Scripture Study: Bhagavad Gita, book four, verses 1-3

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... 1 The Blessed Lord spoke: I proclaimed this imperishable yoga to Vivasvat; Vivasvat communicated it to Manu, And Manu imparted it to Ikshvaku.2. Thus received by succession, The royal seers knew this; After a long time here on … [Read more...]


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What To Wear to an Indian Wedding

I thought it might be helpful to write a little bit about what you should wear to an Indian wedding. This is a question that I get from the people in my life on occasion. I can't say that I've been to that many Indian weddings, but perhaps more than most. I've been to, let's see, at least three including my own. That's not a whole lot, but here's what I've gleaned...Many of my tips are similar to my tips for what to wear to a Hindu temple. Be prepared to potentially need to take your … [Read more...]


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Reclaiming the Swastika: Now Is Not The Time

I've been hearing some rumblings of reclaiming the swastika symbol. As you may know, Hitler stole the swastika as a symbol for his Nazi party. This was due to a misunderstanding about what an Aryan is (and that misunderstanding is still being used against Indian Hindus today in incredibly racist ways, basically trying to tell Indians that all their wonderful philosophy was created by white people, which is ridiculous). I've written before about how the swastika has two very different meanings … [Read more...]


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Scripture Study: Bhagavad Gita, book three verses 42-43

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 Gita... 42. They say that the senses are superior. The mind is superior to the senses Moreover, the intellect is superior to the mind That which is superior to the intellect is the Self.43. Thus having known that which is higher than the … [Read more...]


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Scripture Study: Bhagavad Gita, book three verses 39 – 41

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 Gita... 39. O Arjuna, the knowledge even of the wise ones is obscured But this eternal enemy, Having the form of desire, Which is as insatiable as fire.40. The senses, the mind, and the intellect Are said to be its (i.e., the eternal enemy's) … [Read more...]


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The White Hindu Tries…Freehand Rangoli

I've been doing some videos where I try things for the first time and record the results. I thought it would be fun to watch me attempt to do new things. If you have any ideas for other things I could put into a "The White Hindu Tries..." series, please let me know! (And see below for a list of videos that are already done).This time I am going to try freehand rangoli. Rangoli is a type of decoration, it is bright patterns made with a colored sand or rice flour sifted through one's hand. … [Read more...]


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Scripture Study: Bhagavad Gita, book three verses 36 – 38

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 Gita... 36. Arjuna spoke: Then impelled, by what Does a man commit this evil, Unwillingly even, O Krishna, As if urged by force?37. The Blessed Lord spoke: This force is desire, this force is anger; Its source is the rajas guna. Voracious and … [Read more...]


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Trump Is Not Your Friend

I am very frustrated by Hindus who support Trump. I see many of them on Twitter. During the election I thought it was some kind of joke. But it's all too real. Why are there pro Trump Hindus? Only because Trump claims to be anti Muslim.  I say claims because it's pretty clear he'll do and say whatever gets him the most attention and ego boost.  The Muslim ban isn't about preventing terrorism. If it was he would ban immigration from Saudi Arabia. Where many of the 9-11 terrorists came from. In … [Read more...]


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What Is The Purpose Of Life (Episode Three, A Hindu and a Buddhist Walk Into a Marriage)

Brad and I are back! This time we're talking about what the purpose of life is. And attempting to be a little shorter so we've got a video that's closer to eight minutes than nineteen!https://youtu.be/uvJn3geiCZE  Transcript Ambaa: So what do you think the purpose of life is?Brad: OofAmbaa: To start with an easy one [laugh]Brad: Yeah, to start with an easy one. It's kind-of a...a loaded question. I think it depends on your perspective, because last time we talked about … [Read more...]


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