Gathering NectarIssues in Hinduism: Diversity
There are a lot of things people could criticize any religion for. They range from silly to quite serious. One thing I can’t understand as a criticism of Hinduism: that it encompasses a variety of practices. Too much diversity? How is this a problem? Diversity is usually a sign of health. Diverse genes are healthier [Read More...]
Hindu 2.0Why International Yoga Day is So Important
It was a landslide victory for India at the UN General Assembly when the United Nations declared June 21st as International Yoga Day (or World Yoga Day). This came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged the world community to celebrate yoga at the international level, in his maiden speech at the UNGA in September [Read More...]
The White HinduIt’s My Birthday Today
You guys, today I turned 33. I can hardly believe it! I still remember being ten years old and thinking thirty was several lifetimes away. I don’t quite know what to think about this birthday. Perhaps there’s no reason to think anything at all. It’s just another day to me, really. My life is going [Read More...]
DrishtikoneYin and Yang: the basis of life
Interestingly, an average healthy male can release between 40 million and 1.2 billion sperm cells in a single ejaculation. On the other hand, women who are on average born with 2 million egg follicles (or where eggs are produced – one per follicle), have only 450 left by the time of puberty. Of the millions [Read More...]
Seeking ShantiThe Good of Hinduism: A Solid Foundation of Pluralism
Editors’ Note: This post is part of a Patheos symposium —What Good Is Religion? Read more here. In trying to understand or discuss the “good of Hinduism” – how faith has, in big and small ways, theoretical and very concrete, served humanity and the world for good – one can simply state the obvious. A [Read More...]
God in the Age of KaliTyagaraja: 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 LifeOut with the Old
The miracle of recapitulation is that it creates a natural current of self-awareness that can bring transformation all by itself.