Prayer For Everyone

Patheos is joining in with a campaign to inspire people of all faiths to use prayer towards these three goals for the world:End Extreme Poverty Fight Inequality and Injustice Combat Climate ChangeNaturally I think it will take more than just prayer to achieve these goals, but prayer is an important part of it.My conception of prayer is that it is something that we do to purify ourselves and more clearly see the part we can play in helping the world. Towards that end we Hindus … [Read more...]

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How To: The Gayatri Mantra

A friend on my Facebook page mentioned that she has trouble learning chants like the Gayatri Mantra because the videos of them go so quickly.I knew this was something I could help with! The Gayatri Manta is one of the nine Vedic prayers that I was taught as a child. I've been chanting this prayer pretty much from the moment I could form words! (I was very lucky that my parents are Sanskrit scholars).This is the whole thing...ॐ भूर्भुवः॒ स्वः ।तत्स॑वितुर्वरे॑ण्यं ।भ॒र्गो॑ दे॒वस्य॑ धीमह … [Read more...]

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