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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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
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.
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
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...
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