Sunday, March 24"Satyam Vada, Dharmam Chara" - Taittiriya Upanishad

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Understanding Caste From The Hindu Perspective

Understanding Caste From The Hindu Perspective

Hinduism, What is Hinduism
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7q_LtZUJZw   If there is one issue which is used to demonize Hinduism relentlessly, it is ‘caste’. While one cannot simply wish away the prejudices of caste discrimination, an honest and unbiased study of ‘caste’ warrants a deeper understanding of the subject. It is imperative that one asks - how much does caste have to do with religion? How much of it is a result of centuries of social development? The very word ‘caste’, a foreign imposition, is alien to the Hindu ethos. Ancient Hindu scriptures, from the Rg Veda to the Bhagvad Gita promote the merits of the Varna system, which classifies society into distinct classes based upon their inherent natural qualities. All classes are equal yet not the same. Performing their duties selflessly, these
Guru Angad Dev Revered As An Avatar Of Rajarshi Janak In Guru Granth Sahib

Guru Angad Dev Revered As An Avatar Of Rajarshi Janak In Guru Granth Sahib

Hinduism, Sikhism
Source: @TrueIndology/Twitter https://twitter.com/TrueIndology/status/1076364651821060096 https://twitter.com/TrueIndology/status/1076365975857942530   Guru Granth Sahib is revered by Sikhs and Hindus alike as the Living Guru, encompassing the Divine Light of all the ten Gurus of Sikhism. The tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singh compiled the Guru Granth Sahib which is regarded as the Eternal Living Guru after the lineage of the ten Sikh Gurus. An earlier version of Guru Granth Sahib was compiled by the fifth Guru, Guru Arjan Dev who compiled the teachings and hymns of Guru Nanak Dev and his three successors. This earlier version was known as Adi Granth. Composed by the Sikh Gurus, Guru Nanak Dev, Guru Angad Dev, Guru Amar Das, Guru Ram Das, Guru Arjan Dev, Guru Tegh Bahadur and Guru Gobin
What Determines Life, Karma Or Free Will – Sadhguru Explains

What Determines Life, Karma Or Free Will – Sadhguru Explains

Hinduism, Sadhguru, What is Hinduism
Source: Facebook - Isha Foundation https://www.facebook.com/IshaUSA/videos/10155962478079146?sfns=0   There have been numerous explanations of Karma prevalent in Hindu society through the ages, and the one that classifies Karma as an overly simplistic, if somewhat fearsome ‘Reward and Punishment’ formula has gained maximum traction with lay people over centuries. While a serious seeker of Jnana Yoga or a diligent sadhaka of Raja Yoga, or even a pious devotee of Bhakti Marg may begin to unravel the layers of the profound and unrelenting theory of Karma with an inner, esoteric understanding, ordinary folk with their concerns of worldly duties and responsibilities, are often left groping for a deeper understanding of Karma and how it impacts their lives in a real way. In this video, Sa
In Search Of Bhagavati Tara – Part 2: Temples, Legends And Sadhakas

In Search Of Bhagavati Tara – Part 2: Temples, Legends And Sadhakas

Hinduism, Shakta, Tantra, What is Hinduism
Source: Pragyata Mag The secrecy of the tantrik rituals involved in the worship of Tara have prevented her from taking a prominent place in mainstream Hindu imagination. But even a non-tantrik approach to her worship brings phenomenal benefits to the sadhaka. by Svechchachari (स्वेच्छाचारी) In the sampradāyas of eastern India where Tārā worship was most prominent, three temples were considered to be of utmost spiritual importance. First is Mahisi in the state of Bihar, known as Ugra Tārā sthana, second is Tārāpīṭh in Birbhum district of Bengal, and the third temple of importance to the cult of Tārā is in Bangladesh. These three were equated with the three eyes of the Goddess, with Tārāpīṭh being the Divine eye in her forehead. Additionally, it's reputation of bestowing quick success in sa
In Search Of Bhagavati Tara – Part 1

In Search Of Bhagavati Tara – Part 1

Hinduism, Shakta, Tantra, What is Hinduism
Source: Pragyata Mag Second in the list of the great Mahavidyas, the tantrik goddess, Tārā, is terrifying in appearance and yet is the one who saves, guides and protects. She ultimately helps her devotees to cross the ocean of duality. by Svechchachari (स्वेच्छाचारी)   Second in the list of Mahāvidyāḥ-s, Tārā, holds a special place of reverence among Tantra sadhakas both within the Hindu fold and Vajrayāna Buddhists. To the later group this form of the Goddess has ascended to a position of such ubiquitous authority that to many lay followers Tārā has become synonymous with Tibetan Buddhism. The word  Tārā or Tarini is derived from the root Sanskrita syllable “tar” which means to help cross over, as in the case of crossing an ocean, in this case symbolic of the ocean of samsara. Origi
The A1-A2 Milk Debate In The Indian Context

The A1-A2 Milk Debate In The Indian Context

Ayurveda, Health & Wellness
Since time immemorial, we Indians have venerated the cow as our Mother and the milk she gives us as the elixir of life. One of our most beloved Gods, Krishna is a protector of cows. Cattle was considered as wealth in olden times. As per our indigenous medicine system, Ayurveda, the five cow-products or panch gavya, which include cow milk possess near-miraculous healing properties. Cow milk is believed to be the best nutritional supplement and ‘complete food’ provided by nature. It is against this centuries-old background of milk consumption, that the current controversy about milk being harmful to human health has caught the attention of many Indians. If milk is the elixir of life, then how can it be harmful? The answer lies in the type of milk being consumed, or more specifically whether