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Hindu Perspective

  • In search for scientific proof of reincarnation: Dr Ian Stevenson (1918-2007)

    In search for scientific proof of reincarnation: Dr Ian Stevenson (1918-2007)

    From the time in our childhood when we first learn about death, that most unsettling truth of life, the question and curiosity of the afterlife arises; what has happened to the person who has died? Does anything of that person survive in one form or…
    - 2 Apr 17, 3:41pm -
  • Friendship overcoming religious fanaticism – A true story from multicultural London

    Friendship overcoming religious fanaticism – A true story from multicultural London

    Nadia and Reena grew up in the East London borough of Newham, and were best friends who had known each other since the tender age of 6. Nadia was a Muslim and Reena was a Hindu. Growing up, and they often played at one another’s homes. Through thei…
    - 25 Mar 17, 9:08pm -
  • A Tale of Two Neighbours & the Mysteries of Karma

    A Tale of Two Neighbours & the Mysteries of Karma

    There once lived a great yogi named Gorakhnath, an enlightened soul, who had experienced all the great truths of life, death and the Divine. He lived a simple life, revelling in the unparalleled bliss that only enlightened soul’s experience, and ha…
    - 12 Mar 17, 5:26pm -
  • A more positive story

    A more positive story

    Some time back, I wrote about a few experiences where I got mocking reactions for expressing some visible signs of being a practising Hindu from a section of “modern Hindoos”, who are simply unaccustomed to see young Hindus actually striving to…
    - 1 Jan 17, 11:15pm -
  • The symbolism of the Churning of the Ocean

    The symbolism of the Churning of the Ocean

    One of the most famous stories of Hinduism is that of the Great Churning of the Ocean by the Devas and Asuras (Gods and Demons) in the quest for the Nectar of Immortality. This tale has deeper dimensions, capturing insights into the nature of existen…
    - 31 Aug 15, 4:03pm -
  • The Patel agitation – a Patel’s perspective

    The Patel agitation – a Patel’s perspective

    Many Patels in Gujarat are agitating for Other Backward Caste status, in order to access the same “Reserv­ation” benefits as Scheduled Castes, Schedules Tribes and Other Backward Castes. Reservations are a quota based form of affirmative action…
    - 30 Aug 15, 7:24pm -
  • Media mischief mongering over Church attacks in India

    Media mischief mongering over Church attacks in India

    Lets be clear. All attacks on schools, places of worship and sexual violence deserve condemnation and punishment. However the vivid media depictions of these isolated incidents as attacks religiously or politically motivated – even before police in…
    - 14 May 15, 2:15am -
  • Education system in Pre-British India (by Ram Swarup)

    Education system in Pre-British India (by Ram Swarup)

    Ancient India was celebrated for its learning all over civilized Asia and Europe. Metatheses (ca. 302 BC) was struck by the depth of this learning during his mission to the court of Chandragupta. Fa-hien, the famous Chinese traveller (399-413 D) spen…
    - 4 May 15, 6:00pm -
  • The Somnath Temple

    The Somnath Temple

    For sheer grandeur and exuberance – the Akshardham Swaminarayana Temple complex is the largest temple in the Indian state of Gujarat. However – for history, spiritual significance and emotional bonds that Hindus carry, Somnath is by far the most…
    - 2 May 15, 8:28pm -
  • Rao Tula Ram Ahir (1825 – 1862) – Biography of a heroic freedom fighter

    Rao Tula Ram Ahir (1825 – 1862) – Biography of a heroic freedom fighter


    - 23 Apr 15, 3:08pm -

Hindusim Today Magazine

  • Where Is Hinduism Heading? An Appeal from the Editors to Update Our Hindu Megatrends

    Where Is Hinduism Heading? An Appeal from the Editors to Update Our Hindu Megatrends

    SourceKAUAI, HAWAII, May 24, 2019 (HPI): Way back in 1992 Hinduism Today developed a list of 12 Megatrends (and 8 Minitrends) ("source" above) focusing on the continuing evolution of Sanatana Dharma. Megatrends is a term coined by futurologist John N…
    - 1 day ago, 24 May 19, 1:50pm -
  • Masters of Memory: How the Ancients Learnt the Vedas Perfectly

    Masters of Memory: How the Ancients Learnt the Vedas Perfectly

    SourceINDIA, May 23, 2019 (Indian Express): Students today have it tough. There is an extremely competitive atmosphere, endless hours of lessons and tuitions, and pressure all around. But just imagine the plight of ancient Indian students thousands…
    - 1 day ago, 24 May 19, 1:50pm -
  • Daily Inspiration
    SourceEach work has to pass through these stages--ridicule, opposition and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood. -- Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902)
    - 1 day ago, 24 May 19, 1:48pm -
  • Blessing for First Stone of Shiva Temple

    Blessing for First Stone of Shiva Temple

    SourcePORTUGAL, May 16, 2019 (Noticias de Portugal, Google translated from Portuguese): A religious ceremony of blessing of the first stone of what will be the future Temple of Shiva, designed by the professor and architect Troufa Real, who is overse…
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 19, 2:07pm -
  • World Hindu Council of America to Hold Threads 2019 Conference in Boston November 1 to 3

    World Hindu Council of America to Hold Threads 2019 Conference in Boston November 1 to 3

    SourceNATICK, MASSACHUSETTS, May 23, 2019 (Press Release): The World Hindu Council of America is pleased to announce THREADS 2019, a unique conference with one audacious goal: To tell the story of the Hindu American. It is a conference which focuses…
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 19, 2:07pm -
  • Daily Inspiration
    SourceKarma is movement in the mind. When the mind remains motionless, there is no karma. -- Satguru Siva Yogaswami (1872-1964), Sri Lankan mystic
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 19, 2:06pm -
  • Temple in Chatsworth, Hardest Hit by Storm, to be Rebuilt

    Temple in Chatsworth, Hardest Hit by Storm, to be Rebuilt

    SourceSOUTH AFRICA, May 21, 2019 (Rising Sun): The Umhlatuzana Hindu Temple suffered extensive damages during the recent torrential rain, which ripped through the community, causing massive destruction. The temple, situated next to the Umhlatuzana Ri…
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 19, 2:31pm -
  • Daily Inspiration
    SourceTake up one idea. Make that one idea your life--think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success; this i…
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 19, 2:31pm -
  • Brazen Thieves Steal $15K in Gold from Atlanta Temple
    SourceATLANTA, GEORGIA, May 20, 2019 (AJC): [HPI note: temple management should take note of this incident; similar thefts have occurred elsewhere in the US. Vigilence is needed, especially not to allow one unknown person or group to be in the main s…
    - 5 days ago, 20 May 19, 3:19pm -
  • Daily Inspiration
    SourceJust as the memory of each detail of your yesterday has flowed through you, so does intellectual knowing eventually flow through the life of the person who contains it, as a thing of only temporary value. -- Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (192…
    - 5 days ago, 20 May 19, 3:19pm -

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Hindu Expressions

  • Who is a Bhakti saint?
    In order to answer this question, we will first take a look at the simpler question, “Who is a saint?” and then simply add the element of bhakti to the answer. As my reference, I am selecting the discussion between Garuda and Kakbhushandi in the…
    - 3 Nov 13, 10:22am -
  • In a temple: Rituals vs. Devotion
    If journalists are asked by their boss to visit a temple and find out whether attendants are performing a non-devotional ritual or an act of pure devotion, why would this task be scary for them? Because both events would probably be occurring simulta…
    - 2 Aug 13, 2:18pm -
  • Nine forms of Bhakti
    We have already talked about the Navadha bhakti summarized in the Ramacharitamanasa. For a quick comparison, the nine forms of bhakti from the Puranas are listed in the table below.<!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:"Cambria…
    - 28 Jun 13, 9:38am -
  • Hinduism: Main beliefs
    Though the beliefs presented below are popular, I would not like to impose them on all Hindus. So I’ll say that I am sharing some of the Hindu beliefs that I find significant.Existence of TruthHindus believe in the existence of a supreme reali…
    - 20 May 13, 3:06am -
  • Devi Parvati’s dedication for Shiva
    Though Bhagavan Shiva is extremely benevolent towards all, it was not easy for Devi Parvati to please him and have him accept her marriage proposal. After obtaining the panchakshara mantra [1] from Devarishi Narada, the Mother Goddess started her tap…
    - 7 Mar 13, 9:32am -
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