ArticleThe Future of Faith: Eastern Religions
What happens when Eastern religions engage Western culture, traditions, and norms? In this special series, Buddhists, Daoists, Jains, Sikhs, and Hindus consider the future of Eastern religious traditions in the American context.
Seeking ShantiThe Good of Hinduism: A Solid Foundation for Pluralism
The Hindu religion is inherently very diverse, and has many different ways of being sliced and diced. It’s at once monotheistic, polytheistic, henotheistic and more. (This post is part of a Patheos Symposium on "What Good is Religion?")
The White HinduPanel: Honoring or Appropriation?
My friend Andrea is often my consultant when it comes to issues of cultural mis-appropriation. She and my husband were the first to teach me about these issues. I have learned so much from both of them about racism and how what I do could be seen as inappropriate or stealing. I am so grateful [Read More...]
DrishtikoneInternational Yoga Day: Controversies, responses and Why Yoga?
Well being has nothing to do with your belief system. If your cholesterol is in the right limit, it is so because your body is working fine. Not because you believe if Climate Change is real or not, or if god is a woman or man. Chemicals in your brain, the electrical circuitry of your [Read More...]
Hindu 2.0100 Great Bhagavad Gita Quotes From Krishna
CC-BY-SA Wikimedia Commons (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Krishna_statue,_belur.jpg) Here are a hundred Bhagavad Gita quotes, spoken by Krishna to Arjuna on the battlefield... [Read More]
The White HinduWhy Do Hindus Pierce Their Nose? [Google Questions Answered]
Curious to know what people were wondering about Hindus and Hinduism, I went to Google and entered some prompts. For example, I typed “Why do Hindus” and then paused to see... [Read More]
DrishtikoneHow India got its Independence – The Real Story
Utpal Dutt, the actor who played comedian in one of most memorable role in Hindi Cinema in Golmaal, was arrested on December 27, 1965 by the Government of West Bengal under... [Read More]
Gathering NectarConfused about English translations of the Bhagavad Gita?
Krishna revealing the Gita to Arjuna. Translation is tricky. There is the issue of what the individual words mean, and the issue of the idea being translated. For example,... [Read More]
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