Progressive Hindu Dialogue

Progressive Hindu Dialogue is an initiative to explore, recognize and advance the rational, liberal and progressive nature of Hinduism.

Hindutva Clashes With Secular, Liberal And Democratic Spirit Of Hinduism

by Promod Puri The expression “Hindu culture” is as vague as saying Hindu cuisine (except by international airlines referring to “Hindu meal”). And it is as much eluding as trying to contrive a language, music, arts, customs, etc. with a suffix of Hindu like saying Hindu music or Hindu language. Culture in most cases is…

In Leonardo’s Philosophy Man, Animals Have Same Structure As Earth

Leonardo da Vinci saw in animals the ‘image of the world’ From cats to dragonflies, Leonardo sketched scores of animals. Leonardo da Vinci/Royal Collection Trust Arielle Saiber, Bowdoin College About six months ago I stopped eating meat. I was teaching a graduate course at UCLA that investigated how Italian Renaissance writers conveyed their concepts about…

Atheism Part of Hinduism

Atheism is not a modern concept. Zoe Margolis, CC BY-NC-ND Signe Cohen, University of Missouri-Columbia A group of atheists and secularists recently gathered in Southern California to talk about social and political issues. This was the first of three summits planned by the Secular Coalition for America, an advocacy group based in Washington D.C. To…

REFORM IN WORLD RELIGIONS

An integrated approach is needed to reform most of the world religions in which all the sciences and disciplines like physics, chemistry, biology, psychology, sociology, philosophy, etc., etc. along with computer sciences help in the ethical and rational understanding of religious orders including their cleansing. This review is now due. -Promod Puri

HYMN OF CREATION (Nasadiya Sukta)

Who really knows? Who will here proclaim it? Whence was it produced? Whence is this creation? The gods came afterward, with the creation of this universe. Who then knows whence it has arisen? Whence this creation has arisen—perhaps it formed itself, or perhaps it did not – the one who looks down on it, in…

QUANTUM THEORY AND OM

Ever wonder why we chant “om” before our yoga practice or prayer? Check out this interesting take on how Quantum Theory can help us understand the significance of Om. This is perhaps the first time in the studies of Hinduism that an attempt has been made to establish a relationship between the sound of Om…

धार्मिक गुलामी से मुक्ति पानी होगी

“सड़े हुए विचारों को जब तक हम निकाल बाहर नहीं करेंगे, तब तक भारत कभी आगे नहीं बढ़ सकता। परमात्मा इंसान के खुद के अंदर है, परमात्मा का मतलब है एनर्जी आफ ट्रूथ, एनर्जी आफ लव एंड जस्टिस। जब से इस बात को मैंने समझा, किसी मंदिर में नहीं गया। 70 साल से बिल्कुल ठीक…