Friday, November 16"Satyam Vada, Dharmam Chara" - Taittiriya Upanishad

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PROUD TO BE ‘EDUCATED’? – by Maria Wirth

PROUD TO BE ‘EDUCATED’? – by Maria Wirth

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Source: Maria Wirth Indians have brains. This news has spread by now. I read about an Indian girl in a school in U.S. who complained that her American peers expected her to excel simply because she was Indian. There are statistics which show that NRIs in U.S. are doing exceptionally well, that their percentage in organizations like NASA or Microsoft is far above average. I used to think that the Indian education system has something to do with it. But recently I realized that Indians are brainy and successful in spite of their education. This may be too much of a generalization. There are hopefully many institutes with good curricula and excellent faculty, especially in science and technology. Yet one thing is certain: general education in India can do with improvement, and urgently so. A ...
What is a guru; how do you find one? [Excerpt]

What is a guru; how do you find one? [Excerpt]

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQghk0EWDg8 Source: Dharma Speaks Channel This is an excellent short video about gurus; their role in society and how to find one.  Rightly said, the word guru is used frequently as in "sports gurus," "fashion gurus," etc., but when it comes to where the word originates from, then people shy away from gurus in Hinduism because of so many "self-styled godmen" stories in the public sphere who prey on and take advantage of people.  This video will help to give basic pointers on what to look for in a bona-fide guru, as a guru for progressing on a path beyond a certain point is essential.  Learn about this in the video above!
India: a Digital Colony? [Excerpt]

India: a Digital Colony? [Excerpt]

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  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6JkuW3PhGI&feature=youtu.be Source: Rajiv Malhotra Official Channel This is a must-watch video by Rajiv Malhotra concerning digital communications in India. It has become very clear in recent months that a desi network with desi communications software is absolutely necessary for the survival of India's progress. There have been many people punished via e-jailing (temporary injuction against posting or commenting by Facebook) or even e-xecutions (account closed or deleted for repeated "offenses"). Mohandas mentions the SERIOUS problem of data residency. An external loci of data residency makes the entire country vulnerable to intelligence agencies' flaw of passing information to the enemy - you already know that the enemy has access to a lot of ...
Keeping Christianity at Bay

Keeping Christianity at Bay

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Source: Indiafacts.org - Checkmating Christianity This is an excellent article to read on the history of how Japan dealt with the threat of Christianity wiping out the indigenous traditions, languages, and religions there. ------------------------------- "Japan and India are the last two dharmic nations in the world. While Japan has avoided being sucked into Christianity’s digestive tract, Indic religions are losing members to the Abrahamic aggressor. "For the sake of everyone in India (not just Hindus), Hinduism must remain the dominant religion. This is because if Islam and Christianity become the majority, India will turn into Pakistan. If Hindus lose control of India, the country will descend into civil war because Muslims and Christians will be fighting for the balkanised bits." -- by
Ramanandacharya’s role in bringing back Hindus forcefully converted to other religions, back into the Hindu fold

Ramanandacharya’s role in bringing back Hindus forcefully converted to other religions, back into the Hindu fold

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KObhh12mrY0 People who criticize Ramanand, claim that Kabir was not his disciple, are unable to come up with any coherent arguments to support their arguments. They keep talking in a confused manner. However, Ramananad ji’s role in bringing back Hindus who had been forcibly converted to other religions is very big. This is a very big thing he did, which nobody else had done before him. Only a warrior saint could achieve such a thing. To put it in plain terms, (we will move the slide forward), the norm in those days was that Hindus had been forced to accept Islam under the threat of the sword, threatened with such a scenario, the Hindu will convert to Islam, he has no option but to do so. People were being converted in lakhs. However, the fanatic, wi
How Christians Destroyed the Ancient World [Excerpt]

How Christians Destroyed the Ancient World [Excerpt]

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Source: - New York Times. Vandalizing the Parthenon temple in Athens has been a tenacious tradition. Most famously, Lord Elgin appropriated the “Elgin marbles” in 1801-5. But that was hardly the first example. In the Byzantine era, when the temple had been turned into a church, two bishops — Marinos and Theodosios — carved their names on its monumental columns. The Ottomans used the Parthenon as a gunpowder magazine, hence its pockmarked masonry — the result of an attack by Venetian forces in the 17th century. Now Catherine Nixey, a classics teacher turned writer and journalist, takes us back to earlier desecrations, the destruction of the premier artworks of antiquity by Christian zealots (from the Greek zelos — ardor, eager rivalry) in what she calls “The Darkening Age.” Using the mutila
TTD’s missing diamond finds its way to Sotheby’s [Excerpts]

TTD’s missing diamond finds its way to Sotheby’s [Excerpts]

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Source: - Deccan Chronicle. Tirupati: Does the  “Raj Pink’’, the largest fancy intense pink diamond in the world, which failed to go under the hammer in Geneva last November, actually belong  to Tirumala Tirupati Devastanam (TTD)? The Raj Pink, the rare 37.3 carat stone, was the highlight of the Sotheby’s sale of precious jewels. Lord Venkateswara temple chief priest Ramana Deekshitulu, who has been served notice to leave, on Friday alleged that it belonged to the temple, and wanted a thorough enquiry into the missing jewels at TTD. He said that the Mysore Maharaja had donated the platinum necklace studded with pink diamond, the rarest of the rare variety of diamonds. He recalled adorning the jewel on the Balaji idol till 2001. He said the Chief Vigilance Officer, an IPS officer, had re
This Speech Will Change Your Life | Carl Sagan

This Speech Will Change Your Life | Carl Sagan

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Source: - Word Porn. :Transcript: From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for us, it's different. Consider again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our s...