Wednesday, July 17"Satyam Vada, Dharmam Chara" - Taittiriya Upanishad

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Why So Many Americans Are Turning to Buddhism [Excerpt]

Why So Many Americans Are Turning to Buddhism [Excerpt]

Buddhism
Source: - Olga Khasan / Medium. By Olga Khazan Dressed in flowing gold robes, the bald female meditation teacher told us to do nothing. We were to sit silently in our plastic chairs, close our eyes, and focus on our breath. I had never meditated, but I’d gone to church, so I instinctively bowed my head. Then I realized, given that this would last for 15 minutes, I should probably find a more comfortable neck position. This was the first of two meditation sessions of the Kadampa Buddhism class I attended this week near my house, in Northern Virginia, and I did not reach nirvana. Because we were in a major city, occasional sirens outside blasted through the quiet, and because this was a church basement, people were laughing and talking in the hallways. One guy wandered in to ask if this w
Vedic Secrets- Preparing Of Ashtabandam

Vedic Secrets- Preparing Of Ashtabandam

Featured, Hinduism, Videos, What is Hinduism
Source: - @Ashwinsampathk / Twitter. https://twitter.com/Ashwinsampathk/status/1136253445529190400 https://twitter.com/Ashwinsampathk/status/1136253452713992195 https://twitter.com/Ashwinsampathk/status/1136253455033487360 https://twitter.com/Ashwinsampathk/status/1136253457306800128 https://twitter.com/Ashwinsampathk/status/1136253459341033472 https://twitter.com/Ashwinsampathk/status/1136253512042422272
Why India Must Celebrate Shankara [Excerpts]

Why India Must Celebrate Shankara [Excerpts]

Adi Sankaracharya, Gyana Yoga, Hinduism, Indic Religions
Source: - Swarajya Magazine. मा गच्छ त्वमितस्ततो गिरिश भो मय्येव वासं कुरु स्वामिन्नादिकिरात मामकमनःकान्तारसीमान्तरे | वर्तन्ते बहुशो मृगा मदजुषो मात्सर्यमोहादयस् तान् हत्वा मृगयाविनोदरुचितालाभं च संप्राप्स्यसि || (Śivānandalaharī of Ādi Śankara) Primeval Hunter, Shiva! Why wander here and there in search of game ? The wilderness of my mind harbors many beasts like pride, jealousy and lust; Come, kill them, you’ll enjoy the sport. People have been praying since forever for God to reside in their hearts, but it took Ādi Śankara’s pluck to suggest the offer as a favour to God! Śankara Jayantī was celebrated last week, and now is a good time to ruminate upon the ideas of this philosopher. Śankara is also a poet of the firs
An Australian Woman In India Shares Her Journey Of ‘Living The Bhagavad Gita’ [Excerpts]

An Australian Woman In India Shares Her Journey Of ‘Living The Bhagavad Gita’ [Excerpts]

Bhakti Yoga, Converting to Hinduism, Hinduism
Source: - https://www.sbs.com.au Braja Sorensen is an Australian who has been living in India for the last 20 years. An author, pilgrim and spiritualist, Ms Sorensen's latest book is Living the  Bhagavad Gita: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Life where she states the 5,000-year-old teachings hold the answers to the stress, anxiety and confusion that many face in modern life today.  Braja Sorensen is an Australian who has been living in West Bengal for the last 20 years. It was in the early 90s when Braja first visited India. The country captivated her. A few years, in 1997, after having worked in television, tourism, and publishing in Australia, London, and the U.S, Braja returned to India to make it her home. In 2000, she met her Swedish husband and the duo has never looked ba
Hinduism: Religion Or Way Of Life – Swami Chinmayananda Speaks

Hinduism: Religion Or Way Of Life – Swami Chinmayananda Speaks

Advaita, Featured, Hinduism, Swami Chinmayananda, Videos, What is Hinduism
Source: - Dharma Raksha Vedi / YouTube Channel “ISN’T HINDUISM SIMPLY A WAY OF LIFE?” This is a question I am frequently asked at satsang gatherings. It invariably makes for spirited discussion, as there is avid interest and a lively diversity of opinion. Years ago, Swami Chinmayananda, founder of Chinmaya Mission, gave a dramatic lecture on the subject https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJcpEvmruOQ
Philippines Ramayana ‘Maharadia Lawana’ Which Means ‘King Ravana’

Philippines Ramayana ‘Maharadia Lawana’ Which Means ‘King Ravana’

Hinduism, Ramayana, Videos
Source: - DB PS / YouTube. The Philippines' famous dance 'Singkil' is based on the Ramayana. It is a folk dance of the Maranao people of the island nation's Lake Lanao.The Hindu religion came to the Philippines from the Javanese empire of Majapahit.Ramayana portrays the battle between good and evil. Rama, with his wife Sita and his brother Lakshmana, represent the eventual victory of good over evil, represented by Ravana, the ten-headed demon king. Rama is helped by his devotee, Hanuman and the army of monkeys under the command of the monkey king Sugriv. Versions from the different ethnic groups of the Philippines exist. The Maranao version is the Maharadia Lawana (Mahārāja Rāvaṇa). Lam-Ang is the version of the Ilocanos. In addition, many verses from the Hud-Hud of the Ifugao are deri