SWAMI AGNIVESH: A PROGRESSIVE HINDU CRUSADER

A man with a world vision of one humanity, he argued that people should be allowed full freedom of movement across borders through the elimination of passports and immigration laws. By Promod Puri SWAMI AGNIVESH: A PROGRESSIVE HINDU CRUSADER By Promod Puri Not all Hindus belong to the BJP, nor does BJP represent Hinduism in…

How Howard Thurman met Gandhi and brought nonviolence to the civil rights movement

“Let not the 12 million Negroes be ashamed of the fact that they are the grandchildren of slaves. There is no dishonour in being slaves. There is dishonour in being slave-owners. But let us not think of honour or dishonour in connection with the past. Let us realise that the future is with those who would be truthful, pure and loving.”

RELIGION HAS BEEN THE MOTIVATING FORCE IN AMERICA’S CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

By Promod Puri Even now, with very few exceptions, the American civil rights movement has never been led on a political platform. Instead, religion has been the motivating factor in the ongoing struggles and challenges, beginning with the emancipation from slavery to racism and police brutalities. Whereas religion does not find a liking in the…

Temples And Other Range Of options In Hindu Worshipping Practices

The overall mood in temple environs causes and motivates an ardent and              a psychological conviction that this is the abode of God by Promod Puri An accepted convention among Hindus is to have home shrines, but a temple aside from a place of worship offers a visible embodiment of…

HINDU DEVOTIONAL PRACTICES

Besides the devotional practices at dedicated places like temples, home, or public shrines, a striking and environmental sensitive and gratifying feature of Hindu worshipping practices and reverence is the deification of natural landmarks like rivers, lakes, mountains, plants, and animals. There is divinity in all elements of nature. The belief is that gods and goddesses…

RIG VEDA: HE KNOWS, PERHAPS He DOES NOT KNOW

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, perhaps it did not the one who looks down on it, in the…

NANAK DUKHIYA SABB SANSAR SO SUKHIYA JIS NAAM ADHAAR

NANAK DUKHIYA SABB SANSAR SO SUKHIYA JIS NAAM ADHAAR (Loosely translated: Nanak says life for everybody is suffering, blissful is the one who has based his/her life on Him.) It is a universal truth. Agony, misery, pain, suffering, both physical and emotional, and in all degrees of intensity are the realities of life experienced by…