Book Review: A Day in the Life of a Hindu Kid

Author Milind Makwana sent me a copy of his book A Day in the Life of a Hindu Kid to review. I'm so delighted to have a copy for Garrick Ravi. It is a very sweet book about two siblings who are American-born Hindus. It goes through their day leading readers through prayers and customs.The prayers are in devanagari script, transliteration, and English translation.The background scenes have lots of nice Indian culture touches and the illustrations are cute. The whole book has a … [Read More...]

Capsule Wardrobe Challenge WEEK THREE #BindiFashion #Moms30For30

I can't believe how fast May is flying by. More than half way through already. Tomorrow is Garrick Ravi's first birthday! Watch my Youtube channel for a video coming soon of shaving his head and doing a birthday arti.Here is last week's post on my #moms30for30 wardrobe challenge:http://www.patheos.com/blogs/whitehindu/2017/05/capsule-wardrobe-challenge-week-twobindifashion-moms30for30/And here are my outfits from this previous week...One thing that has … [Read More...]

Round Up Of Hindu Resources

Every once in awhile I like to go through the offerings in books, audiobooks, videos, music, etc. to see what's available for people exploring Hinduism or new Hindus. And to be honest, lots of these Hindu resources are great for those of us who have been doing this a while too!This time I decided to add resources for your general Hindu lifestyle, kid's resources, and also recommendations for scriptures and holy books. So keep reading! For new, just-getting-started Hindu Resources First up … [Read More...]

Scripture Study: Bhagavad Gita, book four, verses 12-15

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. Here are all of the posts on the previous verses for the Gita: Bhagavad Gita StudyFrom the Winthrop Sargeant translation of The Bhagavad Gita... 12. Desiring the success of ritual acts, Men sacrifice here on earth to the Vedic gods. Quickly indeed in th world of men Ritual acts bring success.13. The system of four castes was created by Me, Accroding to the distribution of … [Read More...]

The Disadvantage of Being Born Hindu

I've spent too long being frustrated about not being born Hindu.I admit I've wasted energy and time wondering why I wasn't born Indian. Why do I have to stand out? Why do I live in a state of always having something to prove? Rachel Dolezal's story fascinates me because I have felt a temptation, a desire that I fight to do what she has done, to fit in, to make myself pass for something I'm not. I suspect it's because I get so tired at times. Tired of always being noticed, always being … [Read More...]

Capsule Wardrobe Challenge WEEK TWO #BindiFashion #Moms30For30

It is week two. Things I've experienced so far in my #Moms30for30 capsule wardrobe challenge:It requires doing way too much laundry One of my pants was too tight and last night it tore across the bottom, so I'm going to have to swap in something else Despite the variety of styling, there's still a lot of sameness because of the colors and patternshttp://www.patheos.com/blogs/whitehindu/2017/05/capsule-wardrobe-challenge-week-one-bindifashion-moms30for30/ Let me know in the comments … [Read More...]

Is Materialism Bad?

Is materialism a bad thing? I've been thinking about that this month as I participate in the #Moms30for30 capsule wardrobe challenge and as I buy, use, and sell Jamberry nail wraps. There was definitely a time in my life when I would have said that materialism is evil and to be avoided at all costs. That was when I was a lot more rigid in my thoughts and behavior. I've mellowed out a lot in my thirties.Now I have a different take on materialism. I think the problem is in attachment. I've … [Read More...]

Scripture Study: Bhagavad Gita, book four, verses 8-11

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. Here are all of the posts on the previous verses for the Gita: Bhagavad Gita StudyFrom the Winthrop Sargeant translation of The Bhagavad Gita... 8. For the protection of the good And the destruction of evil doers, For the sake of establishing righteousness, I am born in every age.9. He who knows in truth My divine birth and action, Having left his body, he is Not reborn; … [Read More...]

Best Bhagavad Gita Quotes #Krishna

Bhagavad Gita Quotes Here are some of my very favorite Bhagavad Gita quotes. Bare in mind that the Bhagavad Gita is not the "Bible of Hinduism." Hinduism does not depend on a book, but is a growing and living tradition. That said, the Gita is overflowing with wisdom, insight, and brilliance. It's philosophies can definitely help guide you to a life of contentment and happiness. Even though there are many beautiful and pithy sayings from the Bhagavad Gita, I definitely recommend checking out the … [Read More...]

Capsule Wardrobe Challenge WEEK ONE #BindiFashion #Moms30For30

Here are my outfits for the first week of my Capsule Wardrobe challenge! I'll be collecting these once a week for the month of May. I apologize now that there isn't spiritual content in these posts! Just a little touch of "real life." My real life, anyway. I'm no ascetic!http://www.patheos.com/blogs/whitehindu/2017/04/capsule-wardrobe-challenge-moms30for30-may-2017/ These are the nine pieces that I am mixing and matching for the month of May.Day One:Day Two:Day Three:Day … [Read More...]