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Gathering Nectar

Why prohibit onions and garlic?

Not just Hinduism, but other dharmic religions such as Jainism and Buddhism, advise against eating onions and garlic. Why?

Hindu 2.0

Exploring Mantras:A Mantra for Meditation Success and Love

In this post, we looks at a few recurring questions such as, “What is mantra? How are they to be chanted? How can mantras assist us? Is chanting necessary as a spiritual process, and which mantra will be best suited for an individual?” What is a Mantra? It is said, “Manana trayate iti mantra”, which [Read More...]

The White Hindu

Can Westerners Gain Enlightenment?

I know I’m always saying that in any given country or population, probably 95% of people aren’t going to be strongly spiritual. I’m guessing at that number, but it seems that in the Kali Yuga very few feel the pull to chase down the mystery of what life means. So that means that in every [Read More...]


Lights Camera Action: Enter PM Modi in his Infamous Personalised Suit

This article is by Archana Kapoor. She is the Founder and Chief Blogger at Date: January 25th, 2015 at Hyderabad House, Delhi Scene 1: Chai Pe Charcha Take 1. Action! Enter President Obama with our very own, much-loved Prime Minister Modi. Dress Code: Formals. As the two besties make way towards the garden where [Read More...]

Seeking Shanti

Race, Religion & Human RIghts

Editors’ Note: This article is part of the Public Square 2014 Summer Series: Conversations on Religious Trends. Read other perspectives from the Patheos community here.  This summer has been one of ups and downs, showcasing the critical relationship between race, religion and the struggle for human rights. My summer began with a workshop in June: along with about 150 [Read More...]

God in the Age of Kali

Tyagaraja: The Poet Saint

Tyagaraja's music is indeed divine, and he not only wrote lovingly about his chosen deity, Sri Rama, but wrote more than a dozen songs on the nature and beauty of spiritual music.

Meditation for Life

Out with the Old

The miracle of recapitulation is that it creates a natural current of self-awareness that can bring transformation all by itself.

Religion and Ethics Newsweekly on Vishnu

Watch Vishnu on PBS. See more from Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly.

Sacred Bodies of Water