The White HinduReading the Upanishads: Katha Part Eleven
We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. We are reading one of my favorite upanishads: The Katha. This is the story of a boy who chatted with the God of death. http://www.angelfire.com/electronic/awakening101/upani_katha.html Chapter II 1 There is a city with eleven gates belonging to the unborn [Read More...]
DrishtikoneHow Delhi’s heart mocks Secular ideals in India
Bodhan was a Hindu Saint. A renunciate. He lived in the kingdom of Sikander Lodhi. In his great Secular moment, the renunciate said - Islam and Hindu Dharma are both equally acceptable to God if followed with sincerity. Very secular and very fair it would seem to many. However, Sikander Lodhi had him burnt alive. Because [Read More...]
Seeking ShantiRace, Religion & Human RIghts
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 others, ranging from representatives of various religious groups to public policy makers, I had an opportunity to listen to experts and [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.