Wednesday, September 19"Satyam Vada, Dharmam Chara" - Taittiriya Upanishad

Month: December 2017

Indonesia: Why did the Princess of Java become a Hindu? [Excerpt]

Indonesia: Why did the Princess of Java become a Hindu? [Excerpt]

Hinduism
Source:- CurrenTrigger.com Kanjeng Raden Ayu Mahindrani Kooswidyanthi Paramasi is the Princess of Java, Indonesia, who is known for her love for music and is also an avid pianist and a composer. The Princess of Java went through a Sudhi Wadani Ritual on July 17, 2017, in the Pura Luhur Catur Kanda Pat Sari of Bali. This ritual can be described as an initiation into Hinduism, one of the major minority religions which are seeing a major boost as many are returning to its fold, attracted by its philosophy. Sudhi Wadani ritual of the Princess was led by a Hindu priest, Ida Sari Galuh Wiku Sri Bhagawan Putra Natha Nawa Wangsa Pemayun, who hails from Bali. It began with the purification ritual, followed by the priest chanting the second stanza of the Puja Tri Sandya (Narayana mantra), and th...
How movies embraced Hinduism (without you even noticing) [Excerpts]

How movies embraced Hinduism (without you even noticing) [Excerpts]

Hinduism
Source: - https://www.theguardian.com/ Interstellar’s box office total is $622,932,412 and counting. It is the eighth highest-grossing film of the year and has spawned an endless raft of thinkpieces testing the validity of its science and applauding the innovation of its philosophy. But it is not so new. The idea that propels the plot – there is a universal super-consciousness that transcends time and space, and in which all human life is connected – has been around for about 3,000 years. It is Vedic. When the film’s astronaut hero (Matthew McConaughey), declares that the mysterious and all-knowing “they” who created a wormhole near Saturn through which he travels to save mankind – dissolving his sense of material reality in the process – are in fact “us”, he is simply repeating the cent
The shocking truth behind how Sruthi became Rahmath

The shocking truth behind how Sruthi became Rahmath

Hinduism, Miscellaneous, Videos
Source:- Arsha Vidya Samajam YouTube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FzOOISSxBQ?cc_lang_pref=eng&cc_load_policy=1 Everyone is present. No? You all know me very well. My name is Sruthi. My native place is Perla, a place in Kasargode district, Kerala. I belong to the Havyaka Brahmin community. Please don’t ask me more details about Havyaka, I did not try to find the root of this community. Anyway, I have heard that, it is a very important section in the Brahmin community. Because of that, we have got and enjoyed good respect from the society. Like Sahana told here earlier, rather than as a Hindu, I lived as a Brahmin, Brahmin girl. From my childhood, I had seen many kinds of rituals conducting in my home. I started to say words like Isvara or God, only after came here.
The concept of Isvara in Sanatana Dharma

The concept of Isvara in Sanatana Dharma

Hinduism, Indic Religions, What is Hinduism
Source:- Arsha Vidya Samajam YouTube Channel. Namaste! I am K R Manoj, director of Arsha  Vidya Samajam. Recently a friend, who believes in Islam, sent an audio clip to the students of Arsha Vidya Samajam. Students in turn sent that clip to me and requested to give a reply. Since those critics are worthy to consider, I am giving an explanation herewith. I carefully listened to the audio clip send by the Muslim friend. He comments mainly on four topics. First, God concepts contained in the Hindu Puranas are childish. He asks why Gods need nose and other sense faculties. He also describes the foolishnesses in the Ganapathi tales. Second, Why Lord Mahadev needs leopard’s skin? Which came to existence first, Mahadev or leopard? Why God needs weapons like trident? This is the second
Why Jesus cannot save the converts

Why Jesus cannot save the converts

Miscellaneous
Courtesy:- This article was published in Indiafacts.org , written by Kalavai Venkat. Snapshot:- Professing your belief in Jesus is totally unnecessary. You can commit the foulest offenses against Jesus or the Holy Spirit without worrying about the consequence because Jesus has anyway irreversibly predestined whether you go to heaven or hell! Christian fanatics zealously announce, “Jesus Saves!” In this article, I will decisively argue that Jesus is powerless to save the converts. Let us begin with an understanding of what free will and predestination mean in Christianity. Does one accept Jesus as the messiah out of free will or is it all predestined? In other words, are we saved from eternal damnation in hell by exercising our free will or is it a chance outcome decided by
WHAT IS MEANT BY ‘GOD’?

WHAT IS MEANT BY ‘GOD’?

Hinduism, Indic Religions
Source: - Maria Wirth Blog. We keep using the English term „God“ as if we know what it means. But do we? “Of course”, many may reply: “God is the English term for the Creator of the universe, for the Highest Truth.” Few will doubt that this universe and we included have to come from somewhere and ‘God’ is given as the answer. He is seen as the ultimate power, the highest truth, from which all else emanates. Yet somehow, ‘God’ has taken on strange attributes in public perception: He is invariably male, and has allegedly spoken to a few special persons and told them what he wants from us humans. He is also said to be compassionate and loves those who believe in him and who follow the instructions sent down through those special people, but he won’t have any mercy for those who don’t follo
DO WE NEED RELIGION?

DO WE NEED RELIGION?

Hinduism, Indic Religions
Source: Maria Wirth  Blog. Before answering this question, let’s first find out what we need: We need to know how to live life in the best possible way to be happy, healthy, confident, strong and capable, and how to live in harmony with others and nature. And we need to find answers to important, basic questions, like: What is the purpose of life? Where did we come from? Where will we go from here? What is this world made of? And most important: Who are we? Our present day science doesn’t give us the necessary guidance, nor does it give answers to these questions, as it still is in its infancy exploring consciousness. Our conscience is no doubt helpful in living a good, moral life. Yet it does not help us much in diving into the mysteries behind this universe and our own per