Tuesday, November 19"Satyam Vada, Dharmam Chara" - Taittiriya Upanishad

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Sabarimala:  Its Doctrines & Knotted Tale | Anand Prasad | Synopsis

Sabarimala: Its Doctrines & Knotted Tale | Anand Prasad | Synopsis

Sabarimala, Videos
Mr. Anand Prasad  has aptly titled the topic as "Sabarimala: Rationalising skewed Perspectives. Mr. Anand Prasad begins to explain the complex Sabarimala issue by ananlysing in terms of the law of relativity.  How  certain concepts  especially the ones concerning Hindu faith and rituals are seen differently by one set of people as outright gender discrimination, without understanding the nuances, origins of such rituals and sacredness of such principles.  He talks in length as to why the Supreme Court failed to see the traditional Indian viewpoint and having a pre-determined notion that India is a secular state and so  is viewed as godless state as against a state that accepts all Gods.  There are multitude  schools of Hinduism which have vast differences from one another and
Naming A Hindu Child: Why Should We Not Trust The Internet | Nityananda Misra

Naming A Hindu Child: Why Should We Not Trust The Internet | Nityananda Misra

Srijan Snippets, Videos
So, try the basic well, try checking a dictionary or go to a scholar who would know Sanskrit. Don’t blindly believe Google. So, this is actual screenshot from 16th of June for the name Ishanvi. Google Ishanvi for Sanskrit name meaning and you see the feature snippet which the Google shows which has the wrong meaning, and also the first result the second and third results, a lot of people do this, they just search the meaning of name on Google and Google sorts its information from web sites which are popular. Web sites which are popular are usually the name websites which have a lot of usage-oriented content, which is more of them are not correct, and Google shows up incorrect results, which are not to be trusted. Next Wikipedia, so the Wikipedia kids are smarter than Google kids, becau
The Art And Science Of Naming | Nityananda Misra

The Art And Science Of Naming | Nityananda Misra

Srijan Snippets, Videos
Sayanacarya, the great scholar who commented on all the four Vedic samhitas, he explains that, the first name is the ”Naksatra nama, Nakshatra nama, Guhya nama, Prakasa nama, ithi treeni namani”. The first name of the child was the Naksatra nama - it was based on the naksatra and even today you will have that tradition of giving names as per the Janma Naksatra. The second name was Guhya nama or a secret name; this was known only to the parents. So this was like the personal name, called inside home, the name only use by the parents and the close family. The third name was the Prakasa nama. Prakasa means manifest or which is visible. So this was the name which was known to everybody. They had two names, one was the Nakshatra name, one was the public name or the Prakasa name and the fourth
Who is a ‘kafir’? [Excerpts]

Who is a ‘kafir’? [Excerpts]

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Source: - DAWN.COM AT the magnificent St Peter’s Square in Rome recently, Pope Francis welcomed a group of unusual guests: members of Nahdlatul Ulema (NU) from the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country, Indonesia. The head of the delegation, Sheikh Yahya Cholil Staquf, gave the pontiff documents outlining the vision of a “humanitarian Islam” his organisation has been promoting. The tenets of this vision reject Islamism — the politicised version of Islam that aims to establish the caliphate as a political system, and to make Sharia the law of the land, despite the diversity in modern societies. It also includes a proposal that is quite new and ambitious: that Muslims should stop calling non-Muslims ‘kafirs’. This is necessary, the Indonesian Sheikh Staquf said, so t
Is Islam Ready For Reform?: Arif Mohammad Khan In Conversation With Sanjay Dixit

Is Islam Ready For Reform?: Arif Mohammad Khan In Conversation With Sanjay Dixit

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In this very interesting conversation, Shri Arif Mohammad Khan and Shri Sanjay Dixit discuss and debate on the desirability and possibility of reforms within Islam. The historical context of falasafa, and ishtehad in the Abbasid Empire, and the influence of Al Ghazali and Ibn Taiymiyyah in killing ishtehad, and finishing off the falasafa school (the Tahqiqis), leading to the current situation are also touched upon. The features of Hanafi Islam (Taqlid), and the general supremacism and intolerance exhibited towards other faiths by all strains of Islam, whether Ahl-e-Hadis (Wahhabi), Barelvi or Deobandi are also discussed. They look at the incompatibility of Time Concepts and Logic Concepts of Islam and Hinduism, and points of reconciliation. https://www.youtube....
[Q/A] Yogic Neuroscience — A Talk By Sh. Adinarayanan

[Q/A] Yogic Neuroscience — A Talk By Sh. Adinarayanan

#SrijanTalks, Health & Wellness, Hinduism, Indic Religions, Videos, Yoga, Yoga & Meditation
Main Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjdOV... Recent research in the fields of Neuroscience, #Epigenetics and Cognition is aimed at developing a deeper understanding of how the brain works and ways of enhancing human potential. While Neuroscience or Epigenetics looks at things from a third person perspective, Yogic Sciences look at first person experiences. There is a wealth of knowledge available in the Indian tradition and a transdisciplinary approach involving Neuroscience, Epigenetics and Yogic Sciences can help solve modern day problems. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjdOVisKGNo&t=2s
Yogic Neuroscience — A Talk By Sh. Adinarayanan

Yogic Neuroscience — A Talk By Sh. Adinarayanan

#SrijanTalks, Featured, Health & Wellness, Hinduism, Videos, Yoga, Yoga & Meditation
Recent research in the fields of Neuroscience, Epigenetics and Cognition is aimed at developing a deeper understanding of how the brain works and ways of enhancing human potential. While Neuroscience or Epigenetics looks at things from a third person perspective, Yogic Sciences look at first person experiences. There is a wealth of knowledge available in the Indian tradition and a transdisciplinary approach involving Neuroscience, Epigenetics and Yogic Sciences can help solve modern day problems. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAZZShrd1rg&t=114s About Speaker: - Sh. Adinarayanan, founder, Anaadi Foundation is a Tapasvi and visionary teacher. With a decade of teaching and research experience at Amrita University, he and his wife Smrithi started A...
The Specialties Of Sabarimala Temple | Anand Prasad

The Specialties Of Sabarimala Temple | Anand Prasad

Sabarimala, Srijan Snippets, Videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pVyUEMN6uY&t=12s Important things about Sabarimala, not a regular temple. So they don't do daily puja at here, the temple is open only on very specific days or periods. There is a Mandala puja which is November, December, it sort of goes into January, it goes into the Makara Vilakku, or the Makara Sankranti as we call it. They also open it on the Vishu festival which is mid-April and then there is a tradition of opening it in the first five days of each Malayalam calendar year. Now the interesting point is that the Devaswom board, when it made its argument in the Supreme Court and it's recorded there, that the restriction on women of menstrual age is only for the pilgrimage period, it is for one, two and three, there is no clear restriction in tra...