Gathering NectarDecorating for Diwali
Lights...candles...Diwali! The festival of lights is coming up and I'm getting excited.
Hindu 2.0100 Great Bhagavad Gita Quotes From Krishna
Here are a hundred Bhagavad Gita quotes, spoken by Krishna to Arjuna on the battlefield of the Kurukshetra. These are taken from a translation by Eknath Easwaran. 100 Krishna Quotes From the Bhagavad Gita Whenever dharma declines and the purpose of life is forgotten, I manifest myself on earth. I am born in every age [Read More...]
The White HinduMy Experience with Rajiv Malhotra
Ever since I started my blog I have been getting recommendations to read the work of Rajiv Malhotra. His book is called “Being Different” and it has really spoken to the current generation of Hindus who are ready to take pride in themselves and their traditions. (Actually he has several books but that’s the one [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
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 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.