I hate this title. I would not choose this title. “Hate” is such a strong word. But Google tells me that people are searching for the phrase “why do Hindus hate Muslims” and so I want to address it. This post is basically a transcript of this video: Do Hindus Hate Muslims? First of all, Hindus are peaceful people. Hindu philosophy emphasizes peace, kindness, and seeing others as an extension of yourself. The vast majority of Hindus don’t hate Muslims… Read more

It seems like there is a lot of misunderstanding around the concept of trigger warnings. The idea behind trigger warnings is that before a piece of writing or a video or show or movie, etc. you would let people know if the content includes difficult subject matter that may be a trigger for someone who has experienced related trauma. The criticism of it that I hear most is that it coddles people and the general moaning about our society getting… Read more

When my parents were visiting we brought them to see the new age shop in town. It’s called The Crystal Fox and it’s Brad’s favorite shop to go to (of course!). Not only does it have all the crystals and incense and pendulums but it also has some board games and role playing supplies. So pretty much everything Brad loves. My parents have visited us so many times but we have actually never taken them to the local town center… Read more

You all know that I’m fascinated by the case of Rachel Dolezal, a woman claiming to be “trans race” in the sense of born the wrong race and not in the sense of having adoptive parents of a different race. She claims that she was born white when she should have been born Black. And she went to lengths to present herself as Black. Of course believing in reincarnation, as I do, it’s possible that Rachel Dolezal was Black in… Read more

[I will be doing more Hindu Worship posts soon. I’m working on tweaking the format!] One of the benefits of being in my 30s is coming to a pretty good knowledge of myself and an acceptance of my quirks. I have a thing where I get extremely intense and obsessive about something and then it kind of burns out and another thing becomes all I’m interested in. And these go in cycles. So, like, I’ll be super into knitting and… Read more

Hindu Worship for Tuesday July 4, 2017 Tuesdays are dedicated to Sri Hanuman and Muruga/Kartikeya, the brother of Sri Ganesha. Hanuman is a very special deity. He is most known for his incredible selfless devotion to Lord Rama. It is said that at one point he tears open his chest to reveal that Rama and Sita actually reside literally in his heart. At one point Sri Hanuman says that in the world of maya Lord Rama is his master, but… Read more

I was talking with my brother and my husband and an idea came up that I wanted to test out. (I am always getting wacky ideas and I tend to dive in and try to do them without thinking it all the way through so we’ll see how this goes. Temple Buddy was a failure, though I think it could be great if it has a stronger network and was run by someone with a different skill set). Anyway, my… Read more

I’ve seen the book Am I A Hindu? on Amazon before but I didn’t give it much attention. After all, I know the answer to that question for myself. I am most definitely a Hindu! But my mom found it in a sale recently and brought it to me. So now that I look at it, it is so much more than the title suggests! I am impressed with how much information is packed into this book and how many… Read more

Over the last few days I have been feeling intense levels of anxiety and I don’t know why. You know that feeling of something important you are supposed to do, something that’s nagging you and hanging over you, something you have forgotten? It’s like that. For several days I’ve had a foreboding anxiety, which is starting to trigger feelings of depression. What’s really interesting about this experience is to see how one’s entire perception of the world is changed based… Read more

We are a fundamentally peaceful people but we’re being left to be devoured by wolves because of this perception that all religious people are the same at the core. Read more

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