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 HinduOnly The Eye of the Bird
My dance teacher posted a message on her Facebook page for new graduates and I thought it was the most perfect message they could get so I’m going to repeat it! For all the new graduates out there, remember what Arjuna said to his teacher, Drona. “I can only see the eye of the bird.” [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...]
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 HinduWhat Does Namaste Really Mean?
It gives me a bit of a twitch when I see people giving super poetic translations of the greeting “Namaste.” Sometimes people say to me, “Wow, isn’t it amazing how much meaning can... [Read More]
DrishtikoneHow India got its Independence – The Real Story
Utpal Dutt, the actor who played comedian in one of most memorable role in Hindi Cinema in Golmaal, was arrested on December 27, 1965 by the Government of West Bengal under... [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]