Navratri: Celebration of the Devi, the Feminine Divine

Durga

Femininity and Masculinity are taken as two qualities of the existence in Hinduism and in most Eastern traditions.  Eastern mystics called it Yin and Yang.  In Hinduism, this is posited as Purush and Prakriti - and the highest of all beings - Shiva - is said to be an Ardhanareshwar.  Half man and half woman.   But he is called so not because ONLY he was a combination of Feminine and Masculine; but because in him the two qualities were completely balanced and more importantly, he was the … [Read more...]

Gobbledygook Analysts, Reverse Hatred and Targeting Culture will not solve India’s Rape problem!

Sanjay Srivastava is professor of Sociology at the Institute of Economic Growth in New Delhi.  In his article in The Hindu, he suggests that somehow Swami Vivekananda's photograph and his pose with folded hands somehow is responsible for installing "masculinity" in the country in the name of Nationalism. (Taking the aggression out of masculinity) Well, if I take that utterly ridiculous gobbledygook as some "creative psychological truth", then Nanak's upturned hand trying to bless everyone … [Read more...]