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
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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
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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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WE8r5t56AR8&t=411s The discourse on religion in India has been allowed to go on lopsided for far too long. Maria Wirth raises tough issues Indians themselves shy away from. Her astute observations on how it is inclusive and liberating Hinduism, as against indoctrinating and violent Christianity and Islam, that offers the best recourse for humanity even though it has been maligned endlessly as the worst, bring the much-needed perspective into the discussion. She also brings enriching insights into difficult subjects like the mischievous agenda of the West in misrepresenting Hinduism, the brutal stranglehold of religions claiming exclusivity over God on their people and the fear-psychology around which dogmas of Hell are centered and how they wreak havo...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GUgBvBMuOw&t=215s Even as Hindu society finds itself largely distanced from its spiritual moorings in modern times, Arti Agarwal points to the brilliance of Shiva Agamas and the timeless Cosmic Truths they hold within, explaining how they are more relevant to Hindu society now than ever before. Revealed to the Sapta Rishis by Lord Shiva Himself, Shiva Agamas are living scriptures which guide human beings to connect with the inner realm and ultimately realize the Cosmic Truth of Shivoham – I am Shiva. Expounding on every aspect of life, from deepest spiritual insights into the nature of the Cosmos to the knowledge of liberation; from precepts of Yoga to experiencing Oneness of Tantra; from principles of sculpture for constructing temples to different typ
For a Vaishnava every Ekadasi (the 11th day of bright & black fortnight) is a special day. The Ekadasi which falls on the bright fortnight of the Karthika month is very special, it is fondly called Kaishika Ekadasi in South India and has very beautiful story to narrate which glories the service to Sing for the Lord. Kaishiki is a raga in music and ardent devotee of the Lord use to sing this in the service of the Lord. As we progress reading this article you will be able to understand why this ekadasi is related to Raga name. Sri Varaha Puranam mentions the episode of the glory of this ekadasi. As we all know Varaha Purana is a set of conversation between Lord Varaha and Bhudevi, Once when Earth was stolen and submerged in water, the Lord assumed the form of a Wild Boar (Varaha)....
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
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