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

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The Power of Meditation – BBC, Full Documentary

The Power of Meditation – BBC, Full Documentary

Kriya Yoga, Videos, Yoga & Meditation
Source: - 'Best Documentaries' YouTube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QYOiRsKAyg The term meditation refers to a broad variety of practices that includes techniques designed to promote relaxation, build internal energy or life force (qi, ki, prana, etc.) and develop compassion, love, patience, generosity, and forgiveness. A particularly ambitious form of meditation aims at effortlessly sustained single-pointed concentration meant to enable its practitioner to enjoy an indestructible sense of well-being while engaging in any life activity.
‘Is Sankara Vedanta Scientific?’ — A debate between Shri Chidanandapuri Swamigal and Shri C Ravichandran. (Part-4, with English Subtitle)

‘Is Sankara Vedanta Scientific?’ — A debate between Shri Chidanandapuri Swamigal and Shri C Ravichandran. (Part-4, with English Subtitle)

Advaita, Swami Chidanandapuri, Videos
Source: - Source: – @KolathurAshram Twitter Handle. To Read and watch the Third Part of the Debate, Please Click Here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14V4_STK5r8 Next is C Ravichandran, who will speak for 40 mins. There is a question if there is something called as Sankara's Vedanta. He explained his point. I will say that there definitely is such a Vedanta. The reason I say this is because if there is a stream of thought which says that Vedanta is the end of the Vedas, then to claim that Dvaita and Advaita is one, is very difficult. Advaita is the straight opposite of Dvaita. When both these are also Vedanta, then it is is important to raise Sankara's Vedanta as a separate stream. Because more than 20 pandits who wrote commentaries for the Brahmasutra, never found in it the kind of t
‘Is Sankara Vedanta Scientific?’ — A debate between Shri Chidanandapuri Swamigal and Shri C Ravichandran. (Part-3, with English Subtitle)

‘Is Sankara Vedanta Scientific?’ — A debate between Shri Chidanandapuri Swamigal and Shri C Ravichandran. (Part-3, with English Subtitle)

Advaita, Swami Chidanandapuri, Videos
Source: - @KolathurAshram Twitter Handle. To Read and watch the Second Part of the Debate, Please Click Here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGIiNgUL6HI Aum, Guru Brahma Guru Vishnu, Guru Devo Mahesvaraha, Gurusakshath Parambrahma, Tasmayishri Guruve Namaha. Aum Sadashiva Samaarambhaam, Sankaracharya Madhayam, Asmadacharya Paryantam, Vande Guru Paramparaam. Aum. "Is Sankara Vedanta Scientific" This is the title of this debate that is being organised by Yuktivada Pathana Kendram. Vedanta in the paramarthika realm is not a subject for debate or discussion. However, at the worldly level, it is a subject that can certainly be a matter of debate, or discussion or argument. Anyway, will start by explaining the circumstances that brought Swami Chidanandapuri, the individual, to this event. A per...
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.
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.
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.