing your skin. Love needs no touch but conveyed through the eyes that express and stokes fire. 

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We are ordinary mortals yet timeless in the way we grow in love. We are not narrating a tale to boost sensual pleasure for the world to speak about us. Love is growth. As separate individuals, we attain the nirvan of love by blooming like red roses. It’s the tide that lifts the boats and the waves that sweep…

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A Glimpse of Black History in U.S.A

(Pic.Juvenile convicts at work in the fields, 1903. Library of Congress/John L. Spivak) What happened after slavery in the United States was abolished in 1865 Here’s how it worked. Black men – and sometimes women and children – were arrested and convicted for crimes enumerated in the Black Codes, state laws criminalizing petty offenses and … Continue reading A Glimpse of Black History in U.S.A

Costa Rica the World’s happiest Nation

Costa Rica is the most environmentally advanced and happiest place on earth, according to Happy Planet Index. In 1949, Costa Rica took a big gamble eliminating its army and investing military funds into health and education. The decision has paid off on numerous fronts. promodpuri.com promodpuri.blogspot.com

no one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark

by Warsan Shire no one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark you only run for the border when you see the whole city running as well your neighbors running faster than you breath bloody in their throats the boy you went to school with who kissed you dizzy behind the old … Continue reading no one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark

Assault on Sanjay Leela Bhansali: Law of jungle and upholding freedom of expression

Vishal Bheeroo

It’s an irony of a sort that, as Indians, we celebrated our Republic Day on January 26  and the next day, a blatant mockery of tolerance and freedom of expression, guaranteed by the Indian constitution unfurled in front of our eyes. It is appalling and disgusting how a terror outfit assaulted the pride of the Hindi film industry and one of our most brilliant filmmakers, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, treading with impunity to destroy his workplace, the sets of Padmavati. It is infuriating how freedom and tolerance are taking a toll.

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Yes, the culture of intolerance, I choose, to say it loud and clear, is being legitimately questioned when we see fringe elements roaming free and violating the rules of law of our great country. It’s the law of the blind, deaf and dumb when the system fails to protect its…

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GOD & KARMA

In the prayer to God lies the karma. Karma means action. From God one seeks to do the right action. Reaction will follow based on the Karma. That is the law of Karma. Harvest the fruit of good acti… Source: GOD & KARMA

POWER OF PROTEST

With massive parade of over half a million people in Washington the day after the presidential Inauguration, the spirit of democracy is still alive in the USA before Trump manipulates it. But in India it is showing signs of being out of breath. If democracy is not nurtured by dissent and protests then it gets … Continue reading POWER OF PROTEST

MERCY FOR SNOWDEN

MERCY FOR SNOWDEN:Only few hours are left, and President Obama still can exercise his benevolence to grant mercy to Edward Snowden who acted in the spirit of a whistle-blower to leak top-secrets of government surveillance programs. The very exposures led to reforms in government policies for which the credit goes to Snowden himself. He lives … Continue reading MERCY FOR SNOWDEN

Humility Is Obama’s Legacy

His contribution in American and world affairs may not be what was expected, but a legacy can be realized in his civility, humility, rationality and intellectualism in tackling issues. This is more than tick marking yes or no on a list of his promises and expectations. promodpuri.com  promodpuri.blogspot.com

My Companions In Solitude!

Yes, I have company in my lonely abode Just walking in, who are these folks Arriving and departing The door is open and revolving Let the guests come, as they wish Some offer bloom, others gloom Joining the pool of Memories, family, and friends Karmas’ notes and reports Complaints, compliances, and compliments Angst, anxiety, and … Continue reading My Companions In Solitude!

Meryl Streep Slams Trump At Golden Globes

"….who are we, and what is Hollywood anyway? It’s just a bunch of people from other places. I was born and raised and educated in the public schools of New Jersey. Viola was born in a sharecropper’s cabin in South Carolina, came up in Central Falls, Rhode Island; Sarah Paulson was born in Florida, raised … Continue reading Meryl Streep Slams Trump At Golden Globes

Versatile Actor Om Puri

Om Puri, who died January 5, was among the most talented and versatile actors in the Indian film world. Starting his film career in 1972, he belonged to the parallel cinema movement in the 80s which produced some of the most outstanding films exploring various aspects of the Indian society. Om Puri along with Amrish … Continue reading Versatile Actor Om Puri

A BRIEF UNDERSTANDING OF HINDUISM

By Promod Puri Why are there so many gods and goddesses in Hinduism? Why worship an idol? Is going to temple mandatory in the faith? What impact does the caste system have on Hindu society? Why do some rituals make perfect sense while others are so vague? What are the secular and diverse characters in … Continue reading A BRIEF UNDERSTANDING OF HINDUISM

Film Review: Dangal is master-piece of faction

Vishal Bheeroo

Film Review: Dangal

Producer: Aamir Khan Productions

Director: Nitesh Tiwari

Cast: Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra, Zaira Wasim and Suhani Bhatnagar, Ritwik Sahore and Girish Kulkarni

Rating: 4 stars

There is one man in the film industry who is in himself a brand for excellence and who rarely disappoints his audience who rightly expect sparks, be it at the ticket counter or in terms of aesthetic quality. No prize for guessing? Mr. Perfectionist, Aamir Khan. He simply takes Dangal to another level, playing Mahavir Singh Phogat that will set the bar to a soaring high in the display of such a mature character, wearing shades of ruthlessness as a father and expressing the pain conveyed in his eyes. It’s a fab act. A film like Dangal on sports and real life personalities will serve as a strong reference point in years to come through the helming of a…

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Super Salad, Trump, Mantras, Web Pages Highlights Of 2016

By Promod Puri Time flies. So was the year 2016. As the cliché goes “it seems only yesterday” when we ushered into 2016 with traditional exchange of greetings and a new set of resolutions. While the self-promises if achieved become milestones of the year, there are acts and feats of learning and acquiring new knowledge … Continue reading Super Salad, Trump, Mantras, Web Pages Highlights Of 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR:

In the spirit of exchanging New Year greetings we wish peace and happiness for all the humanity. As animals, plants, mountains, rivers, seas and everything visible and non-visible in this shared universe are all inter-connected and inter-dependent to each other, we seek peace and peaceful existence for all.Peace in all the cosmic environments influences peace … Continue reading HAPPY NEW YEAR:

Surreal:Word of the Year

"It’s a word that is used to express a reaction to something shocking or surprising, a meaning which is built into its parts: the “real” of surreal is preceded by the French preposition sur, which means “over” or “above.” When we don’t believe or don’t want to believe what is real, we need a word … Continue reading Surreal:Word of the Year

Billion $ Business of “Defence”

It is the business of arms and ammunition which is killing many more people worldwide than diseases or natural disasters. And once again the United States of America leads all other weapon-producing countries in 2015. It supplied the weapons of mass killing worth $ 40 BILLION mostly to the developing nations to meet their “defense … Continue reading Billion $ Business of “Defence”

Season’s Greetings

In the spirit of exchanging greetings with our friends and relative we also wish peace and happiness for all the humanity, and join together to bring along everybody so nobody is left out in our ce… Source: Season's Greetings

​ Does God Play Role In Our Karmas

Does God play a role in assigning karmas in an individual’s life? If He does then a karma can be classified as fate or a predetermined destiny. In that case our freedom to create events is ei… Source: Does God Play Role In Our Karmas

Racism Is More Than White,Black Or Brown

By Promod Puri Despite its global image of being a tolerant society, racism, and bias towards major ethnic communities are still the rooted aspects of Canada. Added to that, ethnic communities also have mindset racist sentiments among themselves. Moreover, some or most of them exercise bigotry and dislike within their own group. A recent poll … Continue reading Racism Is More Than White,Black Or Brown

Chandra Bodalia: The Man who Captures Smiles

By Promod Puri Chandra Bodalia is a living legend in the South Asian community of B.C. The man who has captured “a million smiles” in the last over 25 years thru his zest for clicks, has also captured the hearts of the community. Chandra-Bhai, as I affectionately call him, is an icon who is almost … Continue reading Chandra Bodalia: The Man who Captures Smiles

Cuba offers rum to pay off $276m Czech debt

  Cuba has come up with an unusual way to repay its multi-million dollar debt to the Czech Republic - bottles of its famous rum, officials in Prague say. The Czech finance ministry said Havana had raised this possibility during recent negotiations on the issue. Cuba owes the Czech authorities $276m (£222m), and if the … Continue reading Cuba offers rum to pay off $276m Czech debt

Would You Buy Banana Hanger As X-Mas Gift Item

By Promod Puri Ever since it was first introduced in the kitchen accessories section of departmental stores I am still debating to buy it or not. Over the last 10 years or more, when the object of my curiosity was first displayed as an innovative and somewhat bizarre item, it has been a challenge to … Continue reading Would You Buy Banana Hanger As X-Mas Gift Item

Poverty

"Poverty is not only measured in terms of lack of money but also in the lack of respect and dignity", Vidhu Vincent,producer Manhole,a documentary about scavengers in Kerala. promodpuri.com

Leader of the Free World

“We are dealing with a world – especially after the American election – which first needs to be sorted out", German Chancellor Angela Merkel seeking re-election, and if she wins she will be the "leader of the free world".

RELIGION HAS GUIDING ROLE IN POLITICS

By Promod Puri Whereas rituals, customs and traditions furnish symbolic and distinctive identity to a religion, the pathways to divinity which are paved with morals and ethics, are often debased by… Source: RELIGION HAS GUIDING ROLE IN POLITICS

The Shrinking World Of Leftists

Leftists, a.k.a Communists, are a strange breed of people. Highly educated, highly informed and intellectually persuasive in arguments and discussions. But they live in enclosed communities where their message of leftists’ agenda seldom trickles down to the masses for whom it is meant for. It just circulates among themselves. Leftists are rightfully critical about wrongs, … Continue reading The Shrinking World Of Leftists

FABRICATION OF FAKE NEWS

Fabrication of false or fake news and the circulation of it is the news on the information desk of those involved in the study of social media which is mostly responsible for its spread. In this age of internet as the major source of news gathering, Facebook gets most of the accusation followed by other … Continue reading FABRICATION OF FAKE NEWS

God’s Role In Fate

Does God play a role in assigning karmas in an individual’s life? If He does then a karma can be classified as fate or a predetermined destiny. In that case our freedom to create events is ei… Source: God's Role In Fate

He Fought To Uproot Caste System

Dr. Bhumirao Ramji Ambedkar was a fearless and dedicated soldier who fought to uproot casteism from the contaminated soil of India's social and religious culture.   Combating religious wrongs is more challenging than tackling other social, economic and political issues. Ambedkar was one of those rare personalities in the history of humankind who consciously ruffled with … Continue reading He Fought To Uproot Caste System

What Is Fate

Is fate real. Does fate play its role in our lives. Or is it just an imaginary judgement that life is steered by fate. "What is going to happen will happen is pre-determined by fate". Is it an expression of consolation, helplessness or just an inherent feeling to accept fate. The things we do are … Continue reading What Is Fate

MANUSMIRITI AND WOMEN

(From the book Hinduism Beyond Rituals, Customs And Traditions by Promod Puri) Since bias knows no boundaries, Manusmriti not only expounds the social distance between the upper and lower castes, but it also delineates the status of women by curbing their rights. It lists guidelines for men in selecting marriage partners and puts a stamp … Continue reading MANUSMIRITI AND WOMEN

WELCOME

promodpuri.com is the website of interesting, informative and thoughtful contents worth exploring and sharing. Enjoy. Defining and exploring Hinduism and articles on Religion, Politics, Human Interest Source: WELCOME

What does Trump have to do with the Hindu sacred syllable, om?

Republican nominee Donald Trump was recently invited to a fundraising event organized by a conservative group of Hindu Americans, the Republican Hindu Coalition. A poster from the event, which describes the group as “Hindus for Trump,” portrays the candidate in a posture much like that of a yogi in deep meditation. It shows Trump, face … Continue reading What does Trump have to do with the Hindu sacred syllable, om?

From The Pen Of Baba Bulleh Shah

Parh parh Alam te faazil hoya Te kaday apnay aap nu parhya ee na Translation: You read to become all knowledgeable But you never read yourself You read so many books to know it all, yet fail to eve… Source: From The Pen Of Baba Bulleh Shah

Why it’s easier for India to get to Mars than to tackle its toilet challenge

By Shyami V. Ramani In 2013, India became the fourth country in the world (after Russia, the United States and the European Union) and the only emerging nation to launch a Mars probe into space. Bu… Source: Why it’s easier for India to get to Mars than to tackle its toilet challenge

From The Pen Of Baba Bulleh Shah

Parh parh Alam te faazil hoya Te kaday apnay aap nu parhya ee na Translation: You read to become all knowledgeable But you never read yourself You read so many books to know it all, yet fail to eve… Source: From The Pen Of Baba Bulleh Shah

WORDS OF WISDOM:

“In the United States, we know what happens when we start dividing ourselves along lines of race or religion or ethnicity. It’s dangerous,” he said. Not just for the minority groups that are subjec… Source: WORDS OF WISDOM:

Museum Of Sikh History

By Promod Puri The place is called Virasat-E-Khalsa. It is also known as Khalsa Heritage Complex. But for the local and ordinary folks the unique monument in Anandpur Sahib near Chandigarh is simply known as "Ajuba". And it certainly is a wonder. With the help of latest in sound and information technology along with impressive … Continue reading Museum Of Sikh History

Hindu Swastika Exhibits Tolerance, Fortune and Auspiciousness

By Promod Puri Despite being stigmatized as Nazi emblem of anti-Semitic, hate and violence, Swastika, the world’s most recognized sign, represents an auspicious and sacred symbol in Hinduism. Swastika is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘svastika’ which simply means ‘lucky’. The geometric pattern of Swastika is believed to have its origin over 10,000 years ago … Continue reading Hindu Swastika Exhibits Tolerance, Fortune and Auspiciousness

Rituals

The pathways to divinity are infused with words of morality and ethics, principles and noble deeds. Rituals facilitate the walk The liberalism in Hinduism has encouraged a maze of ritual genesis. From religious point of view ritual is a symbolic and sacramental repetitive activity which provides manner and order in performing revered service. Rituals and … Continue reading Rituals

Significance of Om

It is indeed a subject of astronomical acceptance that from the very sound frequencies of Om the building blocks of the universe are evolved The myriad journey of Hindu divinity begins with a simple and pure sound of Om. Om is also spelt as Aum with subtle phonetic articulation. As per Hindu spiritual thinking, Om … Continue reading Significance of Om

Singer Jagjit Singh

By Promod Puri In his 40 years of entertaining and alluring singing career, late Jagjit Singh’s soft and “silky” voice created a vast following not only in India but among thousands of his fans settled all over the world as well. Jagjit Singh, who died in October 2011, created a niche for his thick-pitched but … Continue reading Singer Jagjit Singh

STUDIES IN HINDUISM:

In its antiquity, narratives and parables, philosophical depths, diversity in beliefs, rituals, myths and interpretations, the studies in Hinduism seem like a world of confusion and contradictions. But it is not. With open and liberal mind the exploration despite being adventurously bumpy, is extremely interesting and engrossing as well. Read more about Hinduism progressivehindudialogue.com promodpuri.com

Seeking Divine Spirit

ॐ भूर्भुवस्व: | तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यम् | भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि | धियो यो न: प्रचोदयात् Aum bhur bhuvah swah, tat savitur varenvam. Bhargo devasya dhimahi, dhiyo yo nah prochodayay. The four-part mantra is addressed to God (Aum) and the translation goes like this: Oh God, you are the giver of life, you can free us from all … Continue reading Seeking Divine Spirit

Hinduism: An Individual Experience

"Hinduism has no traditional ecclesiastical order, no centralized religious authorities, no governing body, no prophet(s) nor any binding holy book; Hindus can choose to be polytheistic, pantheistic, monistic, or atheistic. Within this diffuse and open structure, spirituality in Hindu philosophy is an individual experience". - Julius Lipner, author: Hindus: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices. Source: Wikipedia. … Continue reading Hinduism: An Individual Experience

Liberty from High Class

Swami Vivekanand: "Why amongst the poor of India so many are Mohammadens? It is nonsense to say that they were converted by the sword. It was to gain liberty from Zamindars and Priests....." (Collected Works- Vol. 8- Page 330). More on Hinduism Progressivehindudialogue.com promodpuri.com promodpuri.blogspot.com

Stupidity Not Covered by ObamaCare

One issue ObamaCare can’t cover is the stupidity of Donald Trump and his likes including “Hindus For Trump”. Source: Stupidity Not Covered by ObamaCare

In Quito, the world meets to discuss the future of cities

“In Quito, Ecuador, at 2,850 metres above sea level, up to 50,000 people are gathering to discuss the future of the world’s cities. Where do we put the three billion extra people who wi… Source: In Quito, the world meets to discuss the future of cities

Welcome

Progressive Hindu Dialogue is an initiative to explore, recognize and advance the rational, liberal and progressive nature of Hinduism. It is also a forum to debate the symbolic aspects of Hinduism… Source: Welcome

Why Idol Worshiping

Image formation is a very natural trait in human psychology. In our conscious state all our feelings, ideas and impulses manifest images. The genesis of an image is a cognitive imagination influenc… Source: Why Idol Worshiping

SIGNIFICANCE OF IDOL WORSHIPPING IN HINDUISM

Image formation is a very natural trait in human psychology. In our conscious state all our feelings, ideas and impulses manifest images. The genesis of an image is a cognitive imagination influenc… Source: SIGNIFICANCE OF IDOL WORSHIPPING IN HINDUISM

Trump And The Law Of Karma

It seems the law of karma has started playing heavily on Donald Trump. Ever since the presidential race started in February, Trump has been generating extreme racists controversies against minoriti… Source: Trump And The Law Of Karma

The Good & Bad In Rituals

Some rituals have rationales, explanations and acceptable interpretations. But there are others which are meaningless, vague and disconnected. These exhibit indignation, confusion and even disgrace… Source: The Good & Bad In Rituals

History Of Hinduism

Excerpt from Hinduism Beyond Rituals, Customs And Traditions Hinduism has de-emphasized the period of its origin. Instead, it has taken a philosophical route which is cyclical rather linear. It doe… Source: History Of Hinduism

Rituals Are Part of Hinduism’s Portfolio

Ritual of worship is not only a devout service but meditative expression of reverence for a faith or deity as well.  Being its key part a religion without its procedural customs and practices canno… Source: Rituals Are Part of Hinduism's Portfolio

A journey of self-discovery

By Purva Grover, Founder & Editor- The Indian Trumpet, Dubai, UAE   Often, we’re not introduced to religion, rarely are we given a choice to pick one. Born in a Hindu family, you follow Hindu… Source: A journey of self-discovery

All About Hinduism

Why are there so many gods and goddesses in Hinduism? Why worship an idol? Is going to temple mandatory in the faith? What impact does the caste system have on Hindu society? Why do some rituals ma… Source: All About Hinduism

MANUSMRITI IS ILLEGAL

“When India got Independence and Ambedkar being the principle author of the nation’s constitution and holding the law portfolio in the cabinet, Untouchability was declared unlawful. After cen… Source: MANUSMRITI IS ILLEGAL

Some nuggets of history

May 8, 2016 edition By Aditi Garg Some say Hinduism is the oldest religion in the world and one that is still widely followed. Others say it is more than a religion, a way of life, as those following other religions also practice yoga in one form or the other. It is not just about … Continue reading Some nuggets of history

Welcome

Progressive Hindu Dialogue is an initiative to explore, recognize and advance the rational, liberal and progressive nature of Hinduism. It is also a forum to debate the symbolic aspects of Hinduism… Source: Welcome

Rituals

The pathways to divinity are infused with words of morality and ethics, principles and noble deeds. Rituals facilitate the walk The liberalism in Hinduism has encouraged a maze of ritual genesis. From religious point of view ritual is a symbolic and sacramental repetitive activity which provides manner and order in performing revered service. Rituals and … Continue reading Rituals