IT DOES INTRIGUE ME!

When the ongoing tragedies of human sufferings do not get A line in the poetry of poets, A page in…

All About Hinduism

by Promod Puri Why are there so many gods and goddesses in Hinduism? Why worship an idol? Is going to…

POLITICS AND RELIGION IN US PRESIDENTIAL CEREMONIES

Is the Bible or other religious volumes have ritualistic values only on such occasions. Or they offer spiritual inspirations as well. Whatever the reason is, politics has a dependency on religion both for ritualistic functioning and spiritual guidance.

READING, THINKING AND WRITING INTERCONNECTED

History tells us there have been many wise people, especially saints with divine attribution, who did not go through a voluminous reading of books. But their minds did the reading.

A VISION OF 2021 AND BEYOND

As the year 2020 departs just at the moment clock hits midnight, we welcome the arrival of 2021. Two images…

It is A Yuga Of Plenty!

A roof over our heads, for some more roofs than their heads. Enough bottled or running water for our thirsts…

REMEMBERING POET SHAILENDRA

In simple words, poet Shailendra wrote great poetry with deepest thoughts, feelings, and emotions. His ‘shikva’ meaning complaint to God…

CUBANS ON THE STREET

Communists and Leftists all over the globe are fanatically in love with Cuba’s leadership. Their only source of information about this island nation is its propaganda machinery, an effective weapon of misinformation used by authoritarian rulers.

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…

Universal Totality

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

ELECTION REVEALS TRUE AMERICA

The current election in the United States of America has furnished quite a glimpse of its social behaviour and sentiments…

Shastras In Hinduism

While traversing along with its ritual, religious and spiritual landscape, we discover on top of it quite a meaningful spectrum…

Perceiving God

God is more than our mindset imagination of being a superhuman governing this universe.A brief and straightforward, but still far…

SWAMI AGNIVESH: A PROGRESSIVE HINDU CRUSADER

A man with a world vision of one humanity, he argued that people should be allowed full freedom of movement across borders through the elimination of passports and immigration laws.

Swing Like A Pendulum

People with a free mindset attitude swing like a pendulum. Passing through the Centre, they move to the social or…

WHY FEEL BORED?

Boredom is a very commonly expressed feeling even in this age when we have 24-hour entertainment at our convenience. There…

UNCLE-JI AND AUNTI-JI

Uncles and aunty’s designations have become popular among the younger generation of South Asians to address their parents’ friends or…

Her identity is biracial

I don’t accept Kamala Harris has to represent herself with Black identity only. Her real identity of being biracial is…

Two Overly Used Popular Sayings:

“BE POSITIVE”:In rational and balanced thinking we can’t ignore some negative facts in front of us.” “FORGET THE PAST, LIVE…

MY FIRST WRITING PEN MADE FROM A DRY TWIG

Handcrafted from a solid dry twig, with one end slightly chiselled and shaped like a nib. And the stem was smoothed to hold the Kalam.
For each word or few words to write, the Kalam received its ink while dipped into an inkpot. Together the pair was called “Kalam-dawaat,” that I used to carry with me to primary school. Often my school bag and my clothing got stains of the black ink.

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.

PASSING THROUGH RACIST PASSAGE OUR HISTORY FROM HINDOOS TO SOUTH ASIAN CANADIANS

Immigrants, especially from the “visible minority” communities, not only faced racial discrimination in most aspects of their lives in Canada, but they could also discern reflections of bigotry and segregation in their labelings.
In the early part of the twentieth-century immigrants from the Indian subcontinent were all classified as “Hindoos.”

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…

History Of Hinduism

The foundation of Hinduism possibly began                            …

RITUALS IN HINDUISM

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