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The recent decision by CNN to broadcast a show called “Believers”, which portrays a very maliciously distorted picture of Hinduism, is only the latest example of Hindophobia. See the petition: Stop Reza Aslan’s Hateful Show Against Hinduism. It shows real malicious intent when CNN, for the segment representing Hinduism, choses a fringe Hindu sect like […]
Preface This blog post is predicated on the belief that we go through karmic cycles of life and death, which itself is predicated on the belief that we are something beyond the body (beyond our limited range of perception), the atman, which does not die when the body dies — based on testimony by numerous […]
Saṃsāra is the Hindu concept of cycle of birth and death, based on direct meditative insight of rishis and yogis. One prominent example is that of rishi Markandeya who transcended death, and observed the dissolution/involution of the entire universe and the projection/evolution of a new one. Samsara is not the same as reincarnation found in […]
This is a review of Rajiv Malhotra’s Breaking India. Having read most of Rajiv Malhotra’s books, I can say without a doubt, that he is among the top intellectuals of our time on Hinduism studies. In fact, IMHO, don’t see anyone else coming even close in terms of his sharp analysis, intellectual depth, and perception. […]
Hindus have evolved food preparation over several centuries much like using their kitchen as a chemistry lab. Just about every spice and herb is highly regarded in Ayurveda. No other culture on the planet has used so many different kinds of spices to create such rich variety of food preparations. Spices, besides being prized for […]