Wednesday, September 26"Satyam Vada, Dharmam Chara" - Taittiriya Upanishad

Hinduism

Sanskrit Mantras From a Scientific Perspective [Excerpt]

Sanskrit Mantras From a Scientific Perspective [Excerpt]

Hinduism, Indic Religions
Source: www.sanskritimagazine.com Please read this article to learn more about the vibrational language that is Sanskrit. There are two videos which demonstrate some principles of sound and how they are used. It must be understood that mantras are not merely affirmations like, "I will be successful today," or "I will not be afraid when I face the situation today."  It is not something that happens only on a mental basis, which is what common speech and affirmations are limited to, insofar as their effects go. Rather, mantras with specific sounds in specific syllables are techniques or means to alter something manifesting, or to cause something to manifest.  Everything in our universe is only vibrations at many different levels, giving rise to many different forms and events.  Chanting mant
Freeing Hindu Temples – In a Nutshell [Excerpt]

Freeing Hindu Temples – In a Nutshell [Excerpt]

Hinduism, Indic Religions, Videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=353&v=js936p_cvTE Source: UpWord Channel Just recently, we released a 2-video series on the importance of freeing Hindū temples, in which Advocate J. Sai Deepak of the Supreme Court went into detail the importance of freeing Hindu temples from state control.  This is an excellent short video that lists point-by-point the same message in a very concise manner in less than 9 minutes.  It would be an excellent opener to the topic of freeing Hindū temples for those with little time to spare or for those unaware of the issue at hand.  Please watch this short video.
Women and the Vedas [Excerpt]

Women and the Vedas [Excerpt]

Hinduism
Source: Agniveer This article is an excellent article supporting the role of women's place as keepers of knowledge and being knowledgeable through studies of the Vedas.  Misconceptions about the Vedas being demeaning of women in Indic society must be examined and dispelled.  There are many references from the Vedas which support this.  You will find this in the Rig Veda, Atharva Veda, and the Yajur Veda.  With specific passages and a bibliography, you will have a solid base to launch into researching women's place in Vedic civilization. To Read Full Article Please Visit -> http://agniveer.com/women-in-vedas/
The Philosophies of Hinduism [Excerpt]

The Philosophies of Hinduism [Excerpt]

Hinduism, Videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCofNFj3e3I Source: Dharma Speaks Channel Please watch this video to get a basic understanding of Hindū philosophies and how they differ.  It is important to understand plurality and how it came about.  This is not a case of, "My philosophy is correct, and the others are wrong," but one of acceptance of multiple ways of seeing the same thing.  This is evidence of a mature system of knowledge. It recognizes that everyone approaches something from different angles, depending on their experiences in lives previously and present.
Hindu Morals: Where Do They Come From? [Excerpt]

Hindu Morals: Where Do They Come From? [Excerpt]

Hinduism, Videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfTgK-zX5pM Source: Dharma Speaks Channel A question that is often asked is, "Where do Hindūs get their morals from?"  It is a question for non-Hindūs, since it is not based on Abrahamic beliefs, nor is it based on modern/Bollywood culture.  Rather, Hindūs rely on scriptural authority, "regulative principles," experiences, and messages of past masters.  This gives rise to a more nuanced understanding of how we are to think, act, and live in an adaptive manner, in contrast to a pre-cut "by the rule-book" following with limited flexibility, and in contrast to an "anything-goes" ethos of modern society.  Watch the video above to learn how Hindū Dharma can help with dealing with confusion regarding "right thinking, right action" (dharma).
Protecting Hinduism: Why? [Excerpt]

Protecting Hinduism: Why? [Excerpt]

Hinduism, Videos, What is Hinduism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s93pHrhLxro Source: Dharma Speaks Channel Learn the importance of protecting the traditions of Hinduism in this video.  One must know what is Hinduism in order to know what is being defended and protected.  When one has solid knowledge of and a clear understanding of Hinduism, it becomes easier to understand why it is so vital to protect Sanātana Dharma (Hinduism).  Without this, the knowledge of dharma withers away for lack of practice and understanding, leaving one vulnerable to conversions to Abrahamic religions and the idea that "all religions are the same." Click on the video above to learn more.
Caste and Hinduism: what’s the story? [Excerpt]

Caste and Hinduism: what’s the story? [Excerpt]

Hinduism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7q_LtZUJZw Source: Dharma Speaks Channel Learn about casteism and how it came about in India.  People have the wrong idea about casteism in India, in that it originated casteism because it has been around for longer than Christianity came about.  Really, casteism is an import from EUROPEAN countries because historical social stratification has always been present in Christian countries.  That is where casteism came from.  Europeans merely took what is their own social structure and applied it initially to get a census count of the different kinds of people in India. They also realized it could be used to divide up Indian society.  Today, it must be made clear what casteism really is and why is does not (and should not) apply to Indian society.  Watch this
Is Hinduism based on mythology or reality? [Excerpt]

Is Hinduism based on mythology or reality? [Excerpt]

Bhakti Yoga, Hinduism, Videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e03w6qABqZw Source: Dharma Speaks Channel This is an excellent video that goes into explaining why Hinduism is not based merely on myths that seem fantastical.  This video will help you gain a more nuanced understanding of Hindū texts which are based on using stories to help drive home the message at a spiritual level.  Also, you will learn about efforts by scientists and researchers to corroborate Hindū texts as being far more than mere myths metaphorically teaching spiritual lessons .  Learn about this at the above video.
Research on Indian Mind Sciences [Excerpt]

Research on Indian Mind Sciences [Excerpt]

Buddhism, Hinduism, Yoga & Meditation
Source: - Rajiv Malhotra Official YouTube channel. This is an important video by Rajiv Malhotra on Indic Inner Sciences and how they have been appropriated by the West to create a whole host of practices with Western perspectives and yet no credit given to India at all in the end. Those of you who do American-style yoga or "mindfulness meditation", please understand where these practices really originate from - Hinduism/Buddhism. There is the danger of the digestion of Indic technology from Inner Sciences into Western practices that would be and (some) are already trademarked or copyrighted exclusively to the "originators" of knowledge who merely did the following: 1) studied the knowledge 2) picked out what was acceptable to the Western/Christian mindset 3) took that acceptable knowledge ...
‘Is Sankara Vedanta Scientific?’ — A debate between Shri Chidanandapuri Swamigal and Shri C Ravichandran. (Part-2, with English Subtitle)

‘Is Sankara Vedanta Scientific?’ — A debate between Shri Chidanandapuri Swamigal and Shri C Ravichandran. (Part-2, with English Subtitle)

Advaita, Hinduism, Swami Chidanandapuri, Videos
Source: – @KolathurAshram Twitter Handle. To Read first part of the debate, Please click here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bykNnlfeCOM&feature=youtu.be My Namaskars to everyone. Is Sankara Vedanta Scientific is everyone's question. I am making my views clear here. I am saying No, No, No! I am bound to explain why I said "No" thrice, in my second part. When you say Sankara Vedanta, there are two parts to it; Sankara and Vedanta. We have a fair idea of who Sankara is. Was there such a person called Sankara, did he live in the BC or in the 4th century AD? However, popular dates for his existence place him between 788 - 820 AD. Because stories about Sankara, his Sankara Digvijayam, stories of his victory, are like the Suras and Hadis in Islam. They cause embarassment. For a man to have