Saturday, July 21"Satyam Vada, Dharmam Chara" - Taittiriya Upanishad

Author: Rahul Dewan

Trustee, Srijan Foundation
Wide-spread love for Dr. Kalam among Hindus, absence of it in Muslim discourse, and the connection with Hindu revivalism

Wide-spread love for Dr. Kalam among Hindus, absence of it in Muslim discourse, and the connection with Hindu revivalism

Miscellaneous
Dr. Kalam has been one of the most loved President the country has seen. The joy on him becoming the President during Vajpayee’s term and later the outpouring of grief on social media on his passing away is testimony to the love that an average Indian carried for him. After Barrack Obama became President of the United States, articles appeared in Indian media on whether Hindu majority India would ever be able to cross the barrier of having a Muslim Prime Minister largely because of the legacy of the religion-based partition of India in 1947 with Jinnah-led Muslims demanding a separate homeland for themselves. While the Presidential post is a ceremonial one and has seen many Muslims in the past, getting a Muslim Prime Minister to lead the country sounds surely like a tall order. Or
Arguments Muslim Daa’wa teams make to convert you to Islam; counter their arguments using this paper

Arguments Muslim Daa’wa teams make to convert you to Islam; counter their arguments using this paper

Miscellaneous
Muslims routinely scare people of other faiths by saying that if they do not embrace Islam, Allah will burn them in hell. There are 7.4 billion people on Earth -- 2 billion Christians, 1.5 billion are Muslims, and the rest of 3.9 billion people on Earth are Hindus, Buddhists, Atheists, Agnostics, Shintos, Confucians, others. Can you ever imagine a loving and merciful God who would burn more than nearly 6 billion people of humanity in hell for not following the Muslim faith? This means that Rama, Buddha, Guru Nanak, Swami Vivekananda, Mahatma Gandhi, and even modern Gurus such as Amma of Kerala, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev would find their place in hell. Can you imagine that a Maulvi at a local masjid, being a devout Muslim, would find his way in heaven, but no...

Two most common questions Muslims use to attack Hindus

Miscellaneous
Qs: How can there be so many gods? There can be only one creator of the Universe!   Hindus believe that all of creation is ONE with the Creator. All that you see around you is made up of the same energy or consciousness as that of the Creator. It is a form of ONE-ness that Islam or Christianity are unable to even imagine. This is called Advaita or non-dual in Hinduism. 'One without a second' -- no separation of the creator and the created; no Shaitan or Satan who messes with Allah's will & creates confusion in the minds of human beings. Advaita is a very powerful idea. It believes that all human beings are God-potential; they are in fact truly made as an 'image of God' (as Bible suggests but is misinterpreted by Christians) -- this means that human beings are the same as the ...

Global Consciousness Project : Subtle interactions link us with each other and the Earth

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Evidence suggests a unifying field of consciousness described by sages in all cultures. "The Global Consciousness Project is an international, multidisciplinary collaboration of scientists and engineers. We collect data continuously from a global network of physical random number generators located in up to 70 host sites around the world at any given time. The data are transmitted to a central archive which now contains more than 15 years of random data in parallel sequences of synchronized 200-bit trials generated every second." "Our purpose is to examine subtle correlations that may reflect the presence and activity of consciousness in the world. We hypothesize that there will be structure in what should be random data, associated with major global events that engage our minds an...
Does the Hindu religion score over its Abrahamic counterparts — Is it better?

Does the Hindu religion score over its Abrahamic counterparts — Is it better?

Advaita, Hinduism, Jainism, Miscellaneous
Often these days in debates on religion and violence, it is not uncommon to hear statements like “all religions are equally bad” (or equally good). I contest this apologetic statement which is designed to reduce pressure from religions to wean themselves away from terrorism and violent value systems. I also propose case that all ‘indic religions’ (Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism) have value systems that encourage “seeking” as opposed to “being told” about revealed divine laws — thus inculcating an ability to accept dissent and engage in debate for spiritual growth and learning. This is opposite of how Abrahamic religions’ value systems are designed —they dictate to the individual, revealed inviolate laws of the creator via his prophets and as captured in usually one holy book.

My Dear Muslims — Part 1 : Let’s Together Reinspect the Idea of a Judging Allah

Miscellaneous
Every quite often i run into debates with Muslims (usually Indian muslims) on FB or Twitter which are about discussing the nature of God / Allah. I run into the same arguments over and over again, and i in return endlessly argue against the same things over and over again. This is a compilation of all the arguments i usually hear about the nature of Allah, and my arguments for a more liberal and unconditionally loving view of the creator. Whether there is a creator or no is beyond the scope of this series of post, and the audience here is not atheists but rather devout Muslims (and even Catholics). I must confirm that some ideas and questions presented here might sound not worthy of a thinking adult to be delving into; but you must understand that every so often i come across Comput...