Despite being a white American Hindu, I am not as touchy-feely or “new agey” as people usually expect me to be. I know that other people with similar interests and life experiences to me experience feeling flows of energy or auras or vibes and I have no experience of those things. I’m kind of sad that I’m missing out when my husband and my cousin start talking about reiki and feeling the energy. They both feel it and I do… Read more

Today I have a wonderful pep talk for you from Mahanth S. Joishy, the creator of the blog US-India Monitor (find him on Twitter at @usindiamonitor). I’m over at his blog for an interview as well!  I was glad when Ambaa graciously asked me to write a guest post about Hinduism and inclusiveness for the readers of this site.  I am one of those Hindus who believes quite forcefully that Hinduism should be a wide open, welcoming gateway for all those who… Read more

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. From the Winthrop Sargeant translation of The Gita… 9. Aside from action for the purpose of sacrifice, This world is bound by action. Perform action for the purpose of sacrifice, Arjuna, Free from attachment. 10. Having created mankind along with sacrifice, Prajapati, (The Lord of Creatures) anciently said, “By this (i.e. sacrifice), may you bring forth; May this be your wishfulfilling cow.” 11. “By this… Read more

There hasn’t been much for me to tell you about lately. Life continues on. I work on perfecting my diet to help with my fertility, I go to work, my husband and I play board games and take care of our pets. Life as usual. I continue to enjoy my work at the grocery store. I meet a wide variety of people! One blossoming relationship through work is a very unexpected one. When I first saw her I was nervous… Read more

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. From the Winthrop Sargeant translation of The Gita… 5.Indeed, no one, even in the twinkling of an eye, Ever exists without performing action; Everyone is forced to perform action, even action which is against his will, By the qualities which originate in material nature. 6. He who sits, restraining his organs of action, While in his mind brooding over The objects of the senses, with… Read more

I’ve been hearing about this situation with Rachel Dolezal for a few days and biding my time trying to understand my thoughts about it. She’s a woman who identifies as Black racially but has no known Black ancestry. When it came to light that this woman– who was a chapter president of NAACP– had White parents, debate and outrage and discussion ensued. It’s a discussion that really goes beyond this one woman’s behavior and highlights that racial identity is not… Read more

I’m not quite sure how to say this. I don’t want to be misunderstood here. And I’m going to say something that may sound a little outrageous. Please don’t have me committed! My trip to India dramatically changed my perspective on the world and I can kind of see how outfits like Isis recruit westerners. We talk about how people become “radicalized” by bad influences. But from their point of view, their eyes are being opened to the truth and… Read more

I’ve been watching this show called My Crazy Obsession. The TV loves to show me these things. A peek into a life that’s a little different from most, one in which someone has devoted an enormous amount of time and energy to things most of us never think about. Like troll dolls or rabbits. And we’re so riveted and fascinated by these people whose lives revolve around things the rest of us don’t pay attention to. The thing that really… Read more

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. From the Winthrop Sargeant translation of The Gita… 1. Arjuna spoke: If it is Your conviction that knowledge Is better than action, O Krishna, Then why do You urge me to engage in this terrible action? 2. With speech that seems equivocal, You confuse my intelligence. Tell me surely this one thing: How should I attain the highest good? 3. The Blessed Lord spoke; In… Read more

I was reading an article in Hinduism Today about Varanasi, which is  a place where people say if you die there you gain liberation from the cycle of death and rebirth. They spoke to someone there who is a worker at a hospice care center there and she said that she sees many people come to Varanasi to die but most still have attachments and will be reborn. Very few are really ready for liberation. No surprise, since enlightenment is… Read more

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