Seeking ShantiThe Good of Hinduism: A Solid Foundation for Pluralism
The Hindu religion is inherently very diverse, and has many different ways of being sliced and diced. It’s at once monotheistic, polytheistic, henotheistic and more. (This post is part of a Patheos Symposium on "What Good is Religion?")
The White HinduScripture Study: Bhagavad Gita, book three verses 9-12
We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. From the Winthrop Sargeant translation of The Gita… 9. Aside from action for the purpose of sacrifice, This world is bound by action. Perform action for the purpose of sacrifice, Arjuna, Free from attachment. 10. Having created mankind along with [Read More...]
DrishtikoneInternational Yoga Day: Controversies, responses and Why Yoga?
Well being has nothing to do with your belief system. If your cholesterol is in the right limit, it is so because your body is working fine. Not because you believe if Climate Change is real or not, or if god is a woman or man. Chemicals in your brain, the electrical circuitry of your [Read More...]
Hindu 2.0100 Great Bhagavad Gita Quotes From Krishna
CC-BY-SA Wikimedia Commons (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Krishna_statue,_belur.jpg) Here are a hundred Bhagavad Gita quotes, spoken by Krishna to Arjuna on the battlefield... [Read More]
The White HinduWhy Do Hindus Pierce Their Nose? [Google Questions Answered]
Curious to know what people were wondering about Hindus and Hinduism, I went to Google and entered some prompts. For example, I typed “Why do Hindus” and then paused to see... [Read More]
Drishtikoneईदगाह: Idgah – Story of Hamid and Eid
During our school time, Idgah was one of my favorite stories. It was written by Premchand, the famous Hindi writer and is very sensitively written. It brings out a lot of emotions... [Read More]
Gathering NectarConfused about English translations of the Bhagavad Gita?
Krishna revealing the Gita to Arjuna. Translation is tricky. There is the issue of what the individual words mean, and the issue of the idea being translated. For example,... [Read More]